Cruisin' Northern California

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What an exciting Specialty weekend! We were honored to hold the National Roving Specialty on Thursday, with our Club's own Specialty, held on Friday. Club members, friends and Wheaten Terriers from all around the country enjoyed a weekend of fun, hospitality and dog shows. Early each morning Susan Solsby provided delicious treats and hospitality for our members and friends to enjoy as they prepared for the day's events. Judges for the Specialty weekend were: Thursday, Mrs. Sue Goldberg for the National Roving Specialty; Friday for our Club's Specialty, Mr. Fredrick B. Stehpens; Saturday, Mr. Dennis McCoy; and on Sunday, Mr. Ed E. Biven.

The Specialty show ring was beautifully decorated in style by Michael Weiss and Ilze Barron. Grape vines, flowers, and a large poster featuring Wheatens cruising Northern California sites in a vintage car, set the stage for the show. Following the National Roving Specialty, our Club provided Hospitality for everyone on the Terrace at the Hilton Hotel. It was a little windy, but the food was good and the time with friends was fun and relaxing. SCWTCA provided door prizes to end the evening.

Our Specialty dinner was on Friday along with our annual raffle and auction. Table decorations included clay Wheaten figurines riding in San Francisco cable cars or sports cars or enjoying wine in the Napa Valley. Our annual raffle, organized by Rose Rose, was a success. Our auctioneer for the evening was Richard Urquhart who, as always was able to entice our guests into friendly, entertaining bidding wars.

The SCWTCNC would like to thank our wonderful judges, exhibitors, and friends who contributed in so many ways to make our Specialty a success. A special thank you also to Cecily Skinner, SCWTCA president, and Pat Mullin, National Roving Specialty Chair, for their support and guidance as we planned for the National Roving Specialty. It was truly an amazing weekend. See you next year!


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.