C's kennel is fortunate to have some of the finest bloodlines
in the United States.
Westies shown in the "dog show" arena, generally have
their coats "hand stripped". Meaning the hair is actually
pulled out of the dog by a professional groomer. The process can
take anywhere from several hours to several days the first time
it's done. Thereafter, it requires frequent maintenance to maintain
the quality of the coat.
the hair is stripped, new hair returns having a coarser, harder
texture. Also, as it returns the overall coat becomes much thicker.
It's said, that for every hair pulled out, (stripped), three hair's
replace it. Obviously, a thicker coat is desirable in the show
the turn of the last century, a thicker coated Westie was developed
for the purpose of presenting a "show look" without
the work of having to go through the laborious and expensive task
of hand stripping the coat.
C's is fortunate to have acquired the near extinct bloodlines
of the thicker coated" Westie in the mid-1990's. We have
preserved the original lines and through a sensible breeding program,
made substantial improvement in the lines.
look of a Three C's coat is unmistakable in the Westie puppy and
adult. You will be shown examples of the harder coat and denser
thicker coats as you are taken through our web site.
you once again for letting us share our wonderful Westies with
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