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Learn about Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier diseases



Common Diseases and Disorders

The soft coated wheaten terrier is a hardy breed but prone to a few diseases. These include:

  • Cutaneous asthenia - is an inherited disorder of the collagen synthesis the skin resulting in fragility and hyperextensibility of the skin

  • Food allergy affected pets develop skin allergies due to a variety of food ingredients.

  • Protein-losing enteropathy is a condition associated with excessive loss of plasma proteins into the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Cataracts are opacities within the lens of the eye that affect vision.

    Other conditions that may be seen in soft-coated wheaten terriers include: flea allergies, protein-losing nephropathy, Renal Dysplasia (Familial Renal Disease) and Addison's disease.


    Life Span

    The average life span of the soft coated wheaten terrier is 12 to 15 years.


    We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.








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