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,
Libby then Favorite, and Libby's daughter
from her first litter,  
Sizzle, Libby's son from her second litter, Tanner were my Wheaten
family for many years.  
Sizzle became a Champion with some very nice wins at Specialty
Shows and was then bred.  
Sizzle had a total of 2 litters and I kept the only female from her
second litter,
Scandal.  Scandal became a Champion and then Grand Champion.  I kept a boy
from Scandal's first litter whose name is Bandit and I hope to keep a girl from her upcoming
litter due June 4th or 5th, 2017.

Over the years I placed some of my Wheatens in wonderful homes once they were retired
from the show ring and finished being bred.  None of my girls were ever bred more than
twice.  Presently I have just
Scandal and Bandit.  Bandit didn't like showing so he is my
wonderful pet.

I am a member of the
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America and served on the Soft
Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America's Health Committee for more than 10 years.  

My first priority in my limited breeding program (one litter per year if that 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 of all of this research is to hopefully produce a potential
show pup that I will hold onto and litter mates who will go on to live in wonderful pet
homes!  So far, so good!

I also belong to the Delaware Valley Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club.  A local Wheaten
Club with members from around the Delaware Valley.

I am also an
AKC Breeder of Merit.  To learn more about what this means, please use this

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 household.

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 this
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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