In March 2017, the SCWTCA Endowment, Inc., launched the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Database at www.scwtdb.org. By 2020, it included information on over 70,000 Wheatens from around the world. The Endowment believes the detailed health and pedigree information in the database will help to identify, track, and reduce the incidence of health problems in the SCWT.
What is the SCWT Health and Pedigree Database?
- An easy to use resource with data about Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers throughout the world and reporting tools useful to owners, breeders and health researchers.
- A robust source of information enabling individuals to make knowledgeable decisions about the care, breeding and welfare of their dogs.
- An accessible repository of data for researchers, making possible the achievement of a breed healthy in mind and body.
The integrity of the information in the database is vital to its purpose. Much of the data comes from voluntary submissions from owners, which is verified before publication. Publicly available information, such as records from kennel clubs and OFA, is also included as verified.
The best way to appreciate the potential of the Database is to use it! It is accessible at no charge to anyone interested in Wheatens at www.scwtdb.org once you’ve read and accepted the policies. Start by looking up your own dogs and seeing what you can do with the Database…produce pedigrees, calculate Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI), research health and breeding records and search for dogs meeting specific criteria.
Take a look at the sample dog below to see what information is available.
While the Database is easy to use, you’ll also find a link to a User’s Guide on the home page. This will show you how you can help by submitting information on your own dogs to make the Database more robust. There are forms for sending information to add; and you can upload photos of your dog, both formal show shots and informal candids.
Despite the care our operators take, errors are, of course, inevitable. If you find a problem, please report it at firstname.lastname@example.org.