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Wheaten Terrier Grooming Guide


Although the beautiful single coat of soft-coated wheaten terrier makes it a hypoallergenic dog, it also requires high maintenance. Since, wheaten dog has hair instead of fur; their coats grow continuously and do not shed. This breed of dogs requires frequent grooming that will help keep their coat from getting matted and maintained in good condition. Here are some grooming tips for your wheaten dog:

    • You should groom your wheaten dog at least 2-3 times a week so as to reduce matting and remove hair shed
    • Try to use a comb instead of a brush because if you use brush, the gentle open waves of your dog is more likely to frizz
    • You should use thinning shears in order to increase manageability and reduce coat thickness in certain key areas
  • You can consider using a leave-in conditioner. Try to opt for a lighter type that reduces static. This is quite beneficial for a coat that attracts much debris and dirt, and in-turn can become easily tangled
  • You should bathe your dog about every other week. Make sure you have the tangles out before bathing your dog or they will be even more difficult to get out. Aware of tangling the coat while you are shampooing your canine companion. You can also use a sprayer to wet your dog all over and gently massage the shampoo into the coat working from top to bottom
  • You should rinse your wheaten with a gentle stream, and make sure that all the shampoo comes out of his coat. After that, press along the body of your dog to get rid of excess water. Then, dry with a towel and blows dry the coat in the direction that his hair is growing. This will help the hair lie flat
  • If you want your dog to have a typical show-style trim or other popular trim style, it may be best to have an experienced groomer of wheaten terriers that perform the actual trimming of the coat
  • Brush the teeth of your dog during grooming and at least twice more during a week. This will remove the tartar build up and keep the teeth of your dog healthy.
  • You should trim the nails of your dog because keeping the nails short will keep them in good condition
  • It is never too early to start the practices of grooming with new puppy. You should socialize your wheaten dog to early grooming through a short but consistent grooming routine. Start by rewarding your wheaten puppy when he allows you to touch their ears, feet, and muzzle during a grooming session


Hailing from Delhi, Prateek Tiwari is an avid animal lover who believes in Mahatma Gandhi’s quote “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” A graduate in Biotechnology, he has vast knowledge about different breeds of pets and pet food that are both nutritious and promote healthy growth. In order to make people aware about pets and pet care, he shares his expertise through his blog posts.

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