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This is a photo of Gracie as a pup.  It was made using the canvas feature in i-photo.

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About Cadenza Wheatens

My adventure into the world of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers started innocently enough back in 2002.  My sister had always had Wheatens and our beloved Yorkie had died 3 years earlier, so when we talked about another dog, my husband said he would really like to get a Wheaten.  I agreed, as I knew I was never allergic to my sister’s dogs and I loved their cute little faces and wonderful personalities. 

Finding someone to sell me a Wheaten was another issue altogether!  At the time we had 4 children and the youngest was one.  That is when I met my now dear friend, Kristin Peterson.  My sister had seen her showing Wheatens at a dog show and had struck up a conversation.  She told her about me, and Kristin was willing to meet me.  Well, the rest is history.  We bought a “pet” from Kristin 2 years later (after the surprise arrival of child #5) and Cadence turned out to be the most gorgeous pet ever.  The following fall while visiting the national specialty show in Pennsylvania I was bitten by the dog show bug and started showing Cadence that year.  I had a lot to learn, but with much time and patience Cadence became an AKC champion in March of 2008.  I made the decision to breed her the following year and she had a litter of 6 gorgeous puppies!  Her second litter of 2 puppies was born in June 2010 and her third in May 2011.  This website is here to celebrate our Wheaten family.


We are a very musical family and Cadenza Wheatens aptly describes us.  The term cadenza often refers to a portion of a concerto in which the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time (without a strict, regular pulse) and can be written or improvised, depending on what the composer specifies. This normally occurs near the end of the first movement, though it can be at any point in a concerto. The cadenza is usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part that the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters, and generally finishes off the movement.  Each of our children and wheatens has their own solo moments and when they are over, the combined Taylor orchestra comes together to finish off our song. 

Our human kids with our Wheaten kids

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