French West Highlander Breed Maintenance
French West Highlanders are not completely hypoallergenic, but they do produce less allergens due to the hair-like coat that they inherit from their Westie parent. They are fairly low maintenance, although some owners occasionally strip (also known as “plucking”) and clip their dogs’ medium-length coats to keep them neat and shiny. Additionally, French West Highlanders should have their nails clipped once a month and their teeth brushed once a day. Owners should bathe their French West Highlander no more than once a month – otherwise they risk drying out the dog’s already rough coat. Finally, this breed’s “bat” ears should be checked regularly for wax buildup to avoid infection.