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    Wife texted me this morning saying she wanted a Westie. She grew up with dogs like this and her parents one is a really sweet dog. Would also be a fun little companion for Tucker. I just started looking at breeders. Its so cliche but has anyone ever given a puppy for Christmas? My only idea against it is there is probably too much going on that day for the new puppy.

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    Any reputable breeder will not sell you a Christmas puppy. Just buy the supplies, wrap them up, give them to her and wait until after Christmas to get a new dog.

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    Yeah initially it was an idea that popped into my head, but its way too much for a new puppy.

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    DefaultRe: Searching for a new puppy

    I always wanted a Westie, too. I found a website through the AKC.org site I think, that had a quiz entitled "Is a Westie for you?". I failed miserably. Found out this was not the dog for me.

    I like Betsy's idea. If you find a breeder before XMas and are put on a waiting list, you could always print out the breeders site with the litter info too.





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    Just remember Westies are terriers. They can be difficult for the average person to train.



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    DefaultRe: Searching for a new puppy

    I know a Westie who killed a very sweet 4 month old Bichon puppy. They are terriers but I call them terrorists. They are not for me.

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    My daughter has two Westies. They are 3 years old now and I am just now beginning to really like them! The male is a sweetheart, but if you look up diva in the dictionary you will find a picture of the female.

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    Too bad you don't live in my neck of the woods. There's a very reputable breeder here, with pups ready now.
    Me, Abzilla and the Helomonster.

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    DefaultRe: Searching for a new puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Pickle Creek
    I know a Westie who killed a very sweet 4 month old Bichon puppy. They are terriers but I call them terrorists. They are not for me.
    Thank you, excellent second post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deezeldog
    Quote Originally Posted by Pickle Creek
    I know a Westie who killed a very sweet 4 month old Bichon puppy. They are terriers but I call them terrorists. They are not for me.
    Killing puppies is not a terrier trait. Rodents yes. Puppies, no. There was something wrong with that Westie if he did that.
    Or something wrong with the westie's owner for letting this happen.


    I own and grew up with terriers and I agree that they're not for everyone. How old is Tucker? How well trained is he? Westie pups are quite small and a bouncy young lab could hurt one very quickly.

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