Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not your typical terrier in that they are less stubborn and independent minded than others in the Terrier group.
This is not say that Wheaten Terriers don’t have a wilful streak at all, but they are very easy to train and adapt well to most situations with good socialization and training.
Like all terriers however they are quick minded and can easily become bored or non responsive with repetitive training.
The Wheaten Terrier temperament means these friendly dogs retain their puppy sense of play and fun well into adulthood which make them great playmates for children, not being prone to snapping or biting like many other terrier breeds.
They bond closely with their family and are happiest when their family are around them, whilst they can tolerate some time alone they do best when they are at the centre of family life, they are as content to go for a walk or run with you as they are to lie down in front of a warm fire and relax at the end of a busy day.
The breed is not likely to become a problem barker and will usually only bark just to let the family know when someone new or strange has arrived. They may be somewhat stand-offish with new people but generally accept people after a few visits.
The Ideal Wheaten Terrier Owner is experienced and strong willed to curb the breed's natural exuberance, able to offer full participation in an active family life.