The West Highland White Terrier also known as westie shares a history with that of the Dandie Dinmont, Skye, Scottish, and Cairn Terriers; they are all considered branches of the same breed.
In this video, we are counting down the top 10 facts about the Westies that you might not know.
A Quick Overview:
[Group: Terrier Group] Weight: 1520 pounds Height: 11 inches (male). 10 inches, female Life Expectancy: 1315 years
The West Highland White Terrier is a bold, confident, funloving, intelligent dog who can find joy in the simplest pleasures of life, such as squeaky toys, a belly rub, and food. His happy disposition and love of life make him a favorite for many, in spite of his mischievousness. He doesn't lack any selfesteem, but he's not so overbearing in his confidence that his selfassurance becomes a negative trait. He is friendly and gets along with everyone, and he enjoys being part of his family.
Westies are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Westies will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.
Because the Westie has a hard coat, bathing too often can be more harmful than helpful. But, no worries! To support West Highland’s rough coat and delicate skin, an adult dry dog food formulated with specific amino acids, fatty acids and flax seeds Royal Canin breed health nutrition could be a great kibble for your westie.