Hunter the Westie

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This is our friend Hunter. She is a 15 month old West Highland Terrier, also known as a westie. Hunter is a perfect lady for her grooming, eager to please, and super sweet to boot! 

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Originating in Scotland, West Highland Terriers were used for hunting fox, badger, and otter, and for killing vermin such as rats. Westies are known to be sweet, jovial little dogs. 

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Westies shed very little. They are sometimes thought to be “hypoallergenic,” but that's not the case. Westies are great companions for those with allergies or asthma, as they shed very little hair and dander. Westies are typically groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. 

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Famous westies include "Coconut" from the American Girl series, the Juicy Couture company logo features two Westies holding a shield, and perhaps most famous, the “spokesdog” of the dog food company Cesar. 

Looking Good Hunter! Show our friend Hunter some love! Like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. To book an appointment with our groomer Darlene, call us at 518-346-2030. If you're interested learning more about our grooming services click here!

Our groomer Darlene Galli has been a professional dog groomer for over 20 years. She has been our full-time groomer since we opened in 2010. River Road Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital located in Niskayuna, NY. Our mission is to care for your pet with compassion and excellence. We treat dogs, cats, and small pocket pets. In addition to general medicine and surgery, our facility also offers a boarding kennel, doggie daycare, and grooming services.