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.
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.