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I have a westie she is about 8 months old. When I got her hair cut the last time I noticed she has a brown spot right on the beginning of her tail. When her hair is long you can not see it. I didn’t think this is normal because they are white terries. Can any one help me out on this?
I have papers for her so she has to be purebred right?

despite the name, westies don’t come in just white. they come in all variations of it, including a pale wheat color. it’s not an acceptable color for the breed, but it does happen. if it is just a fur discoloration, it doesn’t mean she’s not purebred…i’d suspect she’s just not a very well-bred dog by a reputable breeder.

http://www.canadawestieclub.ca/westies/FAQ.html#color

if, however, it looks like the skin is involved at all, it could just be a pigmentation, but you’ll want to get it checked out by a vet to rule out any bacterial infections or other dermatological concerns.

edit: having AKC papers (& thus being purebred) don’t mean she’s of a high-quality breeding by a reputable & responsible breeder. it just guarantees that her parents were both purebred as well. don’t know if this is a thought or not, but if she’s not of the quality that the breed standard calls for in order to better the breed, i wouldn’t suggest breeding her. it would breed her "inferior" color & style down to the next generation. she’s still going to make a GREAT pet, but not necessarily be good breeding material.

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  1. 1 The Bold Tortoise
    2010 Feb 09

    it’s not normal if they told you she was purebred.
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  2. 2 Razzle
    2010 Feb 09

    She must not be purebred.
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  3. 3 CRUFTS 2008 I LOVE MY TRUE ONES!
    2010 Feb 09

    Ask your vet!I have a Westie 14 months and I don’t think she has any brown patches!Good luck!
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  4. 4 DonnaP
    2010 Feb 09

    Is it that the hair is brown or the skin?

    If it is the hair then she probably isnt a purebred.

    If it is on the skin then it is just skin pigmentation. Just like you having a freckle!
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  5. 5 sleepycatz1972
    2010 Feb 09

    despite the name, westies don’t come in just white. they come in all variations of it, including a pale wheat color. it’s not an acceptable color for the breed, but it does happen. if it is just a fur discoloration, it doesn’t mean she’s not purebred…i’d suspect she’s just not a very well-bred dog by a reputable breeder.
    http://www.canadawestieclub.ca/westies/FAQ.html#color

    if, however, it looks like the skin is involved at all, it could just be a pigmentation, but you’ll want to get it checked out by a vet to rule out any bacterial infections or other dermatological concerns.

    edit: having AKC papers (& thus being purebred) don’t mean she’s of a high-quality breeding by a reputable & responsible breeder. it just guarantees that her parents were both purebred as well. don’t know if this is a thought or not, but if she’s not of the quality that the breed standard calls for in order to better the breed, i wouldn’t suggest breeding her. it would breed her "inferior" color & style down to the next generation. she’s still going to make a GREAT pet, but not necessarily be good breeding material.
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    vet tech/shelter mgr/previous westie owner

  6. 6 Help
    2010 Feb 09

    All Westies are solid white.Evidently she isn’t a purebred like you was told.The Westies run in the same catagory as the Scottish Terrier,so she may have some Scottish Terrier in her and will still look like a Westie,as a Westie is known to be the only pure White Scottish Terrier known.
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  7. 7 kpaschke
    2010 Feb 09

    Is the spot on her skin or is the fur a different color? Sometimes purebred Westies can have apricot in their fur (although for show dogs it’s not desirable). If it’s on the skin it’s probably just a pigment spot, which is also normal. My Westie Poodle mix has some freckles on her skin. Just make sure it isn’t raised and abnormal looking.

    Kim at: http://www.peaceful-organic-planet.com/natural-pet.html
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