What Can I Expect From A Westie?

11 02 2009

adult-westieFor prospective and new parents of a West Highland Terrier, also know as a “Westie.”  Westies are one of those little breeds that makes you thankful they are small in size.  Those guys have a whole LOT of attitude in that LITTLE body!  Despite their small stature, they can make wonderful watch dogs.  A parent that wants to adopt a Westie better bring a strong will to the table.  The last thing anyone wants is for a Westie to be in control.

Typically, Westies are good with children, easy to train, and fairly accepting of strangers.  They are wonderful companions, and they love to travel.  Male Westies weigh in in the 15 to 22 pound range, while the females are smaller, barely moving the scales around 13 to 16 pounds.  😉 Read the rest of this entry »

Why Did Barney Bite The Reporter?

10 11 2008

I guess the reporter that was bitten by President Bush’s Scottish Terrier, Barney, does not own a dog.   One of the things that I preach constantly is that a human should never reach over the head of a dog right away, in order to pet it.  We do not like that.  Once we lose sight of that hand, we do not know where it is going or what the person intends to do with it.  In the cases of some dogs, especially with strangers, their first reaction is to bite, and be sorry about it later. Read the rest of this entry »