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West Highland White Terrier - Westie

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The West Highland White Terrier is typically referred to as a Westie. They originated in Scotland in the middle of the 19th century to control the population of fox, otter, and other animals and rodents. The Westie is now primarily a companion pet.
The West Highland White Terrier is hardy and compact, spirited and well adjusted. They have attained the status of being one of the most popular breeds. They are intelligent and usually display good manners. The Westie is playful but can also be quiet and determined.

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The Westie is energetic and spunky. They are devoted to their family, but are not very interested in being cuddled. They alert to danger by barking and are good watchdogs. The Westie is a wonderful family pet that prefers to be the only pet in the home. They get along with children over the age of ten who are well behaved. They can be demanding and assertive, and exhibit true terrier traits. They have a tendency to snap when irritated. The West Highland White Terrier is a social, fun loving breed that does best in an active and attentive household.
The West Highland White Terrier 's double coat requires brushing twice weekly. They also require having their coat professionally stripped at least two times per year. They should only be bathed when necessary, as they are prone to dry skin. The Westie may be susceptible to deafness, patella luxation, and allergies.

New dog owners, much like new parents, often have trouble deciding when it is necessary to seek medical attention for their dog or new puppy. The most basic rule of thumb is, if your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet. When is it time to see the Vet?
The West Highland White Terrier is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, harsh and wiry. The under coat is close, fluffy, and soft. Their coat is brilliant white in color and lends to this breed an elegant look. They are moderate shedders.
The West Highland White Terrier must be trained beginning at an early age especially in the area of socialization. They respond best to love and gentle guidance. As with most all Terrier breeds, harsh methods of training are met with stubbornness. The Westie is usually open to obedience training provided it is done fairly and consistently. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new West Highland White Terrier - Westie puppy. However, if you’re looking for not just a housebreaking method, but are also interested in adapting your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons, crate training is for you.
The West Highland White Terrier loves to run and explore. They are not suited for apartment living, as they are easily excitable. This high-energy breed needs at least an hour of exercise daily. The Westie must have ample yard space that is securely fenced as they have a propensity to dig. They love to engage in rough and tumble play with older children and have the stamina to do so for lengthy periods of time. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy. You can help your pup learn to be friendly by properly socializing him/her to new people, places, and experiences.
Help reduce the number of West Highland White Terrier - Westie puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required. Even the most responsible puppy owner makes mistakes. Read up on these 15 common dog owner mistakes. Sometimes it just takes changing your own behavior to make your dog a little angel.
15-21 lbs
Male: 11; Female: 10 inches
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I see a Westie puppy that I am very interested in. However, the parents are not on premises. How can I be sure it's not a puppy mill puppy? Could this breeder be a broker? What checkpoints are in place before people list puppies for sale?

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Any type of person can place a puppy for sale on this website. Besides, all they have to do is click the right criteria, even if it is not true. If the parents are not on premise, then it is very likely that it is a broker and you should walk away. Reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeders will have at least the dam on premise, if not the dam and sire on site at all times. The puppies need the interactions of their mother at least to learn valuable skills to become well-behaved dogs.

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My 9-year-old male West Highland White Terrier's fur around his mouth is growing very dark. Our groomer said it is from his saliva. Is there anything I can do about this?

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Twice a day, use a washcloth wet with warm water, and wipe the area around his mouth where the fur is dark. This will clean the saliva off and take away the bacteria that is causing the darkening of the fur.

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My Westie is 14 months old. She has always been hand stripped. Her fur is thick when it grows back. The problem is with her head, the fur on her head is thin, will it ever become thick?

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It may, it may not. It all depends on your pup's dam and sire, if they had thick head fur. She may just always have thin hair on her head.

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Are West Highland White Terrier puppies more prone for health problems such as diabetes?

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Diabetes can be a problem in the West Highland White Terrier breed, however it is rare in puppies. Mostly it occurs in adults or seniors that are over-weight or have been fed a poor diet. Exercising your dog every day and feeding him/her a raw or high-quality grain-free kibble is the best wait to support your dog throughout its entire life.

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How do I pick the best Westie puppy from the litter? Do I choose the puppy that comes running to me? What else is there to consider when having first dibs at a puppy in a new litter for sale from a good breeder? If the breeder truly produces great puppies is there even a point to this question?

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There is ALWAYS a point in this question, as every puppy has a different personality and it may not work with what you are looking for. The puppy that is in the front is the boldest and will be the most stubborn pup, while the pup in the very back will be the shy puppy that needs an owner to boost his/her confidence. You want a puppy in the middle. If your breeder is a reputable and responsible one, she/he should have asked you questions about the temperament that you are looking for and should be able to suggest at least one - three puppies to choose from.

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