Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Wheaten was bred as an all-purpose farm dog and family companion in Ireland. Hew was used for hunting vermin and herding domestic animals. He became a valuable family member, which may account for his gentleness when compared with other terriers.
He shares a common ancestry with the Irish Terrier and Kerry Blue Terrier, but is distinguished by his soft, silky coat and merry disposition.
What you should expect from a reputable breeder …
A REPUTABLE BREEDER WILL:
- Show their dogs in conformation.
- Allow you to see the dogs BEFORE TAKING A DEPOSIT.
- NOT make health guarantee contingent on buying and using special products which the breeder happens to sell.
- Assure healthiest puppies possible by breeding healthiest stock. “Provide proof that the mother and father of the puppy have had the following done:
a) Complete CBC blood profile, including BUN
b) Urinalysis, including Protein / Creatinine Ratio
c) OFA certification for hip dysplasia
d) Certification of parent’s eyes by a canine Ophthalmologist.
- Attend to the needs of puppies before placing. Includes removal of dew claws, worming, appropriate fecal tests, puppy shots and in most cases tail docking.
- Raise puppies in a clean, home environment with plenty of opportunity for socialization.
- Breed only the dogs that exemplify the AKC Breed Standard in both appearance and temperament.
- Remain available for support and assistance for the life of your dog.
- Show you AKC pedigrees for both the mother and father of the puppies.
- Insists upon getting the dog back if the buyer is no longer able to keep the dog.