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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    The Westie is an active breed, and needs plenty of exercise, and are very intelligent, a Westie’s coat needs to be brushed and combed every day and trimmed several times a year. My Robbie gets groomed every 14 weeks but I don’t like the coat being to short. You should be careful where you take them for trimming because often they don’t even look like a Westie afterwards! Robbie loves to play hide and seek with me and take my hand ever so gently into his mouth and talk away – that is his way of telling me he loves me very much. The westie is also excellent with children – all in all an ideal companion

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    My Westie is 8 months old now and she is the absolute highlight of my life. She is so lovable, very trainable and has personality plus. She loves to play ball, go on walks and play with her friends at the dog park. I would recommend a Westie to anyone who is looking for a small, delightful dog.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I show and breed Westie’s. They are part of our family. I do not have any problems . I feed low Maize content food Groom them daily without washing and Stronghold them monthly. My puppy buyers are given plenty of advice on their puppy and contact is kept for the first few months. I also put restrictions on Not for breeding or Export. With a good breeding program and a good environment, the Westie makes a wonderful pet.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    These dogs are loveable and cute! But hard to train!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I hear that Westies have very high problem solving abilities. What are some examples of how they use those abilities?

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  • May 7, 2009 at 12:00
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    We adopted a Westie 9 years ago from a Humane Society, and we love our Scooter. He is so loving, he loves to cuddle on our laps. He loves car rides and walks. Raw carrots are some of his favorite treats.We keep he fairly short clipped, as we think his former owners may of be cruel, as he does not like to be brushed.

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  • Oct 22, 2009 at 12:00
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    I bought my first Westie 6 years ago. Have had many different breeds in my life, but must say that this breed is the best! I just got a new Westie puppy this summer. He will soon be 6 months old. They get along well, and are very people/animal friendly little boys! I have read that this breed is not good with kids. This is definitely NOT true! My boys love kids, and enjoy playing with everyone!

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  • Feb 2, 2010 at 12:00
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    I have had Tony my rescue Westie for three years now and he is the love of my life. I’ve always had dogs but Tony is the best. He is 12 yrs old now but still going strong and you’d never guess his age. Unfortunately he has the Westie skin problems but I make his food now and it seems to be under control. Cutting down on the wheat in his diet has made a huge difference as many commercial foods are high in wheat. I keep his body hair short (and his legs long) and that also seems to help with the skin problems. He is also a bit deaf but that at times seems to be selective deafness! (LINEBREAK)Westies are smart,loyal and lovable. Tony adores his cats and gets along with other dogs. They need lots of exercise and love socializing. Living in France is great in that I can take him anywhere as well as into restaurants. He’s quite put out when I have a "no dogs" thing to do. (LINEBREAK)I would recommend a West Highland White Terrier to anyone looking for a smallish, easy to train, interesting pet.

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