Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Question

What kind of diseases are the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier susceptible too?


What kind of diseases are the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier susceptible too?

    In Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 9/25/2010 1:35:15 PM
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are Prone to protein wasting disease (PLE and PLN) and flea allergies.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 7:42:15 PM


Those Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's descended from Stephen of Andover are possibly susceptible(and may have american coat) to PLN/PLE/Addison's disease, hypersensitivy diseases as well those with the thicker coat (English)ancestory may also have renal dysplasia genes(kidney and ureter deformity). There are no tests to predict which pup will get these as the average age of onset of PLN is 6 years of age.Thus never buy from a disreputable breeder/puppy farmer and try to check the register of diseases to see if the puppy has any ancestors on it affected(go back at least 5 generations). Good breeding is the only way to be sure and Irish lines are the healthy ones, unless outcrossed .
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/14/2011 6:26:04 AM