Wheatens are generally healthy breed. Their general life span is 12-15 years go age. Be sure you are ready to commit the next 12-15 years to them. There are diseases that Wheatens are predisposed to. Visit www.scwtca.org and go to the health pages to learn more. When interviewing a prospective breeder be sure to ask for the Health Testing clearances as outlined in the SCWTCA Code of Ethics. No Health Testing --No Puppy! Also inquire about the puppy having the PLN Gene Variant test also.
Please visit www.scwtca.org for health testing requirements. When you find a breeder check out their dogs in the SCWT Health and Pedigree Database at www.scwtdb.org. You can also enter any Wheatens you now have or previously owned.
The SCWT Health Endowment is dedicated to health research of the SCWT. Visit them at www.scwtcaendowment.org
The SCWT Database has over 90,000 Wheatens entered from all sources. We invite you to participate by entering information, major or minor, and photos your current or past Wheaten.
We ask that all owners of full-bred SCWT enter their Wheaten into the Database with their health information. We want healthy dogs too
What We Need:
Wheaatens past or present are invaluable. Please submit up to 4 photos of them, which also serves as a tribute to them. If you have vet records, you can scan them to us or have your vet email the records outlining any major or minor issues. Dan testing is invaluable and, if possible, share that information also.
Let our excellent database team help you enter your information or feel free to visit the website and try for yourself!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SCWT Database www.scwtdb.org
Along with the Database is the SCWTCA Endowment which was established in 2001 for the purpose of supporting research related to the health of the SCWT. Since then the Endowment has funded nd/or provided many grants, proposals, education and health projects to protect and preserve the Wheaten Terrier.
These projects are beneficial to the breeds health and wellbeing which has led to the availability of genetic testing for conditions affecting Wheatens. The Endowment continues its search for research to benefit Wheaten generations to come.
Your donations make this research possible. We are always grateful for any donations and if you wish to donate, in your name or a previous Wheaten, please go to our website to find information of how to donate.
Please visit the following information page on the Endowment to see how to donate and how the money is funding numerous research projects.