Wheaten Pei:Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Shar Pei Mix

Hybrid Breed

Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier + Shar Pei

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PROFILE: Wheaten Pei - The fascinating fusion of Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Shar-Pei.

The Wheaten Pei is a rare but fascinating mix of the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terr ier and the Shar-Pei. While the Wheaten Terrier originated in Ireland and was used as a versatile farm dog, the Shar Pei has its roots in ancient China, where it served as a guard and hunting dog. This combination brings together the rustic elegance of the Wheaten Terrier with the uniqueness and charisma of the Shar Pei.

The Wheaten Pei is a charming and loyal companion that combines the best traits of its parent breeds. With proper training and care, he will become a loyal family member, bringing both alertness and playfulness to the family. It is important to be aware of his needs and make sure he is exercised both physically and mentally. With love and patience, the Wheaten Pei will become an indispensable part of the household.

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Origin Ireland - China
Life expectancy 9 - 14 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level high - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised
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Possible character traits

This mix inherits traits from both parent breeds:

  • Loyalty and attachment: like both parent breeds, the Wheaten Pei is extremely loyal to his family.
  • Alertness: Thanks to the Shar-Pei heritage, he is an alert watchdog.
  • Playfulness and energy: He has the lively nature of the Wheaten Terrier.

As with all mixed breed dogs, personality can vary from individual to individual.

Suitability and attitude

The Wheaten Pei is well suited for families and individuals alike. He can adapt to a variety of living environments as long as he receives enough exercise and mental stimulation. Consistent training is essential, as he can sometimes exhibit the stubborn nature of the Shar Pei. For first time owners, a dog training school can be a good support.

Care and health

In terms of care and health:

  • Coat Care: His coat can vary from short to medium length and requires regular brushing. The wrinkles of the Shar-Pei in particular should be carefully groomed to prevent skin infections.
  • Exercise: He needs regular activity to stay fit and happy.
  • Health Problems: He may be prone to health problems that are typical of both parent breeds. These include skin problems, especially in the folds, and eye problems. Regular visits to the vet are therefore important.

The Wheaten Pei is a medium-sized dog with a distinctive appearance. It may have the wavy coat texture of the Wheaten Terrier and the characteristic wrinkles of the Shar Pei. Coat color varies, but common colors include brown, cream, or a mix.

Fur length medium - short
Fur curly - flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Triangle
Tail short - rolled up
Anatomy rugged, massive, square, hefty
Size ♀ 43 - 51 cm
Weight ♀ 14 - 25 kg
Size ♂ 46 - 51 cm
Weight ♂ 16 - 30 kg
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  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Amyloidosis

    Amyloidosis refers to a group of diseases that share a common feature: the pathological abnormal deposition of a fibrous protein called amyloid in various tissues of the body. Several organs are often involved.

  • A Wheaten Pei is a mix of two popular breeds that are particularly social, gentle and compatible.

  • They reach an average age of 9 to 13 years.

  • These dogs are very affectionate and loyal, very playful, intelligent and energetic, robust and very suitable as family dogs.

  • A regular visit to the vet is a must so that the health of the dog can be checked. In addition, the ears and teeth must be checked regularly. Grooming should be done at least once a week.

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