The SCWTCA Endowment, Inc., was established in 2001 by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Inc., for the purpose of supporting research related to the health of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Since then, the Endowment has funded and/or provided many important canine grants, proposals, education and health projects to protect and preserve the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. A list of our accomplishments with our partners is on our Endowment At Work page.

We have made tremendous progress in not only Wheaten health but in the health of all dogs. For this we are extremely grateful to you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous past support to help safeguard the health of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers not only in this country but worldwide.

★Join the Degenerative Myelopathy Webinar
on August 16, 2022 7pm EST (US & Canada)!

Presenter: Liz Hanson, DNA Research Information Specialist, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Genetics Lab

Sponsored By: SCWTCA, Inc & SCWTCA Endowment, Inc.

Liz will present her report from the St. Louis presentation on Degenerative Myelopathy. Please join us.

Questions? To be sure your questions are addressed, submit your questions beforehand to

Join the ZOOM meeting:

NCSU Early Intestinal Disease Marker Test 7Jul2022

     Wheaten Terriers diagnosed with PLE and healthy Wheaten Terriers are needed for a study with NC State University School of Veterinary Medicine. NCSU is beginning a study it hopes will identify SCWTs with PLE before there are any clinical bloodwork changes. Participation is specific: 8-10 “normal” Wheatens and 8-10 “affected” Wheatens are needed. Testing is done free of charge at NCSU in Raleigh, NC. There are financial incentives. For more information, contact Katie Tolbert DVM at

      Download the Client Consent Form PDF.

AKC CHF small AKC CHF logoHemangiosarcoma Research Initiative

Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive and common cancer in dogs. It can develop in any tissue or organ, but most commonly affects the spleen, right atrium of the heart, and the skin.

Since 1995, CHF and its donors have invested over $4.8 million in 33 grants in understanding mechanisms and causes, new targets for treatment, and early diagnostics for canine hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive cancer in dogs. CHF, along with its donors, continues to address this devastating disease through this initiative launched in 2018.

Why Study It?

  • While cutaneous masses (affecting the skin) are often treatable by tumor excision, tumors affecting internal organs are associated with poorer prognosis and are almost always incurable.
  • Hemangiosarcoma is often called the “silent killer” because the tumors are often not detected until the later stages of the disease, and even dogs harboring large tumors may show no clinical signs or evidence that they have a life threatening disease.
  • Existing treatments have not improved the overall survival times for dogs with this disease.

Read more about Our Progress So Far and Current CHF-Funded Studies.

Wheaten Health Matters is an independent Facebook group from the SCWTCA Endowment Inc.

If you are interested in participating, go to ‘Wheaten Health Matters’. There are over 12,000 Wheaten owners worldwide who are dedicated to health of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Get important updated information, feedback and support from owners and breeders, and learn from each other.

Wheaten Health Newsletter 3 Wheatens sitting in snow inaugural annual issue released, December 3, 2021!

Introducing the Red Hat Challenge Fund —
a collaboration with
the SCWT Genetic Research Foundation (GRF)


Created to honor Jackie Gottlieb and the late Carol Carlson and to expand our community's commitment to Wheaten genetic research and the SCWT Terrier Database, the Red Hat Challenge Fund has been established with a gift of $10,000 from the SCWT GRF (a certified non-profit corporation). Initially the GRF matched donations up to $15,000, and we are happy to announce that we met that goal in August of 2021; but you can still donate to the Red Hat Fund to honor both Jackie and Carol through October of 2022. Those donations will not be matched but are greatly appreciated.

You can learn more about the Red Hat Challenge Fund and donate at the Red Hat Challenge Fund page.

Donations can be made online at Support the Endowment.


The Endowment is a 501(c)3 corporation, so donations are tax deductible.

Vesley Book

Only 11 signed copies of
"The Complete Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier" left!
Contact Anna Marzolino at for details.








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