West Highland White Terriers: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Health Care

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A fine hunter as well as a great household pet, this energetic breed is a perennial favorite among dog fanciers. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring ...

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Overview

A fine hunter as well as a great household pet, this energetic breed is a perennial favorite among dog fanciers. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward text comes with high-quality, full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764118999
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 980,091
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Westie Origin and History 5
Background 5
Character and Disposition 6
Sociability 7
Breed Standard 7
Finding the Best Westie 13
Timing 13
Are You Ready for a Westie? 13
Good Westie Breeders 14
Newspapers Ads 15
A Family Dog 16
A Great Companion 16
Westie Cost 17
Age to Acquire Your Westie 18
Adopting an Adult 18
Male or Female? 19
Spaying 19
Castrating 20
A Happy, Healthy Puppy 21
How-To: Recognize a Healthy Westie 22
Prepare for Your Westie 25
One Room at a Time 25
Backyards 26
Chewing 27
Kennel and Run 27
Boarding 27
Identification 30
Crate 30
Puppy Stress 33
First Days 33
Diet and Feeding Schedule 34
Building a Lasting Relationship 34
Canine Socialization 34
Human Socialization 35
Correction 35
Separation Anxiety 38
Westie Primary Education 41
Housebreaking 41
Paper Training 42
Understandable Cues 42
Crate Training 43
Collars and Leashes 43
Commands 45
Constructive Exercise 46
Fun and Games at Home 47
Learned Behavior Versus Instinctive Traits 47
Westie Grooming 49
To Bathe or Not to Bathe 49
Skin and Coat Care 50
Teeth 51
Feet and Nails 51
Ears 54
Eyes 54
Westie Nutrition 57
Feeding Your Westie 57
Types of Food 58
Puppy Rations 59
Consumable Chewies and Treats 62
Supplements 63
Human Food 63
Health Care 65
The Veterinarian 65
Preventive Care 65
Parasites 67
Nonpreventable Diseases 71
Hereditary Conditions 72
Miscellaneous Genetically Related Diseases 75
Westie Vocations and Avocations 77
Agility 77
Conformation Showing 78
Canine Good Citizens (CGC) 79
Obedience 80
Terrier Trials 82
Therapy Dogs 83
Your Old Westie 85
Health Problems in Old Westies 85
Euthanasia 86
Life Goes On 89
How-To: Make Life Easier for Your Old Westie 90
Information 92
Index 94
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

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    I got this book thinking it would be bigger, but the book is actually quite small, though it does contain quite a big of information. I recommend it to anyone who would like to purchase a Westie. I enjoyed reading it and hope everyone else does, but if you are really thinking of gettting a Westie, get more info.

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