Spunky and sociable, the soft-coated wheaten terrier is quick to befriend and is always ready for a playful romp in the park. Traditionally bred as a worker dog on Irish farms, a wheaten terrier would typically spend their days hunting small game and vermin, herding, or working as a dutiful watch dog. Because of their background, they"re highly active dogs known for their joyful personality—which shows itself in bouncing up and down when they"re feeling especially happy or energetic. This energetic nature and natural prey drive means soft-coated wheaten terriers might be best suited for active families who are experienced dog owners. A wheaten"s dream home would be alongside a human with a regular exercise routine who will dedicate time to consistent training. Aside from the wheaten terriers" fun-loving and spunky personality, they"re also widely known for their silky, soft, beautiful coats—but beauty takes effort, and frequent grooming is a must. But if you"re able to commit to the grooming and attention they require, they"ll repay you with their playful and loving nature!