Only a few Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are registered in the UK each year. This means that those who are interested to own one must be willing to go on a waiting list. The cost of a well-bred Wheaten pedigree puppy is around £300, which can be higher depending on quality of the puppy.
To ensure your dog stays healthy at whatever age, you will need to feed your dog high quality food and treats, which can set you back £30-£40 a month. You would also need to spend on dog accessories such as leads, collars, eating bowls, crates, beds, and toys. The combined cost for these things is estimated at £200.
Moreover, you need to consider paying for pet insurance to offset veterinary bills in case your dog suddenly falls ill or gets into an accident. Depending on where you live and your dog’s health and age, a time-limited cover can cost £20 a month while a lifetime one can cost up to £41 a month. Generally, insurance companies do not cover routine veterinary consultations, initial vaccinations, boosters, and neutering or spaying, so you may also have to spend an additional £900 annually for these services.
On average, the minimum cost to care for a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is £60-£90 per month depending on your pet insurance premium. This estimate does not include the rates for other services such as walking and grooming.