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Fun Day 2019!


Wheaten Farm Dog Certification!

Here is the form for the Farm Dog Certification, don’t miss the fun! November 10th!

farm dog certification flyer




Laura Virant Wins First Place with the Pet Expo Booth for our Club!

Take a look at some of the fun


Prevent Degenerative Myelopathy

Click here to learn the facts

Laboratories conducting genetic testing to include DM





2019 Wheaten Merchandise!

To order 2019 Merchandise go to

2019 Merchandise Order Form


“Together Again”

“Together Again”

SCWTCSC Specialties in Conjunction with Great Western Terrier Association of Southern California

New Show Date and Location! 2 Specialties in One Day

Friday, March 1, 2019 Los Angeles County Fairplex 1101 West McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA

Event #1 Show Sweepstakes Judge Mr. Bobby Ott

Event #1 Show Specialty Judge Ms. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine

Event #2 Specialty Judge Ms. Kathy Clarke

Saturday, March 2nd SCWTCA Supported Entry Kennel Club of Beverly Hills

Saturday’s Groups & Best in Show – taped by NBC Sports

Sunday, March 3rd Kennel Club of Beverly Hills

Entries close noon Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Here is the form for the lunch reservations.
GWTA – 2019 – Grab & Go Lunch Reservation Form – Deadline 2-18-19-converted


Great Western Terrier Exhibitor – Pet Friendly Hotels

(Check with each hotel regarding pet fees and booking requirements):

Sheraton Fairplex, 601 W. McKinley Av., Pomona, CA 91768 909-622-2220

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

Days Inn, 1533 Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 91010 626-303-4544

Extended Stay America, 401 E. Santa Clara St., Arcadia, CA 91006 626-446-6422

Residence Inn-Ontario Airport, 2025 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 909-937-6788

Residence Inn, 21 W. Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103 626-204-9220

Motel 6, 2470 S. Garey Av., Pomona, CA 909-591-1871 – Small dogs only

Motel 6, 840 S. Indian Hill Bl., Claremont, CA. 909-621-4831

Motel 6, 14510 Garvey Av., Baldwin Park, CA 91706 626-960-5011

Ontario Airport Inn, 1801 E. G Street, Ontario, CA 91764. 909-983-3600 – Dogs under 25 lbs.

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 the purview of the Show Committee and appropriate disciplinary action will be upheld.


Annual Holiday Luncheon!


Check out Wheaten Fun Day 2018!

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


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!


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