Facts & Origin
What is a Westie Schipperke?
The Westie Schipperke, also known as the"Westeke", is a cross between the West Highland White Terrier and the Schipperke. With proper care and love, they can be very happy and long-lived pets.
History of the parent breeds
The West Highland White Terrier, colloquially known as the "Westie", is a very alert and independent breed that enjoys long walks. He is also very adaptable and prefers to be near his human at all times.
The Schipperke , on the other hand, is a very playful and curious pet. He is very bright and wants lots of attention, which is why he can be a great companion for children.
|Origin||Belgium - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 18 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Westie Schipperke is a bright and energetic dog that is very fun-loving and affectionate. He has an affectionate personality and is very playful with a great love of appealing to families. They love to get attention and are very affectionate.
He has an ambition to explore the world and everything he sees around him. He is a smart enough dog to learn a variety of tricks and activities. He is also a very passionate hunter and loves to chase things.
This mongrel usually adapts to different environments and is very obedient as long as he is well trained. As a hybrid of two popular breedsthe Westie Schipperke a perfect companion for any family member.
What diseases can occur in these mixed breeds?
All mixed breeds inherit breed characteristics of both parents. Therefore, most diseases are also associated with the parents. This often results in allergies, lung problems, eye diseases and hip dysplasia, among others.
With proper care, regular vet visits and good nutrition , you can still give this dog a happy and healthy life.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Westie Schipperke usually has a dense coat. The coat is dense, thick and very durable. This mongrel has a compact build.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
A Westeke is a hybrid dog breed that is the result of a cross between a West Highland White Terrier and a Schipperke.
This mix usually has the appearance of a small, athletic dog with a relatively long back and a thick coat.
Being energetic, lively and intelligent, they can serve very well as pets. However, they must receive regular exercise and employment.
These mixed breeds are characterized by their constant friendliness and loyalty. They are very intelligent and quick learners, but also a bit stubborn.
Yes, this mix has an increased risk for some health problems, including metabolic disorders, ear problems and allergies.