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MANY PROMINENT WINNERS
HEALTH & TEMPERAMENT
Genetics and early rearing affect health and temperament, however, food, environment and guidance are also significant factors.
We do our best to use the knowledge from research and listening to owners. We do extensive health and DNA testing, and keep copious notes on our dogs that we breed, and the puppies that we produce. There are no guarantees (don’t let any breeder mislead you and suggest there are) — any dog, of any breed, can get any thing, but we strive to minimize any issues.
We stand behind the dogs that we breed and sell.
GOLD STANDARD IN RAISING PUPPIES
We strive to produce the best quality dogs, raised in our home.
Genetics are important, however, how puppies are raised is critical. Through a scientific and hands-on approach, we provide our puppies with what they need to ensure the best outcome for them. We are always trying to improve, and incorporate new insights as we learn them. The ‘Puppy Culture’ protocols, as well as all we have learned raising Welsh Terriers, make a significant difference later on.
The critical time for puppy development is the first 12 weeks – everything done in this time can have long-term effects. Puppies continue to learn, but this is the most important time period. New owners must continue from the base work started here, and provide appropriate guidance and training to have the best family member for many years to come. The learning, both for them and the people, never stops.
We have always provided owners with the opportunity to connect directly with each other. Some have been casual friendships to share stories. Some have developed long-lasting friendships. For those that do, it’s lovely to see the caring and knowledgeable community that has built up.
“Best of Breed was my Winner’s Dog and Best of Winners (Darwyn’s Webslinger, Parker): I couldn’t take my eyes off the Winners Dog. He is so Welshie. Great Type. I liked his proportions and size. He never let down and certainly had the ‘Here I am World, look at me’ attitude. I had a wonderful line-up of welsh, but this Welsh was a stand out for me.”
– Ruth Prehn (Ledgerock Welsh Terriers), WTCA National Specialty 2009 Judge’s Critique
Over the years, we have had FIFTEEN Welsh Terriers that have won WINNERS or HIGHER on the MCKC weekend of shows. These include Morris & Essex, Hatboro, Devon and Montgomery, where the Welsh Terrier Club of America (WTCA) National Specialty is held every year! Here are just 4 of those recent 15 different WTs.
Best in Show Wins!
Champion Welsh Terriers
American Champion WT’s
Different MCKC w/e & WTCA Floating Nat’l Winners
Both Elsa and Walter were awarded top honors at their first two shows back since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. Both bred here in Canada by Darwyn and co-owned with their owner, Inga Hyldahl. ~ Elsa …
Video Submission Darwyn's Tawny Tangerine (aka TANGIE) was awarded Terrier Group First in AKC's Aug/2020 Virtual Top Dog Challenge! Tangie is owned and conditioned by Caitlyn Schliefer, of California. Caitlyn and her family have owned…
Darwyn Welsh Terriers has actively supported the breed club's decision to participate in the OFA - CHIC health registry, with our own dogs, including the sire & dam of our current litter. The Welsh Terrier…