Besides high-quality homemade meals with fresh meat, they should eat vegetables such as zucchini, spinach, sometimes even eggs and, of course, supplements, vitamins and special oils. Very rarely (eg. when traveling) we give our dogs dry food.

Adult Wheaten Terrier


Our dog nutrition philosophy is based on the B.A.R.F principle and is fairly simple. The meal is made up of fresh meat, vegetables, vitamins and minerals, and sometimes a little carbon hydrate. Of fresh meat we use: horse meat, beef meat, innards and rumen. The chicken is always cooked and we carry all the pieces, except hollow bones.

The base is cooked rice/mash, add minced meat (if they are puppies) or chopped meat (if it is a grown dog), then grate zucchini or chopped mangle and add a few yolks (or fresh eggs)

Preparing a cooked meal

Most commonly we cut the flesh slightly or slightly to keep the process in the digestive tract shorter. Sometimes, we prepare bigger cones or pieces of meat from the bones or cartilage such as ribs. This prepared meat is great for tooth strengthening, forearms, as well as for cleaning the dental chart and other dirt on the teeth.

Vegetables used fresh but finely chopped: spinach, mangle, zucchini …

Rumen is a very good nutritional ingredient because it improves soreness, regulates digestive tract micro flora and smoothies immunity.

Occasionally, dogs eat fish and fish: tuna or some smaller sea fish that we have cooked.

Vitamins and Minerals

We use Fortan’s most important vitamins and minerals: algae, multivitamins, omega 3 and 9 oils. We also add some specific and specific vitamins and minerals from age or activity.

Sometimes cheese and yogurt are on the menu as well as eggs.

Of course, the sweet wheaten view and the food from our table are sometimes seen in our wheaten bowls – but we really try not to take any of our diet especially if there is no food or food that is not adapted to dogs such as pork, tomato, etc.

Baby and Young Wheaten Terrier


The diet in the first 6 months contains 3 evenly timed meals. After 6 months you can switch to two meals and keep it till the rest of the life. Ziva eats two meals a day, one in the morning (only if she went to a long walk and run) and one in the evening, coming back from a walk/play.

The diet I use is mostly based on fresh meat and cooked food. I use briquettes/grains, but not more than one meal a day. 

Most often, to Ziva and the puppies I give fresh meat specially prepared for them by Herman Barf Starter ( for puppies) and Orignal (for adult dogs). That combination contains all the necessary for them (meat, innards, minced bones, garlic, paprika, carrots, mangle…). With that I add boiled rice or mash (wheat, corn, buckwheat).

Besides that, fresh young beef or chicken is often on the menu.

I prepare grains/briquettes by soaking them in hot water for 15 minutes, and then I add yogurt. I often add more cookies for babies (sometimes a banana, a spoon of coconut oil, a bit of apple etc). If it is the Eukanuba I don’t put yogurt because the grains/briquettes have probiotic in them.

To the adult dog or dog older than 6 months I start giving fish, most often a can of tuna in water (must check if they are without salt). Some dogs like fresh and frozen fish and that should be used once to twice a week.

Recommendations for puppies

First meal: grains/briquettes mix with sparsly boiled rice/yoghurt.
Second and third meal: cooked food (rice/semolina + meat + yolk, vegetables)

For puppies

First meal: grains/briquettes mix with sparsely boiled rice/yogurt.

Second and third meal: cooked food (rice/semolina + meat + yolk, vegetables)

A puppy has bigger needs, three or four times bigger than an adult dog. A puppy eats about 200 grams a meal (around 600 g a day)/ an adult dog of wheaten terrier eats around 400 to 500 grams of food.

There are many manufacturers on the market and it is quite hard to find good measure when buying, related to price and quality, though expensive food mostly means quality food as well, at least with dogs. I would never give grains/briquettes Pedigree, Pro plan my dogs. To adult dogs I give cans of meat food, most often when we are on the road, again from the above mentioned manufacturers and some other (e.g. Rustican).

I always prefer cooked food and clean meat to briquettes and canned food. Though dehydrated food can be of good quality, it is still artificial food which is not good for the neither digestive nor urinary system. Wheaten terriers have a bit more sensitive urinary system and with homemade food we are giving them a long life and healthy urinary system.



In the litter, babies didn’t get additional vitamins the first 40 days, but mom Ziva got several different vitamins (booster vitamine paste Welcraft, Biotin tablets, Calcium tablets and algy tablets), and the babies got all that through mother’s milk. With 40 days old, the babies started getting booster vitamin paste. With two months we started using multivitamin tablets Cafortan which they have been taking till the day they leave the litter. At 3 months old we added grinded calcium (because from 3 to 7 months pappies are starting to change teeth and their skeleton grows intensively so their need for vitamins is growing, especially calcium) and grinded algy for even pigmentation and good digestive system.

By arriving to their new homes I recommend:

  1. Canina multivitamin tonic
  2. Canina calcium
  3. Canina sea algy or Cafortan sea algy

After six months old they can switch to only one multivitamin pill – Ziva and I recommend VMP tablets which are fantastic for coat quality and glow and have enough of the necessary components.

It is necessary to consult the vet in the case of some specific need of the puppy and later an adult dog.




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