The Welsh Terrier was bred for hunting rats, badgers, otter and fox. Their coat is wiry and medium length, coming in deep tan with black or grizzle jacket.
Welsh Terriers are playful and mischievous, but calm enough to be good house pets. They are independent and sensitive, reserved with strangers and tend to dig or bark. They can be scrappy with other dogs. They need a moderate leash walk every day or an invigorating play session. Their wiry jacket needs combing two or three times a week, plus shaping every three months.
Health concerns include lens luxation and glaucoma
West Highland Terriers come from Scotland (of course!) and were hunters of badgers, fox and vermin. Their coats are straight, hard, medium length and white.
* Westies are happy and curious dogs. They are both affectionate and demanding. They also bark and dig…just like the Scottish (I can say that—I have Scottish blood). They need a short walk or play session every day. Their coat needs combing two to three times a week, plus shaping every three months.
Main health concerns include Globoid cell leukodystrophy (caused by genetic defects in a lysosomal enzyme and results in progressive damage to the nervous system), Legg-Perthes, jaw problems, copper toxicosis, cataracts, patellar luxation.
Now we arrive at the Toy Group, and begin with the Affenpinscher, originating in Germany and one of the oldest toy breeds. They were originally bred for vermin hunting and as a lap dog. Their coats are medium and harsh, coming in black, grey, red, silver, black and tan or beige; with or without a black mask.
These are playful, busy and bold dogs that can also be stubborn and tend to bark and even climb! Their exercise needs can be met with vigorous indoor games or romps in the yard, or short walks. Their coat needs shaping every three months, but combing two-three times a week.
Main health concern is patellar luxation.
Had a fantastic time at the CNE all weekend selling copies of "Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese" for the Annex Cat Rescue... check out some fun random photos I took all around the Ex (Raccoons around the fountain, Godzilla, Adding Cabin, and loads of lanterns)...
We had such a phenomenal day this past Saturday at Party 4 Paws! 🐾🐾🐾
Draw winners (for the FREE Canine or Feline massage) will be notified tomorrow! 🐶🐱
A BIG thank you to the organizers and volunteers - and an extra thank you to those who bought copies of Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese and Tamara Turtle's Life So Far - your purchases benefited the Annex Cat Rescue and Little RES Q 🐢🐈
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.