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Sally and George proudly introduce their new litter of Soft Coated Wheaton Terriers!

This litter was born on December 13, 2013, and will be ready for their new homes after February 6, 2014

These pictures were taken on February 24, 2014

Anyway, here they are:

The Girls:

Pink Collar Female...SOLD

Yellow Collar Female...SOLD

Teal Collar Female...SOLD

The Boys:

Blue Collar Male SOLD

Black Collar Male...SOLD

The list for this litter of WHEATONS:

Cameron from CO Purple Collar Female

Let us know if you would like to be on the official list!

Prices on the Wheatons is: Male $1485 Females $1485

Sally, the Mom

George, the Dad

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized, hardy, well balanced sporting terrier, square in outline, distinguished by his soft, silky, gently waving coat of warm wheaten color. The Wheaten has a steady disposition, moderation in structure and presentation, alert and happy as well as graceful.

Many people love the shaggy look of the Wheaten, but the coat is high maintenance and requires regular, thorough combing. The Wheaten sheds very little because of their single coat. When hairs do break off, they generally stick in the coat which can eventually cause mats. Because of the lack of shedding, the Wheaten is generally a good choice for someone with allergies to dogs. However, if you have allergies, you should interact with a Wheaten prior to committing to owning one to be sure.

The Wheaten is normally much less aggressive than other terriers. They rarely start fights, but seldom back down when challenged. The SCWT is lively and affectionate and is protective of his family and his territory. The Wheaten loves to be a part of the family and they make a great companion for children and adults.

The Wheaten loves to jump straight off the floor when they are excited. This habit should be corrected from puppy on or the Wheaten may knock over children or elderly people in their exuberance. Wheatens are fairly easy to train and do better with obedience training than most other terrier breeds.


Are Wheatens good with children?

Yes and no. Most Wheatens have fantastic personalities and love children. If we notice a puppy showing possessiveness over the food dish, we won't place that puppy in a home with kids. Without the proper training, those puppies can grow up to be possessive of their territory which can be a concern if you have a lot of children in and out of your home. Wheatens are very bouncy and bubbly, so if you have a toddler in your home, they might get knocked over easily. You may want to wait until your children are older before getting a Wheaten. Some Wheatens will try to dominate children, so an adult must be in charge of the training of the puppy.

Do the Wheatens have health issues?

Yes. This breed can be at risk for PLE/PLN and renal dysplasia. The vast majority of Wheatens are healthy and live a long life, but about 10% of the breed can be affected. No breeder can guarantee that they won't produce a puppy with these issues. There are tests that can be run to tell you if the dog is affected now, but these tests don't predict if the puppy will get these diseases as an adult. For more information about these health issues, visit the Wheaten Terrier's website at http://www.scwtca.org

Some Basic Training Tips for your Wheaten

1. The first few weeks that your puppy is with you should be kept "fear-free." Try to keep the house fairly quiet, run the vacuum cleaner when the puppy is outside, etc. Don't introduce too many things at once. Watch your puppy closely for signs that its overly scared. Most puppies will be somewhat timid at first but will settle in within a day or so. If your puppy seems perfectly okay with new sights and sounds, then continue to introduce new things. If your puppy is more timid, then proceed slowly. Your puppy was raised in the country, so the traffic and noise of the cities will be a new experience.

Teaching your puppy the basic commands:

Your puppy should start puppy obedience classes around 10-12 weeks of age. Contact your local kennel club for information on upcoming classes and requirements. Your puppy must be socialized with other people and dogs. The Wheaten Terrier can see men, women and children as three separate species. They must have exposure to all three from the beginning,so that they don't have a problem interacting with one or the other later on. There are many good books out there on training your puppy the basic commands, but I find that you get far more support and one-on-one help and advice by going to the Puppy Obedience classes.

How to handle the "puppy-biting" stage:

All puppies go through a stage where they bite everything. The key thing is to never shake a toy in your puppy's face, never tease them with a toy, never play tug-of-war with them. Buy a lot of nyla bones and keep them everywhere in the house. When your puppy bites you, say or scream "ouch" in a loud, high voice and squeeze their muzzle. Don't squeeze to hurt them, but to make them uncomfortable. Your response must be immediate so that they associate the biting with your response. Most puppies will be a little scared by this response and will immediately come up to you and start licking you. This is when you use a very pleasant voice and praise, praise, praise....When your puppy bites, you can immediately put a nyla bone in their mouth. Puppies usually quickly outgrow this stage unless it goes uncorrected.

How to minimize the chance of your Wheaten becoming territorial:

Constantly mess with his/her food dish while they're eating. Take the food dish away...give it back...take food out of their dish....put it back. If your pup becomes protective over his dish, then you need to start feeding him from your hand. Right from the beginning, treats must always be given to your dog from your hand, and only after its done something to earn a treat. Many dogs can become territorial when food or treats are given. This is why the Wheaten must know that you "own his food." Never feed your puppy table scraps and never allow him/her to sit by the table when you eat. This is a time when your puppy should be crated.

Crate Training:

A Wheaten must be used to being in his crate. It should always be a safe-haven and never used as a "time-out" or punishment. When putting your puppy in the crate, use the command, "kennel-up" and put your puppy inside. Then give the command "sit" and when your puppy does this, give him a treat. Always keep chew bones inside the crate, and favorite toys. The crate should be kept in a somewhat quiet area of the house. If you need to be away for a few hours, this is the safest place to keep your puppy. Some people have another crate in the corner of their bedroom when the puppy sleeps at night. The crate, however, should never be used if you're gone for 8-10 hours at a time, every day, remember a puppy can only be in a crate 1 hour per month of life during the day time. It should always be a good place for the puppy. If you get company and you don't want the puppy to be underfoot, then give the puppy a chance to "sniff-greet" the new people so he/she can say hi, then praise him/her and put them in the crate. Some puppies prefer to be in their crate when strangers come by.

Final notes:

The vast majority of Wheatens have fantastic, happy, trusting, and bubbly personalities. They are not aggressive by nature, but if a Wheaten isn't trained properly, they may learn aggressive behavior. Some breeders will not place a Wheaten in a home with children because of the amount of time it can take for training in the first year or two of your puppy's life. If you already have a hectic schedule, then this may not be the breed for you.

Technical stuff:

Process for getting on the list for these puppies is as follows: A $450 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the puppy or to be put on a wait list.

Learn more about the Wait Lists

When the puppies are 5 weeks old we do temperament testing then review the results with you to make sure you are getting the right puppy..if you are local you are more than welcome (in fact, we encourage it) to come pick out your puppy. You will be picking out your puppy in the order that deposits are received. Once you have selected your puppy, a total of 50% down is due, the balance plus shipping (Shipping generally runs around $425.00 including everything...Crate, Health Cert, Airfare, etc) is due at least 10 days before your puppy is to be shipped.

WE WILL ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS and Money Orders, however, both will require a 10 day hold. Only a US Postal Service Money Order will not require a 10 day hold. Please email or call for information, as we won't let someone put down a deposit that we have never talked to. PLEASE make certain your check or money order arrives a minimum of 10 days before shipping date. If picking up your puppy in person, PLEASE BRING CASH FOR FINAL BALANCE.

We do allow people to visit with their puppy after it is 6 weeks old if you live within driving distance. We do NOT allow puppies to go home before they are 8 weeks old.

NOTE: Please print two copies of our Contract , sign them and mail them with your deposit. All deposits are NON-refundable, but can be transferred to a future puppy.

***NOTE: The availability of shipping via the airlines is dependent on weather conditions, so please make allowance for delays in shipping during winter weather IF your puppy couldn't fly due to airline's canceling flights from weather or whatever and you become downright disrespectful/nasty... we will ADD our gas fee of $50.00 to your bill before we go back to the airport for a reshipment. The night before shipping we prepare the kennel, your puppy packet, bathing your puppy and making sure all is alright, then often having to get up in the middle of the night and head to the airport spending a minimum of 5 hours on the road. You can imagine our disappointment when we return home with your puppy. This does not always happen but can happen due to sudden weather changes, airplane malfunctions and so forth.

Let us know if you have any other questions, thank you for visiting our site.

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