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West Highland White Terrier - Westie

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Weight
15-21 lbs
Height
Male: 11; Female: 10 inches
Color(s)
White
Overview
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.
Character
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.
Temperament
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.
Care
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.
Coat
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.
Training
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.
Activity
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.
Ownership
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.
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Member Since: March 2007
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Anonymous asked:

1/21/2015 1:58:56 AM

1/21/2015 1:58:56 AM

Should you get a westie when you have a 8 month old baby?

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Anonymous asked:

1/2/2015 3:14:15 PM

1/2/2015 3:14:15 PM

Westie potty training I have a 4mth old Westie named Vinnie. He is not responding to potty training. He could be out an hour and come in and pee on the wee wee pad. I'm beside myself. I never had a puppy to train. He was 2mths old when I got him. Help!!!!!!

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The reason why your Westie goes back to the pee pad is because the pee pad is designed to smell like pee/poop to encourage a puppy to use it. Get rid of the pad and then start over, or take the pad outside. Next, the dog should never be left unsupervised. If the dog is not outside, he/she should be in a crate or attached to you by a leash. Put a timer on in the house that goes off every 2 hours. Take your puppy outside to use the bathroom every 2 hours and 15 minutes after he/she gets up from a nap, eats or drinks. Praise your puppy with affection and treats when he/she uses the bathroom outside. If you do find a mess in the house, do not scold the puppy. Calmly clean it up with an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle so that will get rid of the smell on the dog's level. With this method, you should be able to house train your pup within two weeks at the most.
1/2/2015 7:14:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2014 1:42:52 PM

1/4/2014 1:42:52 PM

Westies and allergies Are Westies a good choice for teenage children with allergies and asthma?

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Yes, Westie's are a good choice because they are hypoallergenic and are usually good with kids.
6/10/2014 2:39:02 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/5/2013 5:39:01 AM

12/5/2013 5:39:01 AM

How to potty train a Westie puppy? How to easily toilet train a new Westie puppy and how to confine a puppy to sleep in a confined area?

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Anonymous

If you want your pup to sleep in a certain area, start with crate training. The Westie can be hard to house-train. They can be known to take up to 2 years to house train, but using positive reinforcement methods are the best and fastest way to train your pup.
7/16/2014 4:13:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/30/2013 5:18:40 PM

9/30/2013 5:18:40 PM

What breed of westies have the pink undertone.. Not Black? I'm wanting to purchase a West Highland White Terrier with Pink undertones and ears, but I don't know what they are called. I find their coats to be fuller and softer than the black ones.

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Anonymous

Contact your local breeder's and talk to them. To my knowledge, it is an unwanted skin tone and the sire and dam are normally spayed/neutered to keep that gene out of the gene pool.
7/16/2014 4:14:32 PM

Anonymous

There is only 1 breed of Westie, and they can have dark pigmentation or light, soft or hard coat. Westie coat types have nothing to do with pigmentation. Black and pink skin pigmented Westies can have either a soft (fuller looking) coat or a hard, or harsh coat. Black skin is considered more desirable, as is a harsh coat, however pet buyers often lean more towards the pink tones and softer coats. Most Westie litters have a few of each although better litters have more consistency with regard to skin pigmentation.
1/19/2015 5:07:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/9/2013 1:44:26 AM

2/9/2013 1:44:26 AM

Female Westie about pregnancy What age does a Westie first go into heat? Is it ok for them to become pregnant at this age or should they wait until the second time?

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Unless you are a reputable breeder or are under the study of one, you shouldn't be breeding. Breeding dogs is very dangerous for the dam, sire and the puppies. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding, has passed all temperament and health checks and has titles in confirmation and/or has shown he/she is capable of doing what the breed was made for, the dog should be spayed/neutered. The Westie should come into it's first heat around 6 months. NO! Do not breed the dog then! You will kill it. A dog should not be bred until she is at least 2 years old.
7/16/2014 4:15:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/5/2013 6:35:44 PM

1/5/2013 6:35:44 PM

Maximum breeding age for male westie

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Anonymous

A male Westie can breed for as long as he can do the deed. But unless you are a reputable breeder or are under the study of one, you shouldn't be breeding. Breeding dogs is very dangerous for the dam, sire and the puppies. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding, has passed all temperament and health checks and has titles in confirmation and/or has shown he/she is capable of doing what the breed was made for, the dog should be spayed/neutered.
7/16/2014 4:16:12 PM

Anonymous

Depends on registration. Some registries are looser with breeding ages than others, and also can require a vet to sign off before registering a litter if the male is older.
1/19/2015 5:20:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/11/2012 4:46:43 PM

12/11/2012 4:46:43 PM

Mouth stain What causes a rusty stain around mouth area on the Westie?

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.
7/16/2014 4:16:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/30/2012 4:43:53 PM

11/30/2012 4:43:53 PM

My 13week old westie has loose poos and mucus in it any suggestions what to do

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.
7/16/2014 4:16:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/12/2012 2:02:32 PM

9/12/2012 2:02:32 PM

Are Westies prone to an under bite?

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Anonymous

No, the Westie should not have an under bite. If they do, then the breeder is bad and you should run!
7/16/2014 4:17:25 PM

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