Let’s say you’ve made up your mind on breed you want, which is a cute westie puppies for sale. The next step to take is finding a responsible breeder.
You can do that from parent club website or even at a Westie show. Local club Breeder Referral Officers may be able to help you find a breeder in your area. Find out if they are AKC registered or whatever association is relevant for your country.
Responsible breeders always breed to improve health of breed, not just to create a product for re-sale. They know their stock, study pedigrees and do extensive health screening. They will kindly answer your questions and help you with a lot of advice and useful information.
You should visit in person facilities where puppy or pups were raised, as this will play a role in future health and personality of your Westie. You should also see at least one of parents and some of littermates.
A responsible breeder should also provide a contract with health guarantees and papers for registering your puppy. Breeders of West Highland Terriers can be found worldwide; from USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. From states such as Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.
A growing list of breeders can be found at forum at: http://www.crazyaboutwesties.com/forum/index.php
Breeders strive to produce happy and healthy puppies, which are destined for placement in special, loving homes. Puppys are typically vet checked twice before placement into a new home. Breeders’ expertise enables them to avoid skin disorders and any other genetic problems in their lines. They can also instruct you on dos and don'ts with your Westie.
Worst choices when buying a Westie are Westie hops or dealers, as they usually look for a high profit and invest little in actual breeding and care of puppies. Also avoid backyard breeders whose only goal is to produce puppies and sell them quickly.