West Highland White Terrier - Westie Question

I am torn between getting a Westie or a Yorkie poo. Does anyone have any advice as to which is...

I am torn between getting a Westie or a Yorkie poo. Does anyone have any advice as to which is healthier, smarter etc???

    In West Highland White Terrier - Westie - Asked by Anonymous - 4/15/2011 2:47:06 PM
get a westie
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/17/2011 8:53:15 AM

Poodles are known to be one of the most intelligent breeds. If you want top intelligence get a purebred poodle from a reputable breeder. A poodle yorkie cross doesnt mean it will be more intelligent then a westie. Westies are easy to train and many think they are very intelligent because they are easy to train. It depends on what your looking for in your puppy/dog. A cross breed will have random triats in temperment and looks from both sides so they are not consistant from puppy to puppy even in the same litter. Health completly depends on the health of the bloodlines from all parents/ grandparents to start with. example A poodle with epilepsy can still produce it in his/her puppies if they are pure poodles or not.
    Answered by lgrench - 4/20/2011 11:57:45 AM

westie for sure
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/24/2011 3:45:05 PM

A Westie is a lot smarter, but it depends on what type of dog you want-Westies love to play more than snuggle, and Yorkies are the opposite. Nice choice of terriers, though. They are all wonderful. If it were me, I'd choose a Westie.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/26/2011 6:40:05 PM

Westies are difficult when pups. They are strong-willed and stubborn and training is almost non-existent. I've known many people who have given up on a Westie pup because they had a lap dog in mind and instead got a little terror. Be aware that these dogs, albeit cute as a button, are not lap dogs by any stretch of the imagination. Westies have an ego as big as all outdoors but owners who love these dogs and understand them wouldn't have it any other way- true Westie lovers anyway. Have patience and your dog will grow to be a fine little tough companion.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/29/2011 1:10:22 PM

Westies are great dogs.I have had a male for seven years and he is a wonderful dog.the person that saya thy are hard to train is eight but disagree with them being impossible to Tarin.my dog name is general and I walk him everywhere I go without a leach.thy are very strong head dogs and you hbe to be very stern with them.once u so that and so is consistently u will have little problems.yes thy do have a very huge ego with their little bodies but are great dogs and I would trade him for no other.u constantly get compliments on his behavior when we are walking because he listen so well.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/17/2011 11:28:40 AM

I believe that no matter what kind of dog you get, you have to be mentally prepared and do some research on the breed before getiing one. Westies are all I have had for the past 20 years and I will have more if anything happens to Buddy or Beauregard. Yes, they have a mind of their own but you have to be stern and be the "Alpha Dog" from the very beginning. They are wonderful pets and 1 of mine definitely is a lap dog. You must be prepared for a non forgetting, persistent, loving, animal when you get a Westie.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/8/2011 5:01:11 PM