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The West Highland White Terrier is part of the Terrier group. The West Highland White Terrier is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the West Highland White Terrier is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Family Pet, Watch Dog The West Highland White Terrier lifestyle is Adaptable to indoor/outdoor living; prefers to be with humans

The West Highland White Terrier is susceptible to patellar luxation, skin problems, hernias and liver disease. It is important that when contacting a West Highland White Terrier breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your West Highland White Terrier from a petstore which commonly are known to support West Highland White Terrier puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current West Highland White Terrier health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the West Highland White Terrier breed standard.

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West Highland White Terrier
Group:  Terrier
Shoulder Height: 11.00 in - 11.00 in
Weight: 15-22 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC

 



Country of Origin: Great Britain - Used for vermin control. First seen at Westminster in 1906. Part of the group of terriers known as the

Character: Also commonly referred to as the Westie, this breed is a boisterous, playful, alert, and independent breed. It is very extroverted and can be stubborn.

Temperment: The West Highland White Terrier needs to be trained at a young age not to try to dominate other dogs or chase cats. If you have children, it makes a good playmate because it can handle rough play.

Coat: Double-layered with a topcoat that is rough and hard and a soft, short undercoat. The color is always white.

Care The coat must stay hard so it is not recommended that it be washed too frequently. If the dog gets dirty, the hair should be allowed to dry and then be brushed out. The coat needs to be hand-plucked twice a year.

Colour: White

Comments: Also known for its good nature and ease of handling. He has an almost catlike curiosity and his playfulness and energy call for a firm hand and an outlet such as swimming, obedience training or romping with older children. Quiet, sensible, intelligent, .

Purposes: Family Pet, Watch Dog

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