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Annual Holiday Luncheon!


Check out Wheaten Fun Day 2018!

To see a list of the winners! Click Here Fun Day Winners


24th Annual Wheaten Fun Day!

Come on out on Sunday, October 21, 2018, for a great day of Wheaten fun! Click the link below for more info:

2018 Fun day flyer


Cooking up Something Special! Information

Cookin’ Up Something Special

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Southern California
has the perfect ingredients for a delicious Specialty weekend.
Come join us!!!

15501 East Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706
Pop Up Tents Welcome

Thursday, June 21st 2 pm
Free Educational Reproduction Seminar
Dr. Beckie Williams DVM, cVMA
Rsvp Karen 760.728.7133 or redcoat@roadrunner.com

Friday, June 22nd SCWTCSC Independent Specialty
Sweepstakes Judge: Bergit H, Coady Kabel
Breed Judge: Gary Vlachos

Saturday, June 23rd SCWTCA Supported Entry
in conjunction with Great Western Terrier Association
Breed Judge: Elizabeth “Beth” Sweigart
Raffle & “Dinner on the Green”

Eye Clinic, Dr. K Fritz, DVM DACVO
Saturday 9 am-4pm $40 CERF Cash or Check
Schedule with Beth whetstonebww@aol.com or 703.608.3441

CGC/ CGCA Testing Saturday 2:30 pm
Ring: Check with Superintendent’s Table on Day of Event
Evaluator: TBD

Sunday, June 24th SCWTCSC Specialty
Sweepstakes Judge: Peter A. Gaeta
Breed Judge: Geir Flyckt-Pederson

Entries Close Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Noon PST
Jack Bradshaw Dog Show Superintendents
Post Office Box 227303, Los Angeles, California 90022
Telephone: (323) 727-0136; FAX: (323) 727-2949;
WEB: www.jbradshaw.com

Get cooking and check out our website www.wheaten.org. Make your lunch and dinner reservations on line and while you’re there you can also order our soft goods and cookbook.
Head Chefs: Sue Banas bnssla@gmail.com & Karla Baer Cohen claddagh3@earthlink.net
Deadlines, Donations, Orders & Reservations:
Lunch & “Dinner on the Green” Reservations June 10, 2018
Use PayPal on line or checks should be made payable to SCWTCSC and mail to: Miriam Kahan, 10861 Pickford Way, Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 838-9867 or Docmiriam@aol.com
Trophy Donations contact Sue Banas bnssla@gmail.com
Bow Wow Boutique: Miriam Kahan, 10861 Pickford Way, Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 838-9867 or Docmiriam@aol.com

Hotel Information – Great Western Terrier Exhibitor – Pet Friendly Hotels (Check with each hotel regarding pet fees and booking requirements): HOTEL BLOCKS UNDER GREAT WESTERN TERRIER ASSOCIATION
1. The Home2Suites is a brand new hotel located at 229 S. Azusa Av., Azusa, CA 626-239-2015. The room rate is $135 (with a one-time $50 pet fee for entire stay. Reservations must be booked by the deadline: May 24, 2018.
2. The Residence Inn by Marriott is located at 321 East Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 626-446-6500. The room rate is $159 (with a one-time $50 pet fee for entire stay); Reservations must be booked by the deadline: May 24, 2018.
Other Pet Friendly Hotels
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 3200 Temple Av., Pomona, CA 91768 909-598-0073
Days Inn, 2804 E. Garvey Av., West Covina, CA 91791 626-915-6077 – $99 Single/$110 Double – $15 Pet Fee Per night. (Mention Great Western Terrier Association Dog Show)
Days Inn, 1533 Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 91010 626-303-4544 – $105 Single/$110 Double – $20 per pet per night. (Mention Great Western Terrier Association Dog Show)
Extended Stay America, 401 E. Santa Clara St., Arcadia, CA 91006 626-446-6422
Westin Pasadena, 191 N. Los Robles Av., Pasadena, CA 91101 626-792-2727
Residence Inn, 21 W. Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103 626-204-9220
Sheraton Fairplex, 601 W. McKinley Av., Pomona, CA 91768 909-622-2220
Motel 6, 225 Colorado Pl., Arcadia, CA 91007 626-446-2660
Motel 6, 14510 Garvey Av., Baldwin Park, CA 91706 626-960-5011
Pacific Palm Resort, 1 Industry Hills Pkwy., City of Industry, CA 91744 626-810-4455
All exhibitors and dog show participants understand that our hotels are part of our show grounds and any hotel abuse of property and/or staff will fall under purview of the Show Committee and appropriate disciplinary action will be upheld.


Pet Expo 2018!

Thank you to Club members for sharing their Wheatens in our SCWTCSC Booth at the 2018 American Family Pet Expo. You all made it a HUGE success! Dorothy, Dave, Debbie, Kathy, Conrad, Laura, Kay, Ann, Caroline, Hiromi, Mimi, Jennifer, Ronda, Dave, Mallory, Owen, Janet, Steve, John, we thank you from the Bottom of our heart! The icing on our cake was our Booth got 3rd Place of all the Breed Booths!

Take a look at all the fun!


New Information for Great Western Show

Here is the link for Local Hotels:
GWTA – 2018 PL – Hotels, Directions, Parking & Overnight Parking Info.

Here is the form for the CGA/CGCA Testing on Saturday only:
GWTA_CGC (2)2018

Application for the Trick Dog- Saturday Only with Pre Entry:
GWTA_Tricks (1)2018

Discounts for an EZUP Shelter:
GWTA – Ad Copy – EZ-UP – TERRIER 30 % Discount (1)2018


Last show of 2017!

Enjoying the last show of 2017. Conformation then our members shared lunch with a delicious potluck! What a fun time the SCWTCSC had celebrating another fabulous year! Happy Holidays everyone!


Annual Holiday Party!

Sunday Afternoon we celebrated another fabulous year in our Club at the SCWTCSC Annual Luncheon. So much fun visiting, celebrating this years accomplishments, a fabulous lunch, a club meeting and a fun gift steal!!! Attaching a few pictures that I took! A highlight of the day was a new Award for Best Hiding at a Dog Show, which was given to Jim Anderson. Please see his hiding skills in the pictures!!! We missed all who couldn’t join us!


GW Specialty Merchandise Clearance

GW Specialty Merchandise Clearance all with Embroidered Theme…1 grey blanket $18 modeled by beautiful Hattie. Totes, only Black and Orange, also $18 each, sorry no pink remaining. Hand towels are $10 each. Hoodies only 1 3x and 1 med for $30 each. A few pink t-shirts remaining…also $18 each. If interested email annleigh35157(@)gmail.com Parenthesis are to stop spam-please remove them when you email her.


Wheaten Fun Day Winners

Fun Day Winners

Thanks to all who participated in the games and the costume contests. You are all winners…just for joining in…You made the day FUN!

1. Champion for the Youngest Female Wheaten – Tarra

2. Championship for the Youngest Male Wheaten – Fynn

3. Champion for the Oldest Female Wheaten – Rachel and also Fergie

4. Championship for the Oldest Male Wheaten – Josh

5. Championship for the Biggest Female Wheaten Nose – Babbet

6. Championship for the Biggest Male Wheaten Nose – Coupe

7. Champion for the Longest Female Tail – Jezebel

8. Champion for the Longest Male Tail – Winston

9. Champion for the Shortest Female Tail – Zoey

10. Champion for the Shortest Male Tail – Raegan

11. Champion for Musical Spots– Chloe and Linda

12. Fashion Show Race – 1st Lily & Roberta  2nd Chloe & Linda

3rd Cieara & Paul

Costume Parade and Contest:

Most Original – Cooper

Best Team – Bella & Devlyn

Best Duo – Lily & Zoey

Best Comic Book Character – Rachel & Baxter

Best Fairytale Character – Roxy

Best Animal – Raegan

Best Historical (and hysterical) – Coupe & Fergie

Oh So Pretty – Babbet

Best Food – Fynn

Best Silly and Scary – Cieara

Best Holiday – Lexi

Best Scary – Brody

Best Winged – Roma

Best Girlie Girl – Chloe

Cutest Good Witch – Dory


Fall is in the air!


Hello Wheaten Members,                                                              

Fall is in the air!

Our favorite meals encompass generations of recipes and ideas, bringing together our great-grandmother’s stuffing, our aunt’s pumpkin pie and our sister’s quinoa salad. What’s your favorite? Will you share the recipe?


You’ve probably heard by now that we are producing a cookbook and we want to include our Wheaten community — that’s you.

We’re sure you have some excellent recipes in your kitchen and we’re hoping that you’ll share them with us. Along with the recipe, send in a brief story about it (you always have it for your son’s birthday or your grandmother always made it just for you) and don’t forget to send in a photo of your Wheaten!  Send the information to Lauren Smith at Littlesmitty1218@yahoo.com


As always, thanks for reading. Remember to let us know what you like or what is missing from the meetings, the website or our Facebook page.

Have fun, do good!



Pet Disaster Relief for families & pets affected by Hurricane Harvey


AKC Reunite is pleased to announce a Challenge Grant from Barbara and Bob Amen (Delegate, Greater St. Louis Training Club), which will match donations to AKC Reunite’s Pet Disaster Relief Fund up to $10,000 to support efforts for the families and pets in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“We have many friends in the area and our first two Australian Shepherds came from Texas breeders, so we feel a special connection to the region,” said Bob Amen. “We cannot believe the destruction and havoc that Hurricane Harvey has already caused and more is on the way.”

“We are extremely grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Amen for their generosity during such a trying time,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite President and CEO. “The American Kennel Club and AKC Reunite are committed to helping those affected by this natural disaster, and this Challenge Grant will aid our efforts substantially.”

Two AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers have been deployed in Dallas and Ft Worth, Texas to help evacuees from the storm, and AKC Reunite will continue to help shelters caring for pets displaced by the storm. Through the generous support of Barbara and Bob Amen, any donations received between Tuesday evening, August 29, and Wednesday, September 20, 2017, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 total. To donate securely online, go to www.akcreunite.org/donate.



SCWTCSC Cookbook!

2018 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club Of Southern California cookbook - recipes wanted!

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club Of Southern California Cookbook

In preparation for our 2018 Specialty we are starting to collect recipes for a cookbook we will be putting together. We would like each member (or any dog lover) to have the chance to be a part of this yummy cookbook by submitting a recipe.

All you have to do is find your favorite recipe (you are encouraged to submit more than one) and email it to Lauren Smith. You can also include a photo, or a very short story about why each recipe is your favorite and/or where or who it came from.

Please submit your typed recipe to Lauren at littlesmitty1218@yahoo.com or 3210 Colonial Ave., Los Angeles CA, 90066


22nd Annual Wheaten Fun Day Photos

22nd Annual Wheaten Fun Day

Autumn is in the air! Our Wheatens and their families gathered together for our SCWTCSC Wheaten Fun Day 2016! Fun games, adorable costumes.. good times shared by all!

Check out all the photos from the event!

Wheaten Fun Day 2016 featured images

Click above photos to visit full gallery


SUPER Seniors: Celebrating Ajax

Meet Ajax… our SUPER Senior!
(Click here or on image below for his story.)

Celebrating Senior Wheatens: Ajax


2016 SCWTCSC Specialty Weekend

Take a peek at our SCWTCSC Specialty Weekend
“Life, I love you, all is GROOVY!”

2016 SCWTCSC Specialty Weekend

Click on the image to view the full photo gallery


SUPER Seniors: Celebrating our Senior Wheatens

Meet Jack, Cooper, Max, and Toney… our four SUPER Seniors!
(Click here or on image below for their stories.)

Celebrating Senior Wheatens: Max, Cooper, Jack and Toney


Dog Show Journal article: The Kids Behind the Dogs

Our very own SCWTCSC Junior member, Riley Capton, is in the news! The Dog Show Journal-Westminster Edition is highlighting “The Kids Behind the Dogs” and Junior Showmanship. Click here to read the full article.

Dog Show Journal article: The Kids Behind the Dogs (February 2016)

Check out the Dog Show Journal for more fun articles.


IN MEMORIAM – “Darby,” Wheaten Travel Reporter

Celebrated Wheaten Travel Reporter and rescue success story

Darby the Travel Dog - photo by Rosemary McClure/For the Los Angeles Times

photo by Rosemary McClure/For the Los Angeles Times

An appreciation of Darby, who took Times readers along on dog-friendly adventures around California

If all dogs go to heaven, resident angels are greeting a well-traveled pooch this week.

Darby the Wheaten terrier, an L.A. Times Travel section mascot who tested dog-friendly hotels and activities for six years, died Sunday. He was 13.

A San Diego native, Darby was a rescue dog who came to live with travel writer Rosemary McClure in the South Bay when he was 6 years old.

The handsome dog then ambled his way through some of the state’s most interesting hotels. His photogenic mug and happy personality put him on the Travel section cover regularly and on the front page of the newspaper twice.

Read the entire Los Angeles Times article


Please donate to SCWT Rescue, so we can continue to help dogs like Charlie

This is Charlie’s Journey. Thanks to everyone for your kindness and generosity.  Please continue to support rescue, so we may help other dogs like Charlie find their forever homes.

Charlie's Journey as a rescueClick image to view video


Pet Expo 2015 photos: click here

photo5On April 10th, 11th and 12th, our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Southern California participated in the American Family Pet Expo. It was a fun time introducing our wonderful Breed to the public. Our SCWTCSC Booth won 1st Place of all the breed booths that were present! Judging was based on presentation, information provided, and knowledge of the Breed by the exhibitors! Our booth showcased our breed history, traits, and our support of Wheaten Rescue.

A special thank you goes out to Laura Virant, the chair of the event for her hard work and scheduling. Laura wants to thank Debbie Bowen and Conrad Virant for helping set-up the booth and Conrad Virant, and Jim and Karla Cohen for their help breaking down the booth. Laura also appreciates and thanks the club members who shared their time and Wheatens to make this year’s event a huge success. Click here for photos.

  • Visit the American Kennel Club (AKC) site
    Click here to go to the AKC Web site
  • Visit the National Wheaten Club Web site: SCWTCA