|"Hobby" Breeder of Soft Coated Wheaten
Rule Number 1: Do not do a google search for Wheatens. You will
end up with a long list of people who breed Wheatens which includes
puppy mills and backyard breeders. They have a ready supply of
pups and are breeding to make money. Not a good sign!!!!
Rule Number 2: Do not look in the newspaper or dog magazine for a
Wheaten pup. Reputable "Hobby" Breeders do not need to place
an ad in the paper/magazine to place their pups.
Rule Number 3: While the AKC (American Kennel Club) does list
available litters on their website, those listings are available to
anyone who registers a litter with the AKC and pays an additional
fee. Again, not a wise place to locate a pup!
Rule Number 4: Pet stores do not carry pups from Reputable
"Hobby" Breeders. When you purchase a pup from a Pet store you
are not "rescuing" a pup, you are putting money directly back into
the pocket of the puppy millers who breed their dogs every season
regardless of temperament or recommended health tests. Puppy mill
dogs live in small cages with little to no human interaction. When
their breeding "career" comes to an end, in many instances, so do
So, given the information above, where do you
go to find a well-bred, well-socialized Wheaten
pup? To the parent club for the breed, the Soft
Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America's
|Breeders is to attend
dog shows in your area.
You can find a list of
upcoming dog shows by
searching on the AKC
Select your state and
breed - Soft Coated
This will give you a list
of upcoming dog shows