The West Highland White Terrier is a friendly pet. Here is your informative A-list of West Highland White Terrier. The original name was Poltalloch Terrier. They are also known as Roseneath Terrier or White Roseneath Terrier. The nickname is Westie. The West Highland White Terrier was originated from Poltalloch, Scotland during 19th century. West Highland Terriers were used as hunting vermin or fox. In the early 1900s, Westie was imported to United States. The West Highland White Terrier was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1908. Today, Westie is the mascot for Cesar Dog Food.

Facts about West Highland White Terrier

  • Temperament – The West Highland White Terrier is cute, energetic, intelligent, lively, loyal and proud. They thrive on human attention and they can get along with elder children. The Westie are a wonderful companion pet for family. They have terrier traits. They enjoy digging and chasing vermin. They are a good watch dog. Obedience training is recommended for West Highland White Terrier puppies as they are easy to train. They are also a travel dog. Do not mix them with other pets as bird, cat or rabbit.
  • Appearance – The West Highland White Terrier has a small-sized body. The body is well balanced. The West Highland Terrier has a round head and they come with a pair of almond-shaped dark brown eyes which set wide apart. They have a pair of black eye rims. The erect ears are small and set wide apart. The skull is broad and slightly longer than the muzzle. They have a black nose and the chest is deep. They have muscular short legs and the feet are round with thick pad. They have a short tail which carried high. The West Highland Terrier has a double coat. The outer coat is harsh and straight whereas the under coat is dense.

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West Highland White Terrier Breed Information

Size Small
Height 25-30 cm (male and female)
Weight 7-10 kg (male and female)
Colour White
Group Terrier Dog Breed
Life Span 15 – 18 years
Litter Size Average 2 – 8 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is needed. This dog breed is a little shedder
Environment Indoor
Barking Average
Recognition CKCKC, FCI, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, ANKC, UKC, KCGB, NZKC, CET, DRA

The common health issue for West Highland White Terrier is prone to skin disease or patella luxation. Here is a list of cute dog names for West Highland White Terrier puppy.

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West Highland White Terrier