West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terriers are a dog breed that is easily trained and rather obedient. Your Westie puppy will get along well with strangers and children, and will tolerate a certain level of rough play from children. This dog breed travels well also. Their obedience and intelligence will make your Westie puppy easy to housebreak and train. West Highland White Terriers love to play and are very lively dogs. This energetic dog breed likes to chase a ball and will love your companionship. Despite its small size, the West Highland White Terrier also makes a very good watchdog. Westies are also known to chase cats if not introduced to them at a young age.
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Small / Toy
10 to 11 inches (25.4 to 27.9 cm)
13 to 20 pounds (5.9 to 9.1 kgs)
13 to 15 years
Scotland. Westies come from Poltalloch, Scotland.
Energy Level:The West Highland White Terrier enjoys playing.
Exercise Needs:The West Highland White Terrier needs a daily walk and time to play and run around in a large area.
Training Compatability:The West Highland White Terrier is quite Easy to train. Doesn't take long.
Popular West Highland White Terrier Cross-Breeds:
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The West Highland White Terrier is:
Grooming:Your West Highland White Terrier will need to be groomed once a week.
Coat Length:The West Highland White Terrier has a short coat.
Shedding:The West Highland White Terrier does not shed.
Westies grow a double coat, consisting of a soft dense undercoat and a rough outer coat.
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