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    West Highland White Terrier Breed Standard - The Kennel Club

    Mellon87

    Hate to break it to you but based on the breed standard, your "West Highland White Terrier" looks like a cross (maybe with a maltese?) to me. Is not as strong, sturdy or rough coated as other westies I've seen.

    He is very cute, enjoy. But I wouldn't recommend that pet shop / puppy mill if I was you. If you do want a pure bred puppy from a breeder who cares about the health of their breed - you will have to wait. They will always get potential and patient buyers in advance, they will have waiting lists. Or they won't breed their dogs. They have no interest in encouraging impulse buys or people have no patience. Not good qualities in dog owners.

    It took me a year and a half to find the right dog for me from the shelter and she was worth the wait.

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    Mellon87 here, apparently I got banned for multiple accounts even though I've only had 1 and I don't remember the username or email it's attached to.

    Anyway...i saw your response saying my westie is not pure bred...well here is pics from today of her as she got a groom today. She hasn't had a westie cut till today and the reason she hasn't been able to keep her 100% "show-dog" coat is because we could not find a groomer who is willing to hand-strip her and we're not experienced or even know how do it ourselves.

    As for not being hand-stripped she got her first westie cut today and she looks pretty damn good for not ever having been hand-stripped if you ask me.

    (P.S her eyes aren't green, thats the flash of the camera, she has dark eyes just like every other westie)






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    She's very cute, no ones doubting that.

    The thing is, any crossbreed is a lucky dip, whether from a BYB, puppy mill or shelter.
    My Kelpie X is relatively healthy, she has a minor respiratory problem and from a shelter. My Jack Russell X is relatively healthy, he has bowed legs and from a pet shop.
    I would count myself lucky.

    She may be purebred, but as I said earlier, purebred doesn't mean better if they're arn't the complete package. Health, temperament and beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    She's very cute, no ones doubting that.

    The thing is, any crossbreed is a lucky dip, whether from a BYB, puppy mill or shelter.
    My Kelpie X is relatively healthy, she has a minor respiratory problem and from a shelter. My Jack Russell X is relatively healthy, he has bowed legs and from a pet shop.
    I would count myself lucky.

    She may be purebred, but as I said earlier, purebred doesn't mean better if they're arn't the complete package. Health, temperament and beauty.
    I am not denying that and I agree with you. I got extremely lucky with my westie (so far). No medical problems, good temperament, and she is very cute. Have not had any problems. No vomiting or diaherra, immunised etc and she recovered extremely well & fast from her spaying...... That said I have probably dodged a huge bullet.

    My next dog will not come from a petstore as I only found out about puppys mills and BYBs AFTER I got a dog like most people Im sure did at first.

    I already have plans to get a 2nd westie which I'll be getting from an actual proper westie breeder all recommended by the westie club of victoria for breeding healthy westies with good temperaments.

    I would never tell anyone to buy from a petstore or byb right now even though I might have come off as thinking that..
    Last edited by Mellon; 07-31-2010 at 08:44 PM.

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    I just thought you were trying to promote pet stores, thats all.
    As I said, my JRT is from a pet shop, bought for me when I was young by my parents who didnt know any better. It was until I became a vet nurse I learnt about it all.

    Next time you want a purebred and dont want to wait for a real breeder, please check out a specific breed rescue
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