Westies do bark a lot.
West Highland White Terriers or Westies can also suffer from skin problems, a serious endocrine system disease called Addison's disease, a serious liver disease (copper toxicosis), cataracts, a degenerative brain disease, joint problems, and more.
Most Westies do like to swim although some do not like swimming.
Also Westies can swim but it does not come natural to them so it can take some learning for them to swim.
Like any other breed of dog, some Westies like to swim, and others may not like the water so much.
However, even if your Westie loves to swim, one thing is for sure; it should never be done without adult supervision!
Some dogs are just natural swimmers, while others take some time to adjust and get used to it.
Westies do need haircuts and need regular grooming.
It is best to groom your Westie once weekly, clipping out-of-place hairs and checking their ears.
They should be brushed out daily for two-to-three minutes.
With puppies, you should begin with two-to-three minute grooming sessions.
If you have chosen to keep your Westie in a clipped trim, plan on spending 20 – 30 minutes per week for brushing to keep the undercoat at bay and to remove dead coat and to keep the furnishings from getting tangled.
The cost to groom a Westie is around $50.00 to $60.00 depending on the dog groomer.
The average cost for dog grooming is $50.00
Hiring a dog groomer to maintain a healthy coat and skin, you will likely spend between $40.00 and $75.00
A dog should be groomed every 4 to 6 weeks or at least every few months or so depending on the dog.
Some dogs need grooming more often than others so it can vary.
Dog groomers recommend brushing at least 1-3 times a week and bathing at least every 1-2 months.
Any dog grooming should mostly be light trims around the face, ears, paws, and sanitary areas every 4-6 weeks.
And typically, wire-haired dogs should not be shaved down as their coat may grow back softer and a different color.
A Shih Tzu should be groomed every 6 weeks or even once per month.
A Shih Tzus hair grows quickly, and should be trimmed every 4-6 weeks, so you (and maybe your groomer) can try out different looks and lengths for your pet.
If your dog groomer has done a good job then you should tip the dog groomer if you want too.
There's no requirement to tip a dog groomer like some waitresses or waiters you're required too.
However if you can afford to tip the dog groomer who did the job and if they are working for a dog grooming company and are working based on salaries from the employer then tipping the dog groomer is a good idea.
You should tip the dog groomer at least 15 percent of the price or even 10 percent.
Even a small tip goes a long way to help the dog groomer who did the job.
How Much Do You Tip Dog Groomers?
Tipping can be tricky, but when you're given a service, you should always reward it with a little bit of cash.
15% is a good place to start.
If someone did an okay job, as in they didn't go above and beyond but you're satisfied with their service, a 15% tip is reasonable.