Arina Vanna

Meaning of the name: the one who brings the victory. The meaning of the name: one that brings victory. Cheerful, fast, always in motion, always in action with the boys-physically looks a lot like her mom Ziva.

She is a wonderful dog who lives with her family in Kranj – Slovenia. She’s very related to her mom. She is very tolerant of the cat she lives with, other dogs, children and her family. She went very fast and passed her basic socialisation tests, and is now preparing to become a therapy dog. She has a wonderful temperament and fantastic energy.

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Arina Vanna is the first born puppy from our litter A. She is born at 4 a.m. and she is our first baby. We were all very excited. From the beginning she has been different: she was born with the most beautiful coat all over her body, almost without a black mask on her face. The first one to go out of the cottage with less than 10 days after birth, and the first one to open the eyes.

She was a very playful and happy puppy, always first one to start the play with her brothers and sisters.

Honestly, we didn’t pay much attention to Belka when she was a baby, because we knew she was going to stay with us, so we wanted to be more with the other puppies who were going to leave us. But Belka didn’t care, she found the way to show us her love and affection, her massive energy and unconditional attention. She was not angry and she was very patient and loyal.

She was next to us when we went into the new life of her sister and brother.

Belka is growing up and she is now fully committed and devoted to Sonja. This is a dog that is completely focused and from the first experiment performs all the tasks. She is good in contact with all dogs, all people. She does not even show the slightest sign of aggression or intolerance.


She is very mentally stable but cheerful, playful and enjoys people.

Ziva is very good at Belka, eating together from the same pot. During the game, Ziva always gives Belka toy or gives her a winning stick or a mole hole. For Atos, Belka is the whole world. And for Belka the whole world is Sonja – such a dog was an obligation to breed, and I hope I will live up to her trust and incredible genetic and external potential.

Grow Up


Arina Vanna aka Belka is a real show girl. She is completely composed movement in the ring and completely focused on the handler. Outside the ring, she is a real star because she likes to lean on a grooming desk and watch the ring or the people around. Happy to love all the people who come to her.

So far closed junior championships: JCh Bosnia and Herzegovina; JCh Croatia, JCh Slovenia.

Closed adult champion: Ch Croatia, CH Bosnia and Herzegovina, CH Slovenia.

Closed the International Champion.

Open Adult Champion: CH Austria.

Junior CH
Adult CH

First time in Junior class (10 month) Excellent, PRM, Junior club winer, BOS
Special exhibition of terriers, Zagreb (HR) Nov 2017.

“Good head, excelent coat colour, …… lenght in neck good depth in chest, correct topline, moves very well, shaws a lot of promise.”

Ros Delmar (IE)


Junior class (13 month)
CACIB Slovenia Winner 1, Jan 2018.

“Correct type, exc feminine head, very nice expression, core front, good topline, enough hindquarters, exc. coat texture, moves well.”

Nikola Smolić (HR)


First time in intermediate class (16 month) CAC, CACIB, BOS

“Lovely size and type. Correct teeth, bite and pigment. Correct coat and texture. Lovely topline and tail. Nice specimen of the breed.”

Colette Muldoon (IE)

Open class (2 yars ) CAC, CACIB, BOS
IHA GRAZ, Austia, March 2019

“Jahre alt, guter typ, gute proportion, korr.  kopfasdruck, genung starker fang, gute brust und obere line,  korr. Obere linie, gute haarqualität, korr. bewegung.”

Bojan Matakovic (HR)


Champion class (2,5 yars) CAC, CACIB, BEST FEMALE, BOB
June 2019

“Excellent proportion, lovely head, and expression, correct bite, nice top-line, exe. tailset, exe. angulation, lovely coat, quality and condition, nice movement, exe. temperament”

Suzana Verstovšek (HR)


Life & Activities

Belka is very active and always ready for play and exploration. She was born very early and loves to sniff and search for hidden food or toys. She’s very good at tracking. She is a dog who is focused on a man who is leading and extremely obedient.

She is very skilled in training obedience. We believe that in the future she will take advanced obedience exams and some of the tests for sport for dogs.

Her greatest virtue is exceptional mental ability and speed of learning.


Healthcare Report

X-rays of hips and elbows to confirm: HD-A EB-0.
Patella: checked -free
Eyes test: RD/PRA/HC: eyes checked and clear/free
DNA test: DONE.

Hereditary diseases

  • Paroxysmal dyskinesia in Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (PxD): N/N free no carrier
  • Microphthalmia Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (RBP4):N/N free no carrier
  • Nephropathy with the loss of proteins (PLN): N/N (free no carrier by parentage),
  • Degenerative myelopathy / degenerative radiculomyelopathy DM (Exon 2): N/N (free no carrier by parentage),
  • Malignant hyperthermia (MH): N/N (free no carrier by parentage).

Inherited traits dogs
Coat colours and quality:

  • A LOCUS (BLACK & TAN): Ay/Ay
  • Cu Locus (Curly Coat): CuC/Cu
  • WH locus (furnishing): RSPO2/ RSPO2

More in the Pedigree Report

Hereditary diseases

 Hips / Elbows, Eyes

Inherited traits


& News

2015 - Our first dog Ziva had her first competition in 2015. in Zagreb Croatia; 2016 - We registered first Wheaten Kennel in Bosnia&Herzegovina; 2017 - Ziva had her 10 babies in 2017. and that was first registered Wheaten litter in B&H; 2017 – October - Ziva officially became a first therapy dog in B&H.

CACIB Bled 2019
CACIB Bled 2019

Such a wonderful stay at Bled. We were at CACIB Bled 2019. CACIB BLED I – SOVENIA Champion class: Belka – Arina Vanna of Ziva’s Wheaten Home – exe1, CAC, CACIB, BEST FEMALE, BOS Athos – Athos of Ziva’s Wheaten Home – exe1, CAC, r.CACIB and NEW SLOVENIAN CHAMPION with only 2,5 years. Jugde: Oliver Simon Today thanks a lot…

Our first European Dog Show
Our first European Dog Show

I was feeling so happy at our first euro dog show. We were at Wels. I was very proud of my little team – in very strong open class bouth – Excellent and Athos Exe 3.European Dog Show 2019 was great. Athos – exel. r. CACABelka – Excellent 3.But my favorite was my Belka – she was absolutely gorgeous. I’m…

Maribor and Pohorje CACIB 2019
Maribor and Pohorje CACIB 2019

Feeling fantastic at Maribor. Maribor and Pohorje CACIB 2019 and Club Show for Terriers was wonderful. Atos won 3x CAC 1x RCACIB 1x CACIB and a fantastic end of the weekend he won the BOB Arina Vanna won 3x Exellent 2xRCAC 2x RCACIB Thanks to Marian Draganescu (RO), Csaba Denk (HU) for very correct judging and especially Siv Jernhake (SE)…

Vrbas Spring Terierr show in Banja Luka
Vrbas Spring Terierr show in Banja Luka

Proud to be part of Vrbas Spring Terierr show organization (23. & 24.03. 2019), especially for workshop with Juraj Sokolic. Thanks to everyone who was part of workshop & to those who were with me and understood what I’m doing. I believe that the next time will be even better. This was a great magical story about dogs and our…

Athos and Arina Vanna in Graz
Athos and Arina Vanna in Graz

We’ve been to Graz at Messe Congress Graz. I’m so proud of my babies. Athos of Ziva’s Wheaten Home: ex1. CACA, CACIB, BOB Arina Vanna of Ziva’s Wheaten Home:ex1. CACA, CACIB, BOS Fantastic description under honorable jugde: Bojan Matakovic. Thanks to my Una, and fantastic day with old and new friends. Grooming again by my dear Suzana Verstovšek – thanks…