Area Reps

The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is exuberant and affectionate.

AREA REP VISITS - UPDATE November 2020

Unfortunately, due to the government restrictions being re-introduced because of Covid-19, we are once again in the position of having to suspend visits to Area Representatives with immediate effect.

Whilst we apologise to prospective owners for suspending these visits, we, like everyone else, must abide by the rules at this time regarding visits between different households, and we must also ensure the health and welfare of our Area Representatives and their families at these times.

We will consider our position again as and when the guidelines change. Until then, we are unable to accept any visit requests.

We thank you for your patience and hope you all stay safe and well.

 

 

What are Area Reps?

In the early 90s, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of GB appointed a network of area representatives, whose role was to help Wheaten Terrier owners with any problems that they may have, and to serve as contacts for prospective Wheaten Terrier owners who wanted to know more about the breed and meet a Wheaten Terrier before deciding if this was the right breed of dog for them. This proved to be a very successful scheme. So much so that there are currently over 50 area reps spread throughout the country – all of whom are experienced Wheaten Terrier owners.

When a prospective owner visits an area rep, first and foremost they will have the opportunity to interact with a Wheaten Terrier in its home environment. Equally important though is the advice that Area Reps can offer on numerous subjects, such as: –
* How to go about finding a reputable breeder.
* Health tests that should be carried out on both adult dogs and puppies.
* Grooming requirements.

Why it is important that anyone interested in getting a Wheaten Terrier should visit an Area Rep first?

Many breeders will ask prospective owners to visit their nearest Area Rep, to ensure that a Wheaten Terrier is the right breed for them, and before the breeder will consider them as a potential home for one of their pups. So, it’s perhaps no coincidence that, whilst the incidence of Wheaten Terriers needing rehomed is relatively low, the majority of those that are in need of rehoming do tend to have originated from breeders that aren’t Club members and therefore don’t utilise the area rep scheme.

How to find your nearest Area Rep?

SORRY, BUT DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS, WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO SUSPEND ALL VISITS TO OUR AREA REPS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES ON WHEN THESE MAY BE POSSIBLE AND DETAILS OF HOW TO ARRANGE A VISIT WHEN THEY ARE.