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    Question West Highland Cross Maltese

    hey there everyone,

    4 years ago my family (mum dad brother) and i bought our first puppy a 3/4 west highland maltese cross Indiana "Indie". we had owned dogs before which we had rescued.Our Indie was the most beautiful gentle obedient with a bit of spunk loyal dog we have ever had owned unfortunately she got sick with a genetic condition and we had to have her put down after a big very costly battle to save her. We would very much like to get another one in the near future and we wondering if anyone either breeds or knows a breeder who breeds westie cross maltese preferably 3/4 westie 1/4 maltese or half half in South australia preferably. Thanks for your help!
    Last edited by westieowner; 01-04-2010 at 02:09 PM.

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    Here we go again folks, yet another who's looking for a cross breed dog breeder

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    not exactly the kind of feedback i was looking for but thanks for reading

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    why do you want to cross breed them??

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    Have you looked in your local pound? Have you tried your local rescue groups?

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    Why do you want a cross? Why not one or the other? You will be supporting back yard breeders who breed for money, and don't health & temperament test their dogs.

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    If the dog was mostly westie why not go for a full Westie? They're a wonderful little dog

    http://www.pups4sale.com.au/index/li...ategory499.htm

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    im all for adopting dogs from the pound and rspca etc have done it in the past i am trying to find another dog like the one we had because she was so wonderful and the mix of breeds seems to be really good im looking for your help because you are very intelligent people who are enthusiastic about dogs. please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    why do you want to cross breed them??
    I dare say that it will be the misconception that if they buy another dog of the same breed they will get the same personality.

    In reality, dogs and puppies are as different as humans, there are no two (please excuse the seemingly racist terms here) white people who are identical in personality, same with dark coloured people, people of asian descent etc.

    You and your family will be far better off going either to a few breeders (purebred registered ones) or to shelters and go looking for the personality you want in the dog first and foremost!

    Hey guys, rather than attack and flame isn't education better here?

    Westieowner: Ignore the attacks as I'm sure they aren't meant to seem so personal. There is nothing wrong with wanting a crossbreed, but where it comes from will make all the difference to the health and well being, plus the longevity of your babies lives.

    I choose to buy from shelters and I go looking for the dog with the right personality for me. I go looking for the one that 'clicks'. I never have a breed or type in mind when I go, just a good idea of what I want from the dogs personality.

    When I got Batty (only a week ago) I had the choice of him or a mastiff cross dane. The mastiff cross puppy a similar personality to Batty, but Batty suited me better because I intend to do obedience and agility along with hopefully herding, tracking and trailing with him. A mastiff cross dane wouldn't suit this purpose where Batty, being a Kelpie cross, is ideal.

    Does that make sense at all?

    Sorry for the long post!

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    I think you are setting yourself up for failure. Just because you are going to get a dog that is the same type of breed does not mean they will be the same type of dog. 4 pups to a litter, 4 different personalities. Breed has a lot to do with it but it is not the be all and end all.

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