Westies only come with one kind of coat choice but the quality of the coat varies greatly. Westies have a double coat, the outer hairs are suppose to be coarse and longer, with a soft undercoat that is shorter. Some poor quality dogs have so little coat they look like a scruffy wire coated dog and others are so soft or curly and they can matt. A normal coat is coarse to the touch and grows minimum 2 to 4 inches long.check AKC.org for the breed standard.how they are clipped or stripped will make them look totaly different.You may have seen one clipped really short, looks like a short coated dog.
Answered by lgrench - 7/17/2011 7:47:21 AM