Maureen Holmes Memorial Award


Breeder or Co-breeder of the Best Puppy in Sweepstakes at the SCWTCA National Specialty Sweepstakes held each October on the weekend of the Montgomery County Kennel Club show. At least one Breeder or Co-breeder must be a member in good standing of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Inc. (SCWTCA).


Waterford Crystal piece, $100 limit


Awards Banquet following the win


SCWTCA Board purchases memento


SCWTCA National Specialty Sweepstakes show catalog

Year Name Breeder(s)
1997 Doubloon’s Sumthin To Talk About Elena Landa
1998 Clanheath Fringe Benefits Gwynne McNamara
1999 Bonney Paint Your Waggin Bonney Snyder
2000 Jamboree Amigo Jocelyn Slatin
2001 Derryhumma Keepsake Kit Carson Robyn Alexander, Shari Robinson
2002 Greentree Darcove Fairy Tale Beverly & Kevin McDonald
2003 Whindancer’s Harrigan Susan Ratliffe
2004 Caraway Circle Of Life Elizabeth Chapman & Beth Verner
2005 Desertrose Bonney Mans Dream Bonney Snyder, Richard & Barb Fain
2006 Holweit’s Whatever Lola Wants Sylvia Hamilton
2007 Eringlo Light My Fire Cindy & Dennis Shea
2008 Orion Trébol Hot On The Leader Board Betsy Geertson, Guillermo & Wendy Rueda
2009 Lismore the Best of Both Worlds Meg Ryan
2010 Whindancer’s Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This Susan Ratliffe
2011 Doubloon’s Extreme Play Elena Landa
2012 Bonney Labor Of Love Bonney Snyder, Vickie & Dave Gosnell
2013 Whindancer’s Light My Fire Susan Ratliffe, Abby Kochan, D Meath, M Schild
2014 Legacy Kalohe Summer Wind Mary Brown, Sandy & Glenn Amorosia
2015 Frolic’s Caper to Coventry E & J Heckman, M Shoemaker
2016 Not Awarded
2017 Not Awarded
2018 Frolic’s It Was Up To Stiehl Cheryl Turner , Emily Skoglund
2019 Orion Trébol Break Through Betsy Geertson, Willie Rueda
2021 Whindancer Comes and Goes In Waves Susan Ratliff, Art Miller, Abby Kochan
2022 Bryr Rose For Pete’s Sake! Carolyn Garrett
2023 Not awarded

Updated 10/13/2023