(Closed) Which Puppy do we pick?

posted 10 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Which puppy?

    Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier)

    Westie (West Highland White Terrier)

  • Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I vote westie!

    I had a Yorkie for 15 WONDERFUL years! He was my heart dog and always will be; however, the breed did have some undesirable traits!’

    PM me if you want more specifics!

    Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Another vote for Westie & PetFinder

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We found our pup through Petfinder.com, as well!  I HIGHLY recommend that website, and adoption in general.  It’s such a rewarding relationship to know that you rescued a dog in need.

    Early congrats on adding to your family!  🙂

    Post # 19
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yorkies and Westies are my favorite dogs!  I think you will be happy with either.

    Post # 20
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    Newbee

    My family use to own a yorkie. She was super loveable and really liked to cuddle. She was also really loyal. Def my favorite type of dog out of the ones we’ve had. Never had a westie tho so I can’t give input on that. 🙂

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    RESCUE RESCUE RESCUE!!!

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I AM OBSESSED WITH WESTIES! For the past year and a half I have been telling my Fiance I want a westie because he will be a good companion for my beagle. I’ve spoken to lots of westie owners and they say they are great family dogs. They are very family oriented, love being near people, social, and are protective of their family (they also think they are bigger than they actually are). They also are pretty strong. I think yorkies are more delicate (I read up on westies and they have really strong bones). 

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Hehe, before opening your post I thought, “both!”  I so want a puppy….

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We have a silky terrier, brother to the Yorkie.  Toby is an amazing dog.  We did struggle a little to potty train, but he does great now. I can’t imagine having any other dog.  We travel a lot as well, and Toby is small enough to travel easily, plus he lays down as soon as we get in the car.

     

    Post # 25
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Based on the ones I’ve seen (of both breeds) I’m going to say Westie. My step-grandma had a Yorkie that did NOT like kids when we were younger. He was pretty high strung in general. But like lots of PPs have said, temperament is definitely not entirely shaped by breed.

    I ALSO highly recommend petfinder.com and shelter shopping. We found a dog on Petfinder that was the breed we “thought” we wanted, went to the shelter…and came home with a different lovebug. She picked us, as I think a lot of pets do. We went back to the same shelter for our next puppy and have since sworn to only adopt.

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think this is something you should wait until you see the pups in person. You can know the characteristics of a breed, but each animal has their own personality and quirks, and I really believe there is such a thing as chemistry, even with animals. Sometimes you can just pick up a dog or cat and just know that this is your forever pet. When I decided to get a kitten years ago, I went three separate times to animal shelters, and probably picked up, and played with two dozen cats, but I didn’t have that forever feeling with any of them. Then an aquaintence told me their cat had kittens that needed homes and invited me over and I picked up one kitten, and just knew, beyond any doubt, that he was mine. I picked up another kitten and knew he was also mine, and I couldn’t leave him behind either. I think when you meet your perfect pet, you’ll know, and the breed won’t matter at all.

    Post # 28
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My Yorkie is great with travel. We took ours on a road trip a while back. We went on a long walk before and she slept and relaxed the rest of the time in her dog bed in the back of the car. We stopped every few hours for walks, feedings and potty time. 

    I would keep the breed size in mind if traveling by plane, since there are size restrictions etc.  

    Also, are you worried about the cats possibly being mean to a smaller dog? That worries me a little. 

    Finally, congrats on your new puppy, I wish you the best!

    Smile

    P.S. I heard somewhere that Yorkies aren’t very good with kids and babies. So maybe another breeed would be better? Just another thought. 

     

     

     

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    “After watching the one about Schnauzers, we adopted our Watson!”

    @CupCakeMeg: I have 2 schnauzers.  Nice choice!

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ve never owned either breed, but volunteer at a vet’s office.  I’ve had way more Yorkies that I’ve fallen in love with than Westies, but I’ve seen absolute sweeties in both breeds.

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