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Caoimhe-Blyss
post 4th Apr 2012, 1:31 pm
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My oh mother has two westies only one is curly coated even on her ears. When I asked if she was a cross I was told no you can get curly coated ones though so far I have yet to see one.

Is she delusional or am I wrong
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post 4th Apr 2012, 2:02 pm
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Mmm.. No.

Their coats can end up wavey and a bit curly, but thats a fault and generally going to be found in badly bred dogs (will be exacerbated by poor grooming, ie shaving off all over rather than stripping, though some westies with really incorrect coats are nigh on impossible to strip, so shaving is all you can really do).

Or, its not a pure Westie at all.

Does the dog look like a Westie apart from the coat??
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post 4th Apr 2012, 2:04 pm
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Without wanting to be impolite, to use your word, she's delusional lol.gif

No such thing at all, ever.

But - a lot of westie coats these days are very wavy, and it's not how they should be - they should be coarse and straight, maybe a little wave but that's it.

Deerhounder is right - shaving makes things worse, but a lot of westies can't be groomed any other way. They really should be stripped though, makes the coat much more manageable and looks better - and IMO a lot better for their skin too (with them being prone to problems).
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post 4th Apr 2012, 5:24 pm
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Did she buy her Curly Coated Westie on 1 April? unsure.gif lol.gif
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post 4th Apr 2012, 5:27 pm
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We have 3 of the little darlings here and none are curly coated wink.gif

Bit wavy in places though.
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post 4th Apr 2012, 6:02 pm
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Connor is a Cairn x (which is where Westies originate from), and his got a curly coat, but I think thats from his cross rather then the Cairn.

I have seen the local Westies look a bit curly but that is usually after they get wet. Once the coat is combed/brushed it straightens out.
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post 4th Apr 2012, 7:40 pm
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She looks really similar to her other dog who is a westie but closer looking lily has a slighter shorter snout and very slightly taller. I do have photos but I can't post them till Friday
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post 4th Apr 2012, 8:34 pm
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My mums westie has got unusual hair, her hair grows very quickly and if not cut regularly can start to have a sort of wave in it, she is quite fluffy in comparison to her other westie.

How often does the westie get clipped?

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post 4th Apr 2012, 8:40 pm
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She's apparently had the curly hair since she was a puppy. She's from Belgium and was sold as a westie. His mum doesnt get them clipped or stripped just sorts them out herself
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post 4th Apr 2012, 9:18 pm
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QUOTE(Caoimhe-Blyss @ 4th Apr 2012, 9:40 pm) *

She's apparently had the curly hair since she was a puppy. She's from Belgium and was sold as a westie. His mum doesnt get them clipped or stripped just sorts them out herself



Is her coat curly like a poodle?
Does she cast?
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post 6th Apr 2012, 10:33 am
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As promised pics of the "curly coated westie"


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post 6th Apr 2012, 10:46 am
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I'm sorry, but she looks very much like a cross to me. In fact, I once had a client that got a "westie" that looks just like this one... unsure.gif I would bet money on it that this is not a pure westie, not even a bad example of the breed... Very cute though. wub.gif


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post 6th Apr 2012, 10:55 am
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Oh my she is sooooooo beautiful wub.gif I love her coat wink.gif

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post 6th Apr 2012, 10:55 am
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I thought she may have been a bichon cross westie as they tend to have a curly coat. Not curly enough to be a poodle i dont think.

She is a very sweet dog though.

Pity his mum is stubborn and wont see it. She may have to rehome them soon and she will sell it on as a westie.
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post 6th Apr 2012, 10:57 am
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Missy goes slightly wavy/curly when she needs grooming but I agree with Vera, when I first saw the first picture you posted I thought I could see Bichon in there so maybe that would explain the curliness dunno.gif

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