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 named Kayla came along. Needless to say I was 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 several nursing and retirement homes for pet therapy on a regular basis. My wheatens are always s a 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 take over some of Springmoor’s exceptional wheatens. Thus Anloch’s Reg’d Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers took hold.

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 fun-loving affectionate breed. 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 a great companion dog and lend themselves to be good therapy dogs. 
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.
They are a sturdy, medium size dog that has the added bonus of being non-shedding.
Owning a non-shedding breed also means that some time has to be spend grooming your dog.  Regular visits to a professional groomer are also part of wheaten ownership. 
Because of their non-shedding nature, wheatens are considered hypoallergenic.
People who are allergic to dogs may on very rare occasions have a reaction to wheatens. 

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, fell free to contact me for more information. 

  Monika Brauer at Anloch SCWT 


My girl Brooke is expecting a litter of puppies early April, (they may even be born on April fools day, hahaha)

If you are interested in one of these puppies, please contact me.

To find out more about upcoming litters and testimonials, click on "read more" 


About Wheatens

A little info about wheatens

What about Wheatens? The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a pure bred dog originating from 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 recognised as a breed in Ireland by the Irish Kennel Club until 1937. In 1943, the British Kennel Club recognised 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 recognised 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 socialised 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 socialised. 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).



My girl Brooke is expecting a litter of puppies early April, (they may even be born on April fools day, hahaha)

If you are interested in one of these puppies, please contact me.

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.

Puppies are home raised 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. 

  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."

Kim Thompson, Red Deer, AB

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