As Wheaten Terrier Breeders, we thought you might like to learn more about us, and how we got started raising this wonderful breed. A Wheaten Terrier came into my life at one of the most difficult and darkest times of my life. I felt like I needed a companion and personal protection dog, someone I could feel safe with. I called a woman who I thought might be able to help me find a Rottweiler puppy, since my parents had bred them in the past. The woman told me she had a litter of puppies, but they were Wheaten Terriers. Hesitant about the unknown, I decided to just go look at this litter, not expecting to buy one. This decision changed my life forever!
What Made Me Fall In Love With Wheaten Terrier Dogs
I walked in to see seven of the most adorable Wheaten Terrier puppies I had ever seen. I sat down on the ground and they all huddled together in a corner, except one little bundle of brown fur with a black nose. He ambled right toward me with his little tail going at machine gun pace and I knew I had found my protection dog. Four pounds of pure love on four paws. He looked just like a little bear, so I named him, “Kodiak.” My little tail-wagger was here to teach me how to love life again. He was soft and silky, and the color of a beautiful field of wheat, blowing in the wind.
Typical to other Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Kodiak was a very intelligent puppy. Training classes, potty training, anything I tried to teach him, he excelled at. He would follow me around and loved being on my lap or curled up at my feet, pure love and devotion. Wheaten Terriers are also a great judge of character, just ask my husband! Eventually, we added Molly to our family. Molly was cute, loving and devoted by nature, and anything she didn’t know how to do, Kodi taught her. A few years later, both Kodiak and Molly passed away and it broke our hearts.
The Next Chapter of Our Journey; Al & Frankie
We added a male puppy, Alons-Y! (that’s French for “let’s go); we call him Al. Al has risen in the AKC arena to be one of the few top show dogs in the U.S., and it’s been so much fun showing him. Next up was our little girl, Legacy Kalohe Summer Wind (we call her Frankie). Both Al and Frankie are Grand Champion dogs in the AKC; not an easy title to achieve. All two of our dogs are healthy and have passed all health tests required for them. At home, they’ve taught each other how to attack a vacuum cleaner and announce visit visitors (we call it a “Wheaten Greetin”). George and I love to watch the puppies discover the sun, wind, grass and flowers. They learn to play and socialize, and how to trust their human mom and dad.
They learn to love being held, hugged, stroked and talked to. They discover the joy and comfort of belonging to a human family, and when it comes time to place them with their new families, we hated to see our Grand-Dogs leave! Our Wheatens add so much to our lives. They love to wrestle with our grandson Austin and play ball or go into the wading pool with our other grandson, Ryan.
Full Time Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breeders in California
After 35 years, George has decided to retire from dentistry, and we are now devoting our time to being Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breeders, here in California. We are committing ourselves to bettering this breed and to helping others enjoy the wonderful gift that Wheaten Terriers bring to life. Feel free to browse our site and view the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies for sale in California. On behalf of the Davis Wheatens (known in our hearts as Kodiak Kennels), AL and Frankie invite you to become part of the Wonderful World of Wheatens!