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West Highland White Terrier

Known for his friendly, strong-willed personality and bright white coat, the West Highland White Terrier is an affectionate, happy and faithful family companion. A highly intelligent, speedy and cunning hunter, the Westie originated in 17th century Scotland. This spunky breed needs daily exercise, and his fluffy coat needs daily brushing and regular trimming.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The West Highland White Terrier also has been known as the Roseneath Terrier and the Poltalloch Terrier.
Also Known As:
Poltalloch Terrier
Roseneath Terrier
White Roseneath Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
  • Size Small
  • Height Males – at least 28 centimetres at the withers Females – at least 25 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 7 to 10 kilograms Females – 6 to 7 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour White
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor