All Aboard the Wheaten Express
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club
of N. CA Specialty
April 14, 2017


Once again, we had a wonderful Specialty in Sacramento, California Despite an occasional shower, the four days of shows were delightful. Our theme this year was “All aboard the Wheaten express.” Travel is in our blood; we even had exhibitors from as far away as Canada.

Our weekend started off on Thursday with our Wheaten judge, Kathi Brown at the Northern California Terrier Association show supported by the SCWTCA. Then on Friday, the Wheaten Express arrived to lead the way to Puppy Sweepstakes, judged by Karen Mueller, followed by Rhonda Brown judging the regular classes. We finished the weekend by supporting the all-breed shows on Saturday and Sunday. We had a beautiful lineup of Wheatens. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Our theme this year was aptly carried out by ring decorations in the form of a railroad crossing and poster of our artwork and placement markers of Wheatens with engineers’ caps and neckerchiefs. Thank you, Peter Barron and Mike Weiss. Our theme was carried over to the dinner with whimsical table centerpieces of vintage trains, stations and Wheatens created by Michelle Toland and later auctioned off by Richard Urquhart. The dinner was delicious and everyone enjoyed this time together and made our raffle and auction successful by their generosity.

I want to thank all of the committee chairs of the SCWTCNC for their help making this a successful weekend: Camille and Dick Taylor, Jody and Peter Barron, Mike Weiss, Marcia Weisman, Pat Mullin, Marji Baumann, Jim and Tami Herzog, Barbara Ostrom, Susan Solsby and Richard Urquhart. And a special thanks to all of you who joined us in Sacramento. It truly makes our Specialty special.

See you next year.


Some of the goals of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern CA include: to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of purebred Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials; to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers shall be judged; to accept and abide by the Code of Ethics of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Northern California.