West Highland White Terriers

At a glance
westieThe West Highland White Terrier is a dog breed that started out in Scotland in the 1800s. These terriers have white coats and energetic personalities. They weigh 15 to 20 pounds on the average, stand at 11 inches at the withers and live to about 12 to 14 years.

Summary

  • Names – Westie, Westy, Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier
  • Group – AKC: Terrier Group; KC: Terriers
  • Size – small
  • Life expectancy – 9 – 15 years; Westies normally live for 13 or 14 years, declining in health rapidly towards the latter years.
  • Cost of ownership – medium
  • Ease of ownership – low
  • Aggressive tendency – medium
  • Amount of Exercise – medium
  • Amount of Grooming – medium
  • Ease of Training – high
  • Obedience level – high
  • Suitable for Children – high
  • Amount of Care Required – medium
  • Susceptibility to Health Problems – low

Read more

west highland white terrier | Be Dog Savvy

West Highland White Terriers

At a glance
westieThe West Highland White Terrier is a dog breed that started out in Scotland in the 1800s. These terriers have white coats and energetic personalities. They weigh 15 to 20 pounds on the average, stand at 11 inches at the withers and live to about 12 to 14 years.

Summary

  • Names – Westie, Westy, Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier
  • Group – AKC: Terrier Group; KC: Terriers
  • Size – small
  • Life expectancy – 9 – 15 years; Westies normally live for 13 or 14 years, declining in health rapidly towards the latter years.
  • Cost of ownership – medium
  • Ease of ownership – low
  • Aggressive tendency – medium
  • Amount of Exercise – medium
  • Amount of Grooming – medium
  • Ease of Training – high
  • Obedience level – high
  • Suitable for Children – high
  • Amount of Care Required – medium
  • Susceptibility to Health Problems – low

Read more