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AKC defends itself regarding many false claims from HSUS

This rebuttal stems from an article published by HSUS on May 7, 2020.  Click on this link for information:

Head Start Photo Contest

In February, Head Start Members participated in a Soft Coated Wheaten Puppy Photo Contest.  The categories were The Cutest Puppy Photo and The Funniest Puppy Photo. Our winners received a Colorado Wheaten t-shirt, pup portable water bottle, and puppy kibble ball.

Our winners
The Cutest Puppy Photo:
Diana Verrilli and Wheaten, Luna

The Funniest Puppy Photo:
 Annie Fedler and Wheaten, Juniper (Annie’s son, Everest took the winning photo!)


GDSCWTC was instrumental in helping our SCWTCA National Rescue Organization in placing a 6-year-old female rescue right here in Colorado.  Here name is Ruby.  This was a team effort including Nancy Butler; who is also a GDSCWTC member, Robert Bergman, Sandra Patterson and the McGraths, who are the new owners of Ruby as of March 10,2020.

Robert Bergman

Tom and Jane McGrath the new owners of Ruby will be picking her up today at 4 pm or shortly thereafter. They are both retired teachers and currently own a wheaten named Ginger and formerly had two wheatens. They are looking forward to getting Ruby and you can be very confident that she
will have a great life with them and a huge back yard. Thanks to Scott Quinn, the former owner, I have the vet records and all relinquishment documents.

Best wishes-Nancy Butler

Can Dogs Get the Coronavirus?

Dogs can contract certain types of corona viruses, such as the canine respiratory corona virus, but the specific corona virus affecting people is believed not to be a threat to pets.

The World Health Organization reported that there have been no reported cases of corona virus in domestic animals.  ” At present, there is no evidence that a companion animal such as a dog or cat can be infected”.

Despite this, Li Lanjuan, an epidemiologist and Representative of China’s National Health Commission cautioned pet owners in China to be vigilant about theeir own health and the health of their pets. “If pets go out and have contact with an infected person, they have a chance to be infected.”

The CDC says that “while this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person -to-person.”

How can dog owners protect pets from coronavirus?

The recommended approach for dog and cat owners in the U.S. continues to be vigilant and wash hands with soap and water after contact with any animal. For most dog owners this means a lot of washing.

Dogs do not need a face mask against the new coronavirus.

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Great Articles:  

“The fundamental difference between purebred dogs and well-bred dogs” 
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“The Importance of Showing Dogs: Breed Ring and Performance Competition”   
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“It’s All AKCs Fault”
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Happy 135th Birthday, American Kennel Club!

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September 17, 2019

Dear Friends,

Congratulations are in order to our entire community as we recognize an important milestone in the history of the American Kennel Club. Today we celebrate the 135th anniversary of our organization, an honor not many companies can claim today. Despite the many ways in which our society has changed since AKC’s founding one hundred thirty-five years ago, there has been one abiding constant that has allowed our organization to stand the test of time and thrive, and that is our shared love of purebred dogs.

A famous CEO once said, “An organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.” In our case, that is true; our American Kennel Club is comprised of each of you who live, lead and act on behalf of the dogs we breed, exhibit and cherish. As responsible breeders, Delegates, exhibitors, judges, owners, volunteers and staff members, you will always be the integral part of our mission.

Thanks to your passion, dedication and devotion to dogs, AKC has led the way in improving and enriching the lives of dogs across our country and around the world since September 17, 1884.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we personally appreciate your support on each and every level and congratulate you with heartfelt gratitude for everything that you do for AKC.

As ever
Dennis Sprung
President & CEO
American Kennel Club


Unraveling Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Posted 9/4/2018

Below is a link to a very informative article on Degenerative Myelopathy which is a disease that has been identified in SCWT by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

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Colorado Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Rescue

Posted 6/3/2018

We are posting this rescue site address in support of finding homes for Wheatens in rescue.

The GDSCWTC in no way endorses, recommends the Rescue Me organization. We are posting this as a public service in support of our breed. If you have an interest in a rescue, or know of someone that does click on this link and see the dogs currently available for adoption in Colorado. All contact should be made directly with Rescue Me.



Hello Everyone,

Posted 6/1/2018

Below is the link to the summer class schedule for Namastay Training ….. I have worked with Jennifer to train Finn and highly recommend her for your fur babies. The club has no association with Jennifer, other than hiring her occasionally to do classes for us – this is just our recommendation for well-run and helpful training classes. They are also listed in our Resource List, under trainers on this website with full contact information.


>Click here for the summer schedule

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