Welcome to Erinisle

Our Wheatens

Our Wheatens are family members first and foremost and live in our home.


Our puppies are home raised and receive lots of attention and tender loving care.


Letters sharing updates, photos and stories from our extended Erinisle family.

About Us

D'Arcy & Esther McGee

D’Arcy & Esther McGee – Photo by Ruth Tait

Erinisle Wheatens is located in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. We purchased our first Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier from Penny Downey of Bresail’s Reg’d Wheatens in 1990. We had our wonderful girl, Bresail’s Nifty Niffer, CDX, CGC, St. John’s Therapy Dog, for 13 years. She excelled at obedience and obtained the obedience title of #1 Soft Coated Wheaten in Canada in 1995. With the failing health of our beloved Nifty Niffer, we knew that we couldn’t live without this outstanding breed.

In 2002, Bill and Janice Cunningham of Waverleyglen Reg’d Wheatens entrusted us with the wonderfully healthy and sound girl, Waverleyglen’s Ema O Torramhoir. By the age of 10 months, Ema had finished her Canadian championship (obtaining a Group 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Best Puppy in Group, and multiple Best of Breed) and became the foundation of Erinisle Wheatens.

Erinisle Reg’d Wheatens is a very small family run kennel. Our puppies are home raised with our family. They are given lots of attention and tender loving care. Our Wheatens obtain health clearances (i.e. hips, eyes, PLN, and PLE) before they are bred. Our puppies are sold with written guarantees. All puppies are microchipped and CKC registered. We breed mainly for pets, but do show and obedience as well.

We have a canine training school (Kawartha Canine Dog Training in Lindsay, Ontario), so as an obedience instructor, I will encourage all our puppy people to get involved with their local dog training centre early. We feel that all terriers are rambitious and very curious, but can and do excel at obedience and agility when training starts at an early age.

We are members of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Association of Canada, the Canadian Professional Pet Dog Training Association, and the Canadian Kennel Club.