In the 15th century, I was a barnyard ratter
Look closely, and you can see the beginnings of two hallmark traits of this breed: bushy eyebrows and beard. In time, the eyebrows and beard will feature prominently with the deep-set eyes. Another hint, its larger cousin is almost identical to this smaller version which stands at a mere 30 to 36 centimetres tall and weighs five to nine kilograms. Check out these crazy expensive dog houses that would make humans jealous!
Fans know me as “wheatie”
The farmlands of Ireland were the ancestral home of this pup. It will grow into a sturdy and square shaped body of about 14 to 18 kilograms and around 43 to 48 centimetres tall. Interestingly, the low-shedding, wavy coat starts dark and gets lighter – resembling the colour of wheat. The goatee is a signature trait of this breed as are the eyes, which are always somewhat hidden behind its hair.