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Old 05-25-2009, 02:40 AM
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From what I have seen in the breed, they are like any other breed that gains in popularity. The back yard bred/puppymill strains tend to be neurotic on the aggressive/destructo side, and the well bred strains tend to be typical terriers. Highly active, drivey, intelligent dogs that need a lot of interaction, training, and handling from their owners.

If you were to get one, I would go with a responsible breeder and meet the parents if possible to find out if they are sane or not. It would be a huge plus if the parents had some certifications, like CGC, TT, or TDI to prove their mental stability, but then that goes for any dog. Or you could go through a rescue, and adopt an adult that has been assessed and found to be stable.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:53 AM
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A lot of people in new york have them, supposedly they are great apartment dogs.

They have a "wheaten greetin" lol cuz they have a really cute way they greet their people, they are born brown and then go blond. From what ive seen, they are sweet dogs and look a lot like teddy bears as pups
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:38 AM
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My neighbor had a wheaten mix, she even got along with my DA dog. We lost her to cancer in October 2007. ):
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:29 AM
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The ones I've met remind me of a snarky, smaller version of the labradoodles/goldendoodles we get in this area. They have no attention span and can't sit still for a nanosecond. They are on my most dreaded list for bathing.

In all fairness, the ones I've met are most likely the products of BYBs and puppymills, so a well-bred wheaten may be an entirely different dog. I would absolutely suggest meeting a breeder's dogs before buying one.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:14 PM
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My doctor 2 from same litter ( Tut-tut ! ) and ended up re-homing one . Double Terror !
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:47 PM
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I've only ever met one wheaten and she is just adorable. Very friendly, gets along well with both dogs and people and is very energetic, but she is still just a puppy less than a year old so I don't know how she will be when mature. I hope she doesn't change much from how she is now, though.
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