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Who is "Heirloom Wheatens"?.

"Heirloom Wheatens" is located just outside of Denver on the eastern slope of the Rockies We have almost three acres, all fenced so our Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a lot of running room. Patrice Chevalier and Robert Bergman have been in love with Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers for over 33 years. Our first joy was Baillie who passed from us just over six years ago, at age sixteen. Baillie trained us well and we were successful in obedience, tracking and agility.

Patrice is the 'Chairman of the Board' here at "Heirloom Wheatens" when it comes to knowledge and involvement in the breed. I consider myself 'good kennel help'.

We expanded our interest into confirmation and breeding with our second girl and we have built from there. We are both active in the National Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, as well as the Greater Denver Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club, and other non breed specific clubs.

We continue to involve ourselves and our dogs in breed competition as well as agility obedience, rally, herding and lure coursing. Patrice is heavily involved in planning and executing performance events in the Denver area. We are also involved in supporting rescue for our breed, and have been for over eight years. We also work to build a knowledge base on the health and welfare issues impacting Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.

Our goal as a breeder is to produce litters that will positively augment the breed while aligning with the breed standard. We breed with a keen focus on health and outstanding temperaments and performance energy. Based on our current breeding objectives we produce a smaller number of litters than some other breeders.

  • We are an AKC Breeder of Merit
  • We sell puppies and provide stud services
  • We are members in good standing with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America which is the National Breed Club for America
  • As a breeder, Heirloom Wheatens LTD abides by the breeding practices set forth by the code of ethics established by the parent club for Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers noted above, and the breeding guidelines set forth by The AKC

"Pedigree is what the dog should be.  Conformation is what the dog appears to be.
Performance shows what the dog actually is."

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