Owners learn how to groom their Wheaties

In July, thirteen Wheaten owners gathered at Dogs’ Best Friend and the Cats’ Meow to learn more about how to groom their Wheatens. Nancy Han and Tomoko Hirakawa did a grooming demonstration using Bronx as a model. Nancy groomed Bronx from top to bottom as she discussed different grooming techniques. Not only did we hear about how to trim a Wheatie but we got valuable tips on trimming toenails and proper brushing and combing. After a delicious lunch, provided by Susan Solsby, each participant who brought a dog had the opportunity to trim their own dog with the help of Nancy and Tomoko. It was so helpful to have the experts right there to help with the proper technique for trimming each dog. It was a very informative and fun day.

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Dogs Days of Summer

We all need to continue to be diligent about protecting our dogs from the heat of summer. An important way of keeping our furry friends away from excessive heat exposure is to not leave them in a car. It does not take but minutes for a car to become over heated as demonstrated by the veterinarian in this video.

How well do you know your standard? (Part One)

The following test regarding the breed standard was published in the March 1993 Pawprints which was the Newsletter of the SCWTCNC. It is not known where it first came from but we would like to give full credit to those who developed it. The quiz is edited based on the revised Standard that was published in 2009. This is an open book test so cheat away!

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Some of the goals of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern CA include: to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of purebred Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials; to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers shall be judged; to accept and abide by the Code of Ethics of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern California.