Amy25 asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Does anyone know of a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier breeder in or near Tampa, Florida (for pet purposes only)?

I live in Tampa and have been looking for a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Breeder somewhere in Florida. I am not interested in show quality dogs, just a happy, healthy, guaranteed male puppy. Does anyone know of a litter that will be ready at the end of June or anytime in July?

Update:

I have been to all of those web sites, I don't mind paying for a puppy I love, but I really don't want to pay for Champion lines...since I am not interested in that side of it. And I was hoping to find a breeder that doesnt dock.

Update 2:

Thanks for all the advice. I will have all the time in the world to train my pup since my fiance will be off work for the summer (teachers) and look forward to the mischieveious personality. And I have will make sure to do my research!!! Wish I could adopt one of those pups from wheatenterrierrescue.org!!!! Paddie is awesome

Update 3:

THANK YOU! I am going to look into Baron

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    http://www.scwtca.org/breeders.htm You want a pet quality puppy from a show breeder. Most every litter from a show breeding produces pet quality puppies. SCWT are not a common breed so most breeder are going to have a waiting list. They are also going to have the puppies sold before they are ever born so you aren't going to find a puppy avaliabe in the time frame you want. Expect to wait months or even years for a puppy from a responsible breeder.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    Does anyone know of a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier breeder in or near Tampa, Florida (for pet purposes only)?

    I live in Tampa and have been looking for a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Breeder somewhere in Florida. I am not interested in show quality dogs, just a happy, healthy, guaranteed male puppy. Does anyone know of a litter that will be ready at the end of June or anytime in July?

    Source(s): soft coated wheaten terrier breeder tampa florida pet purposes only: https://shortly.im/arKgz
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  • 1 decade ago

    Only a show breeder who does all the genetic testing and titles their stock will have guaranteed healthy pups. How about a nice rescue, Tampa has one..Chumly is three years old and is a very sweet pure bred Wheaten. He came into Rescue with Chewy and they are a pair and very bonded. We would like to place them together if at all possible. See Chewy's description. Chumly grew up with kids and is good with them. He is somewhat timid with men but is okay after he knows them. Chumly's adoption fee is $350 which will help with his vet bill. Chumly was neutered and had his teeth cleaned. He is a gorgeous dog and will be very pretty when his fur grows out. He is being fostered in Miami, Florida. Please email us for an application. Hello, meet Baron! Baron is a 3 year old pure bred Wheaten Terrier. He is a happy little fellow weighing in at 32 lbs. He just loves attention and people. Baron would do well in a place with someone who is home and can give him lots and lots of love. He really likes toys and other dogs and plays all day long with his Wheaten foster sister. Baron's adoption fee is $350 which will help pay his vet bill when he came into Rescue. Baron had to have shots, be neutered, get his teeth cleaned, be chipped and groomed. He is being fostered in Orlando, Florida. Please email us for an adoption application.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The best place to get a well bred, health tested, guaranteed puppy, is from a so called "show breeder." They have pet quality pups in EVERY litter, not just once in a great while. The goal of a good breeder is to improve the breed, not just make healthy puppies for people to enjoy now. They are always looking ahead at what they can improve with each breeding which is why they breed only the best dogs. If you are going to buy a dog from a breeder, please go to one who cares about the breed as a whole, and not just about their dogs or go to a shelter/rescue. Anything less is irresponsible. Since docking is part of the breed standard, you will have a very hard time finding a breeder willing to not do it. It's done when the puppies are only 2-3 days old which is well before it can be known if they are show or pet quality so it would be a HUGE gamble on their part to leave one undocked.

    http://www.scwtca.org/buyer/faq.htm

    http://www.scwtca.org/buyer/identify.htm

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  • 4 years ago

    All dogs play rough. However if his play is borderline aggressive or if he is actually HURTING the other dogs due to his exuberance, then i would stop bringing him to the park immediately. Learn here https://tr.im/zLXs2

    It's your job as his owner to keep him under control, and if you can't so that then you shouldn't be bringing him someplace where he could get into trouble.

    How often does he get walked? As a high energy breed he should be walked twice a day for as long as he can stand it. Jogging is even better. You can't count on the park to be your only way of exercising him because he obviously is not ready for it (based on the behavior you describe.)

    So start walking him every morning and evening. Enroll in an obedience class with a qualified instructor (i would find a private training facility as opposed to one at Petsmart - as good as some of those trainers can be, they're mainly for easy-to-train dogs and don't specialize in herding breeds OR dogs that may have aggression issues) and he/she will show you how to teach your dog how to come.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have a soft-coated wheatie - they are the best! Hope you are ready for a training challenge though - and make sure you get him into obedience class!

    I know of two breeders up in my area in the north east if you are willing to travel, but they are not cheap.

    You can rescue pure-bred pups - especially if you are not looking for "perfect" wheaties...

    Look on petfinder.com.

    You will pay around $400 - $600 usually to adopt a puppy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check here for a list of reputable breeders:

    http://www.scwtca.org/

    And here's a state club:

    http://flwheatenclub.org/

    Please be responsible when choosing a breeder - most show dog breeders have pet quality puppies for good prices. If you want quality and health guarantees that is the only place you will get it - BYB (back yard breeders) will likely have no health guarantees or testing on the adults.

    Here is how to tell a good breeder from a bad one:

    http://web.archive.org/web/19960101-re_/www.jacksh...

    Source(s): Owned by Mutt
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  • Bye
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You should check rescue!!

    I have a mix, who has a tail.

    And we just had a dog in Florida who needed a home (I think he found one though).

    They get in plenty of puppies and young dogs.

    http://www.wheatenterrierrescue.org/AdoptionPage.h...

    Do not buy a puppy from a web site, they are millers. A good breeder may have a web site, but you would never find, say, a Paypal button on it.

    http://www.justin.tv/swheatrescues

    I know RIght!!!! :) Paddie is a sweetie.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    http://www.scwtca.org/breeders.htm Breed club directory. Whether any have any litter plans within the next two months is up to you to find out. More than likely you will have a bit of a wait on your hands.

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