Kaven Ranch

"MY" Wheaten Terrier Program


My Wheatens originated with Jerry Jobe, a wonderful friend that I had come to know through the horses, and horse people, and the miraculous work of God.

After only knowing Jerry a short time, he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, and after careful consideration, and health trials,  he generously decided to pass his Wheaten Legacy on to me.

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Jerry gave to me, the "Cream of the Crop", the  "Best of the Best", from the Beautiful  Wheatens that he had devoted over 30 years of his life to-
At that time, I don't think that Jerry, or me had any idea how that legacy would save my life!

Only a few months later, I suffered severe riding injuries, including trauma to my head- I was later diagnosed with Epilepsy, and.PTSD- along with a host of other issues!  Now, I am with my dogs all the time, in my home, yard, and on the ranch! They have become my love, my therapy- and they have given me goals to strive for!

I strive for Excellence, the same way I did with my World and Congress Champion Horses!
I continue to improve my blood lines in every way, the best that I can! 

Health, Temperament, Trainability, Structure and Conformation-Hair coat (after all, it is the "SOFT COATED") Wheaten!!

 I include energy level in these qualities- I strive for a Level-Headed Temperament (the Least "Terrier like of the Terriers), a dog smart enough and easy enough to maintain and work with me on my Ranch.

My dogs are under constant veterinary care and guidance, they have, or are in the process of all kinds of testing, kept completely current on all worming and vaccinations, and fed a premium diet.


Genetics are a big consideration for me here at the ranch.  Without strong diversification in genetics, the health and strength of the individuals will deteriorate.  I have taken great care to test my individuals health, temperament, and physically- as to what they bring to the table in the breed and to my group of dogs.  I have periodically used  linebreeding  in order to have a biologically superior dog to cross onto the males and females that I have imported from Europe, to diversify the genes and for the hybrid vigor that is a result.  The consistent Homozygous Negative results for the PLN alleles, and Degenerative Myelopathy, Healthy elbows and hips in my dogs only strengthen my case in point.  This brings the best dogs to you in health, beauty, strength, temperament, and trainability.  

Diversification is of ultimate importance, and it is my goal to arrive at that point.   


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