About Us

A breeder in good standing with the following Clubs:


* Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of  America (SCWTCA);

* United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club (USKBTC);

* Empire Kerry Blue Terrier Club;

* Garden State All Terrier Club;

* Staten Island Kennel Club;

* Bronx County Kennel Club;

* Proud member of The Owner Handler Association of America;

* I am also an official AKC Canine Ambassador; 


Welcome to the world of Inishmore Terriers! 

We are small hobby breeders of Kerry Blue Terriers and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.

Our Dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and are bred from proven Champion bloodlines.

We currently have 3 females and 1 male. GCH CH Northbound Arctic Rock "Anton", GCH CH Saraoz Oh La La "Leeloo",

CH Unique Beauty Una Kni-York, CH Inishmore Skyfall Adel.

Our dogs live and play in our home. 

We strive to breed dogs of the highest quality.

 Our small breeding program is carefully planned. 

Proper conformation, good health, and stable temperaments are our goals. We take breeding very seriously and every litter is planned with health and quality in mind.  We are proud of our dogs' lineage and hope to continue that success to better the breed.

All of Inishmore puppies are bred to be show quality; however, that does not mean they are all required to go to show homes. In fact, Some of our puppies are placed in loving pet homes.

Thanks for reading!!!

Kind regards,

Ilona Shur

About Terriers

“These are feisty, energetic dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the grand Airedale Terrier. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals, including other dogs. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and kill vermin. In general, they make engaging pets, but require owners with the determination to match their dogs’ lively characters.

You may have noted that Terriers fall lower on the popularity list and that is because a terrier is not for everyone. 

The AKC group description indicates that dogs in the Terrier group often have issues with other animals, including dogs. I describe Terriers as being the Seal Team of the dog world;

 they seek out and kill and do it very efficiently. That sometimes makes them less than ideal for those new to dogs, those with children, and those that are fans of backyard wildlife. If you have other animals in your home, talk to a certified dog trainer or canine behavior consultant about adding a Terrier to your family before committing to do so. 


About The Kerry Blue Terrier


The Kerry Blue Terrier was first observed in the mountains of Kerry in Ireland, hence the name of the breed. There is a romantic story of a blue dog swimming ashore from a shipwreck: the coat of this dog was so lovely that it was mated with all the female Wheaten Terriers in Kerry (or in all Ireland, according to some), producing the Kerry Blue. Perhaps this story is not entirely myth, as the Portuguese Water Dog is often suggested as part of the Kerry's makeup. Others suggest the Kerry was produced by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier crossed with the Bedlington Terrier with (or without) some Irish Wolfhound or Irish Terrier blood. The extinct Gadhar herding dog is also mentioned as another possible branch of the Kerry's family tree. One certain fact is the breed became very popular as an all-around farm dog in rural Ireland. 


National Dog of Ireland

With the development of dog shows in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the breed became standardised and "tidied up" for the show ring. The Irish nationalist leader Michael Collins owned a famous Kerry Blue named Convict 224. Collins even made an attempt to have the Kerry blue adopted as the national dog of Ireland. Love of dogs did, however, cross political divides. The first show of the Dublin Irish Blue Terrier club took place outside official curfew hours and was entered both by those fighting for and against an Ireland republic. The Dublin Irish Blue Terrier Club was so successful it led directly to the foundation of the Irish Kennel Club, and a Kerry blue was the first dog that club registered. 

Please visit the The United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club (USKBTC) for more detailed information about the breed:   https://www.uskbtc.com/ 

About The Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier


The Wheaten was bred in Ireland for over two hundred years to be an all-purpose farm dog whose duties included herding, watching and guarding livestock, and vermin hunting and killing. They share a common ancestry with the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Irish Terrier but were not owned by gentry. In Ireland, they were commonly referred to as the "Poor Man's Wolfhound." Their tails used to be docked to avoid taxes and were often kept to a specific size.

Despite its long history, the Wheaten was not recognised as a breed in Ireland by the Irish Kennel Club until 1937. In 1943, the British Kennel Club recognised the breed in the UK as well.The first Wheatens were exported to Lydia Vogel in the United States in the 1940s, but serious interest in the breed took another ten years to develop. In the 1970s, the first Wheatens were imported into Australia by Anubis Kennels. Finally, in 1973, they were recognised by the American Kennel Club. Today, Wheatens compete in obedience, agility, and tracking and are occasionally used in animal-assisted therapy as well.

Please visit the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America (SCWTCA) website for more detailed information about the breed: ttps://www.scwtca.org/breed/index.htm 



1. Dementia in Senior Dogs.

2. Healthy Ear Maintenance. Thank you Anna Kutsukos Marzolino for the information.

3. Owners about the DNA Variant Gene Test.  

4. Links to documents on Spaying and Neutering too early in life. 

5. Dog First Aid Kit – Handy to have items! Many thanks to San Jeffries for the information. 

6. Anaesthesia precautions. Many thanks to San Jeffries for the information. 

7.PLN in SCWT.

8. Training info for Pups. Partying puppies behave better.

9. Puppies - Helpful Hints - this document give info on early training in the home.

10. Links to four articles on how to examine your dog for signs of illness.

11. Reverse Sneezing (Pharyngeal Gag Reflex) articles.

12. Gulpies / acid reflux info on treatment, articles and video links. 

13. Underweight or Overweight. Document, including charts to help to tell if your dog is under or overweight.

14. Here is the body condition scoring chart - its good to keep your dogs at 4-5 on this scale to keep them healthy.

15. Here is some information to help those who struggle with grooming and some tricks for those who want a more pleasant experience. Many Thanks to Margaret Churchill Gray for the information.


1. House Training Ideas Dec 2018.  Many Thanks to Margaret Churchill Gray for the information. 

2. Setting up for success is the 1st step in the Behavior Tool Kit - Thanks to Susan Friedman.

3. Dog Fight - Important information!  Many Thanks to Margaret Churchill Gray for the information. 

4. Dog Parks are often problematic - Dog Parks: Pros and Cons. Whole Dog Journal.

5. "My Dog is Stubborn!" How We Project Human Qualities onto Dogs. Many thanks to Margaret Churchill Gray for the information. This is a keeper! 

6. This information is very good. 

7. Fearful Dogs Help them Feel Safe.

8. Suddenly spooked - Secondary fear phase in adolescent dogs. 


10. Resource-Guarding Dog. 

11. Two Puppies at the same time. 

12. Learn to Earn Poster. 

13. Too much walking? 

14. Crates. 

15. Suddenly spooked - Secondary fear phase in adolescent dogs. Great one to read! 


1. Training your young pup is sooo much easier than resolving issues after the event. The 10 Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy. 

2. Fireworks and dogs. Guide to prevent - reduce and eliminate fear.

3. Checklist for Socialization. From Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Dr. Sophia Yin. 

4. Mounting. Dog Mounting and Dog Dominance Behavior. 

5. A simple explanation about why ONLY positive reinforcement is best for your Wheaten. Kindly shared by Margaret Churchill Gray. 

6. Ian Dunbar's famous guide. After You Get Your Puppy - Version 1.

7. How to greet a dog Poster.

8. The Ten Questions To Ask Your Dog Training Professional Before You Hire Them. 

9. Puppy Socialization and Vaccinations Go Together. 

10. Crate Training Fun, Thanks to Laurel Brunke for this information. 

11. Grooming Guide. 

12. Wheaten Grooming Supply Recommendations. Many Thanks to Tyla Mahon for putting together some of the most common grooming tool recommendations and a link to each of them. 

13.  ReQual Technique Pro Grooming products. Many Thanks to San Jeffries for the information. 

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