Benchmarks

Benchmarks is published quarterly by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America.  The intended audience is anyone who owns, loves, or just appreciates the breed. Yes, it has a lot of information about showing, breeding, and performance events – but it also has the latest tips on grooming & training, stories about our favorite Wheatens, and the latest news on health topics.  There is something for everyone with Wheatens in their life!

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Past Issues

Devil’s Advocate  •  SCWTCA Rescue Story  •  Improving the AKC Marketplace  •  Dog Shows During the Pandemic  •  Raising Pandemic Puppies  •  Training While Staying in Place  •  I Don’t Train Dogs  •  Addition of Rally Intermediate to the AKC Rally® Virtual Program  •  New AKC Virtual Home Manners Titling Program  •  Does Your Wheaten have what it takes to be a Farm Dog?  •
Wheaten Health News: Medicating the Pregnant & Lactating Bitch  •  Canine Medications Pricing Comparison  •  Flea, Tick, Heartworm & Wormers  •  Common Canine Prescriptions  •  Testing at PennGen  •

Double Vision SCWTCSC Specialty Show  •  SCWTCA 2020 National Roving  •  The Devil’s Advocate  •  SCWTCA Rescue Success Stories  •  AKC COVID-19 Dog Show Best Practices  •  Breeding During COVID-19  •  SCWTCA Endowment Supporting Health, Research & Education  •  Barn Hunt Adventure  •  Canine Freestyle  •  Tally Ho! Fast Cat  •  A Journey Through Obedience With Wheatens  •  Rockin’ It With Rally  •  Scentwork – The Nose Knows  •  AKC Agility Introduces Virtual ACT 2  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN): Tests for Degenerative Myelopathy & Microphthalmia  •  Penn Explanation of PLN Test  •  Microphthalmia in SCWT  •  SCWT Digestive Issues Survey WSU  •

Tribute to Carol Carlson • 2020 SCWTCA Committee Chairs • Devil’s Advocate • Dog-friendly OTC Medications • Essential Oils for Dogs • AKC National Owner Handled Series • AKC Royal Canid National All-Breed Sweeps • 2019 AKC National Championship • Orlando Meet the Breeds • North American Diving Dogs Championship • 2019 AKC Agility Invitational • SCWTC Southern California Specialty (Indio) • Golden Gate KC Benched Dog Show • New York AKC Meet the Breeds • Rescue Successes • Choosing a Dog Trainer • Puppy Culture • Puppy Socialization •
Wheaten Health News (WHN): Diarrhea in Dogs • DNA Stored at PennVet • Update on Research at Penn •

Devil’s Advocate  • This is who we are…  • Mental Preparation Can Increase Performance  •  Greater Denver SCWTC Specialty  • New Titles Earned  • SCWTC of Greater Milwaukee Specialty  • Montgomery Terrier Agility 2019  • 2019 SCWTCA National Specialty and Awards  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN):
Canine Degenerative Myelopathy  • Journeys End  • The Gulpies  • Early Diagnostic Test for Chronic Kidney Disease  •

PopularTragedy When Traveling With Dogs  •  Your Role in The Membership Application Process  •  Play: A Vital Influence on Our Dogs’ Behavior  •  Kennel Blindness: A Closer Look  •  Kennel Blind: What It Is & What It Isn’t  •  Devil’s Advocate  •  Preserve your old photos on the SCWT Health & Pedigree Database  •  DelVal SCWTC Specialty  •  SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN): 
Annual Health Testing for your Wheaten  •  Urinalysis Handbook  •  Research Progress Report Summary #1 & #2  •  Five Questions to Ask Your Vet About Anesthesia  •

Popular-Sire Syndrome  •  Understanding the Coefficient of Inbreeding  •  Breeder Opinions of Articles  •  Devil’s Advocate  •  2019 AKC National Agility Championship  •  SCWTC Southern California Specialty  •  SCWTC Northern California Specialty  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN)  Announcement: New Health Projects  •  Canine Phenome Project – Then and Now  •  New Dosage Protocol for Dogs with Addison’s Disease  •  Establishing an Ectopic Ureter (EU) Study  •  Update on the Science Behind CBD  •

Strategy 101  •  Looking For Mr. Right?  •  Reading Pedigrees  •  The Stick Dog Pedigree  •  Advancements in Genetic Testing  •  Some Terms We Should All Know  •  Devil’s Advocate  •  AKC National Championship Results  •   2018 AKC Agility Invitational  •  We’re Going To Tulsa!  •   Wheatens Prove Their Versatility  •  Westminster KC  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN): Cytopoint For A Dog’s Itchy Skin  •  Heartbreak of Degenerative Myelopathy  •

Meet Your Board Members: Karen Bilda & Kent Meyer  •  Make Your Specialty Count!  •  How Take The Lead Helped Me  •  Krista…First Wheaten to Earn  •  Devil’s Advocate  •  Greater Denver SCWTC Specialty  •  DelVal SCWTC Specialty/Hatboro  •  SCWTCA National Specialty  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN): Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety  •  Healthy Ear Maintenance for Your Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier  •  What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet

Meet Your Board Member: Dick Taylor  •  You might be in the Dog Fancy if…  •  Showing to Win  •  Spar/No Spar, National Purebred Dog Day®  •  Road To Master Breeder Status  •  Devil’s Advocate  •  SCWTCA Education Seminar  •  Delaware Valley SCWTC Specialty  •  SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty  •  SCWTC Southern California Specialties  •  SCWTC Greater Milwaukee Specialty  •
Wheaten Health News (WHN): Congenital Eye Disease in Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers  •  Broad-Range Detection of Canine Tick-Borne Disease  •  Cannabis Research for Veterinary Patients

Devil’s Advocate • Walking Down Memory Lane • Judging Dogs as Breeding Stock • Movement • COI & the SCWTCA Endowment’s SCWT Database • Pet First Aid • SCWTC Northern California Specialty •
Wheaten IQ…Are You Planning To Show? Things You Should Know Conformation…Get Started • You Need A Mentor • Some Tips on Training • Tools of The Trade •
Wheaten Health News (WHN) Hemangiosarcoma Research • Required Hip Testing • Increasing Threat of Leptospirosis • Genetic Testing for PLN & Frozen Semen • Diagnosis of Canine Food Sensitivity/Intolerance Using Saliva • Sample PLN Letter

Conformation showing…Some Good Advice! Judges/professionals • My Perspective: Sue Goldberg • Advice for New Dog Show Exhibitors • Dog Show People – Newcomers Field Guide • Building Confidence for Show and Performance • Laugh and Learn • Devil’s Advocate • Wheaten Health News (Health Survey / Weight Control for Optimal Health / Use & Abuse of Probiotics) • Pawsitive Strides in Obedience • 2017 AKC Agility Invitational • Trifecta for Eringlo Wheatens • Krista Finishes in Top 10 • 2017 AKC National Championship • 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show • 2018 SCWTCA Roving Specialty • 2018 Specialties & Supported Entries • Educational Flyer

Ensure a brighter future for the SCWT by understanding and preserving the past!  •  Survey Says…About Judges and Type  •  Why The Stand-Out Best Dog Can Be A Loser  •  Devil’s Advocate  •  Not your grandpa’s gene pool  •  Avidog – National Specialty Education Seminar  •  SCWTC Greater Milwaukee Specialty  •  Greater Denver SCWTC Specialties  •  2017 SCWTCA National Specialty  •  Wheaten Health News (WHN): Update on PLN / Canine Degenerative Myelopathy Test / Early Detection of Bladder Cancer   •

Rosemary Berg, In Memoriam • Make a Lasting Impression of Your Specialty • Meet The Breeds at the World Dog Expo • Working Toward a Better Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier • Survey Says…About Judges Education • Test Your Wheaten IQ…Bones • Long-Term Health Risks & Benefits Associated with Spay/Neuter • Wheaten Health News (WHN): Update on Hemangiosarcoma, Rabies Challenge Fund, & H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus • Degenerative Myelopathy and our Wheatens • Devil’s Advocate • Del Val SCWTC Specialty • SCWTC Greater St. Louis Specialty • SCWTC Southern California Specialties

Movement in the Wheaten • Survey Says…About Movement • Essence of Type…Movement • Wheaten IQ…Anatomy as it Relates to Movement • Tribute to Jody Sylvester • Buying a New Puppy? Consider Cost of Ownership • Champion & Performance Titles • Wheaten Health News (WHN) • New Wheaten Data Base • Leptospirosis • 2017 Health Survey • 2016 AKC Agility Invitationals • SCWTC Northern California Specialty

Champion & Performance Titles • Wonderful World of Wheaten Performance • Reading Pedigrees, A Lost Art? • Survey Says…Reading Pedigrees • 2017 Specialties & Supported Entries • Essence of Type…Head • Test Your Wheaten IQ…Head • Wheaten Health News (WHN): Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) • AKC National Dog Show • Westminster KC

Meet The New Board Members • In Memoriam; Donald Arthur • Influence of Coat on Body Type By Gary Vlachos • Importance of Proper Presentation By Gay Dunlap • Essence of Type (coat) By Cindy Vogels • Survey Says…Coat and Presentation • Hot Topics • Wheaten Health News (WHN): Code of Ethics – Open Registry • Devil’s Advocate • SCWTC Greater Milwaukee Specialty • Greater Denver SCWTC Specialty • SCWTCA National Specialty

Take Back Your “Alpha” • Opening Pandora’s Box • Developmental Stages of Puppy Behavior • Dealing with Fear Imprint Periods • Understanding Nature vs Nurture in Dogs • The Fine Art of Tipping The Scales in Everyone’s Favor • Separation Anxiety • Devil’s Advocate • Test Your Wheaten IQ • Hot Topics • SCWTCA 2016 Nat’l Specialty Details • Play It Forward – Raffle for Rescue • Take The Plunge…Dock Diving • Wheaten Health News: Caring for Newborn Puppies & Their Mother / Pet Safety in the Home • SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty Show • SCWTC Southern California Specialties

Getting your dog’s attention • House Call – Canine Reproduction 101 • Happy Tails • Using Technology to Whelp Pups • Developing confident, well-adjusted puppies • Test Your Wheaten IQ • Devil’s Advocate • Hot Topics • Wheaten Health News: Whelping & Dystocia, Puppy Nutritional Needs of Puppies, Dr. Jean Dodds Vaccine Protocol, & Supplementing Puppies • SCWTCA Roving Specialty • Northern California Specialty • DelVal Specialty

New Members • Reform a Barkaholic • What is a Breeder? • Choosing a Brood Bitch • Linebreeding, Inbreeding, Outcrossing • Understanding the Coefficient of Inbreeding • Test Your Wheaten IQ • Wheaten Health News • Wheatens as Therapy Dogs • 2016 Specialty/Supported Entry Plan • Eukanuba • Westminster Kennel Club • Benchmarks 2016 Plan

Meet the New Board Member • New SCWTCA Members • Remembering Sheila O’Connell • New Champion and Performance Titles • Wheaten Health News • Test Your Wheaten IQ / Breeder-Judge Perspective • SCWTC Greater Milwaukee Specialty • Greater Denver SCWTC Specialty • Montgomery Weekend Recap • SCWTCA Annual Award Recognition • SCWTCA Sweeps • SCWTCA National Specialty

When to Say Goodbye • The Dog Sport, Something for Everyone • Basic Training Tips • Show Training 101 • Test Your Wheaten IQ • A Breeder-Judge Perspective • Are The Best Dogs Really Winning? • Are Breeders and Judges From Different Planets? • Get Ready for Montgomery • Devil’s Advocate • Making Ads Work • Wheaten Health News • SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty • SCWTC Southern California Specialty

New SCWTCA Members • Remembering Bette Eckstrom • The Vacination Debate & Using Titers • What’s In Your Pets’ Food? • Wheatens, Agility, & A Sense of Humor • Test Your Wheaten IQ • A Breeder-Judge Perspective • Show Attitude • Many Faces of Rescue • Devil’s Advocate • SCWTC Northern California Specialty • Del Val SCWTC Specialty

New SCWTCA Members • Test Your Wheaten IQ • A Breeder-Judge Perspective • One Judge’s Opinion by Ken Kauffman • A New Children’s iBook • Devil’s Advocate • Advice For Dog Students and Mentors • Training For The Show Ring • Four New AKC Breeds • Eukanuba National Dog Show Results • Westminster KC Show Results

Meet the New Board Members • New SCWTCA Members • Devil’s Advocate • Test Your Wheaten IQ / Breeder-Judge Perspective • New DNA Test Available • Keys to Top Breeding • Greater Milwaukee Specialty Report • Montgomery Weekend Recap • SCWTCA Annual Award Recognition • SCWTCA Sweeps Report • SCWTCA National Specialty Report

Devil’s Advocate • Meet New Members • Great Western: SCWTC Southern California & SCWTCA National Roving Specialties • 20 Basic Breeding Principles • Smooth Stride vs Choppy Stride • SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty • Meet New Board Member • Dedication in Minnesota • Barn Hunt • Del SCWTC Specialty Judge’s Critique

Devil’s Advocate • Remembering Bob Nerrie • SCWTC Northern California Specialty • Lulu Always Makes Me Laugh • Breeders Tool: Understanding Breeding Combinations • Del Val SCWTC Specialty • NutriScan Test • Marijuana Toxicity on Pets • Microalbuminuria

Meet Your New Board Members • Devil’s Advocate • AKC Community Canine Test • Health Implications in Early Spay and Neuter • Pitfalls of Health Screening • Epigenetics • Meet SCWTCA’s New Members • Calming Dogs with Classical Music • 2014 Specialty Calendar • Hemangiosarcoma Trial • Yellow Dog Project

Milwaukee Specialty Results & Judges’ Critiques • 2012 SCWTCA Awards • 2013 SCWTCA/AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award • Montgomery 2013 – SCWTCA National Specialty Weekend • SCWTCA Specialty Results & Judges’ Critiques • Wheaten Ambassador Award • Meet the Breeds: Javits Center – New York • Greater Denver Specialty Results & Judges’ Critiques • The Open Registry 1996-Present

SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty • SCWTC Southern California Specialty Weekend • Del Val Herding • New Members: Karen Bilda & Diane Byra • Valley Fever – Coccidioidomycosis • Awards & Titles • Emergency & First Aid Planning • Celebrating Long Life • Devil’s Advocate

Northern California Specialty • New Members Profiles • Update on DNA Testing from Dr. Littman • What Does Gene Testing Mean? • Devil’s Advocate • Eye Registry Report • Celebrating Long Life • Surviving Pet Loss & Grief • The Mighty Quigley • Del Val Specialty

Meet Your New Board Members • Devil’s Advocate • Sex & the Modern Dog • Skunk Odor Removal • Ian Dunbar Seminar • Meet the Breeds • Osteosarcoma & IBD Treatments • Meet SCWTCA’s New Members • Update on NIH Study • Beyond the Genome

SCWTC Greater Milwaukee Specialty • Greater Denver SCWTC Specialty • Big AKC Decisions • Caught in the Act • SCWTCA National Specialty • Montgomery Photo Collages • History of Wheaten Temperament • Milwaukee Fun Day • Southern California Fun Day • Origin of Benchmarks • Westminster 2013 Details • Book Reviews

SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty • SCWTC Southern California Specialty Weekend • SCWTCA National Roving Specialty • Importance of Play • Greater Denver Swab Story • Surviving Melanoma • AKC Basics: Money • Wheaten Coon Hound

Influencing Sleep Environments • 50 Years of Register Of Merit Award Winners • PLN-Associated Variant Genes DNA Test • Resarch Abstract: Genome-wide Association Study of Protein-Losing Nephropathy in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers • Del Val SCWTC Specialty • Kennel Blindness: A Closer Look • What a Difference a Haircut Makes! • Hereditary Eye Disease in Wheatens • Why You Should Consider the CGC and Therapy Test • SCWTC Northern California Specialty

Celebrating SCWTCA’s 50th Birthday • SCWTCA’s History in From the President • AKC National Agility Invitational • Agility 101 • In Memorium: Janet Turner Dalton • All About Rescue ~ The Dogs & The People • Grandma’s Attic: Remembering the Early Roving Specialties • AKC Basics • Remembering Leo Springer • 1st Wheaten Herding Title • Cindy Vogels Judges Best in Show at Westminster 2012 • Canine Behavior 101: Food & Feeding

Meet SCWTCA’s Newest Director Rose Rose • SCWTC Greater Milwaukee Specialty • Greater Denver SCWTC Specialty • Montgomery 2011: SCWTCA National Specialty • Elena Landa – AKC Terrier Breeder of the Year • Conformation Assessment Program (CAP)

Wheaten Health Updates • SCWTC Greater St Louis Specialty • Great Western: SCWTC Southern California Specialty • Therapy Dogs • Family Reunions • AKC ACE Award Nominees

SCWTC Northern California Specialty • Del Val SCWTC Specialty • Moving With A Geriatric Dog • Caring for Senior Dogs • Herding 101 • Detroit KC & Dog Show After Glow • Devil’s Advocate • Comparing Wheatens: East vs West

Lessons Learned • More on 2010 SCWTCA National Specialty – Montgomery • Greater Denver SCWTC Inaugural Agility Trial • Fine Art of Needle Felting • Heritage Society • Biogal Announcement • Rethinking Spay-Neuter

Milwaukee Specialty • Denver Specialty • SCWTCA National Specialty – Montgomery • In Memoriam: Jerry Larson • AKC Parent Club Conference • Grand Champions • Meet the Breeds

St Louis Specialty • SCWTCA National Roving Specialty • Southern California Specialties • Canine Nutrition • The Coneheads • Inside A Judge’s Head • Tribute To Keegan • Oklahoma Supported Entry • Testing ~ Doing it Right

Camp Dream Street • Northern California Specialty • Traveling with Darby • Canine Nutrition • Leaky Plumbing • Del Val Specialty • Ash Cloud’s Role in Visiting A German Dog Show • Parish Dog Interview • Herding with Del Val

Mushing Wheatens • Tail Talk • Integrative Approach to Battling PLN • Traveling with Darby • Enzymes, the Spark Plugs for a Dog’s Engine • Size & Substabce • Managing Raffles • Pilot Association Study of PLE/PLN • Informative Family & Open Registry Report • New Hotel for Montgomery 2010 • Traveling with Your Wheaten

Judging SCWT in Stockholm • Milwaukee Specialty • DNA Projects • Urinary Tract Dysfunction • Montgomery Performance Events • 2008 Annual Awards • SCWTCA CGC Clinic • California SCWT Picnics • Denver Specialty • AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City • Open Registry & the DNA Bank at Penn • Montgomery 2009 ~ SCWTCA Annual Specialty • Southern California Herding Clinic

Story of a Search & Rescue Dog • Great Western – Southern California Specialty • St Louis Specialty • NIH Lifetime Health Study Faqs • Wheaten Golden Years – When Is It Time? • What Have We Learned From The Colony Dogs? • Grandma’s Attic • Meet Our New Board Members

Puppy Colors • AKC-CHF Breeder’s Symposium Schedule 2009 • Devil’s Advocate • Montgomery 2009 • Seniors Dogs & Weight • Care of Older Wheatens • Northern California Specialty • BEWARE! HSUS At Work • Taffy, A Pet Therapy Dog • Wheaten 911 Rescue • Respect • Del Val Specialty

Eukanuba 2008 • Meet Pam Tinnelly, SCWTCA Director • Breeders Challenge Updates • Endowment Projects & Donors • DNA Research Project Comparison • AKC-CHF SCWT Genetic Research Fund Donors • Colony Dog Donors • Plans for the Penn SCWT DNA Bank • SCWT Seniors & Urinary Incontinence • Taking A Chance • What We Do For Love

Montgomery 2008 • Milwaukee Specialty • Denver Specialty • Living with Geriatric Wheatens • In-Depth Look At The Longitudinal Study Of Wheaten Health • Growing Smart Puppies • Canine Phenome Project, One Year Later • Pacific Northwest Petnic • Recognizing Injury or Lameness

Southern California Specialty • St Louis Specialty • Reminiscing About Annie Sullivan • Wheaten Champions for 2007 • Pat Adams – Remembering Byrack Bunter • The NIH Project • Sibling Pairs Research & CPP DNA Bank • World Show In Stockholm • Bicycling With Your Dog

SCWTCA Roving Specialty • SCWTCNC Specialty (NCTA) • Meet Ida Sawtelle Mallory • Del Val’s Annual Herding Event • The Big Crufts Win and Some History • DVSCWTC Specialty (Bucks) • The Maude Effect • Red Hat Celtie • Basic Breeding Principles

Puppy Resuscitation • Meeting New Board Members • Agility…Getting Started With Your Wheaten • Canine Phenome Project Facts • Reminiscing About Belma • The GRF Online Pedigree Search Site • Wheaten Shines At AKC/Eukanuba Herding Demo

Meet the New SCWTCA Board Members • Bonnie O’Connor Receives the Jan Linscheid Award • Reminiscing About Casey – Our 1st Champion • Montgomery 2007 • SCWTCA Award Winners • Heartwarming Tale of Sara & Molly • Greater Denver Specialty • Raisin & Grape Toxicity • Grandma’s Attic • Microalbuninuria • Essence of Type: Movement

What We Owe Our Brood Bitches • 2006 Vaccine Seminar • UK’s pANCA Research • Nail Trimming • St Louis Specialty • Colony Dog Update • Australasia SCWT Health • Milwaukee Specialty • SCWTCSC Specialty • Essence of Type: Temperament • Sadie & Bella • Questions Answered: Geriatric Dogs & Informative Families • DNA Collection • Conditional AKC Registration

Grand Dams – Dogdoms’s Leading Lady • Coat Progression, Puppy to Adult • Our Geriatric & Informative Family Projects • My First Show Dog • A Call to All About Stud Management • Essense of Type: Focusing on Coat • 2006 Conformation Stats • Herding in Southern California • Tracking in the Midwest

A Frisbee Star • Differentiating Between RD and PLN • Anna Redlich’s Chapter on the SCWT From The Dogs Of Ireland • AKC’s Inaugural Agility Invitational • Renal Dysplasia In The Wheaten Terrier • Essense Of Type: Head • More On The Battle

Montgomery 2006 • Interview: Betty Chapman, Director • Interview: Dana Frady, Director • SCWTCSC Judge’s Critique • Denver Specialty • More Than Thirty Years of Breeding • What We Learned From The Colony Dogs • Essence of Type: Silhouette

SCWTCSC & Roving Specialties • St Louis Specialty • Beyond the Sequenced Canine Genome • Tale of a Soft Coated Wheaten-Retriever • The Demise of Our Favorite Rag Doll • Books on Genetics

SCWTCNC Specialty • Del Val SCWTC Specialty • Interview: Cindy Vogels, Breeder Judge • Lodging Your Wheaten While You Are Away • PAWS Writing Contest • Rally Round Our Wheatens • Improving the Quality of Your Dog’s Life

Pet Vaccination: An Institutionalized Crime • Rusty, the Wheaten Rescue Dog • Interview: Gary Vlachos, Breeder Judge • Bailey ‘s Journey with PLE • Molly Pescatore’s Success Story • Congratulations on Your Win and Other Absurdities • AKC/CHF Parent Club Conference Report

Denver Specialty • Montgomery 2005 • SCWTCSC Fun Day • 2005 Update On Geriatric Study • Interview: Sue Goldberg, Breeder Judge • MCKC Judge’s Critique • SCWTCA Award Winners • Puppy Socialization, Evaluation & Placement • 2005 Obedience Qualifiers, Kimperton PA • Kelsie’s Story • MCKC All Terrier Agility Cluster • GI Lab Research at Texas A&M • Canadian National Specialty

Chris Erickson, Breeder Judge • Candy Way, Breeder Judge • BIS Wheatens! • 2004 Top Twenty Wheatens • St Louis Specialty • Sporting Terrier Club of Greater Victoria, Australia 2005 • SCWTCSC Specialty • Milwaukee Specialty • MCKC • Thoughts About Rescue • Good Mentoring • UK Vulnerable Breeds Project • Understanding Protein-Wasting Diseases • Fecal API • MA Discussion with Shelly Vaden DVM • Good News for Geriatric Wheaten & Handler • Bumstead, Rally Dog • Jeter, Therapy Dog

Meet The Board • Remembering Wallie Ladd • AKC 2004 Parent Club Conference • 2004 Top 20 SCWTs • Archives of Benchmarks Health Articles • Interview: Liz Cartledge • Can A Breed Club Be Democratic? • From Junior Handler To Top Professional • Lymphoma Test Available • Rusty & Me – Living with PLE/PLN • Preserve SCWT Genes • Interview with Margret Möeller-Sieber • The Eyes Have It • Are You Ready To Rally? • Hector and Agility • Herding in Australia

Canine Genome • Montgomery 2004 • SCWTCA 2003 Award Winners • Remembering Charlene McCloskey • Remembering Frances Anchin • Remembering Annette Haukoun • Thoughts On Testing • Mona – Wheaten By Proximity • Sparky’s Bouts with IBD • Teaching Humans • No Whining • Denver Specialty 2004 • My Experience with Screening for RD • Genetic Conservation • SCWTs As Herding Dogs • Mattie and CGC

The Show Must Go On • Remembering Beth Heckerman • Strong-Dog Program Proposed for Big Terriers • Wheaten Team Makes Tracking History • Rescue Stories • Hemingway – It Took A Village • Breeding Decisions & the Open Registry • Q&A with Shelly Vaden DVM • SCWTCSC & Roving Specialties • Greater St Louis Specialty 2004