West Highland White Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Small Height: About 28 cm (11 inches) Weight: 7 - 10 kg (15 - 22 lb) Life Span: 13 years Grooming: Medium Exercise: Undemanding Feeding: Easy Temperament: Active & friendly Country of Origin: Scotland AKC Group: Terrier Other Names: Westie
General Appearance: Sturdy, confident and compact. Colour: Always pure white. Coat: The outer coat is wiry, flat, straight and about 5cm (2 inches) in length. The under coat is dense, soft and short. Tail: Straight, carried high and about 13-15 cm (5-6 in) in length. Ears: Small, erect and covered with short, velvety hair. Body: The body is compact with a deep chest and level back. The ribs are well arched and shoulders are sloping.
Temperament: Happy, affectionate, extroverted, agile, alert and lively. West Highland White Terriers are extremely confident little dogs that can be cunning and ingenious but also stubborn and independent. They are straightforward to train, but Westies can be persistently naughty and their handler needs to remain consistent and not give in to their charming nature. These dogs are excellent playmates for children as they can withstand rough play. Some Westies may be dominant towards other dogs, but this largely depends on their social upbringing. To prevent them from chasing cats when they are fully grown they need to learn to tolerate them during puppyhood.
Siberian Husky Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Medium Height: 45 - 50 cm (18 - 20 inches) Weight: 14.5 - 15.5 kg (32 - 34 lb) Life Span: 14 years Grooming: Straightforward Exercise: Medium Feeding: Medium Temperament: Alert & reliable Country of Origin: Germany AKC Group: Working Other Names: Standard Schnauzer, Mittelschnauzer
General Appearance: Wolf-like, strong and compact. Colour: All colours and markings are permitted. Coat: The outer coat is straight, dense, smooth and of medium length. The under coat is soft and dense. Tail: Heavily furred, fox-brush shape and is carried over back when active or down low when at rest. Ears: Set high, triangular, erect and of medium size. Body: The chest is strong and deep and ribs are well-sprung. The back is strong and level and loin is lean and muscular. The shoulders are well-laid back and powerful.
Temperament: Alert, intelligent, gentle and friendly. Generally Siberian Huskys are not suited as family pets, unless perhaps with an extremely sporty family. They are natural sledge dogs and although it possible to teach them basic commands, this breed will not follow orders unless they think it is necessary. Huskies do not like to be left on their own and tend to howl or become destructive if not occupied. They get along with children and are very tolerant and friendly with people and don't make good watchdogs. They generally get along with other dogs but should not share a home with other pets such as cats, as they do not make good campanions.