West Highland White Terrier

This cute and friendly breed is commonly known as the Westie and has long been a family favourite. This dog is very adaptable and adjusts to new environments easily.

Origins

The West Highland White Terrier comes from Poltalloch in Scotland and was formerly named the Poltalloch Terrier and the Roseneath Terrier. The breed was developed in the middle of the 19th century from the Cairn Terrier and this breed is actually a white Cairn. The West Highland White Terrier was recognised by the American Kennel Club back in 1908, while its name was changed to the West Highland White Terrier 1909. The breed was originally developed to control rats and other vermin such as foxes, badgers and otters.

Body Type

The West Highland White Terrier is a small and sturdy dog with its head in proportion to its body. The breed has a blunt muzzle that is slightly shorter than...

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