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A terrier of a breed with a soft, wavy pale golden coat.
- ‘Anthony Brooks's two soft-coated wheaten terriers come bounding across the lawn at Elton Hall, near Ludlow in Herefordshire, their shaggy coats of silky hair rippling in the breeze.’
- ‘In fact, our 7-month-old wheaten terrier, Maggie, doesn't seem to have any desire to work at all, as evidenced by her recent performances at her Monday night obedience classes.’
- ‘I prefer to think of Murphy, our 13-year-old wheaten terrier, as a free spirit.’
- ‘Murphy was a soft-coated wheaten terrier, a feisty lot, and she more than lived up to her Irish clan's reputation.’
- ‘An 11-week-old soft-coated wheaten terrier, Maggie weighs in at 6 ½ pounds, has reddish-brown fur and a black face, plus a mind that already appears to be processing its own thoughts.’
- ‘The price included putting her under for the procedure, the cleaning, the removal of five decayed teeth, and the reward of the freshest breath a 13-year-old wheaten terrier could ever hope for.’
- ‘You can't blame Azuma's wheaten terrier for resenting the intrusion.’
- ‘Like any wheaten terrier might tell you, there's nothing like a few good whacks on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper to help you refocus your objectives.’
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