Welcome to Cuileann Wheatens!  Cuileann is Gaelic for "Holly" and is pronounced

I have been in dogs all my life but it wasn't until I acquired
Reilly, my first Wheaten in
1999, that I knew this was the breed for me.  

Since most Wheaten people can't have just one wheaten,
Libby followed by Favorite and
Libby's daughter from her first litter,
Sizzle, Libby's son from her second litter, Tanner ,
and Sizzle's 7 pups born on 5/16/11 - comprise my Wheaten family.

I am a member of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America and serve on the
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America's Health Committee.  My first priority in my
limited breeding program (one litter per year and only breeding when I have a high
degree of confidence in the health of the bitch and extensive research and health tests
on multiple generations behind the sire), is to breed to improve upon what I have in my
house. The outcome will hopefully  produce a potential show pup that I will hold onto
and littermates that will go on to live in wonderful pet homes!  So far, so good!

This is not the breed for everyone.  A Wheaten is an energetic dog with a
high-maintenance coat that requires daily brushing and combing.   Wheatens are also

Wheatens are not hypo-allergenic regardless of what you have read on various websites.
 People are allergic to dander and all dogs have dander.

Wheatens tend to train their owners so it takes a consistent and firm environment
without harsh training methods for the Wheaten to become a welcome member of the

Beyond the grooming and training of a Wheaten, there are heritable diseases - Protein
Losing Diseases.  Please spend time reading about
Wheaten Health Issues.

Where you acquire your Wheaten is really important.  There are quite a few
unscrupulous people out there breeding Wheatens.  You need to learn the right
questions to ask, be able  to distinguish the
Reputable Hobby Breeder from the puppy
mill, backyard breeder or just plain ignorant dog owner who thinks it would be nice to
have a litter of their own without any regards to health testing or genetics.

The purpose of this website is help educate potential Wheaten owners as well as those
who are owned by Wheatens but do not have the support of a reputable hobby breeder.

While you're here, why don't you think about supporting  Wheaten Health by clicking on
The best way to meet
local Reputable Hobby
Breeders is to attend
dog shows in your area.  
You can find a list of
upcoming dog shows by
going to the following


Select your state and
breed - Soft Coated
Wheaten Terrier

This will give you a list
of upcoming dog shows
to attend.
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