Very, very small is not a likely westie to start with. Breeding to the smaller dog can cause health problems. As far as puppy mills, you should be able to go to the breeders home, check on the cleanliness, care of the dogs, get a feel for the breeder. Are they knowledgeable about the breed, do they act like they care for the dogs or just want to get them sold. Do your homework, learn about the breed before you decide you want one. They are cute and wonderful little dogs, but can be stubborn to train if you aren't consistent; they need grooming regularly to stay healthy and happy; and they need time and attention to be the kind of dog in the commercial. As a breeder, I check on the homes they are going to, who they will live with, what kind of care they will be given, and how knowledgeable the buyer is to the best of my ability. Every one of the pups is part of my family from day one, and I want them to have a wonderful life with their new family.
Answered by brani6 - 7/13/2011 9:45:07 AM