West Highland White Terrier - Picking the Right Breeder

Written by Jeff Cuckson


Do you want a Westie as a pet? What are your expectations? What do you know aboutrepparttar breed? You take time out to know these answers.

Knowing your motives and being sufficiently educated aboutrepparttar 146711 breed, is key to gettingrepparttar 146712 dog thatís right for you. It will also guide you in pickingrepparttar 146713 right breeder, fromrepparttar 146714 many West Highland White breeders around.

Your breeder should:

1. Be a member torepparttar 146715 following:repparttar 146716 West Highland White Terrier Club of America, a regional Westie club, or an all-breed club. Membership to all these organizations is ideal, but itís not a strict requirement. It does indicate that they are committed to knowing all there is forrepparttar 146717 breed, and responsibilities attached.

2. Be concerned about what kind of buyer you are, and to whom they sell their dogs. This is a good indication thatrepparttar 146718 breeder isnít after a quick profit but genuinely concerned in doing what is right for bothrepparttar 146719 dog and you.

3. Will allow you access torepparttar 146720 puppy, so you can have this examined by a veterinarian. The veterinarian is a reliable third party who can give yourepparttar 146721 real situation with regards to health ofrepparttar 146722 puppy. It also gives both you andrepparttar 146723 breeder,repparttar 146724 assurance aboutrepparttar 146725 condition ofrepparttar 146726 puppy upon sale.

4. Willingly give you references about their clientele list, names of other breeders andrepparttar 146727 veterinarians who provide care for these dogs.

5. Be knowledgeable aboutrepparttar 146728 breed, because buying a Westie is notrepparttar 146729 end of it. Youíll still need expert advice when it comes to such problems as health, feeding or even socialization issues. A dedicated breeder whoíll remind you to returnrepparttar 146730 dog to them, should you decide to not to keep it, later on.

West Highland White Terrier - Westie Grooming

Written by Jeff Cuckson


Westie Grooming Ė When your west highland white terrier becomes part of your family, it deservesrepparttar care love and support that is given to all members of your family.

As part ofrepparttar 146710 package, this would includerepparttar 146711 grooming of your Westie. I am not talking as a show dog. The west highland terrier is an elegant looking and smart dog . It has such beautiful eyes, which is my favorite feature.

Its class is terrier and origin, asrepparttar 146712 name suggests, Scottish. The color is white. Did I say white? No definitely not today. However, when he or she has dug up part of your newly planted scrubs, you would like to strangle it.

Here are 5 success tips on how to groom your westie. I am not talking about turning out a show dog. If this is what you want, then go to a groomer. They can be found in every town and city from London to New York to Atlanta.

1. Most Westies enjoy being groomed. Begin brushing and examining your Westie when it is very young. Be positive, patient and gentle.

2. Grooming is a part of your Westie's general health care and hygiene routine. It includes brushing, combing, nail-clipping, ear and dental care, bathing and scissoring, stripping or clipping of hair coats. Regular grooming stimulates circulation, improves appearance and reduces shedding.

3. It also enables you to discover lumps, lesions, cuts, scratches or external parasites. Frequent haircuts are even more important for Westies than for humans. Long hair breeds dirt, bacteria and is more prone to matting.

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