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West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun" Compare West Highland White Terrier and Stabyhoun. Which is better: West Highland White Terrier or Stabyhoun?
Name West Highland White Terrier Stabyhoun
OriginsScotland Netherlands
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank42328
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Other Names Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) Beike, Friese Stabij, Stabij, Staby, Stabijhoun
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers
No set
Price $900-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun

Size Small Medium
Weight Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg) 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) 19-21 inches (49-53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun

Coat Dense Soft
Silky
Colors White Orange
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Stabyhoun requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.
Stabyhouns shed above average.

Characteristics - West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun

Temperament Affectionate
Courageous
Friendly
Independent
Alert
Intelligent
Affectionate
Intelligent
Obedient
Friendly
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: West Highland White Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
Stabyhouns are easy to train.
Playfulness
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Stabyhoun is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
West Highland White Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Stabyhouns are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
Stabyhouns are a social breed.
Barking
High: The West Highland White Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Stabyhoun rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
Stabyhouns are average watchdogs.
Territorial
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Stabyhouns are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Stabyhoun has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
West Highland White Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Stabyhouns have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Stabyhouns have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Stabyhouns have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Stabyhouns are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Stabyhouns adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
West Highland White Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Stabyhouns do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun

Stranger Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Stabyhouns are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
West Highland White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Stabyhoun is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Stabyhouns are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are generally with other pets.
Stabyhouns are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
West Highland White Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Stabyhouns are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
West Highland White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Stabyhoun breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Stabyhoun is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Atopic Dermatitis
Cataracts
Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Hyperplastic Dermatosis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonary Fibrosis
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Heart Disease
Hip Dysplasia
Radius Curvus
Work-related Injuries
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 13-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Stabyhouns have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Stabyhouns have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
West Highland White Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Stabyhouns sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The West Highland White Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Stabyhoun has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Stabyhoun is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - West Highland White Terrier vs Stabyhoun

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 3-5 puppies

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