Monday, March 2, 2015

Our Featured Friend Cooper, the Wheaten Terrier

Aren't you just fascinated by dog breeds?!  I sure am.  And that is one thing that makes taking care of your pooches all the more enjoyable.  Please meet our sweet friend Cooper the Wheaten Terrier.  He is one of our very first boarding guests- and one of our most recent visitors this past week.  His teddy bear looks and his adorable woof n' hop will capture anyone's heart.

Here is a little about the breed taken from Wikipedia.

The Wheaten was bred in Ireland for over 200 years to be an all-purpose farm dog whose duties included herding, watching and guarding livestock, and vermin hunting and killing.  The Wheaten Terrier is an energetic and playful dog. It requires patience and consistent positive training.  Wheatens can get along well with other dogs if properly socialised. They are extremely friendly and loving pets. Wheatens are very protective of their families and, although they may bark an alert at strangers, they rarely get aggressive. Many Wheaten owners thus say they make great watch dogs, but poor guard dogs. Wheatens are a great dog for kids and are generally friendly towards them.  The Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized dog, which ranges on average from 17 to 19 inches (43 to 48 cm)in height and about 30 to 45 pounds (14 to 20 kg) in weight. The breed has a square structure and is well built. Its hair does not shed like most dogs; like human hair and Poodle hair, it keeps growing; they do need trimming and should be brushed and combed once a day to avoid mats. They are very smart dogs, and are easy to train. They love people, and they rarely have 
aggression issues.

Cooper- thank you for being a shining ambassador for Wheaten Terriers everywhere!