Husky Wheaten:Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Siberian Husky Mix

Hybrid Breed

Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier + Siberian Husky


Origin and history of the Husky Wheaten

The Husky Wheaten, also known as the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Siberian Husky mix, is a hybrid dog whose parents are two very different but equally fascinating dog breeds. The Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier originated in Ireland and was originally used as an all-purpose farm dog, while the Siberian Husky has its roots in Northeast Asia and was used by the Chukchi as a sled dog. The history of this mix is not exactly known, as it is relatively new. However, it can be assumed that he originated within the last 30-40 years as designer dogs gained popularity.

Suitability of the Husky Wheaten

In terms of suitability, the Husky Whe aten is an excellent companion dog that fits in well with an active family life. He is known for his energy and stamina, making him great for long walks, hikes or runs. In addition, the Husky Wheaten has a friendly and outgoing personality, which makes him a great companion.

Finally, the Husky Wheaten is best suited for experienced dog owners due to its energy level and intelligence. Some canine experience is beneficial in raising and training this lively and intelligent mixed breed.

Alternate Name -
Origin Ireland - USA
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Personality and temperament

Both parent breeds are known for their energetic and loving temperaments, making this mix breed an exciting and loyal companion. The Husky Wheaten's character can be described as friendly, energetic and intelligent thanks to its parent breeds.

Huskies are known for their perseverance and explorative nature, while Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are known for their friendly and adaptable nature. The typical personality traits of a Husky Wheaten are:

  • Adaptability: Husky Wheatens are usually flexible and cope well with different circumstances.
  • Intelligence: they are quick learners and exhibit high trainability.
  • Energy: As a breed with high energy levels, a Husky Wheaten requires regular and intense exercise.
  • Loyalty: these mixed breed dogs are tremendously loyal and loving companions.

Training and Socialization

Training and socialization are important aspects of raising a Husky Wheaten. Thanks to their intelligence, they are usually trainable, however, they can be stubborn at times. Positive reinforcement and patience are important elements in their training. In summary, the Husky Wheaten is a loyal, intelligent, and energy-filled companion that fits in well with active families and needs an owner who is willing to meet their need for exercise and care.

Care and health

In general, the Husky Wheaten enjoys good health, but as expected, can be prone to some health problems that typically affect both parent breeds. To ensure their health, regular vet visits and a balanced diet are essential. In terms of grooming, the Husky Wheaten's coat should be brushed regularly to prevent skin problems and maintain a healthy and shiny coat.

Breeding the Wheaten

Breeding Husky Wheatens requires both knowledge of the parent breeds and responsibility. Breeders must ensure that both parents are healthy to minimize the risk of hereditary health problems.

The size and appearance of the Husky Wheaten can vary, as it is a combination of two different breeds. However, they generally have a medium size with a weight between 18-27 kg.

One of the most characteristic aspects of the Husky Wheaten is its sometimes smooth, sometimes wavy medium length coat. Due to the mixed genetic makeup, the coat can vary from smooth and silky to slightly rougher and denser. In terms of colors, there is a wide range, covering the entire spectrum of the Irish Soft-Haired Wheaten Terrier and the Siberian Husky.

Fur length medium
Fur curly - flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Standing Ears
Tail short - fanned out
Anatomy rugged, rugged, strong, sporty
Size ♀ 43 - 56 cm
Weight ♀ 14 - 23 kg
Size ♂ 46 - 60 cm
Weight ♂ 16 - 27 kg
Suitable For -
  • 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.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • A Husky Wheaten is a dog that carries the physical characteristics of both breeds.

  • Husky Wheatens are usually outgoing, playful, sensitive and very loyal. They are very intelligent, loyal and good-natured and can also get along well with other people and dogs.

  • These dogs have many different skills, such as pulling sleds, hunting, guarding, protection and search and rescue. They are also very intelligent dogs and easily learn new commands.

  • Yes, this hybrid breed can be kept indoors without any problems. However, they require a lot of exercise and must be given sufficient employment and exercise.

  • They need regular grooming, quality food and good health care. It is also important to note that they need a lot of exercise and stimulation.

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