(Closed) Which Puppy do we pick?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Which puppy?
    Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) : (31 votes)
    22 %
    Westie (West Highland White Terrier) : (112 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have a soft spot for Yorkies, but in your situation is sounds like a Westie would work better in your home.

    Post # 6
    Bee
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • 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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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 # 10
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    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I second PetFinder, that’s how we located our cat and he is awesome 🙂

    Post # 11
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    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I much prefer the Westies, hubs wants one in a few years!

    Post # 12
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    im not sure about these…. but my friend has a havanese… that might be a good option too!

    Post # 14
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    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @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.

     

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