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West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Poltalloch Terrier or Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle. or Berner Sennenhund? Find the right dog for you

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Name West Highland White Terrier Westiepoo Bernese Mountain Dog
OriginsScotland United States Switzerland
Group Hunting Dogs Designer Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank4257725
Reviews103
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Other Names Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle.
Westiedoodles
Wee-Poos
Wee Po
Wee-Poo
Westi-poo
Westipoo
Westiedoodle
Westidoodle
Westie-Poo
Berner Sennenhund, Bernese Cattle Dog, Berner
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
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
Canadian Canine Registry
Price $900-$1200 400-600 $800-$1000

West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Medium Large
Weight Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg) 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg) Male: 85-110 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 80-105 pounds (36–48 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 25 pounds (11.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (36–48 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) 11-16 inches (28-40 cm) Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm) Male: 26 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 25 inches (58–69 cm)

West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Dense Dense
Wavy
Medium
Dense
Colors White Cream
White
Black
Tan
White
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Westiepoo requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.
Westiepoos shed none to minimal.
Bernese Mountain Dogs shed above average.

West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Courageous
Friendly
Independent
Alert
Intelligent
Active
Affectionate
Clever
Playful
Stubborn
Affectionate
Intelligent
Faithful
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: West Highland White Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Westiepoo's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
Westiepoos are easy to train.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Westiepoo is a highly playful breed.
Bernese Mountain Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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.
Westiepoos are highly affectionate dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
Westiepoos need a lot of social interaction.
Bernese Mountain Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The West Highland White Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Westiepoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
Westiepoos are average watchdogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Westiepoos are average defenders.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Westiepoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bernese Mountain Dog 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.
Westiepoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Westiepoos have average wanderlust potential.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Westiepoos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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.
Westiepoos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Westiepoos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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.
Westiepoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Westiepoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Westiepoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Westiepoos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Westiepoos are dog-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
West Highland White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Westiepoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bernese Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Westiepoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
West Highland White Terriers are generally with other pets.
Westiepoos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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
Westiepoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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.
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
Westiepoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bernese Mountain Dog 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Westiepoos are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
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
Epilepsy
Atrophy
Hip Dysplasia
Tooth Loss
Bloat
Cancer
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Panosteitis
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 12-15 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Westiepoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Westiepoos need quite a lot of exercise.
Bernese Mountain Dogs 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.
Westiepoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
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 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Bernese Mountain Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Westiepoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bernese Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Westiepoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bernese Mountain Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

West Highland White Terrier vs Westiepoo vs Bernese Mountain Dog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 3-6 puppies 1-14 puppies, average 8

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