» Pet Insurance » The Basics on the West Highland White Terrier by:Richard Cussons
Auto Insurance Life Insurance Family Insurance Health Insurance Travel Insurance Mortgage Insurance Buying Insurance Accident Insurance Housing Insurance Personal Insurance Medical Insurance Property Insurance Mobile Insurance Internet Insurance Pregnant Insurance Dental Insurance Children Insurance Baby Insurance Employee Insurance Liability Insurance Pet Insurance Boat Insurance Cancer Insurance Insurance Quotes Others

The Basics on the West Highland White Terrier by:Richard Cussons

The Basics on the West Highland White Terrier by:Richard Cussons

The West Highland White Terrier is one small dog breed with a huge following all over the world

. People are interested in him as a pet, a show dog, an obedience competitor, a working dog, or even all of the above! If you are a Westie owner with the aim of helping your Westie fulfill his potential, prepare to get down and dirtysometimes literally!

A Westie is a pure snow-white, "big dog in a small body" package. This dog is bursting with care-free energy, wanting always to be part of whatever exciting-looking thing you are up to. Another interesting feature to the Westie are his prickly-straight up ears. His short but very strong tail is the product of years and years of brainstorming what to do when the tenacious hunter gets stuck in some vermin hole (solution: they pull him back through the tail!). Adult males measure about 11 inches in height with bitches being about 1 inch less.

The Westie's double coat is one of the best shields against the elements, and from anything that an angry furry can unleash his way. Puppies have more of the softer undercoat, but proper hand stripping (which can also be learned by anybody) helps uncover the hard coat. The adult coat sheds lightly, so brushing away the dead hair cannot be discounted. Curiously, the adult coat is "dry," which means it is soil- and "doggy" odor-proof.

The west highland white terrier is quite content with a few baths. The hard outer coat itself will need only frequent brushing and the occasional dry cleaning to be completely clean. This last one involves applying corn starch into the coat. When the powder is brushed out, the soil goes with it. To keep a westie pet's spic and span, grooming is scheduled once every eight to twelve weeks. Once a week--or twiceis needed for a show ring dog.The Basics on the West Highland White Terrier by:Richard Cussons

If the westie looks to you like a cuddly lapdog, he actually hates hates being one! Many will start squirming if held for long periods. Indeed they wish to keep everybody in sight, but perhaps from a vantage point like the corner of a room or near a heater. Nevertheless, exceptions to this exist on both sexes of the dog.

If you have a serious gardener in your house, you may need to avoid a westie or most of the other terrier breeds. Westies simply adore digging and squeezing itself into burrows and holes, hot in pursuit of some perceived prey.

If you need a one-man dog, or is out of the house for most of the day, the westie would not make a good pet for you. West highland white terrier are very people oriented and may develop separation anxiety away from you. Although they do not require much exercise, they do get bored if they lack attention and human companionship.

About the author

Richard Cussons wants to share valuable information about the west highland white terrier. contains great facts about this breed as well as tips on westie training and care.
Having West Highland Terriers As Pets by:Richard Cussons Helping Abandoned West Highland Terriers by:Richard Cussons Barking Problem Among West Highland Terriers by:Richard Cussons West Highland Terrier: How to Care for This Breed by:Richard Cussons Yorkie Grooming - How to Groom Your Yorkshire Terrier by:Sarah Henery Jack Russell Terrier Training Tips to Resolve Submissive Urination by:Richard Cussons Playing it Safe With Online Dog Games Ease of Use of Dog Games Online Online Dog Games Full of Entertainment Online Dog Games Can Provide the Ultimate Relaxation Exceptional Harrisburg Wedding Locations Experience The Beauty Of Alaska- Avail Their Alaska Fishing Vacation Packages Best ways to Notice Standard Indications of ADHD in kids
Write post print Bupa HealthPlus Insurance guest:  register | login | search IP( District Of Columbia / Washington Processed in 0.016757 second(s), 6 queries , Gzip enabled debug code: 16 , 2952, 969,
The Basics on the West Highland White Terrier by:Richard Cussons Washington