times I have people ask me how Westies get along with cats.
I have never had a cat so I do not know.
I do know that to introduce a pup to a cat is far better than trying to
introduce an adult Westie to one.
The idea that dogs
hate cats may have been born because dogs chase cats and
because cartoons depict ongoing battles between the two species. Or it may have been generated because some dog people strongly dislike
cats and some cat people disdain dogs. However, dogs and cats
can live peaceably as long as owners understand the behaviors of
Both dogs and cats
are predators. Cats pounce on anything that moves ó mice, butterflies, birds,
grasshoppers, and feathery toys waved on the end of a stick. Dogs chase anything
that moves, especially if it squeals, hisses, or otherwise mouths off. If the cat triggers the dogís prey drive, the dog will chase.
Make sure the cat gets plenty of opportunity to stalk and pounce on
things other than the dogís tail.