Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier - American Haircoat

Heartland Classics offers quality gentle natured Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers produced by our Irish import parents. These parents have traveled many miles to become at home with our family. One look at these beauties and you’re sure to fall in love. In the past years, we have since adopted a few loving American born Wheatens as well. Our Irish born parent stock meet the standards of both the IKC and the American Kennel Club (AKC) and therefore carry registrations from both clubs.

When breeding an Irish coated wheaten to an Irish coated wheaten, all puppies in the litter will have Irish coats. Upon further research and study you will find it said time and time again that the Irish bloodlines produce a healthier dog due to the larger gene pool and the lack of the crossbreeding that was done by Americans and the British to create the dense wooly coats of today’s American coated Wheatens.

Although not done often, if an American coated dam/sire is bred to an Irish coated dam/sire, we are able to produce an American coated puppy with wonderful first generation Irish blood. Part of this litter would carry Irish haircoats with the remaining puppies carrying American haircoats.

Although all Wheatens do stem from Irish roots, those with American haircoats have deviated from the original Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed as it originated in its homeland. We spent the additional time and money to import our dams and sires from Ireland to ensure good health and the traditional Irish coats that are a rarity here within the states. We do raise both Irish coated and American coated puppies. Neither coat sheds, both are low dander and great for allergy sufferers. All Wheatens are born dark brown and go through a color changing process and a haircoat change which actually takes a full two years for the adult coat to fill in.

Please to take the time to make yourself aware of the differences between the two coats.

American Haircoat


An American Coated wheaten is a plush teddy bear look and feel, once groomed all hairs appear to be one length with enough body to stand upright from the skin coat. This coat appears thick, dense and somewhat wooly. They usually do retain some black in the beard and some black hair in the ears (although not always, one can usually judge this when they are a puppy). The hair grows at a relatively quick and steady rate throughout life. Regular brushing is required. Professional grooming is required every 2 ½ – 3 months.

We own by absolutely beautiful Wheatens coming from their homeland of Ireland. We have reason to stand tall and proud. We appreciate their devotion strongly feel that this breed that will satisfy the entire family being a medium breed without shedding. If you are looking for an “in-between” sized companion who can cuddle, play ball, swim, and tumble with the kids – then a Soft Coated Wheaten is your new best friend.

Our wheaten puppies mature to 35-40 pounds and stand 17-19 inches at the shoulder. Average lifespan of a wheaten terrier is 12-15 years.

Litters are carefully planned to maintain the integrity of the breed.

We do not sell puppies to pet stores, brokers or breeders. Only to pet homes such as yours and mine!

All puppies are current on dewormings and vaccinations. They each have an AVID microchip inserted between the shoulder blades for positive identification. Tails are docked. If you wish to own a Wheaten with a full, natural tail that can be had. We ask for commitment and full payment at one week of age should you not want the tail docked.

What Our Clients are Saying!

I flew from Santa Fe to Omaha last Wednesday and Barb brought Darby Mae, the MOST precious Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, to me at Omaha Eppley. An hour later, Darby Mae and I were en route to...

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We love Max - and so does everyone else. He's our neighborhood's favorite dog and we have only Barb to thank. We tell everyone about Barb. If you're thinking about a wheaten - Barb won't let you...

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Murphy joined our family two days ago, we couldn't be happier. He is our fourth wheaten over the past thirty years. Previously, we have dealt with two other breeders and far and away Barb and David...

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