Our westies have never had to be stripped. Both of our westies lived full and happy lives. From the time they were pups to adults we took them to petsmart every month for a clip sometimes every other month. If you keep them maintained they do not shed and have a beautiful coat. I would reccoment keeping there coat as a "puppy cut" and in the winter months buying a sweater for them. Mine loved his sweater and would take it off at night when we slept and would pick it up and bring it to me in the morning. I loved that dog. But If you keep there coat clean and beautiful you will have no problems.
Answered by Anonymous - 8/20/2011 12:56:39 AM