Mini Wheaten terrier puppies look very much like a smaller version of their larger counterparts, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Wheaten terriers have soft, silky, tousled coats in a warm, wheaten or pale beige color. Puppies are born with darker coats that gradually lighten with age.
A puppy’s coat is not as wavy as an adult’s until it reaches full maturity. Wheatens are a single-coated breed, meaning that they don’t have an undercoat and shed only slightly. A puppy’s true color is often not visible until they are 2 years old. Puppies should be groomed at an early age to get them used to handling and establish the groundwork for trips to the vet and other kinds of adult handling. Mini Wheaten terriers are study dogs that weigh around 15 pounds.