"Our dog is named Kipper. We adopted him from the Humane Society. He was one of several pups in the litter but the only one with the Husky trademark "party eye": one eye is half blue, half brown. His parents lived in the same household, both white. The dad is a West Highland White Terrier and mom is a Husky."
The West Highland Husky is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the West Highland White Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"Kipper weighs about 45 pounds and thinks he is a lap dog. He races any member of our family to the couch, gets comfy in the available lap, and soaks up whatever petting he can manage to cajole from the lap owner. He is very playful with our cat and our little toy mix, 11 year old dog, Coco. He is extremely smart and happy to please us with tricks like shake, sit, stay, touch (paw to the object presented), down, come and beg. Kipper seems very well "balanced" in terms of his "dogness". He enjoys his dog life of loyalty to us his family, obedience, and security. He loves to wake up Kevin, our 11 year old son, in the morning. I tell him "lets get Kevin" and Kipper runs to Kevin's bed, jumps up and licks Kevin's ear, face, hands etc. He seems to know the three children in our family by name. He is a great ball player too. He loves to run for the ball, but makes us work to get it back - his part of the game I guess."
"We are so blessed to have Kipper. In a nutshell, Kipper is happy, playful, very energetic, but has a gentle nature and obedient disposition. He seems comfortable to accept his human family as the alfa dogs in the pack. Good thing too! He is very strong and has an endless supply of high energy."
Kipper the Husky / Westie mix breed dog