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West Highland White Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Poltalloch Terrier, Westie
Breed Group: Terrier Group Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30cm.)
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 10-12 inches (25-30cm.)
Breed Origin: Great Britain Weight: 13-22 pounds (6-10kg.)
The West Highland White Terrier is a sweet, elegant looking dog, and is small, sturdy, and hardy. He has a very appealing expression, with his dark eyes and black button nose. The coat of the West Highland White Terrier is soft and dense underneath, with a wiry outer coat. The coloring of these dogs is solid white, hence the name. The West Highland White Terrier weighs in at around 14-18 pounds for females, and 15-20 pounds for males. The height of these dogs is around 10 inches for females and 11 inches for males.

Westies are very people-oriented and, although independent, they do need human companionship and attention. They are very intelligent, have tremendous stamina, are agile and quick in movement. They do well in obedience, agility, tracking, earthdog tests, flyball, as well as therapy work.

Although Westies will alert you to a stranger approaching, they have a very friendly nature so are not normally considered good guardians.

The West Highland White Terrier was given his official name and breed status by the Kennel Club (England) in 1907. The short-legged Terriers from Scotland include the Scottish Terrier, Skye Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, and the West Highland White Terrier. There is no doubt that they all descended from the same roots. Originally their coat colours ranged from black to red to cream or white. Legend has it that the West Highland White Terrier was developed by Colonel Edward Donald Malcolm who had kept a pack of light coloured working terriers for hunting. However, when one of his reddish dogs was mistakenly shot for a fox, Malcolm decided on the spot to breed only white dogs that could easily be identified in the field.
The life expectancy of the West Highland White Terrier is around 11-14 years, and there are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes Legg-Perthes, cataracts, CMO, vWD, seizures, allergies, and luxating patella. The parents of the West Highland White Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates. They should also be screened for GDC and luxating patella.
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West Highland White Terrier Club of America (WHWTCA)  
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West Highland White Terrier Club of NSW (Australia)  
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West Highland White Terrier

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