Wheaten Webinars

SCWTCA introduced an educational series of webinars in 2021. The objective is to sponsor a monthly talk on topics ranging from health to structure, grooming, and training.

Details of each webinar will be published 10 days before the event on scwtca.org

  • The webinars are open to anyone, with membership in SCWTCA not required.
  • Following the event, links to recordings will be provided together with access to any collateral used.

Questions?  Feedback?

If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions for our webinars, contact Neil O’Sullivan at webinar@scwtca.org,

C-BARQ Canine Behavioral Assessment & Research Questionnaire
9pm ET • 5/17/2022

Presenter:
James Serpell BSc PhD
Professor of Ethics & Animal Welfare Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

What is C-BARQ?
It is a standardized behavioral evaluation tool for dog owners, handlers and professionals. The C-BARQ database at the U of PENN contains 50,000 pet dogs comprising more than 300 different breeds. It is sometimes described as a form of canine personality assessment, originally it was designed to measure the prevalence and severity of behavioral problems.

Before the Webinar, you can sign up and take the questionnaire on 1-3 of your dogs if you like. There is no charge or fee for this. We have an account set up by the SCWTCA Endowment Inc.

  1. Sign up as pet owners at https://vetapps.vet.upenn.edu/cbarq/.
  2. Click on “Sign Up Today” & create a brief profile.
  3. Select “Add a Dog” to enter a dog.
  4. Select “Dog is participating in a study” followed by “Next”.
  5. Select “SCWTCA Endowment Inc.” as the name of your organization “SCWTCA Endowment Inc.” and provide the six-digit code 758847.
  6. Complete the questionnaire on your dog.

An analysis will be sent to you.

Questions?
Come to the Webinar with your questions! To be sure your questions are addressed, submit your questions beforehand to webinar@scwtca.org. Questions will also be taken at the conclusion of the webinar.

Event Details

The Unique Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier – Head/Ear Characteristics
9pm ET • 4/19/2022

Presenter:
Cindy Vogels
Cindy is an AKC Judge and long time member of SCWTCA. She and her mother Jackie Gottlieb bred over 100 Andover SCWT Champions. She has judged Best in Show at Westminster KC and Montgomery County KC.

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

Orthopedic Issues in Wheatens
9pm ET • 3/15/2022

Presenter:
Darryl Millis MS DVM DACVS CCRP
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

Tune in for this presentation to add to your understanding of Orthopedic Issues in Wheatens.

Early Spay Neuter
9pm ET • 2/15/2022

Presenter:
Erin E. Runcan DVM DACT
Assistant Professor of Theriogenology & Reproductive Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

You may recall Dr. Runcan’s very informative session (June 2021) on managing a Stud Dog, “Let’s Hear It For The Boys!”

Tune in for this presentation to add to your understanding of this topic that is a significant piece of information to share with new Puppy Owners.

PLN/Kidney Disease Update
9pm ET • 11/16/2021

Presenter:
Meryl Littman VMD DACVIM

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc. & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.
SCWTCA Health Committee

Ectopic Ureters/Urogenital Disorders in Wheatens
9pm ET • 10/26/2021

Presenter:
Julie Byron DVM MS DACVIM
Professor – Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine
Ohio State University – College of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc. & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.
SCWTCA Health Committee

Temperament & Rage Syndrome
9pm ET • 9/21/2021

Presenter:
Karen Overall MA VMD PhD DACVB
Editor in Chief, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc. & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.
SCWTCA Health Committee

Microphthalmia
Inherited Eye Diseases in the SCWT
9pm ET • 8/17/2021

Presenter:
Gustavo Aguirre VMD PhD PhD(hc)
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA

CHIC, Genetic Tests, & Summertime Thoughts
from the SCWTCA Health Committee

Presenters:
Susan Ratliffe, Beth Sorenson, Elaine Azerolo, Cyndi Stokvis, & Neil O’Sullivan

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA Health Committee

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!
Best Practices for Managing The Stud Do

Presenter:
Erin E. Runcan DVM DACT
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA, Inc & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

Gulpies, IBD, & Food Allergies

Presenter:
Meryl P. Littman VMD DACVIM

Sponsored By:
SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

Dawning of the age of DNA testing … where to test, what does it mean, and
adding the information to the SCWT database

Presenter:
Dr. Neil O’Sullivan, noted Geneticist and longtime Wheaten breeder

Presenter: Anna Marzolino, Chair of the SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

Presenter: Dr. Neil O’Sullivan, noted Geneticist and longtime Wheaten breeder

The first in the series, Coat Color Genetics in Wheatens, was presented by longtime Wheaten breeder and noted Geneticist Dr. Neil O’Sullivan. Neil joined the SCWTCA Board in January 2021, and brought the concept of a webinar series to reality in a matter of weeks. Announced with just a few days notice, nearly 80 people joined us live for the airing of this highly engaging talk with Neil.

Updated 05/03/2022