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Try searching for Try searching all sections Try searching all of Ireland Make sure any search words are spelt correctlyFind a puppies for sale in Northern Ireland on Gumtree, the #1 site for Pets classifieds ads in the UK.Enter your email address to receive alerts when we have new listings available for Dogs & Puppies in Northern Ireland.Every penny donated goes directly to rescuing Westies, and everyone who gives time to Westie Rescue does so 100% voluntarilyWestie Rescue is based in County Louth, Ireland and was set up in 2005 by Maureen Byrne, in response to the increasing numbers of Westies being abandoned and surrendered into dog pounds around the country.We rescue and rehome an average of sixty Westies every year. That’s a lot of dogs, but it is only a proportion of the Westies who are rehomed via other channels, or put to sleep, every year.We take Westies from owners who can no longer care for them or want them rehomed. We get a full history on each dog: what sort of life he has lived to date, what people he has lived with, what level of training he has, what sort of experiences he’s had throughout life to date.
We also take Westies who have been found straying and not reclaimed, and from pounds and other rescue groups around the country. We have no way of finding out the history of these dogs, and so they come and live with me, or go into foster care, until we get to know a bit about them.This is all done so that we can get a clear picture of what sort of home will suit each individual dog. Westie Rescue stands by every dog we rehome for the rest of his life.We are always available to offer help and advice to owners for the life of the dog. In the event that the dog doesn’t work out, or circumstances change, we insist on taking the dog back into the care of Westie Rescue.We rehome a lot of Westies that are indiscriminately bred by breeders who are only producing pups for money: they have no interest in the welfare of the dog, breed development, health and behaviour, or for the person who buys the dog. Once they get the money, that’s the end of their part in the deal.The same “breeders” crop up again and again for many of the Westies we get: we know who they are and are keeping records.
The sunny southeast of Ireland seems to be the foremost area for Westie over-production, but they are not confined to the southeast. Such “breeders” sell their dogs via websites and free-ads papers, with dressed-up photos which do not reflect the true conditions the pup was reared in.These cheaper, often unregistered pups may be tempting, but buyer beware! spoodle pups for sale gold coast
These pups have had an impoverished upbringing and are more likely to develop health and behavioural problems. morkie puppies sale tulsa
Westies are prone to a number of serious health issues which reputable breeders are trying to eradicate, but which back-yard-breeders and puppy-farmers turn a blind eye to: many aren’t even aware of these health issues.puppies for adoption in wiesbaden germany
These Westies end up costing a fortune with vet fees, training fees, and a great deal of heartache for the unsuspecting owners. These “breeders” will tell you their pups are wonderful, great with kids, well-bred etc. Of course they’ll tell you the sun, moon and stars! By the time you find out they were lying, it’s too late. siberian husky for sale in brownsville tx
The pup is home and everyone loves him. siberian husky for sale in grand forks
In any case, buying these pups supports the uncaring, greedy “breeders”, and the cycle of misery continues.siberian husky for sale in waco tx
Please bear in mind that if you buy a pup from an unregistered or profit-driven breeder, you may feel that you are saving your pup from a bad situation. But by buying a pup from such a breeder, you are supporting the ill-treatment and over-breeding of your pup’s mother and many others like her, leaving her behind to continue supplying the conveyor belt of puppy production which your purchase has helped to fund. Westie Rescue is taking in more and more ex-breeding females which have been bred to near death from such establishments. Be under no illusion that these females are kept in atrocious conditions: Westie Rescue spends a fortune rehabilitating such females, and trying to get them back to full health. And whilst cute pictures of their pups sitting on plush cushions might have been posted online, these pictures are deliberately masking where the pups actually came from. Do not give these people your money.Don’t buy a Westie from just anybody: do your research and don’t buy a dog online!
Better still, adopt a Westie instead!View West Highland Terrier Dogs and Puppies for sale on the Pets4Homes website.West Highland Terrier Introduction The cute facade of this little, spirited dog belays the fact that it is still a terrier and while he will happily sit on your lap for cuddles, he is just as likely to make mischief and chase the cat! As the name suggests, this dog originated form Scotland and was originally bred to hunt foxes, otters and vermin. The size, nature and care requirements of this dog make it an ideal choice for almost everyone, and can happily live in a family with children and other animals provided correct and early socialisation and exposure to them.West Highland Terrier History Known by almost everyone as simply the Westie, the West Highland White Terrier was recognised as a breed at the turn of the 20th Century by the Kennel Club, although historical articles and paintings indicate the presence of ancestors of the Westie as far back as the 1500's.
The more recent developments in the Westies history however, tell of one Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch who, in the 19th Century, after having an accident while hunting, shot his own dark-coated dog, having mistaken it for game. Affected and grieved by this, he endeavoured to raise only white terriers to ensure that this mistake could not happen again. Unlike other breeders, he then kept the white and lighter coloured puppies from subsequent litters he bred, and selectively reared only dogs for this colour in his cairn terrier strain of dogs. His dogs became known as Poltalloch Terriers and were soon highly prized as they retained their high hunt-pray drive with the added advantage of being very visible due to their light colour which made them easier to distinguish from wildlife, even under harsh field and weather conditions.West Highland Terrier Appearance Average height at the withers: Males and females between 10-12 inches.Average height: Males and females between 6.5-9 kg.The striking, pure white coat of the Westie is its stand out feature which off sets its dark, almond shaped eyes and black button nose perfectly.
The coat itself is soft and thick undercoat and a coarser and longer top coat which is often hand stripped for showing purposes to expose the soft undercoat. The small ears are always pointed and held erect. The hair around and on the face is often left longer to show off the characteristic softness of face synonymous with Westies.For a smaller dog, it is remarkably well muscled and has a deep chest with a body that should, overall, be shorter than its height. It is compact and well balanced dog.West Highland Terrier Temperament Like many small dogs, the Westie has forgotten that fact and as a result has developed a big personality! Bold, mischievous, hardy and loyal, this dog can fit into almost anyone's life although as a terrier, its hunt instinct is alive and kicking and as a result it will chase many things if it is allowed to. This behaviour is best focussed on its toys such as chase with a ball as it is possible, unless well socialised from an early age, it will chase -hunt other 'prey' such as other animals such as the family cat/small furries and can display dominance over other dogs and children.
This is especially relevant if they live with mainly older adults and have less frequent contact with children, for example when the Grandchildren come around. Westies can stand quite a lot of rough house play, with children, adults and other dogs, but will make it known if the signs aren't read and they wish to stop but they are generally sociable and confident little dogs who adapt to and fit in many lifestyles. They are bright dogs who will learn new things quickly. They are known as one of the most friendly of all the terrier breeds and are a joy to have around, if a tad mischievous at timesWest Highland Terrier Health West Highland White Terriers are very hardy and tough little dogs and have not succumbed to many conditions, genetic or otherwise. An average life span of a Westie is between 12-16 years. They can have a tendency to allergies and food intolerances, especially some tinned meats which contain wheat and red meat, but a hypo allergenic tested dog food should be the answer to this.
In addition, some pups are afflicted with a condition called Craniomandibular Osteopathy. Commonly known as 'Lion Jaw' or even 'Westie Jaw', this developmental disease can only be passed onto the pup if both the parents carry the gene for it. It usually manifests between the ages of 3-8 months old. The condition itself also affects a few other breed of smaller terrier types and unrelated breeds such as the Great Dane. Its primary cause is to make eating and drinking very difficult and symptoms include swollen jaw and excessive drooling. It is possible to control the disease using anti inflammation medications under your vets direction, however, sometimes the only possible route is to have the dog euthanized.West Highland Terrier Care The West Highland White Terrier requires grooming minimal grooming per week as a dog who does not shed its coat as much as many others. This is especially the case if the owner takes it to see a professional groomer 3-4 times a year to have the coat pulled by hand.