Caring for a Boston Westie
Feeding: The Boston Westie is a little sensative when it comes to food. Do not change foods frequently with this breed as their stomach can be sensative. The Boston Westie can do okay with one feeding per day.
Living with a Boston Westie
Personality: The Boston Westie is a tenacious, fearless, agile, and outgoing dog. When owning a Boston Westie expect to be surprised everyday with something new and fun!
Temperament: The Boston Westie is typically a happy dog but can switch quickly when a stranger approaches.
Family Dog: The Boston Westie is a great family dog who makes a great protector for children. Social dog and warms upquickly to people and other dogs. Boston Westie is not aggressive towards cats but is not to be trusted around other furry pets as it's prey drive is very strong. The Boston Westie is ideal for a first time pet owner, especially with children, and is much better behaved than the typical terrier.
Shedding: The Boston Westie hardly sheds.
Grooming: The coat of the Boston Westie needs to be brushed occasionally. The shed very little and do need a haircut once or twice a year.
Training: Training can be just a little harder with a Boston Westie but with consistency this breed can be a well trained dog. They aim to please their owners but can be a little stubborn at times. The Boston Westie can be a barker, as with any terrier, but with proper training this can be well controlled. When left alone this breed should be left with an interactive toy to keep it busy.
Behavior: The Boston Westie is a good mix of the two parent breeds. They are tough little dogs who are friendly, dominent and brave. They tend to think they are larger than the really are. The Boston Westie is full of energy outdoors but is rather calm inside,unless provoked to play. Boston Westie is not generally food aggressive nor territorial.
Barking: The Boston Westie will bark when provoked by others. They may bark when they first meet someone new and may even be aggressive towards them but warms up after time.
Weather: The Boston Westie typically likes any type of weather.
Exercise: The Boston Westie needs a daily walk, exercise and play-time.
Physical Ability: The Boston Westie loves to run but wears out somewhat quickly, give them a half hour and they are ready to run again.
Living Conditions: The Boston Westie does not require much exercise. Could live in an apartmentbut thrives in a small yard or anything larger. This breed does enjoy adaily walk as it needs the mental stimulation to prevent behavior problems. This is not the breed to have run along side your bicycle or jog with as it can overheat when overworked, especially in the warmer months. This breed enjoys to be around the family and is probably not for someone who is away alot. They also make great farm and field dogs.
Boston Westie Appearance
Appearance: The Boston Westie's wiry coat can be brindle with white patches or black and white with long wiry hair.
Size: The Boston Westie is a relatively small dog weighing about 15 to 25 pounds and stands between 10-12 inches high.
Companionship: The Boston Westie makes a wonderful companion dog. They are very loving and loyal to their owner and friendly with others. They enjoy going with you anywhere even the bathroom. They can be a lap dog but also like to run and be outdoors.
Head: The Boston Westie has a Boston head with a Westie snout.
Ears: The Boston Westie's ears stand erect.
Muzzle: The Boston Westie has a medium length snout. It is not as short as a Boston Terrier but not as long as a Westie's. They may have the same breathing issues as the Boston.
Teeth/Bite: The Boston Westie may have the typical Boston underbite.
Body: The Boston Westie has a Boston body with the length and height of a Westie.
Forequarters: The Boston Westie has a Boston chest with Westie legs but longer.
Hindquarters: The Boston Westie has the Boston hock.
Gait: The Boston Westie has a typical Terrier gait.
Feet: The Boston Westie may have sensitive paws.
Tail: The tail of the Boston Westie is somewhat long.
Color: The coat of the Boston Westie can be brindle or the same as a Boston Terrier's but longer and wiry.
Coat: The Boston Westie comes in brindle, black or white and black with grey, fawn, or brown markings. The Boston Westie has wire hair that needs little brushing and only needs to be trimmed twice a year. Very low shedding.
Boston Westie Facts
Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Boston Westie is 12 to 15 years.
Characteristics: The Boston Westie is fearless, tenacious, loyal, loving dog who makes a great mini protector and hunter. They can catch mixe better than most cats. They are very social little dogs.
Boston Westie Health
Allergies: The Boston Westie can be irritated by extremely dry air.
Health: The Boston Westie has good overall health. Dry air makes them sneeze occasionally but not terribly. They sometimes sneeze backwards.
Ear Health: The Boston Wesite is prone to ear infections.
Dental Health: The Boston Westie has good dental health. They are strong chewers so watch what they chew.
Bone Health: The Boston Westie has no abnormalities known at this time.
Litter Size: The average litter size of the Boston Westie is 8 to 10 pups.
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