Post # 1
I understand many of you will say other types of dog for your particular reason. But my Question is: Westie OR Yorkie? Simple as that.
My Fiance and I decided to get a new baby to our family. I read all about puppies, we had our decisions, I talked to owners, and narrowed it down to these 2 options.
1- Westie: I read they are more independent, less fragile, very trainable and loving.
2- Yorkie: They are adorable, very tiny, somewhat trainable. I’ve always wanted a yorkie but the only cons is that as far as I am concerned they are not good for potty training. And that’s a big no no because I already have a nighmare kitty that drives us crazy by peeing out of the litter when he is upset.
Facts: We have 2 cats. We want to have babies in the next 2 years, we travel kind of a lot.- like about once a month AT LEAST (that’s why the yorkie was #1, they’re smaller and easier to take along on our trips).
What do you guys think? If you own one of them even better!
I cant wait to get my new pup. We are thinking we are going with a female.
Have been looking on : tinypuppy.com for yorkies. Not sure yet where to look for Westies. (We live in Southern CA)
Post # 3
Westies are amazing and SMART! =)
I love Dogs 101 on Animal Plant here is one about Westies!
After watching the one about Schnauzers, we adopted our Watson!
Best of Luck with your decision!
Post # 4
I chose Westie. I love my dog (maltese) to death, but she is way too attached. She has separation anxiety. She is constantly following me around. I feel guilty and worry (she’s a barker and we live in an apartment) that I leave her for a few hours. No one should feel that way. I am pretty sure that Yorkies can be the same way. I may be wrong about that though.
Post # 5
I have a soft spot for Yorkies, but in your situation is sounds like a Westie would work better in your home.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I have friends who have both, and I personally have always thought that the Westies get along better without their owners and aren’t as needies. My friends with Yorkies always seem have to them around and if they leave the room, the pups are looking for them. Plus, you are kind of right about the peeing thing. Westie is my vote!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Westies are LOVELY – I’ve never had a Yorkie so I can’t comment. My friend had two housetrained Westies who are absolutely lovely and can function just fine on their own. Each dog is different, but they were such a lovely temperament. (They got them at Christmas, so their names were Holly & Thyme.) So cute.
Post # 8
The one in the shelter desparately needing a home before he/she runs out of time. They have purebreds there. Don’t breed or buy while others die!
Post # 9
Not sure of your exact location… but using http://www.petfinder.com in los angeles shows a lot of westie & yorkie pups:
Post # 10
My sister has 2 Westies and they are fantastic dogs. Very trainable and they’ve always been wonderful with her daughters since they were babies. And oh my gosh, are they cute!! Love them!
Post # 10
I second PetFinder, that’s how we located our cat and he is awesome 🙂
Post # 11
I much prefer the Westies, hubs wants one in a few years!
Post # 12
im not sure about these…. but my friend has a havanese… that might be a good option too!
Post # 13
@lelamtts: I vote Westie!
Post # 14
Choosing a specific breed of dog does NOT guarantee personality. Personality is shaped by environment. All of the qualities you listed of both are personality traits that you probably won’t get in your dog. Go to a shelter and look at dogs in the size range you want and get to know their personalities and how they react around cats.
Post # 15
@lelamtts: congratulations on adding another pet to your family! I don’t know much about the two breeds you mentioned, so I won’t comment, other than to say, please, please, consider adoption. 🙂 There are so many homeless pets, many of them purebred (if that’s what you want) and many of them puppies.
@KT808: This! x a million!!!!!!!
We got our dog, Hailey, via Petfinder.com. The rescue we went through pulled her from a high kill shelter on her last day. She is a WONDERFUL dog and Darling Husband and I completely adore her. Seriously, we can’t imagine life without her! When we got her she was 7 months old. We had to work hard at housetraining the first month, but she’s got it now and never has an accident. We’ve had her almost a year.