Snowball is a male white West Highland White Terrier puppy.
He was born on April 21, 2013, so he's 8 weeks old now.
How can you say no to this baby face? Snowball is just as silly as they come. He is always trying to catch your eye with his puppy tricks. He will... [read more]
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Hailing from Scotland, the Westie Terrier traces a long history all the way to the 17th century. According to accounts, this breed was used as hunting dogs, a small breed of which was gifted to the king of France. It was in the 19th century when a tragic accident happened to prompt the Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch to choose to stick to breeding only white dogs. This bit of lore tells of the story of how the Colonel accidentally shot one of his dogs after mistaking him for a fox during one of his hunting trips. The breed continues on today and has been given other names such as the Roseneath Terrier and the Poltalloch Terrier. Affectionately called the Westie, this dog breed was put in the official roster of dog breeds at the Kennel Club of England in 1906.
The Westie is a small terrier that could be fun and amusing to have around the house. He grows to a height of about ten to eleven inches at the shoulders and weighs anywhere from 13 to 22 pounds. He sports a white double coat that is short on the inside and long on the outside. This helps protect the Westie from extreme weather. Caring for his coat does not take any more than a thorough wipe down and a bath only when necessary. Frequent clipping or trimming the coat is also not necessary unless you want to enter your Westie in a dog show. Once or twice a year of coat stripping is recommended. As with other dogs, the feet, ears, and eyes of your Westie should be kept clear of hair and dirt.
The Westie is the total entertainer. He gets along well with everyone, amusing the entire family with his antics and tricks. With the right training technique, the Westie can easily be housebroken and taught to behave as you wish. He has a very adaptable nature that lets him easily get used to his surroundings wherever he might be. Indoors, he can be calm and contented simply lounging around on the couch with you and the family in front of the television. He can also be left alone at home without worrying about any mishaps. Be sure, though, to give your Westie ample time to run around outdoors after a long period of being cooped up.
The Westie’s hunting instincts are still there but his domestic side prevails when at home with the family. He serves as an excellent companion for any member of the family, quietly watching on one corner as everyone goes about their daily chores. On some occasions, Westies have been used as therapy dogs and search-and-rescue dogs. The Westie has also been observed to turn out a good showing on earth dog tests as well as in tracking and flyball competitions.