West of Argyll Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about West of Argyll Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland Scotland flagScotland
Other Names
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West Argyll Terrier
Breed Type
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Cross Breed

West of Argyll Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the West of Argyll Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is {name_prefix}?
$500-$800
If you choose to purchase the West of Argyll Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a West of Argyll Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the West of Argyll Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a West of Argyll Terrier? How many West of Argyll Terrier are there in the world?
Average: The West of Argyll Terrier is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

West of Argyll Terrier Size

Size
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How big do West of Argyll Terrier get?

Small
Weight
How much does the West of Argyll Terrier weigh? How much should the West of Argyll Terrier breed weight?
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Average Weight
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Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the West of Argyll Terrier? West of Argyll Terrier height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
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Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

West of Argyll Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the West of Argyll Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper West of Argyll Terrier's coat?
TanRedTricolorWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the West of Argyll Terrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The West of Argyll Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. West of Argyll Terrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do West of Argyll Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the West Argyll Terrier?
West of Argyll Terriers are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the West of Argyll Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my West of Argyll Terrier every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

West of Argyll Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the West of Argyll Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyIndependentLivelySweetGentleIntelligentLovingAffectionateCourageousAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the West of Argyll Terrier? Is the West of Argyll Terrier breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions. The West of Argyll Terrier ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Trainability
Are West of Argyll Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
West of Argyll Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The West of Argyll Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? West of Argyll Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. West of Argyll Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
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High: West of Argyll Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the West Argyll Terrier need? West of Argyll Terrier social needs:
West of Argyll Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do West of Argyll Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my West Argyll Terrier bark?
A lot: West of Argyll Terrier is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice. The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.
Watchdog Ability
Is West of Argyll Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
West of Argyll Terriers are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do West of Argyll Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
West of Argyll Terriers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do West of Argyll Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the West Argyll Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a West of Argyll Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The West of Argyll Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the West of Argyll Terrier has a hard bite? What is the bite force of {name_prefix}?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

West of Argyll Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the West of Argyll Terrier do?
West of Argyll Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but West of Argyll Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the West of Argyll Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does West of Argyll Terrier roam?
The wanderlust potential of the West of Argyll Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does West of Argyll Terrier have high prey drive?
West of Argyll Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that West of Argyll Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is West of Argyll Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep West of Argyll Terrier indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
West of Argyll Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can you leave the West of Argyll Terrier alone?
West of Argyll Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

West of Argyll Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? West of Argyll Terrier temperament with other people:
West of Argyll Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do West of Argyll Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are West of Argyll Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
West of Argyll Terriers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are West of Argyll Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? West of Argyll Terrier temperament with children:
West of Argyll Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do West of Argyll Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the West of Argyll Terrier breed live with a cat?
West of Argyll Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is West of Argyll Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do West of Argyll Terrier dogs get along with other dogs?
West of Argyll Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the West of Argyll Terrier can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is West of Argyll Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is West of Argyll Terrier breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
West of Argyll Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are West of Argyll Terriers good office dogs? Do West of Argyll Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can West of Argyll Terriers be office dogs?
No
West of Argyll Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do West of Argyll Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the West Argyll Terrier temperament with senior people? Are West of Argyll Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
West of Argyll Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

West of Argyll Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do West of Argyll Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
West of Argyll Terriers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the West of Argyll Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the West of Argyll Terrier breed? Most common health risks of West of Argyll Terrier:
Beagle DwarfismCherry EyeChinese Beagle SyndromeDistichiasisEpilepsyGlaucomaHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismIntervertebral Disk DiseasePatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Atopic DermatitisCataractsCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyHyperplastic DermatosisInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Legg-perthes DiseasePulmonary FibrosisWhite Dog Shaker Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the West of Argyll Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the West of Argyll Terrier see the vet?
Rare
The West of Argyll Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do West of Argyll Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a West of Argyll Terrier be? What is the age limit of the West of Argyll Terrier? How many years can the oldest West of Argyll Terrier live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of West of Argyll Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the West of Argyll Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
West of Argyll Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the West of Argyll Terrier have? What is the activity level of the West of Argyll Terrier?
West of Argyll Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
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West of Argyll Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the West of Argyll Terrier breed need?
West of Argyll Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
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1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? West of Argyll Terrier risk for obesity:
High: The West of Argyll Terrier breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the West of Argyll Terrier more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the West of Argyll Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The West of Argyll Terrier has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the West of Argyll Terrier drool?
The West of Argyll Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the West of Argyll Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the West of Argyll Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

West of Argyll Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). West of Argyll Terrier breed is a good choice for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a West of Argyll Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. West of Argyll Terrier breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. 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. West of Argyll Terrier breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. 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. The West of Argyll Terrier breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a boat dog?

Yes

West of Argyll Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. West of Argyll Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where West of Argyll Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

West of Argyll Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is {name_prefix} pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the West of Argyll Terrier breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female West of Argyll Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the West of Argyll Terrier have in a litter? How many puppies can the West of Argyll Terrier breed have for the first time? How many puppies does {name_prefix} have?
2-5 puppies

West of Argyll Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is West of Argyll Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is West of Argyll Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the West of Argyll Terrier breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel Club

West of Argyll Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: West of Argyll Terriers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: West of Argyll Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The West of Argyll Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: West of Argyll Terriers are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The West of Argyll Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: West of Argyll Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: West of Argyll Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: West of Argyll Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: West of Argyll Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: West of Argyll Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: West of Argyll Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: West of Argyll Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Stinkiness: The West of Argyll Terrier has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The West of Argyll Terrier breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Watchdog Ability: West of Argyll Terriers are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the West of Argyll Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: West of Argyll Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: West of Argyll Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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