Are Westies good walkers?

Are Westies good walkers?

What is the temperament of a West Highland Terrier? Generally, the Westie really is the perfect all rounder: they make good family dogs, getting along tremendously with children, adults and other dogs and love walks as much as cuddles.

How much should a Westie eat a day?

Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. For more on feeding your Westie, see our guidelines for buying the right food, feeding your puppy, and feeding your adult dog.

What is the ideal weight for a Westie?

Female: 6–7 kg
Male: 7–10 kg
West Highland White Terrier/Weight

Is there such a thing as a Westie white terrier?

A Westie-proof garden is a must! They weren’t always called West Highland White Terriers – they used to be known as Roseneath terriers. Westies are always white! Because of this, their ears can easily get sunburnt so make sure to protect them in the sun.

What happens if a Westie is left alone all day?

As they form such strong bonds with their owners, Westies often suffer with separation anxiety if left alone. Ideally, there should be someone around all day with your Westie. If they are alone for too long, they are likely to make a lot of noise and could start chewing things around the home.

What should I look for in a West Highland Terrier?

We’d recommend looking for a Kennel Club Assured Breeder as they meet extra requirements which will benefit your puppy’s health. Some of the conditions Westies may develop include: Skin allergies. Inherited bone disorder of the jaw. Luxating patellas – where the kneecaps slip temporarily out of place.

How often should I take my Westie to the groomer?

Your Westie will likely need to see a professional groomer as often as every six weeks for a trim. As their fur can get matted, you may need to bath your Westie if they’ve rolled in something while out walking. Westies are known to suffer from skin allergies, so speak to your vet before buying a shampoo.

What’s the best way to pick up a Westie?

A lot of people pick up a dog from the front, grasping them under the front legs. This is okay if your Westie is used to it but many Westies don’t care for that method. Until you know your new dog, or if your dog is sensitive about being picked up, it is best to pick them up from the side.

Which is the best breed of Westie mix?

17 Westie Mix Breeds You Will Love. 1 Westie Chihuahua Mix (Chestie) The Chestie also called the Chi-westie or Chiwestie is a toy-sized crossbreed of a Westie (West Highland White Terrier) 2 Westie Poodle Mix (Westiepoo) 3 Westie Cairn Mix (Cairland Terrier) 4 Westie Miniature Schnauzer Mix (Wauzer) 5 Westie Shih Tzu Mix (Weshi)

What should I look for in a Westie puppy?

There is more to picking a westie puppy than simply choosing the cutest looking pup of a litter. The dog’s initial appearance is not all that you should be taking into account. You should also be checking out there mental disposition, as well as their pedigree.