Scottie & Westie - This Mistake is Perfectly Understandable

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Show an uninformed dog lover a photo of a Westie, and they’d identify a Westie as a white Scottie. This mistake is perfectly understandable, since they do have similar physical attributes and both originated from Scotland.

There are a lot of postulated theories about these similarities. However, one valid assumption is that centuries ago, a generic terrier was once a native to Scotland.

Overrepparttar years, different breeds came about from interbreeding, locations,repparttar 146667 conditions and human requirements, which resulted inrepparttar 146668 different breeds. So when you comparerepparttar 146669 modern Westie to its’ two closest relatives,repparttar 146670 Scottie andrepparttar 146671 Cairn, you’ll see more similarities than differences.

Here are just some ofrepparttar 146672 differences between a Scottie & Westie.

A Westie is usually between 12-15 inches tall terrier with a straight and erect tail, about 5 – 6 inches. This breed has a two inch white double coat, whilerepparttar 146673 outer coat is hard straight hairrepparttar 146674 under coat is soft.

They possess a black button nose and pointed erect ears. Their deep chests and muscular limbs giverepparttar 146675 westiesrepparttar 146676 agility and power that was required inrepparttar 146677 original line of work for their breed. They were originally developed to hunt for vermin inrepparttar 146678 mountains of West Scotland.

The shorter Scottish Terrier is about at 10-11 inches tall. The coat of a typical Scottie is hard, wiry, weather-resistant and a thick-set, cobby body which is hung between short, heavy legs. Unlikerepparttar 146679 westie, they come in different colors; black, brown and bindle.

Another difference is that their noses are larger compared torepparttar 146680 westie, although sometimes, you’ll come across a Scottie that has a button like nose. The Scottie’s ears and tail are pointy and erect.

Putting A Dog To Sleep

Written by Jeff Cuckson

I was talking to a friend of mine today and I asked him how his kids (dogs) were. He lives on his own andrepparttar standing joke is - "does he want to do a swap with his dogs and my kids?"

He informed me very sadly that he had to getrepparttar 146666 older dog put to sleep. I knewrepparttar 146667 dog was quite old, but I knew from his expression and my own experience that it had been a hard decision.

He had stayed withrepparttar 146668 dog, stroking and talking to him asrepparttar 146669 vet administeredrepparttar 146670 injection. I was suprised at my reaction, because it immediately brought back memories of my last dog being put to sleep. It surprised me that it still hurt after all this time.

I have found that non-dog owners think you are a bit barmy for reacting with a lot of emotion to a dog's death. They tend to forget thatrepparttar 146671 Westie ( or any other animal) was part of your family.

If dogs could talk what stories they could tell.

I remind you of a beautiful prayer called "A Dog's Prayer". It is by Beth Norman Harris. I hope she dosen't mind but I have renamed it "A Westie Dog's Prayer"

"Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in allrepparttar 146672 world is more grateful for kindness thanrepparttar 146673 loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick yourhand betweenrepparttar 146674 blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach merepparttar 146675 things you would have me do.

Speak to me often, for your voice isrepparttar 146676 world's sweetest music, as you must know byrepparttar 146677 fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps falls upon my waiting ear.

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