AnamCara Wheatens

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers since 2004

AnamCara Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Our name AnamCara means "Soul Mate" in old Gaelic


I've loved, shown, trained and bred dogs since I was in elementary school, but in 2004, I met the breed that would change my life and love of dogs forever.  The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.  AnamCara, named in honor of my first Wheaten "Cara" is located on Reality Mountain in Little Washington, Virginia.  Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains we are about 90 minutes outside of Washington, DC.

Is the Wheaten Terrier right for you?

Brynn at National Sweepstakes with handler Gwen Meyer

The Wheaten retains his puppy antics and medium-to-high energy level all his life.   It is considered a high-maintenance breed. You must commit to frequent grooming to keep their beautiful coat clean and free of mats. The Wheaten is a non-shedding breed with a personality that can make them a challenge to train.

We know you want a puppy...


But, we expect you to do your homework first.  Keeping a Wheaten Terrier is an expensive proposition between quality food, veterinary care, grooming and training.  Please refer to the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America (SCWTCA) website for detailed information on our breed.

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About Wheaten Terriers

Wheaten Health


AnamCara is careful in selecting our bloodlines for health and temperament.  Any breeder should be willing to show you the results of their breeding stock's extensive health testing.  If they are not, you should be very skeptical.



Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stable and fun-loving and are adaptable to country and city living. They were originally bred to be all-purpose farm dogs. They relate well to children and make good watch-dogs. They are animated, inquisitive, cheerful dogs who love their people.  However, bad breeding can lead to bad temperaments. Meet your breeder's dogs! 

Show, Performance, and Loving Pets


AnamCara Dogs have fantastic lineage and have been proven with conformation championships.  Wheatens are a hearty breed and make great performance partners!  But, the most important thing they do, is make loving family pets.  Many have great success with other dog sports like rally, agility and barn hunt.  And, sometimes they are just great couch potatoes!

Accreditation, Membership


  • Member of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America
  • Avidog International Associate Breeder
  • Volhard Top Dog Training Camp
  • Annual training and education seminars including Mahogany Ridge Training with Brother Christopher of the Monks of New Skete.

Who will thrive with an AnamCara Wheaten?


Dog-savvy people that:

  • Enjoy spending time with their dogs
  • Are willing to invest time in training 
  • Are willing to go above and beyond socializing their puppy with people and other dogs
  • Enjoy grooming or have the means to send their dog to a groomer once a month
  • Don’t mind the “Velcro nature” of the Wheaten coat, bringing leaves, mulch and other yard debris into the home!

What kind of people will AnamCara Wheatens thrive with?


  Dog -savvy people who:

  • Formally train and set boundaries
  • Use positive but proven training methods 
  • Challenge them mentally
  • Consider canine competitive activities for fun 
  • Those who avoid dog parks for exercise
  • Those who will crate train their puppy

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AnamCara is located on Reality Mountain in Little Washington, Virginia.  Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains we are about 90 minutes outside of Washington, DC.

AnamCara Wheatens

300 Reality Farm Lane, Washington, VA 22747, US


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Our Phaser x Brynn Litter is here!

Sire: Modny Style Star Trek


"Phaser" - My husband and I traveled to Amsterdam to pick up this special boy from his Russian breeder Oksana Kompaniets (Modny Style Kennel) in December of 2015.  We sought out his great bloodlines and were so charmed when we saw him.  The hotel staff was also completely smitten with his sweet  personality and cute puppy antics during our stay in Amsterdam.  He is a now a fun, athletic, family dog with a terrific temperament and excellent health screening.

Dam: USCH Reyem's AnamCara Back to Reality


"Brynn" - is a very sweet, happy clown with an incredible blood line both for temperament and health.  She completed her American conformation championship in a few short weekends around the country.  She went BOS at the 2017 Montgomery County National Club Sweepstakes and is now having a great time in Rally class back home in Virginia!  

Email: for a puppy application or additional information on this litter.

See Litter Pedigree

Born January 24, 2019


AnamCara's "A Walk in the Woods" Litter

We have themes for our litters to help us develop their registered names.  We also give the pups nicknames so we don't have to use "Pink Collared Girl".  We don't teach the pups those names, we just use them for reference and for fun. 

4 Males and 3 Females

Dark Blue Collar - Male "Cliff"

Light Green Collar - Female "Fern"

Light Blue Collar - Female "Birdie"

Purple Collar - Male "Rustle"

Dark Green Collar - Male "Buck"

Pink Collar - Female "Breezy"

Yellow Collar - Male "Beetle"