However, as an owner, you'll need to be prepared to plan plenty of activities to keep your dog busy. Cocker Westies need exercise for their bodies and mental challenges for their clever minds, and also need to be given the chance to spend plenty of time bonding with their humans.
With this in mind, here are a few activities to help you entertain and amuse your gorgeous pooch.
If so, why not get your Cocker Westie to join you as your furry fishing companion? Whether you're just casting a line from the shore or heading out on a boat, your pooch will make the most pleasant of companions on your angling adventure.
There will be plenty of new sights, sounds and smells for your canine pal to investigate, and they'll love the opportunity to go on a fun outing with you. Best of all, even if nothing's biting, having your dog by your side will make the whole adventure worthwhile.
Walking your dog is a wonderful way to give your pooch some much-needed exercise and mental stimulation. But walking your pooch with hundreds or even thousands of other dog lovers and their furry friends to raise money for a good cause -- well, that takes your humble daily exercise to a whole new level.
On any given weekend in towns and cities right around the country, tons of deserving charities hold fundraising dog walks designed to drum up essential financial support. These walks are a paw-some way to raise money for those who need it, get some exercise, do some socializing and spend some quality time with your dog.
Love watching live sport almost as much as you love spending time with your Cocker Westie? Recent years have seen the emergence of a wonderful trend for sports-loving dog owners -- teams putting on special "dog days" where you're allowed to take your pooch along to watch a game with you.
This is not only a clever way for sporting franchises to boost crowd numbers, but it's also a paw-some excuse to get out and about with your furry friend. There are usually plenty of treats and special offers (like doggy bags) on offer for the pooches that attend, and it's also a good opportunity for you and your pet to do a little socializing.