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Old 01-05-2012, 09:14 AM
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Locating a Westie Breeder

I'm seriously considering adding another addition to the house hold.

I am set on a second West Highland White Terrier. I am a fan of the breeds character. The minimal shedding and the grooming is not a big concern. I am looking for a little female. I am looking into finding the right responsible breeder because I am looking to avoid major health concerns (and skin issues) in the breed.

There was a magazine that I use to purchase that had a breeder directory. When I looked into them I found majority to be good breeders. Think I could find this magazine again? No! Grr.

So my question is, does anyone have a breeder recommendation for West Highlands in Ontario? I am very picky when it comes to breeders. If no, does anyone know of the Canadian magazine I am talking about?
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Where in Ontario are you in? Maybe I can help with the breeder search. You might even be in the same area as me :P
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I am in the Belleville to Kingston ON area (I travel back and forth between both cities).

So far I have managed to find a breeder in Madoc, which is not far from Belleville ON. I have not heard back from this breeder yet about up-coming 2012 litters. I have also found two other breeders one two hours west of Toronto that I communicate with via e-mail and one in Conn but I am a little skeptical about this last one. They seem responsible but they are over-kill ...it's in the health guarentee and contract you have to continue feeding a certain diet etc.

I did find a couple others but they are much higher on the price end and I am willing to go that far but we shall see. I am trying to look into the different lines right now, get a connection established with each breeder and see who fits my version of a responsible breeder most.

If you do know of any, I would be happy to hear about them. I don't mind travelling in province to visit a breeder.
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I'm in the Mississauga/Toronto area. I'll see if I can find any reputable breeders around my area or closer to you. I'll keep you updated when I find one!
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Thanks for the help!

I heard back from the breeder in Madoc, and she sounds wonderful, although having only one female she does not breed often. There are no planned litters for 2012 since there are not yet enough homes that she deems acceptable. I am on a waiting list with her in the meantime, as well as exploring other breeders.

Kozo Reg'd Westies is another breeder I have been e-mailing back and forth with and I am certainly happy with the information that has been provided so far. There is a litter expected later this month even though it is sooner then I had planned. The pup would be ready to come home right at the same time I would be starting a new job - not ideal but an option and a lovely breeder.
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So far I can't find any good quality breeders. They all seemed focused on physical appearances rather than health and good genetics. At-least the ones with available websites ( so far). I've spotted some contact listings but no sites or any other info available to look at except their contact info.

In either case I'm glad you've found a couple of contacts so far!
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I appreciate the help!

I've been brain storming different names.

For a little female I've considered: Lily, Abbie (Abigail), Alice, Zoe, Elena

A little male: Damon, Hamish, Emmett ... could not brainstorm too many male names but I'm lovin' Hamish.

I can't decide till I bring the fella home but if anyone has cute name suggestions. I'd love to hear them. I feel like I'm about to name a kid!
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I like Zoey!
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The breeder is decided on and a deposit has been placed for a puppy from this litter. Fingers crossed! Everything is prepared and deep breath I can do this!
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Waiting for a puppy is a very exciting thing!
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