West Highland White Terrier
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Small, active, game and hardy with a mischievous look in their eyes, West Highland Terriers or Westies have a healthy dose of self-esteem. Alert, cheerful, brave and independent, but affectionate all the same, we love these little guys!
Typical height: 28cm
Typical weight: 7 to 10kg
Coat: Furry undercoat of short soft hair with a topcoat of straight hair about 5cm long.
Did you know...
According to the breed history, Westies originated as a result of a hunting accident when Col. Edward Malcolm of Poltalloch accidentally killed one of his dogs mistaking it for a fox. After that, the dogs were bred to be white so that the same mistake could not be made again.