Colorado Wheaten & Havanese Special pets for special people
We do not anticipate any Wheaten until late fall and have several applications for them, so are not taking any new applications at this time.
Colorado Wheaten & Havanese was founded because of my grandson's needs for a mid-sized service dog.
My daughter's family pet is a Havanese (a Fuzzypup! of course) and we love the personality traits of this wonderful breed. He is a great emotional support dog for their family. We know that some families prefer a little bigger breed or that the stature of the Havanese (10-16#) may not be suitable as a service dog, which led Janae to search for a bigger dog for her family.
Janae's research showed the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was primarily a bigger version of the Havanese as they are non-shedding, hypo-allergenic, intelligent, family-loving pets. Janae's research showed that the cost of an adult service dog who has gone through specific training programs could run tens of thousands of dollars. This makes them out of price range for families that are on a limited budget.
Our goal is to provide healthy, social puppies at an affordable cost. Then, refer families to a trainer for their training needs. We felt that if we provided an affordable healthy, happy, social puppy, owners could determine how extensive a training program they need (and can afford) and do training separate from the purchase of the dog, Thus setting their own pace (and budget) depending on life schedule & needs.
We know that not all families need a service dog. For some, simple training classes will be adequate for them to end up with the perfect family pet. Janae and Walter's Havanese "Starlord" was trained by Walter and is a great family pet. Starlord graduated the beginning PetSmart program which was affordable. Later, Walter took further courses for Starlord to become a "certified therapy dog". He did this as time and budget allowed.
"Colorado Wheaten's" is the expansion of "Fuzzypups" into the world of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, which to us is just a bigger Havanese. We do this with the great support of our friend and breeder who has been raising Soft Coated Wheaten for 50 years! and the Havanese since 1997. He is a former AKC judge, active in legislature for benefit of dogs and owners, and has given seminars all around the nation. He has provided us exceptional puppies through the years, which is confirmed by the many return owners we have. There is no breeder out there that we feel is more knowledgeable, respected, nor trustworthy. We think he has the hard job: breeding. And we get the fun job: placement into new homes and answering all questions before, during and after adoption.
We hope the many pages of our web site can provide answers to all your general questions. We look forward to helping anyone, whether you adopt from us or not, just as Fuzzypups! has done for over almost 30 years. We know that finding anyone to talk to is often more than half your battle. Please feel free to reach out to us and we will happily share whatever research we have gleaned through the years.
Pam & Janae
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