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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.

Does your West Highland White Terrier - Westie bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. 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. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
15-21 lbs
Height
Male: 11; Female: 10 inches
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White
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Member Since: March 2007
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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AKC registered, Health tested, plus CHIC on fathers and most of the mothers, (We follow the yearly breed club recommended health testing including evaluations of OFA Heart & eye checks, OFA hips and patellas ect.). I have raised puppies for over 29 years ago. Champion bloodlines, Excellent Quality bred to the AKC standard, healthy, with wonderful temperaments. I love baby everything, and believe in health testing along with quality. Our puppies live in our home as part of our family and are started on housebreaking when old enough. We want our puppies and retired parents to have a forever home and their new families to have a healthy, happy friend. AKC is the only purebred dog registration club in the USA for Dogs who does random DNA testing and has DNA requirements. They arent one of the misleading pet registries. Guarantee, puppy pack, lifetime support, UTD health care are some things we include for each puppy adopted. Please see my extensive website for lots more information and photos. Each breed has their own page, including; rescued dogs, rescued horses, farm critters, and more. We love updates on our babies, some of the many happy families are shown on our website. Visitors are welcome with an appointment. We look forward to meeting you! http://www.laurelspuppies.com (formally www.laurelswesties.com) Please feel free to email or call, if you don't get a reply soon please try again, as I am often outside and don't hear the phone. If I receive the email I will write back. Please write again if you get no reply. Emails are not as relabel as they could be.

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Anonymous asked:
My westie was a female and lived to be 15.5 years old. She was neutered at 7 months and was relatively healthy until the end. She did develop anal tumors which I had removed at 13. Is this common in westies?

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Tumors are common in the Westie breed, however where they are can be random depending on the genetics of the dog. I'm sorry to hear your girl has passed over the rainbow bridge. I hope you are able to welcome another Westie into your life again one day.

Anonymous asked:
A lot (but not all) of the Westies I see online appear to have very large ears, almost rabbit like. One breeder whom I spoke with indicated that most puppies have very large ears and that they "grow into them". Is this considered to be within the breed's standard?

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Large is a relative term. Look at the parents of the puppy your interested in. Many adult westies do have huge ears, so their puppies are likely to also have huge ears. We prefer smaller ears and breed for smaller ears. As puppies their ears do appear larger then when they are an adult. Partly due to the way they grow and partly to the fact a puppy has shorter coat on the head then an adult. An adults longer head furnishings will cover part of the ear base so the ears look smaller. Another quality to watch for is the skin on the puppy/adult, including insides of the ears should never be just pink. It can be pale gray punish or dark gray.

Anonymous asked:
I have asthma and would like to know if these dogs would be okay?

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Yes, the West Highland White Terrier would be perfectly fine with someone as yourself with asthma. However, the best way to know for you to be sure is to spend time with the breed. Contact a breeder or find someone who has the breed and spend some time with the dog(s).

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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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