Having spent several months searching
for a breeder, who held the same standards of breeding and care of puppies as
we do, we eventually determined that wheat-n-honey.com
was the place from
which we wanted to purchase a puppy. After personally chatting with Donna
Smith, we knew we had chosen the right breeder for us.
Donna treats her adult Wheatens
and their puppies like family. They live with her in the family home and also
receive individual attention from other adults, in order to socialize the
puppies. In addition, Donna takes special care when breeding her adult females
with suitable males, with the purpose of breeding out negative character traits
and obtaining personalities that make them wonderful pets. As they
grow, she continues to work with the puppies, by placing them in small groups
in an effort to "shuffle" alpha and beta dominances, which allows for
all puppies the opportunity to develop self-confidence.
It was difficult to choose only
one puppy, since all had wonderful temperaments and looked equally adorable.
Donna assisted in our choice, giving us a few options of puppies that would
suit our retired lifestyle and personality. We are now the proud owner of the
smallest puppy in the litter and are thrilled with our little Maggie Muggins.
She is healthy, intelligent, beautiful, energetic when playing, yet relaxed and
calm to match our quiet lifestyle. She was easy to train and is very
affectionate with us.
During our visits, Donna
answered all of our questions with detailed knowledge and product suggestions.
On the final day, Donna prepared us with an information package for our puppy's
future health care needs and training suggestions. We would highly recommend
Donna Smith as a breeder of Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers.
We could not be happier
and look forward to many years with our little Maggie Muggins.
"My husband and I decided to get a Wheaten Terrier because of our love/interest for the breed. After finding out the breeder that I was interested in wasn't going to have a new littler for another year we had to do some further research on breeders and that is when Donna was recommended to us from another very reputable breeder that has been doing her job for many, many years. Donna, coincidentally had a breed ready to go the exact day we called.
Donna was a pleasure to deal with. She answered all of my questions, was very informative and showed us all of the puppies (and puppies parents) paperwork, etc. to reassure us that we were getting a "prize" dog. We were very happy with the way the puppies looked, their personalities and the setting they were brought up in. All of the puppies were kept in Donna's home and looked so happy and healthy. We ended up taking two hours picking out our puppy, asking lots of questions and getting lots of tips from Donna. When we left we felt 100% prepared for this new addition to our family.
Our experience with Wheat-n-Honey was perfect. Once we decided that we wanted to add a dog to our family, we researched for weeks and finally decided that a SCWT sounded like the perfect breed for our lifestyle. After placing numerous calls to numerous breeders, none of which had puppies available that worked with our timeframe, we were referred to Donna by a well known reputable breeder. Donna was very helpful in answering our unanswered questions about the breed, and solidified our confidence that the SCWT was right for us.