December 6, 2010

Westie

Westie

Westie – Female

West Highland White Terrier, known as Westie is descended from Cairn and Scottish Terriers, with a little Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terriers mixed in. Wesite was bred to hunt small animals such as rabbits, mice, and squirrels. They were also used to hunt foxes and badgers, with young female Westie being the best hunters.

Temperamentally, there is very little difference between the sexes in Westie. Each has its pros and cons. There is a cross-over and always the exception to the rule. Spayed and neutered animals do not have many of the negative characteristics of their sex. Male Westie can be easily trained to use a urination post in the garden, thus keeping the garden healthy and odor free. Many fanciers find the males to be more affectionate. Stronger urine odor can be reduced by adding 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to a male dog’s food. Female Westies are slightly smaller, are not as strong, and are therefore easier to walk and carry.

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