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The information provided on this page is to help you, the person interested in obtaining a loving West Highland White Terrier, affectionately called “westie”, a puppy.

First question you will ask is “where do I start looking?” and then “how do I know that the breeder is ethical and honest and that their puppy is the one that I would love to have for the rest of its life?”, which could be for many years, depending on circumstances.


Where to start

Well, you are already at the right place. If we haven't got the right puppy for you, we will certainly provide you with the information necessary for you to find your "forever" new family member.

Try and find a reputable breeder by searching the internet, talking to people you meet who have a westie, who did they buy it from? Contact the breeder you think may be the one, no matter how you came to that breeder.


Buyers beware

Firstly may we suggest that you do not impulse buy, for example from a pet shop. Ethical breeders, registered with Dogs Victoria (the controlling body) cannot sell to pet shops. Look for pedigree puppies, be sure that you know what is meant by being a registered "Dogs Victoria Breeder". That is, not an unregistered breeder who is simply registered on the "Pet Exchange Register".


Questions to ask

  • How are their puppies reared? - In the home or a kennel?
  • Do they have any health issues? - Have the parents been DNA tested for serious hereditary issues?
  • What are their purchase requirements? - Do they want a deposit?
  • What do they feed? - Very important for future health and well being.
  • Can you see the puppies and parents? - Before collection day.
  • Are you provided with proper information?
  • Do they come insured?

You may still have many questions, please feel free to contact us. Good advice does not cost you, poor advice probably will.

At Glemand Westies we request that all prospective puppy buyers meet us and our dogs before a puppy is selected. We give our puppies the very best start to life and we are there to provide ongoing help and support to you the new owner/s.

Remember, quality is not just in the breeding but everything that goes into your puppy before and after collection.

We welcome your enquiry.