5 Weeks old and having fun!

Brook's puppies at 6 weeks, play, play, play some more!

Posted by Monika Brauer on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Puppies of 2018

Brook’s Puppies ready to go to their new homes.

Posted by Monika Brauer on Monday, June 4, 2018

Welcome to Anloch's Reg'd Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Anloch's Wheatens

In 1991 I purchased my first Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier named Neila. She was delightful. By the time Neila was 10 months old she became one of the first Certified Therapy Dogs in Toronto, Ontario. Soon after my second puppy, Kayla, came along and I was definitely hooked on Wheatens. Once I moved to the Grey-Bruce area I bred and showed Wheatens under the kennel name Shorestone Reg’d Wheaten Terriers.

I still take my Wheatens to local nursing and retirement homes for pet therapy on a regular basis. My Wheatens are always welcomed visitors. Owning and breeding Wheatens encouraged me to start my own grooming business here in Owen Sound. For over 20 years I have owned and operated “About A Dog” pet grooming shop.

After taking a break from breeding Wheatens I was given the opportunity to acquire some of Springmoor Kennel's exceptional Wheatens. Thus Anloch’s Reg’d Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers began.

I only breed on a small scale and pay close attention to pedigree and health testing. All of my dogs must be from DNA PLN clear lines to be part of my breeding program. I provide a 2-year health guarantee for any congenital health problems. Breeding for good health and a loving, carefree, happy temperament is my highest priority.

Wheaten Terriers are  a sturdy, medium size dog with a fun-loving and affectionate nature. They are intelligent and, with consistency and persistence, very trainable. They can perform well in agility, flyball and obedience competitions.

Because of their friendly nature and the fact that they are non-shedding, Wheatens are great companions and lend themselves to being very good therapy dogs. People who are allergic to dogs may, on very rare occasions, have a reaction to Wheatens. 

Wheaten Terriers love to be active and are great partners for hiking, running or even just a quiet walk. Most Wheatens love car rides and travel well.

Owning a non-shedding breed obviously means that some time has to be spent grooming your dog.  Regular visits to a professional groomer are also part of Wheaten ownership.

Anloch Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and are sold under a non breeding agreement. All our puppies are veterinarian-checked and vaccinated.

If you are interested in an Anloch Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and feel that a Wheaten might be the right breed for you, feel free to contact me for more information. 

  Monika Brauer at Anloch SCWT 

Who I am:


  • I am passionate about Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

  • I am a professional dog groomer and trainer.

  • I have owned Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers for over 27 years.

  • My first wheaten terrier was one of the first licensed therapy dogs in Toronto

  • I only produce 1 – 2 litters of puppies per year.

  • My dogs live with me and are my pets.

  • My dogs are in top health condition and have great temperaments. Priority for breeding Anloch’s wheaten terriers is good health, great temperament and good looks.

  • My puppies are lovingly home raised in a smoke-free environment.

  • Anloch’sregistered puppies are well socialized before leaving my home.

  • I am a member of the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) and the GBKOC ( Grey Bruce Kennel and Obedience Club)

Who I am not:

  • I am not a mass producer of puppies

  • I am not a puppy broker and do not sell to pet shops

  • I am not a breeder of multiple breeds

  • I do not own large numbers of dogs

  • I do not keep my dogs in an outside kennel building

  • I do not sell my puppies before they are 8 weeks old

With 27 years of experience in I can answer almost any question regarding this awesome breed. If you are interested in one of my beautiful puppies and would like more information about me and my dogs, please contact me 


We are planning to have puppies in spring of 2020


Anloch Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and are sold under a non-breeding agreement. All our puppies are veterinarian checked and vaccinated.

It is important to me to produce healthy, well-balanced puppies.  My puppies are home raised in a smoke-free environment and receive exceptional care. I insist that no puppy will leave for their new home until they are at least 8 weeks old. They are well socialized and  I provide a 2-year health guarantee for congenital life-threatening defects.  If you are interested in an Anloch Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and feel that a Wheaten might be the right breed for you, feel free to contact us for more information.

The controversy of tail docking

Today, the practice is more a tradition than a health consideration. In fact, dog registries in Europe and some Canadian provinces forbid tail docking. Historically Wheaten Terrier tails were docked for several reasons including aesthetics.  For many years a docked tail was part of the breed standard of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and was required to be it docked in order to enter conformation shows.

I have chosen not to dock my puppies tails for the following reasons:

It is not required by the breed standard

I do not want to cause any trauma to the puppy or mom

A Wheaten with a naturally long tail is just as happy as the docked one

It is an archaic and unnecessary practice

  Monika Brauer at Anloch SCWT      Tel: 519 371-2115    

"Happy Wheaten Owners"

“We adopted Desiree a few years ago from Monika at Anloch’s Wheaten Terriers.

She was 6 years old at the time. Desiree fit right into our family. She is great with our children and is a joy to have. She has a special ability to watch over our children. Desiree makes regular visits to our school and to some retirement homes where she brings joy and laughter to young and old.

We highly recommend Monika’s wheatens because of their wonderful temperament and happy go lucky personality.”

The Lingard family

Owen Sound, ON

"Over the last 17 years, we have had the privilege to own several of Monika's wheaten terriers. (Kiwi, Charlotte and Pippin)

Every one of them has been wonderful. Their jovial personality and wonderful disposition make them great companions. They fantastic with our grandchildren and love everyone.

Monika takes great of all of her dogs and we highly recommend her wheatens".

The Dunbars

Owen Sound 

"I own two wheatens from Monika (Frankie and Sebastian) and have always appreciated their beautiful personalities. Both my dogs went to obedience school and learned to be great travel companions. My younger dog Sebastian accompanies me on my travels as a sales representative. He is certainly the best ice-breaker I could ever have. Monika's dogs are great ambassadors of their breed."

Jen Thompson, Red Deer, AB

Dear Monika,

Re: Ch Springmoor Larkit Prince Will
        Springmoor and Anloch Brooke

This note is probably a little late but I thought I’d let you know how pleased we are with our Luna, who we acquired in September of 2016.  Luna is a bumptious, delightful and very grounded, smart girl.  She allows me to brush her teeth...with an electric toothbrush, no less!  And submits to toenail trimming, although the body language is that of a child getting a needle (look away and think of the treat)!  I think that speaks volumes.  Her life started out as a very busy puppy, we wondered what we’d gotten ourselves into, having not had a little puppy for 20 years.  After gnawed furniture and destroyed Birkenstock’s, to name but a few and 3 obedience classes, she blossomed into a lovely little fur child.
This will come as no surprise to you that Luna has none of the awful skin afflictions like sebaceous cysts that plague so many Wheatens.  Her health is good and she’s still into everything, true to terrier form.  I understand that the protein wasting disease that is so prevalent amongst her tribe (we lost one to this disease) has been screened for, which is why we decided to invest in one of your dogs.
Yours truly,
Yvonne Michalski


About Wheatens

A little info about Wheatens

What about Wheatens? The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is a purebred dog originating in Ireland. The four coat varieties are: Traditional Irish, Heavy Irish, English, and American. These dogs have a single coat which sheds very little hair, so they can be more easily tolerated by people allergic to other breeds.

History The Wheaten was bred in Ireland for over 200 years to be an all-purpose farm dog whose duties would have included herding, watching and guarding livestock, and vermin hunting. They share a common ancestry with the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Irish Terrier, but were not owned by gentry. Today, Wheaten Terriers compete in obedience, agility, and tracking, and are occasionally used in animal-assisted therapy, as well. In Ireland, they were commonly referred to as the "Poor Man's Wolfhound." Their tails used to be docked to avoid taxes, and were often kept to a specific size. Despite its long history, the Wheaten was not recognized as a breed in Ireland by the Irish Kennel Club until 1937. In 1943, the British Kennel Club recognized the breed in the UK, as well. The first Wheatens were exported to Lydia Vogel in the United States in the 1940s, but serious interest in the breed took another ten years to develop. Finally, in 1973, they were recognized by the American Kennel Club. In the 1970s, the first Wheatens were imported into Australia by Anubis Kennels. Since then, many more have been imported. Recent importation of Irish-style dogs have improved and broadened the gene pool.

Appearance Puppies have dark coats of either red, brown, mahogany or sable. Their muzzles and ears may be black or dark brown. The dark puppy coat gradually grows out to mature into a wheaten-coloured coat as they get older. The Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized dog, which ranges on average from 17 to 19 inches in height and about 30 to 45 pounds in weight. The breed has a square structure and is well built. Its hair does not shed like most dogs; like human hair and Poodle hair, it keeps growing. They do need trimming and should be brushed and combed once a day to avoid mats. They are very smart dogs and are easy to train. They love people and they rarely have aggression issues. The Irish coat tends to be thinner and silkier than the American variety. The Irish coat has a devoted following in Ireland and Europe. Breeders of the pure Irish type believe this is the original working terrier coat. The coat is not thin – breeders of the Irish type consider the American heavy coat to be "bouffant", not that of the original working terrier type. There are a few breeders of the Irish type in the US and Canada. In the AKC conformation show ring, the judges do not always accept the Irish type well. The Irish is well received in the UK and Europe. The "Heavy Irish" coat is usually a result of cross breeding between coat types – American/English coat with an Irish type. The Irish coat still requires daily brushing to stay free of matted hair. The Wheatens seen in Ireland today are of the same size, shape and coat texture as those seen and documented well over 100 years ago. Evidence of this can be seen from the famous artwork "The Aran Fisherman's Drowned Child" by Frederic William Burton. The breed standards for the English, American and Irish Wheaten state a Wheaten must have a single, soft silky coat.

Health Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are generally a long-lived breed. They are susceptible to various heritable diseases  although are most known for two protein wasting conditions: protein-losing nephropathy (PLN), where the dogs lose protein via the kidneys and protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), where the dogs fail to fully absorb protein in their digestive tracts, causing it to pass in their stool. Both PLN and PLE are potentially fatal, but if caught early enough, can sometimes be managed with strict dietary changes and pharmaceuticals. Laboratory tests can aid in diagnosing PLN and PLE. Wheaten owners should check their country's advised testing protocols. These conditions have an unknown mode of inheritance, but researchers in the United States have now developed a DNA test to show if the parent dogs are carriers or affected by the gene for PLN.

Temperament The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is an energetic and playful dog. It requires patience and consistent training. A positive, even-handed approach works best with this intelligent yet headstrong terrier. It is an enthusiastic greeter, and will often jump up to lick a person's face, commonly referred to as the "Wheaten greetin”. Wheatens are considered less scrappy than other terriers but they are true terriers and will be more active than many other breeds. For this reason these dogs do best when they are exercised regularly. They are cool-weather dogs and can become easily overheated in hot weather. If socialized with cats and puppies, they may get along fine with them; if not, care should be taken in introducing them to cats, as the breed has a very strong "prey drive" because of its vermin-hunting origin. Wheatens can get along well with other dogs if properly socialized. They are extremely friendly and loving pets. Wheatens are very protective of their families and, although they may bark an alert at strangers, they rarely get aggressive. Many Wheaten owners thus say they make great watch dogs, but poor guard dogs. Wheatens are a great dog for kids and are generally friendly towards them. (Wikipedia).

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I was born and raised in Rheinberg, Germany and share artistic talents with many of my family members. After studying Home Economics and Agriculture in Germany, I immigrated to Canada in 1980 where I lived and worked in Toronto. Years later I settled in the Grey Bruce Region of Ontario where I have lived for the past 20 Years. I have owned Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers for over 25 years and they have been my inspiration to paint pets. Some of my paintings are in the USA, Canada, Europe as well as on display in Costa Rica. Click on "more about my art"  to see more of my work and order information.

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