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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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Weight
Male: 35-45; Female: 30-40 lbs
Height
Male: 18-20 Female: 17-19 inches
Color(s)
Puppies are born black, but lighten to the final adult wheaten color by about two years of age.
Overview
Originating in Ireland, this breed was used as an all-purpose farmers' dog. They were vermin killers, guard dogs, herders of sheep and cattle, hunters on land and in water, and a deterrent to trespassers. By 1932 this breed had nearly vanished, but were saved from becoming extinct by dog fancier Patrick Blake. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is highly intelligent and extremely versatile. They are steadily gaining in popularity in the United States.
Character
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is medium-sized, compact, agile, and powerful. They possess stamina, gameness, strength, and gaiety. This breed is more steady and stable than most terriers. They have not been overly refined and retain the many fine attributes they were originally developed with.
Temperament
A happy, well-balanced and friendly terrier, the Wheaten possesses grace and pride. They are self-confident, easy-going, and deeply devoted to their family. They get along well with older children and with dogs they have been raised with. This breed is not suitable for homes with cats or other small household pets. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier requires a great deal of effort and commitment and is not recommended for novice dog owners. This breed rarely barks, however, due to their size and loyalty they make an excellent dog for personal protection. They are very sensitive and reflect the moods of those around them.
Care
This is a high maintenance breed that requires daily combing to prevent mats and tangles. Professional trimming is needed four to six times per year. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. It is important to clean and check the eyes and ears on a consistent basis. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is prone to flea allergies, Addison's disease, PLN, and PLE. They do not do well in hot climates.
Coat
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's coat is this breeds' most distinguishing feature. It is medium long, abundant, soft, silky, and slightly wavy. Although they are a single coat breed, their hair continuously grows and provides insulation and protection. Puppies are born black, but at maturation the coat ranges from gold to reddish-gold to silver. This breed is low shedding.
Training
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is typically independent and stubborn and requires a dominant owner. However, they are quick to learn and eager to please. Early socialization and basic obedience is recommended. Due to their sensitive nature they do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. They do best with patience, praise, consistency, firmness, and fairness. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier excels in agility and fly-ball competition and is used with great success as a therapy dog.
Activity
Athletic and energetic, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier enjoys many family activities such as hiking, play sessions, and walks. A securely fenced yard where they can romp and run is ideal. They will do well in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised and receive an appropriate amount of attention and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Member Since: November 2005
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Anonymous asked:

12/14/2014 12:06:33 PM

12/14/2014 12:06:33 PM

I have a sick Weaten Terrier. My Vet doesnt know whats wrong with him I feel like he is on his last leg. Just wondered if anyone has experienced this with their Wheaten Terrier. He is 11 years old and was in good health

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Anonymous

First of all, unless you actually say what symptoms your dog has, no one can help you. Secondly, getting a second and third opinion from other licensed Vet's would be your only choice now. The Wheaten Terrier's average life-span is 10 - 12 years. So being 11 is about average for a Wheaten Terrier to possibly start fading. But no one on the internet is going to be able to help. Contact other local Vet's in your area and bring your dog to them. Good luck.
12/15/2014 12:11:53 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2014 1:12:25 PM

11/24/2014 1:12:25 PM

what is the best way to potty train a Wheaten terrier I am trying to potty train my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrie Puppy who is 11 wks old. I was asking for help on the best way to train them

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Anonymous

Positive reinforcement, positive reinforcement, positive reinforcement. Never scold your pup if you happen to find an accident on the floor. This will only make the pup fearful of going to the bathroom around you/where you can see. So he/she will start to hide to use the potty, instead of telling you that he/she has to go. First and fore-most, if the pup has had an accident in the house, get an enzyme cleaner, such as Nature's Miricle and clean your floors with it. This will give your pup a clean slate as it will take all the smell of potty from the floor. Normal cleaner's you get from Wal-Mart will not work. Next, have your puppy in a crate, or leashed to you at all times. Do not allow your pup to wander through the home un-supervised.
12/2/2014 10:18:28 AM

Anonymous

Get a kitchen timer and set it to go off every 2 hours. When the beeper goes off, take your pup outside to potty. Praise him/her with treats and affection when he/she goes potty outside. If he/she doesn't, bring him/her back inside and wait 20 minutes and repeat. If you are at work through the day, have him/her either outside in a secure area (kennel) or have him/her in a crate inside. But make sure there is someone to let your pup out to potty every 4 hours. Limit the amount of water your pup has before bed-time, such as 2-3 hours before bed. Good luck!
12/2/2014 10:19:00 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/1/2014 5:45:25 PM

8/1/2014 5:45:25 PM

male or female Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier I hve a 4 yr old w/ Down Syndrome would a male or female Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier be a better fit?

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Anonymous

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a loving and gentle breed of dog. Neither male or female would be a difference in getting a dog for the family. However, the main thing to do is to get the dog from a reputable and qualified breeder. A breeder with experience will be able to pick a puppy out for your family that will be the perfect fit. Temperament is what you want to look for, not sex.
8/1/2014 10:10:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/24/2013 7:57:15 PM

1/24/2013 7:57:15 PM

how much does the average adult female wheaten weigh?

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about 30-40 lbs.
11/16/2013 1:25:56 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/23/2013 3:01:09 PM

1/23/2013 3:01:09 PM

how long does it take to breed a wheaten terrier from inception to birth in terms of weeks

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Anonymous

Unless you are a reputable breeder or are under the study of one, you shouldn't be breeding. Breeding dogs is very dangerous for the dam, sire and the puppies. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding, has passed all temperament and health checks and has titles in confirmation and/or has shown he/she is capable of doing what the breed was made for, the dog should be spayed/neutered. The gestation for a dog is 63 days.
7/16/2014 3:26:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2013 8:52:52 PM

1/4/2013 8:52:52 PM

What is Addison disease

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Anonymous

It's when the body doesn't produce enough hormones from the adrenal glands.
9/5/2013 10:30:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/19/2012 12:47:35 PM

12/19/2012 12:47:35 PM

I have asthma to animal dander and I've been told that the soft-coated Wheaten is the dog for me. Is this true that the wheaten is hypoallergenic

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Anonymous

Then you will be thrilled with a Wheaten! We had our Samantha for 13 years! I suffer from severe allergies due to dander and I can attest that I never had one day of trouble with our Wheaten. Not only are they hypoallergenic, they are the happiest, most loving breed of dogs you will find! Rico
1/5/2013 2:38:16 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2012 6:16:42 PM

11/24/2012 6:16:42 PM

I have a whoodle. What is their gestation period?

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Anonymous asked:

11/7/2012 12:06:31 PM

11/7/2012 12:06:31 PM

We put a deposit down on a Wheaten terrier puppy and just received pictures at one week. Is it... We put a deposit down on a Wheaten terrier puppy and just received pictures at one week. Is it normal for the puppies to be BLOND? I can't find a single other picture of 1 week old wheatens that are so light. they are all much darker. There are no black markings on these at all, even their noses are blonde.

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Anonymous

I have owned soft coated wheaten terriers for over 20 years and have never heard of a blond puppy. They are born dark with black markings.
11/28/2012 10:56:46 AM

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8/1/2012 3:12:20 AM

8/1/2012 3:12:20 AM

What breed of dog is the best one for allergy sufferers? Please also small, non-barking/yapping,... What breed of dog is the best one for allergy sufferers? Please also small, non-barking/yapping, good with kids, good tempered, cuddly,not much exercise needed and I can leave it on it's own for about 7 hours, IT NEEDS TO BE HYPO ALLERGENIC.

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Anonymous

You might enjoy Cavachons or Cavapoos (King Charles Cavalier and Bichon or King Charles Cavalier with Poodle). But if a cross is bred with the same cross, it usually not hypoallergenic. But if to purebred dogs are bred, the it will be.
11/24/2013 4:58:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/28/2012 7:16:55 PM

7/28/2012 7:16:55 PM

I have a soft coated wheaton who is 13 yrs. old. He's got arthritis bad and hearing loss. What... I have a soft coated wheaton who is 13 yrs. old. He's got arthritis bad and hearing loss. What is good for arthritis ? How old do these dogs usually live ?

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Anonymous

There is a medicine that helps relieve the pain called dasaquin that you can get from your veterinarian
9/8/2012 10:09:18 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/1/2012 1:27:41 PM

3/1/2012 1:27:41 PM

Recently purchased soft coated wheaten. he's 20 weeks now...eververything you have mentioned is... Recently purchased soft coated wheaten. he's 20 weeks now...eververything you have mentioned is true! been to both major chains stores but not too pleased with grooming quality... where can I get my wheaten groomed correctly in Boston ma. Area?

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I live in the Charlestown, MA area. I go to Durrty Harry's. There is another location in Brighton, but I would double check the location! The prices are very reasonable, same prices at local chains (PetSmart and Petco). They treat your dog like king or queen. There is also BYOB in Southie. Both places are fantastic!
4/4/2012 10:53:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/26/2012 12:19:00 AM

2/26/2012 12:19:00 AM

Do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's always have their tails cropped?

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Anonymous

Generally yes, as it is the breed standard and done at 3-5 days old. However, if you let the breeder know in advance to not crop the tail, that can be done.
8/6/2012 12:06:04 PM

Anonymous

We rescued a sweetheart, that did not have her tail cropped. We are not absolutely positive but think she is a Whoodle. We also have a purebred Wheaton that is so typical of the breed, the descriptions fit him to a T. He is very aggressive to her, but also loves her to death. Both animals are a true joy to share our lives with.
11/16/2013 1:37:15 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2012 11:54:22 PM

1/10/2012 11:54:22 PM

I am looking for a dog that is very loving and protective. I don't mind about the size but I... I am looking for a dog that is very loving and protective. I don't mind about the size but I would prefer a dog that doesnt shed a whole lot and doesn't need a whole lot of exercise. I will be working most of the day so I need a dog that can be alone at times but when I am home I plan on spending almost all my time with my dog. What dog breed would be best for me? I currently have been looking at Mastiff's but are there any other breeds I should consider?

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Anonymous asked:

1/9/2012 7:21:26 PM

1/9/2012 7:21:26 PM

My Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is 21 1/2 inches high and 60lbs. He is 4 1/2 yrs old. Is he... My Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is 21 1/2 inches high and 60lbs. He is 4 1/2 yrs old. Is he heavy?

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Anonymous

He is huge! Wheatens typically range from 30 to 45 lbs. Your wheaten is a big boy! A little tall.... but not too out of the ordinary. Are you sure he is 100 full bred? If so, then he may want to slim down a little. Otherwise, enjoy your wonderful Wheatie!
1/5/2013 2:43:42 AM

Anonymous

We had a boy wheaten that was 65 lbs and very tall as well and he was pure breed. We called him the brute of the litter.
1/31/2015 5:40:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/25/2011 9:11:12 AM

8/25/2011 9:11:12 AM

My wheaten tries to bite my dog while she is going out for a walk. Why does he do this and what... My wheaten tries to bite my dog while she is going out for a walk. Why does he do this and what can I do to prevent it?

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Anonymous asked:

8/21/2011 3:19:32 PM

8/21/2011 3:19:32 PM

Why does my Wheaten bark and try to fight my other dog? The other one is 2 and he is 4. She is... Why does my Wheaten bark and try to fight my other dog? The other one is 2 and he is 4. She is way bigger and I do not want him to get hurt. What should I do.

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Anonymous

I just blow dry my wheaten and they melt. Also, try to make sure he has a jacket on when he goes out so less snowballs get attached :)
9/9/2011 9:49:26 PM

Anonymous

What breed is your other dog? The Wheaten is a terrier and very territorial. He is trying to assert his dominance over her. It's natural behavior and they will usually work it out amongst themselves. If a large breed, she is becoming sexually mature at 2 and he is wanting to maintain control. The Wheaten is a dog aggressive breed, so you will need to really work with him on dominance issues.
11/14/2011 12:52:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/2/2011 7:45:53 PM

8/2/2011 7:45:53 PM

what is the best way to remove the snow balls that attach themselves to the wheatens coat when... what is the best way to remove the snow balls that attach themselves to the wheatens coat when they romp in the snow?

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Anonymous asked:

7/19/2011 7:44:25 PM

7/19/2011 7:44:25 PM

I'm trying to find a dog that's good for my lifestyle so here are some questions. 1. Are... I'm trying to find a dog that's good for my lifestyle so here are some questions. 1. Are Wheatens good with kids 1+ 2. WOuld they be ok if I only have 9/10 of an acre? 3. Would they be ok if I only have a basement and 2 floors? 4. Will they do well if I walk them 3 or more times a day taking different routes? 5. Will they be ok with my 2 smaller dogs? 6. Do they shed? Thank you so much!

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It's a late response, but... 1) Yes. Our Wheaten is remarkably good with our 3 and 1 year old, (our Wheaten is 7). She was also really good with neighbor kids from the beginning. 2) Yep, so long as they can run a bit, they should be fine. (I'd recommend a fenced in area though... ) 3) Yes... 4) Perhaps... our actually gets tired on walks of any great length and refuses to jog with us. But, ours loves her walks. 5) Dunno. Probably, they really just like to play. A lot. 6) Not any more than you or I...
10/1/2011 1:41:19 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/9/2011 11:34:25 AM

7/9/2011 11:34:25 AM

What is the name of the dog that is Wheaton terrier and golden retriever?

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Anonymous

Wheaton Retriever maybe?
7/19/2011 7:41:08 PM

Anonymous

Bitza mongrel
9/14/2011 6:17:42 AM

Anonymous

wheaten retriver
1/25/2012 9:42:48 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/12/2011 7:23:26 PM

6/12/2011 7:23:26 PM

I am wondering if anyone out there has allergies to pet dander, and has a wheaton, AND has... I am wondering if anyone out there has allergies to pet dander, and has a wheaton, AND has allergic reactions still around other breeds, but is fine with their wheaton ??? I have severe allergies, don't seem to have any around a friend's wheaton, but am not really around him much..... and I don't really want to go around other breeds to see if I still get reactions..... any ifo will be appreciated thanks !

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Anonymous

My friend is extremely allergic to all cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits you name it!! However, he wanted a dog and thought he couldn't. I suggested the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, we found one, he licked my friends neck and hands and he had NO reaction and has now been an owner of one for 3 yrs. the only time he does get a slight reaction is if there is rough housing between mine (scwt) and his, then the dander can fly. You're best bet is to go to a reputable breeder and test yourself, licking and petting etc. good luck--you'll luv it!
6/28/2011 6:34:42 PM

Anonymous

My husband and daughter are also allergic and have no problem with our wheaten:) she's a peach and is such a great member to our family!
8/9/2011 8:23:17 PM

Anonymous

My son has a lot of allergies and many doctors told us to try a poodle, portugese water dogs, westies. He had reactions around all of them. We have two wheaton terriers now and my son is doing fine. I would go to a breeder and spend some time with the pup. good luck!
9/14/2011 6:06:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/25/2011 9:17:48 PM

4/25/2011 9:17:48 PM

We just purchased a female Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. She is extremely aggressive to our... We just purchased a female Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. She is extremely aggressive to our standard poodle (male). Our little one is 10 weeks old. Does anyone have any advice besides obedience training. We already signed up!

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Anonymous

Don't confuse aggression with rough play. My Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is very rough with all dogs bigger than he, grabbing ears, necks collars--just trying to herd or make the other dog play. You will know if it is aggression, the growling and biting are quite scary and aggressive!
6/28/2011 6:37:17 PM

Anonymous

Our almost 2 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier female is very playful too. It seems aggresive but I agree it's all play. She can take down a boxer. Actually plows him over. Loves to play!
8/9/2011 8:26:18 PM

Anonymous

At this age, it is probably play. However, do not take this lightly, the Wheaten is a dog aggressive breed and this behavior should definately be discouraged. They are terriers and will not back down from a fight. Not a problem at 10 weeks old, big problem at 2 years.
11/14/2011 12:59:35 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/20/2011 4:30:49 PM

2/20/2011 4:30:49 PM

Are soft-coated Wheatons a good choice for allergy prone people ? I have a grandchild who is... Are soft-coated Wheatons a good choice for allergy prone people ? I have a grandchild who is "allergic to dogs and cats" hives appear when around them......... would it be safe for her to visit, stay etc., with this breed ?

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Anonymous

I have a Wheaten and everything we have looked into says they are hyoallergenic. I have had friends over who are allergic to dogs and none of them have ever had any issues..... I am not sue how severe their allergies are though.
3/7/2011 8:00:49 PM

Anonymous

I have severe allergies to cats and most dogs. I owned a Wheaten Terrier for 6 years and had NO allergic reactions. Unfortunately, my wheaten passed from cancer but would get another one in time. Great breed.
3/14/2011 10:42:48 AM

Anonymous

Did you continue to have reactions around other dogs? Like at the vets or visiting friends with non-allergenic dogs? Just curious, thanks for your input so far.....
3/24/2011 10:19:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/24/2011 12:12:30 PM

1/24/2011 12:12:30 PM

Are the soft coated Wheaten Terriers hypoallergenic?

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Anonymous

I did a lot of research before getting a wheaten, and everything I read said yes - and they do not shed.
1/28/2011 4:34:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/23/2011 7:09:59 PM

1/23/2011 7:09:59 PM

I am having trouble differtiating between the american coat and the irish coat. It seems one is... I am having trouble differtiating between the american coat and the irish coat. It seems one is more fluffy/poodle like. The other is more of a scruffy/scrappy look. But which is which? Thanks

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Anonymous

American Coats tend to be more fluffy.
7/21/2011 11:31:46 PM

Anonymous

American coat is thicker, coarser and mats easily, requiring frequent grooming. Irish coat, once mature, is silky with a shine and doesnt mat, requiring occasional brushing and occasional washing as the natural oils and hair require less hassle to look quite spectacular
9/14/2011 6:21:05 AM

Anonymous

Both coats are soft and silky, hence the name: Soft Coated Wheaten. The American coat is straighter with a slight wave. The Irish coat is curly. Both coats require extensive grooming if left long. Both tend to mat fairly easily, unless brushed very regularly. And, neither coat sheds.
11/14/2011 12:58:03 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/6/2010 8:30:06 PM

12/6/2010 8:30:06 PM

Are Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs hard to groom?

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Anonymous

The main thing that makes Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs hard to groom is the fact that they are so energetic and don't sit still for very long. We tend to groom ours at the end of the day when she's pooped out.
1/8/2011 12:35:20 PM

Anonymous

We get our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier groomed every ten weeks. Since they do not shed they can get hot in their long coat. Also it is good to keep their ears cleaned. They look their cutesy with a shaggy puppy cut versus the traditional wheaten cut. They have expressive eyes! Knotting has not been an issue. Awesome dog!
1/19/2011 6:49:09 PM

Anonymous

On a scale of 1-10, I would say a 6. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's hair is not extremely difficult to groom, but you have to do it every day.
11/24/2013 5:01:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/25/2010 1:35:15 PM

9/25/2010 1:35:15 PM

What kind of diseases are the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier susceptible too?

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Anonymous

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are Prone to protein wasting disease (PLE and PLN) and flea allergies.
7/19/2011 7:42:15 PM

Anonymous

Those Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's descended from Stephen of Andover are possibly susceptible(and may have american coat) to PLN/PLE/Addison's disease, hypersensitivy diseases as well those with the thicker coat (English)ancestory may also have renal dysplasia genes(kidney and ureter deformity). There are no tests to predict which pup will get these as the average age of onset of PLN is 6 years of age.Thus never buy from a disreputable breeder/puppy farmer and try to check the register of diseases to see if the puppy has any ancestors on it affected(go back at least 5 generations). Good breeding is the only way to be sure and Irish lines are the healthy ones, unless outcrossed .
9/14/2011 6:26:04 AM

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