At Davis Wheatens, we recommend that you comb your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier weekly, unless of course you are enjoy combing your Wheaten more often. This should be started right away when you take your puppy home, so he or she can become accustomed to it. Since this type of dog doesn’t shed, the combing prevents their hair from getting knots and tangles.
When you shampoo your dog, use oatmeal or medicated shampoos along with a conditioner. We use a metal comb with fine strong pointed teeth on our dogs. The SCWTCA (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America) recommends the “Greyhound” brand comb. I also use a detangler with a razor-sharp edges inside to cut right through a knot. If you keep your Wheaten from becoming badly matted, the grooming experience will be a happy and stress free one for both of you.
Grooming Your Wheaten Terriers; Nails, Ears & The Proper Haircut
Your Wheaten will also need its nails trimmed and ears cleaned regularly. If you take your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier to the groomer, please tell them to pull the hair from the ear, not shave it. We use tweezers to remove visible hair inside the ear and then an ear wash, which you can get from your local vet or pet store. In any case, use a reputable dog groomer for haircuts, etc. With the sale of each Wheaten Terrier puppy, we send home a copy of the AKC regulation cut for a Wheaten (some groomers don’t know how to cut these dogs and there aren’t that many of them around). Sometimes Wheaten Terriers end up coming home looking like a Schnauzer, not that there’s anything wrong with Schnauzers, but Wheatens have their own special look and cut.
- Early Training of Wheatens
- Crate Training of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
- Feeding & House Training of Wheaten Terrier Puppies
- Traveling Safely with Your Wheaten