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West Highland Terriers
Posted by: bomble ()
Date: July 09, 2012 12:41PM

Anyone know a good place to get one, locally or within a reasonable drive?

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: July 09, 2012 01:01PM

Not sure where you can buy one but I will say I can punt one about 50 yards.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Dwokka ()
Date: July 09, 2012 01:17PM

There's an all-world breeder of Westies outside of Baltimore, named Jamie Godek or something like that.

Depends on what you want to pay. No shortage of breeders, but if you want a good dog who isn't going to have all kinds of issues, it's well over $500.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Boston terrier ()
Date: July 09, 2012 01:21PM

Linda's Boston Babies Harrisonburg, VA

We have a two old Boston. Best dog ever!

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: July 09, 2012 02:08PM

Adopt a shelter dog! They need you to save their life!

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: July 09, 2012 02:12PM

BEH Wrote:
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> Adopt a shelter dog! They need you to save their
> life!


People don't get shelter dogs for the same reason they don't date someone who lives in a halfway house.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: July 09, 2012 02:24PM

You might want to check Westie Rescue - http://www.westierescue.com or http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA07.html. The second website is for Mid-Atlantic Westie Rescue which is based in Dunn Loring.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Riggs ()
Date: July 09, 2012 09:37PM

I made the mistake of buying a dog from Jamie Glodek and paid well over $500. I loved that dog more than anything, but she had a slew of health issues and eventually developed a lung fibrosis that killed her. After she died, I met other folks who had dogs from Jamie that also died from the same fibrosis. Jamie's dogs are beautiful, but they aren't healthy. Steer clear of any dog bred by Jamie Glodek. If you have your heart set on a Westie, go through a rescue.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: bomble ()
Date: July 11, 2012 12:24PM

thanks everyone. even for the humor.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2012 12:24PM by bomble.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: bomble ()
Date: July 11, 2012 12:24PM

Good advice, Riggs. Thank you.

Riggs Wrote:
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> I made the mistake of buying a dog from Jamie
> Glodek and paid well over $500. I loved that dog
> more than anything, but she had a slew of health
> issues and eventually developed a lung fibrosis
> that killed her. After she died, I met other folks
> who had dogs from Jamie that also died from the
> same fibrosis. Jamie's dogs are beautiful, but
> they aren't healthy. Steer clear of any dog bred
> by Jamie Glodek. If you have your heart set on a
> Westie, go through a rescue.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: guthrie ()
Date: October 08, 2012 09:33PM

Riggs, is there anyway I may email you? I have a Westie from this kennel also. Thank you.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: guthrie ()
Date: October 08, 2012 09:34PM

I have a Westie also from this kennel. May I email you?


Riggs Wrote:
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> I made the mistake of buying a dog from Jamie
> Glodek and paid well over $500. I loved that dog
> more than anything, but she had a slew of health
> issues and eventually developed a lung fibrosis
> that killed her. After she died, I met other folks
> who had dogs from Jamie that also died from the
> same fibrosis. Jamie's dogs are beautiful, but
> they aren't healthy. Steer clear of any dog bred
> by Jamie Glodek. If you have your heart set on a
> Westie, go through a rescue.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Riggs ()
Date: October 08, 2012 09:43PM

Absolutely - catmercer81ATgmaildotcom

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Breeding=Killing ()
Date: October 08, 2012 09:49PM

Riggs Wrote:
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> I made the mistake of buying a dog from Jamie
> Glodek and paid well over $500. I loved that dog
> more than anything, but she had a slew of health
> issues and eventually developed a lung fibrosis
> that killed her. After she died, I met other folks
> who had dogs from Jamie that also died from the
> same fibrosis. Jamie's dogs are beautiful, but
> they aren't healthy. Steer clear of any dog bred
> by Jamie Glodek. If you have your heart set on a
> Westie, go through a rescue.


Bred dogs are the WORST in terms of health. Breeding 1 dog = the death of around 3 others - often a shelter dog is passed over and more than 50%+ of dogs bought from breeders are eventually dropped of at SHELTERS + the MANY deaths of bred dogs from over breeding.

Breeding dogs is a horrible activity - there is a special coming out about it on TV soon - maybe someone can find it? I think it focuses on the "show" dogs and how unhealthy they really are - fucking assholes want a ribbon over the health of an innocent animal.

Breeding details a lot of incest and if you think about it, it is nothing more than people trying to make $$$$$. Only a pompous fuck would PAY for an inbred dog, that will have many many health issues verse getting one from a shelter.

Breeding should be against the law, it is disgusting.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: breeding = killling ()
Date: October 08, 2012 10:08PM

I hope every-time you drive by a shelter or rescue you feel like shit for BUYING a "name-brand" inbred unhealthy animal verse SAVING one that will love you forever unconditionally.

bomble - do not support the basic slavery trade of animals.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Riggs ()
Date: October 08, 2012 10:27PM

Why should I feel like shit when I actively volunteer and donate to rescue organizations?

I learned my lesson a long time ago and I don't need some clown like you guilting me over this. Am I on here advocating buying a dog from a breeder? No. I'm warning others from making the same mistake I did.

Save your hostility for someone who is actually ignorant about irresponsible breeding.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: GuJTE ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:35PM

Riggs Wrote:
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> Why should I feel like shit when I actively
> volunteer and donate to rescue organizations?
>
> I learned my lesson a long time ago and I don't
> need some clown like you guilting me over this. Am
> I on here advocating buying a dog from a breeder?
> No. I'm warning others from making the same
> mistake I did.
>
> Save your hostility for someone who is actually
> ignorant about irresponsible breeding.

they said it to the poster "bromble" as noted in their post

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Breeding = Killing ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:37PM

I was the OP of the post right after yours Riggs - I was agreeing with you ands then trying to let bomble know not to help the breeders kill more animals. My bad, I did not specify that in the beginning of my post.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Riggs ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:45PM

Really? So why was my post quoted in the response?

Why are you speaking for breeding = killling? If they have want to respond or clarify, they are welcome to do so.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Throat-Slitter ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:49PM

Are you SHOWING the dog professionally? Then you are cleared to buy a purebred dog.

Everyone else...please go to your local pound or check with a rescue group.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Breeding = Killing ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:50PM

Riggs Wrote:
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> Really? So why was my post quoted in the response?
>
>
> Why are you speaking for breeding = killling? If
> they have want to respond or clarify, they are
> welcome to do so.


I should have started the post with...

"I agree with the above statement"....and then went on my rant. I was citing your post as another supporting NOT using breeders.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Riggs ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:51PM

breeding = killling, thanks for clarifying. I'm glad we share the same sentiment. Can we refrain from saying people should feel like shit for wanting to buy a dog from a breeder though? As hard to believe as it may be, there are a lot of people out there who are uneducated about the horrors of overbreeding/puppy mills/show breeding. Sometimes just talking to folks and stating facts gets the point across in a major way.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: pLnpt ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:52PM

Throat-Slitter Wrote:
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> Are you SHOWING the dog professionally? Then you
> are cleared to buy a purebred dog.
>
> Everyone else...please go to your local pound or
> check with a rescue group.


I wish someone could find the documentary coming up on how unhealthy the "Show" dogs are - anyone? I want to say that it is on TruTV or something...

I do not think that is they are SHOWING the dog, they are cleared - I think they are the MOST guilty.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: 467G3 ()
Date: October 08, 2012 11:58PM

Riggs Wrote:
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> breeding = killling, thanks for clarifying. I'm
> glad we share the same sentiment. Can we refrain
> from saying people should feel like shit for
> wanting to buy a dog from a breeder though? As
> hard to believe as it may be, there are a lot of
> people out there who are uneducated about the
> horrors of overbreeding/puppy mills/show breeding.
> Sometimes just talking to folks and stating facts
> gets the point across in a major way.


Cool - I just want the demand for breeding to disappear. I know of many people who do it just for extra income with no regard for the welfare of the animals.

If I had more time I would google and post links - I agree that is the best way...but for now I want people to feel guilty as hell if they purchase a bred dog over using a shelter/rescue.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 09, 2012 07:53AM

I do not understand this anti-breeding logic. Do you refuse to buy new cars because there are so many used ones available? Do you refuse to buy a new house (no doubt plopped down in pristine farmland further out) because you could buy a used one? Not all breeders are puppy mills, and I doubt that casual breeders make much if any money from the activity.

I've had shelter pets, had dogs I got from breeders and currently have one of each. The markets are entirely different. If you are looking for a companion pet a shelter can be a great place to find one. If you are looking for an animal with certain physical characteristics that you can raise and train from a puppy, then breeders are usually a better option. Yes you can sometimes find a specific breed of dog at a shelter, but if you favor non-popular breeds that can be a challenge. There are also rescue organizations that specialize in certain breeds, but most seem to have older dogs. Plus some can be just as demanding as "champion" breeders.

What matters isn't where you get the animal. It is the committment you are willing to make to the animal once you get it.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Stinkbox ()
Date: October 09, 2012 08:47AM

breeding = killling Wrote:
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> I hope every-time you drive by a shelter or rescue
> you feel like shit for BUYING a "name-brand"
> inbred unhealthy animal verse SAVING one that will
> love you forever unconditionally.
>
> bomble - do not support the basic slavery trade of
> animals.

Shut the fuck up, you don't know how anyone treats an animal so stop trying to guilt trip people bitch. My animals see the doctor for their regular checkups. Stop judging people over the internet bitch and get your fat ass excited about exercise and put down the sour cream and onion lays too lard ass.
The simple task of getting a pound dog/cat is entirely different from getting a dog/cat from a breeder. The pound/rescue group tells you they need to do a home interview and talk to everyone in the household. You need to fill out a few forms and most of the time you need to call them back to see whats going on with your application. You pay $50-$150 (usually closer to $150) as an adoption fee. The questions get retardedly invasive and they won't let you keep a dog to guard your house. Getting the dog from a breeder is a totally different story though. You put down a deposit or just go pick it up when it's born. You do pay $200+ more though but you don't have to put up with that fat greasy shelter employee who looks like she owns about 30 cats. Not a lot of invasive questions from the breeder. Then, the type of animal you get is completely different. From the shelter, you get an animal that has been through the trauma of being in the shelter not to mention whatever the fuck it went through before that. Some of them have severe behavioral problems. If you buy a puppy from a breeder though, the animal will learn what you teach it. Teach it to behave and it will behave. With a pound animal, there is just no telling, it may bite your dick off one day.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: guthrie ()
Date: October 09, 2012 09:42PM

Without good breeders and kennels, breeds will no longer exist. That's fine to buy from a shelter. Most people should.

I'm all for responsible kennels. They keep a breed going and true to its original form. That doesn't mean all breeders are good.

I get tired of this shelter debate.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: guthrie ()
Date: October 10, 2012 10:24AM

Thanks! I emailed you.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: westie lover ()
Date: January 28, 2013 12:21PM

I bought a westie from this jamie glodek too. my dog lived to 17 years old and never had any health issues. Did you contact jamie when your dog had a problem? how long ago did you get your dog? What else have you heard.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: hat trick ()
Date: January 28, 2013 12:33PM

I have also bought a westie from jamie glodek. i never heard about this fibrosis stuff. So i called glodek to make sure my dog did not have it. she said that her dogs are checked by a vet and she does not breed dogs for health problems. She also told me to call her anytime there is a problem. Apparently that person, Riggs didn't keep in contact with glodek. Something smells fishy with Riggs, like dead macheral!!

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Duffy ()
Date: March 29, 2013 03:21PM

I am a responsible Westie breeder.I have also dealt with and known Jamie for many years. She does have beautiful and national winning dogs, but several years ago she developed so many problems in her dogs that she has had to go out to Europe, specifically Germany and the Czech Republic to reinvigorate her line. Many of the dogs she is producing are good, but some of the older stuff in the pedigrees that are behind them can still produce significant health problems in puppies,and...she doesn't remove dogs that produce problems from breeding as any ethical breeder would, in my opinion. There are many good breeders out there, you just need to do some homework by contacting local and regional clubs as well as the National Westie club for referrals. Good quality dogs cost from $2000 minimum to $3000, and you should be willing to wait as much as a year when you find, go and see, and select someone you want to deal with. As far as Rescue dogs, they are a good choice if you don't object to some potential problems. All of the regional westie clubs have a rescue effort, and you can contact them in Northern New Jersey, New York, Baltimore, Pennsylvania (several) Louisville (Indiana club) Atlanta, and Tampa. They will tell you what they know or don't know about a dog that's available, and usually want about a $200 donation to help with their rescue efforts and vet bills for dogs that are rescued, they range from puppies that are less than a year old to elderly dogs. So those are the options for someone who wants a pure bred dog, one that you know what the size and general temperament will be, what it is supposed to act like and what it was bred to do, as opposed to a dog of unknown lineage, origin, and life experience that may all of a sudden behave in an unexpected negative fashion, as "Stinkbox" so aptly put it.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Enrico Palazzo ()
Date: March 29, 2013 04:48PM

Breeding=Killing Wrote:
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> 50%+ of dogs bought from breeders are eventually
> dropped of at SHELTERS


Wait...^ conflicts with v


> inbred dog, that will have many many health issues
> verse getting one from a shelter.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: KRL ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:53AM

I have been searching for a Westie breeder that has a good line of quality, healthy pet quality westies. I have been using the list of breeders on the Westie Club of America. So far, no luck. Most litters have been show quality puppies. I have learned that it is a tight network of breeders. After reading your post, I am concerned about learning of any issues a particular breeder may have. I've been down the rescue route with three of my dogs and they all had medical issues, some deadly, that cost alot of money and pain for them and for me. I would really appreciate talking to you about my continued search for a female Westie that will get a wonderful, forever home with me and my family.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Marathon-Runner ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:32AM

By far, Westies are the best breed of dogs!! They're great companions, great around kids, and have excellent temperment.

My 8 y/o Westie is very healthy, too!

He is so obedient that I can take him for walks without a leash.

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Duffy's Post about Westie Breeders
Posted by: KRL ()
Date: April 04, 2013 01:05PM

Duffy, I posted my situation about finding a Westie today, April 4, 2013. I would specifically like for you to contact me via email so I can touch base with you. Thanks!

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: budo ()
Date: August 21, 2013 10:39PM

Weird and inane comment. They are wonderful as pets. Many of the "purebreds", of which I have bred and owned many, are the ones with inherent problems.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: WESTIE person ()
Date: September 11, 2013 09:50PM

I also bought a dogs from this Jaimi Glodek ,that is her correct spelling,all of my dogs have lived to ages of 12-18 years and my children now have grown up and they now have wonderful dogs from her. They are Beautiful and well adjusted and Jaimi also requires that her dogs be spayed and neutered and she was always there to answer any questions. She is hard to get ahold of but it is worth the wait to have one of her fabulous dogs,WESTIE Person,and Riggs why did you not call or write her and tell her what was going on with your dog? No one can guarantee what will happen10 years down the road,t here are no guarantees with anyone's health,but in this case Jaimi would help if you call!!

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Highlands ()
Date: October 22, 2013 04:03PM

Educate yourself. No matter what purebred dog you purchase there can be
health issues. Educate yourself about health issues that can affect the breed.Know your breeder! Look for a person committed to the breed
There are many breeders in all National Clubs all of the country and world
that do care about the breed and do many things ie hunting, field trials swimming that the dogs were bred for and commit their lives to it. As in everything in LIFE there are many that exploit animals of all kinds. There are many breeders who care. Dogs do not live in crates. They are loved and spayed and neutered if not in the show ring. Responsible breeders will neuter spay and stand behind their breeding. Go to westiefoudation.org and see what national club members are working on. Responsible breeders are not looking for quantity . Its quality and the a standard as each pure bred dog has listed on the AKC website. Just like humans having children a genetic issue can occur even if you take really good care of yourself in pregnancy. Its what you do about it that counts . Most people who shop for puppies want the cute
puppy in the window and do not do their homework. Shelters are wonderful and yes dogs do get surrendered to shelters. Why is that?? Because humans buy them and so get tired of the the work and needs of the dog. Many do not want the commitment. Dog are life long companions and love you more than they love themselves.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Broad stripe ()
Date: January 08, 2014 08:27PM

I have not bought a dog from Jaimi because she did not have one available when I was looking but she steered me to other very reputable breeders that had babies and we have a 7 yr old that welcome. I called her on many occasions to ask questions and even. Though we did not buy a dog from her she gave us very good advice. I have met other people with her dogs and they are very happy with them.
I would recommend her to anyone as she cares about her dogs and the breed. She shows her dogs and has had many top winning dogs but she treats everyone she talks to ,sells or meets with the utmost respect and she has shown my wife and I that there are people that love there dogs like we love our children. So if anyone has a problem that has one of her dogs on this list and does not let her know about it then you should not bad mouth her,that is all I am saying . A very happy WESTIE owner who bought from a show Breeder not a puppy mill person,by the way we had to sign a contract to have our dog spayed! That is a reputable breeder !

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: January 08, 2014 08:50PM

My neighbor has the breed of mutt. I'll give it to you cheap.

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Re: West Highland Terriers
Posted by: Mclean ()
Date: July 23, 2014 02:13PM

I am late to this chat but looking for a westie in the great DC area.... Can anyone recommend a breeder? My last dog passed in May and he had health issues his whole life so i do not want to return to that backyard breeder.

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