Down South Westies
...Home of beautiful, loving, West Highland White Terriers!

Welcome To A Great Information Site For Westie Lovers!

 

 

We use and recommend
supplies for all your puppy needs!

 

Original Mars® Coat-King - 12 blade (fine)

 

 Nature's Miracle® Advanced Stain and Odor Remove

 

Kalaya Emu Oil Shampoo

 

Super White™ Coat Brightener Shampoo

 

Four Paws® Brewers Yeast With Garlic

 

Animal Ear Cleaning Products

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Concentrate Gel Caps 

 

 

Frequently Asked Westie Questions To Westie Breeders

Q. HOW MUCH ARE YOUR WESTIE PUPPIES?
A.  A good quality Westie puppy will cost $1,000 to $1,500.   

Q.  WHEN IS A WESTIE PUPPY OLD ENOUGH TO GO TO IT'S NEW HOME?
A. Pups should never go to their new home before 8 weeks. The breeder should spend lots of time socializing your Westie puppy and you will be glad they did.

Q. HOW CAN I CHOOSE A WESTIE PUPPY WITHOUT MAKING A TRIP TO YOUR LOCATION?
A. A breeder should have lots of photos of puppies, sire, and dam. Your breeder should be happy to answer questions you may have about the puppy, sire, and dam. The great majority of puppies we placed over the years were selected by people who chose their pup from our photos. We waited until 5-6 weeks to let them choose. Each person chose by their place on our wait list. Of course, we always gave the option for them to refuse the pup when they came to pick up their pup, but that never happened. 

Q. HOW DO I GET MY WESTIE PUPPY?
A. We suggest that you not purchase a pup from a breeder who is willing to ship a pup.  You should fly or drive to get you new pup. That way, you can see mom and dad in real life!

Q.  IS THERE ANY OTHER DELIVERY SERVICE OTHER THAN AIR FLIGHT?
A.  There are van delivery services, but we do not recommend them. 

Q.  HOW DO I KNOW THE WESTIE PUPPY I CHOOSE IS HEALTHY?
A. All pups should be up to date on their shots and worming  when they leave for their new home. Each one should be checked by a veterinarian. To take your pup on the airline as "carry on" he must have an approved "Health Certificate" to accompany the pup on the trip. The breeder should take the pup back to the vet for that certificate that is good for only 10 days.  The usual $40 fee is always passed on to the buyer. Be sure to check out their
health guarantee.

Q. HOW DO I PAY FOR MY WESTIE PUPPY?
A. Most breeders will be willing to accept your personal check. Over all the years we took personal checks, we never had a single bad one. A deposit is usually required to hold your puppy. This is applied to the total cost. 

Q.  ARE YOUR WESTIE PUPPIES REGISTERED?
A. We suggest you never buy a pup that is not registered with the American Kennel Club. Other registrations may mean the breeder has been suspended from AKC because of improper breeding practices. Some registrations require only the owners to confer with others to verify the dog is a Westie, when all the while he may not be "pure blood". You should receive necessary papers to register your pup as well as a copy of the
pedigree

 

Q.  DO YOU REQUIRE A SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT?

A. Pet/Companion pups are usually sold with a neuter/spay contract and limited registration (offspring of dogs with limited registration cannot be registered). The reason we required a spay/neuter contract is to protect our breed line as well as our name and reputation.  If we let a pup go without a spay/neuter contract, that pup could be bred to just any dog with health problems. Our name goes on that pedigree. We have a great reputation and we wanted to keep it that way. Show Prospect pups are usually sold with co-ownership.

Q.  WHEN DOES MY NEW WESTIE PUPPY HAVE TO GO TO THE VET?
A. Most breeders require you take your new pup to the vet within the first 3 working days for a "Wellness Check".  This is a requirement for the health guarantee so make your appointment ahead of time. You should take the puppy's shot record with you so your vet will know his medical history. You can then set up another appointment for the remaining vaccinations he will need. Your pup should have been checked by your breeder's vet before you pick him/her up.

Q.  WILL YOU BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS WE MIGHT HAVE AFTER GETTING OUR NEW WESTIE PUPPY?
A. Never buy a pup without asking this question. Can you call or email?  Most breeders like to keep in touch with families to see how the puppies are doing.  We always consider it a treat to receive photos of your pup in his new home to post on our Friends Page.  Send us an email with a picture in a .jpg file and we will post the pictures of any Westie on our
Friends Page for 30 days.

 

Q.  WILL YOU GIVE ME REFERENCES?

A.  Never be afraid to ask for references.  If you are going to pay $1,000 - $1,500 for a pup, you better ask questions!  A reputable breeder will  be delighted to give you references.  We always said, "Go to the Friends Page and pick out some pups and owners and we will ask if they mind you contacting them with questions".  Our families were always ready to answer questions and we never were afraid for that to happen.

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We are now using a water filtration system exclusively for our dogs.  The water will be better for them and we will see what it does to their beards.  Stay tuned!  (The result is that it works significantly.  Beard stains can be caused by wet food, but if it is caused by your public water, the Aquasana Home Water System works and does not stain beards).

We chose the Aquasana Home Water System.  You can click on the banner below to read about it.  We have it connected to the sink in the grooming room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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