West Highland White Terrier – How To Capture the Best Pictures of Your Westies

Written by Jeff Cuckson

For most West Highland White Terrier owners,repparttar dog is a beloved member ofrepparttar 146717 family. Like your children, you will want to capture pictures of your Westies fromrepparttar 146718 time they are puppies until they are old-timers. Getting good pictures of Westies may require a bit of special preparation and know-how, but evenrepparttar 146719 amateur photographer can get good ones at home.

Camera Angle

A common mistake amateurs make when taking pictures of their Westies is to shoot from a standing position, withrepparttar 146720 dog onrepparttar 146721 ground. Although you might get a good picture (teeth showing) or two this way,repparttar 146722 best are shot from your Westie's level - low down, onrepparttar 146723 floor. Alternatively, for a posed picture, you can raise your dog up on a table or chair. The aim is to capture your West Highland White Terrier from his perspective on life.

Sitting Still

Pictures do not have to be hit or miss, withrepparttar 146724 dog owner struggling to get perfect candid shots. Dogs can be trained, and posed pictures can be taken if you prepare yourself and your pet. It is best to start when West Highland White Terriers are puppies, getting them used torepparttar 146725 equipment andrepparttar 146726 picture-taking process.

A simple strategy is to take pics ofrepparttar 146727 dog while he is in his bed. Try placingrepparttar 146728 bed near a window for natural light. Reward your pet with small treats when he remains still, and he will quickly learn this behavior.

It helps to know your dog and his routine. Try to take your images at times when your Westie is neither tired-out nor frisky. Capture their attention, to poserepparttar 146729 head inrepparttar 146730 direction you want, with interesting sounds, food, or a toy.


There are two main lighting issues when taking pictures. The first isrepparttar 146731 camera flash. Like with humans,repparttar 146732 bright lights reflecting offrepparttar 146733 Westie's eyes produces a blurry, red-eye effect.

Westie Puppies For Sale – 7 Important Questions To Ask Your West Highland Terrier Breeder

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Let’s say you’ve made up your mind onrepparttar 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 fromrepparttar 146716 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 improverepparttar 146717 health ofrepparttar 146718 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 personrepparttar 146719 facilities whererepparttar 146720 puppy or pups were raised, as this will play a role inrepparttar 146721 future health and personality of your Westie. You should also see at least one ofrepparttar 146722 parents and some ofrepparttar 146723 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 atrepparttar 146724 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 onrepparttar 146725 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 inrepparttar 146726 actual breeding and care ofrepparttar 146727 puppies. Also avoid backyard breeders whose only goal is to produce puppies and sell them quickly.

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