Our kennel name is an Irish word: BACHRAM (pronounced “BOCH-rum”)
Bachram is boisterous, rambunctious behaviour (high spirits). The word can also be used figuratively for a sudden or violent downpour of rain.
We chose this name to remind us that this wonderful Irish breed can be true to his terrier nature. Also, we live in a rain forest area of Canada where the wee doggies and those who show them at outdoor dog shows get soaked upon occasion.
Our small kennel is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Our foundation bitch, CH Inisroe’s Hallelujah, came to us all the way from P.E.I. and was bred by Diane and Terry Brennan of Inisroe.
Halle is the wheaten who got us hooked on dog shows. We enjoyed learning to handle her in the show ring and upon reaching her championship we decided to become a bigger part of the purebred dog world and have a litter. Halle has had two litters and is now retired. Eventually we hope to breed her daughter — Nerida. We have also begun a new line with a new gal from Skyfall Kennel — Neala.
We have been mentored by some wonderful, very experienced, wheaten-loving folks. We thank them for welcoming us to this community and teaching us about the ‘dog fancy’.
Our goal is to keep the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier a vital, sound and healthy dog breed and be “preservation” breeders. We look forward to many years enjoying the show world and raising puppies. Our puppies are home-raised with our family. They are given lots of carefully planned attention and tender loving care. We follow a puppy socialization program called “Puppy Culture”. Our Wheatens obtain all recommended health clearances (i.e. hips, eyes, elbows, and bloodwork) before they are bred. We also know the DNA marker status for the hereditary diseases PLN and DM. All puppies are microchipped and CKC registered.
Please note that we follow the code of ethics for breeders as outlined by the SCWTAC and CKC. We are a members of the CKC, Member of the SCWTAC (our national breed club), a Member of the SCWTAC-BC club (our local breed club) and a member of The Tyee Kennel Club.
We look forward to hearing from those interested in this wonderful breed.
Cheers, Teresa Gustafson