Dog breed West Highland White Terrier


Breed West Highland White Terrier
Country
United Kingdom,Scotland
Height
14-16"
Weight
15-20 lbs
Life
12-16 years
Colors
White
Hair
Medium
Puppies
3-5

Generic

West Terrier is known as a hunting dog. Initially, it was used for catching birds. Small, nimble, agile dog could climb into any bushes and burrows. On a more serious hunt, terrier can chase small game that hides in burrows.
It is unknown when this breed of dog appeared, but the country is Scotland, where are the roots of the animal.

How does it look like

The dog of very small size weighs 10 kg, its height at the withers is about 28 cm. Lady dogs are slightly smaller than male dogs. The body of the dog is very small.
White coat covers the entire body with rigid, quite long hair. There is a soft undercoat. Legs are flat and proportional in relation to the body.
On a large head, there are small protruding ears, set high enough.
The nose is notable because of the black lobe in white hair color and its large width. The tail is flat, without swirling rings at the end. Its length is up to 15 cm; it is thick at the base and to the end, it is shrinking.
The dog looks funny; its head looks slightly larger than the body.
West Terriers live to 15 years with good conditions of keeping.

Temper

Due to the small size, this dog can easily live in the apartment. However, always remember about its purpose, and do not forget that the body needs exercises that are on the hunt. West Terrier should regularly and actively walk in the street.
The animal has an inexhaustible energy that can be redirected to sports or games and training. A small dog will not give its owner to sit long in one place.
Purchasing this rolling, funny pet, you have to be prepared for the fact the dog requires much time and attention.
Terrier has a clear voice; it likes to bark loudly and for a long time. It also loves to dig. Therefore, it is not desirable to let it walk in the area planted with beds of flowers and vegetables. There is no chance to wean the dog from digging the ground. This is its natural instinct.

The nature of the small hunter has a certain share of perseverance and independence, but they are friendly and calm. Despite its small size, terrier strikes to protect the owner without hesitation. As any other dog, this breed also needs training and education. The training is easy, regardless of the proportion of obstinacy on the part of the animal. West terrier cannot live with other pets and small children, because it is not particularly endowed with patience.

Latest dog adverts

10/02/2022
Pet Type: Dogs
10/02/2022
Pet Type: Dogs
09/28/2022
Pet Type: Dogs
09/28/2022
Pet Type: Dogs

Latest Dog Articles

How to take care of a rising puppy
How to take care of a rising puppy

If you have a puppy of a small breed, it will be easier to take care of it. You will need a comb and a small brush. If your four-month puppy has already overgrown grown-up pet dogs and continues to grow rapidly, now while walking you have to handle its to

First commands for training dogs
First commands for training dogs

Training a dog is a very responsible thing. During first weeks talk with your dog calmly and softly. Whatever are his faults blame yourself, but not him. You are his master who has to foresee everything. Little puppy could be so scared by loud and dreadfu

Mistakes in dog training
Mistakes in dog training

People train dogs to improve their natural skills and abilities, but not all dog trainers do it righta and that subsequently causes an unacceptable result. A trainer can make mistakes in methods and techniques adversely affecting the formation of correct

Dogs’ diseases
Dogs’ diseases

If a person decided to get a dog, he should find out more about pecularities of the exact breed and how to take care of it. Besides, it’s important to be aware of possible diseases of a puppy or adult dog. Actually, dogs are full-fledged members of

Dog's trimming
Dog's trimming

Grooming is hygienic care of pets necessary for any dog. Some dogs need bathing, combing, cleaning ears and eyes but others need more. Dogs of some breeds need haircut. It's because of hygienic and aesthetic requirements.

How to dress your four-legged friend in winter?
How to dress your four-legged friend in winter?

How to take care of your pet in cold days? It's known Siberian huskies sleep on the snow when it's 40 degrees frost. Those who sleep in houses and bask near radiators can catch cold when it's not very warm outside.