Westie - West Highland White Terrier Puppies - Fragile and Needful Of ProtectionWritten by Jeff Cuckson
Have you ever held any Westie puppies? These tiny creatures are cuddly and white furry balls, at least 12-15 inches tall, possessing a pair of coal black eyes and snubbed nose. They look fragile and needful of your protection and care. This is deceiving, for they were initially bred to hunt vermin and are intelligent hunters.
Historically “Westies” or West Highland White Terriers were bred in high mountains of west Scotland and claims ancestry to Scotch Terrier.
While many dog owners who own Westie puppies know they don’t come cheap, joy, loyalty and love these dogs have give are worth it.
Is it easy to acquire any of Westies’ puppies? No, you’ll need to be mindful that Westies puppies’ breeders are selective with whom they’ll place their puppies. Only dog lovers with an extensive understanding of this breed’s need for extensive grooming and exercise are considered.
Here are useful facts about Westies puppies, for dog lovers.
When and how should you teach your Westies’ puppy to socialize? The ideal time, would be when puppy is between eight and 16 weeks of age, they’re rapidly maturing during this period.
Make sure pup is exposed to every stimulus he’ll have during his lifetime, while he/she is very young. Or else you’ll get a fearful dog.
Choose food specially formulated for puppies. Don’t feed them people food.
At first offer food to these young puppies three times a day. After 5-6 months, feed puppy twice a day. To avoid puppy getting obese, let puppy eat for only fifteen minutes, then remove food dish. Check your Westie’s puppy’s paws and nails on a weekly basis.
Trim hairs between paws and nails.
West Highland White Terrier – How To Capture the Best Pictures of Your WestiesWritten by Jeff Cuckson
For most West Highland White Terrier owners, dog is a beloved member of family. Like your children, you will want to capture pictures of your Westies from 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 even amateur photographer can get good ones at home.
A common mistake amateurs make when taking pictures of their Westies is to shoot from a standing position, with dog on ground. Although you might get a good picture (teeth showing) or two this way, best are shot from your Westie's level - low down, on 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.
Pictures do not have to be hit or miss, with 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 to equipment and picture-taking process.
A simple strategy is to take pics of dog while he is in his bed. Try placing 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 pose head in direction you want, with interesting sounds, food, or a toy.
There are two main lighting issues when taking pictures. The first is camera flash. Like with humans, bright lights reflecting off Westie's eyes produces a blurry, red-eye effect.