How to choose a West Highland White Terrier puppy: what to look for
Before heading for a West Highland White Terrier puppy, weigh the pros and cons again. Do all family members share your desire to get a dog? Who will walk with the pet (and the West Highland White Terrier will require long and active walks)? Who will the dog stay with if you have to go on a business trip?
Pictured: West Highland White Terrier puppy
Visit several shows, talk to other West Highland White Terrier owners, and choose a good breeder with a proven track record.
A conscientious breeder will introduce the parents of the babies and show their pedigrees, tell how and what the puppies eat, give recommendations on feeding, keeping, caring, and advise on the nature and characteristics of each puppy. He will also ask you a lot of questions, including about the goals of acquiring a dog, and will help you make your choice.
A healthy puppy has a cold wet nose (unless, of course, he has just woken up), clean eyes and ears, a soft tummy, a good appetite. The West Highland White Terrier puppy should be inquisitive, sociable, agile, not shy.
If you just choose a pet - it is best to listen to your heart, chat with the kids and choose the one who is the cutest. But if you need a future star of exhibitions, you should seek the advice of a specialist.