West Highland Terriers
West Highland Terriers are one of the most popular
breeds of today, due mainly to their adaptability to lifestyles and
their plucky personality and nature.
Whilst being intelligent, lively, full of fun,
courageous, great with children and very devoted, the West Highland
White Terrier is also known to be self reliant and wilful. They can
be a challenge as a first dog! On the whole West Highland Terriers
make excellent family pets, loving to join in with the whole family
the amount of devotion and determination crammed into its little
body is quite remarkable.
Affectionately known as the 'Westie' the West
Highland Terrier appears to have been bred from various other small
working terriers, popular in Scotland. They excelled in otter and
fox hunting in the past and although he is no longer used in this
capacity, still loves to chase the odd rabbit!!
West Highland Terriers at a glance
Our 4 Paw Rating - to the suitability of West
Highland Terriers for your home and lifestyle
Height - 10 - 11 inches at shoulder, weight 15 - 22 lbs
Minimal shedding of this short wiry coat, brushing twice a week will
A real 'joiner in-nner' the Westie loves to be included, will run
around as much as any child can cope with, but is equally happy to
sit at and contemplate!
Great for apartment living, but just as happy in the country. A
really good fit to most lifestyles
Life expectancy 11 - 14 years
Full screening for any hereditary problems recommended
As much or as little as your lifestyle allows
although diet will need to be carefully managed in a sedentary dog
Bright, loyal and eager to learn. Responds best to short sessions
focussed around play, rather than correction
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