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West of Argyll Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

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West of Argyll Terrier
OriginEngland Scotland
Other Names
What other names does the West of Argyll Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Beagle & West Highland White Terrier mixWest Argyll Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
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
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? West of Argyll Terrier price:
$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
Average

West of Argyll Terrier General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? West of Argyll Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the West of Argyll Terrier weigh? West of Argyll Terrier weight:
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the West of Argyll Terrier? West of Argyll Terrier average weight:
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)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? West of Argyll Terrier average height:
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

West of Argyll Terrier Hair & 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 Beagle & West Highland White Terrier mix? West of Argyll Terrier shedding level:
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 Characteristics

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? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú West of Argyll Terrier. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
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
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
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 considered as a 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 Beagle & West Highland White Terrier mix 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 Beagle & West Highland White Terrier mix bark?
Nagyon sokat: West of Argyll Terrier kimondottan hangos fajta. Gyakran élvezik az ugatást és a hangos vonyítást. Ha csendes kutyát szeretnél, nem a legjobb választás. Az ugatás legfontosabb kiváltó okai: félelem, figyelemfelkeltés, riasztás, unalom, üdvözlés, szeparációs szorongás, kényszeres ugatás és védekezés.
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 his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do West of Argyll Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Beagle & West Highland White Terrier mix? 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?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: 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?
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?
Nem a legjobb választás West of Argyll Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható West of Argyll Terrier tartása lakásban.
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
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where West of Argyll Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

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.
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?
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? What is this canine temperament 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?
No
West of Argyll Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can West of Argyll Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
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.
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 Beagle & West Highland White Terrier mix 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.
Boat 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.
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.
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.

West of Argyll Terrier Health Factors

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?
12-15 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
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do West of Argyll Terrier dogs require per day?
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 this fido need?
West of Argyll Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the West of Argyll Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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 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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
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 for 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 minimal 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 Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

West of Argyll Terrier Pros & 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 for 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.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: 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): 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: West of Argyll Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.
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 overweight.
  • Watchdog Ability: West of Argyll Terriers are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: West of Argyll Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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