These are toy sized dogs, having a life span of twelve to fourteen years and the litter size of 2-5 puppies. They have short hairs on their body. The color of West Highland White Terrier is mostly white but can also be in wheat color. They belong to the dog family that was developed to kill rodents and vermin. the ability to live in a city apartment ,on a farm, with a family of two, but it highly needs human companionship. It is friendly dog and easily mixes up with the strangers. It is always alert and continuously watches all around and informs its owner about the happenings. It is very affectionate dog and can be easily trained. Many people know this breed as the “Westie”. It has good showmanship qualities. It has eyes like almond with rims black in color.
These dogs were originated in early 1800s in highlands of Scotland. This breed derives its name from its origin area. This Scotland terrier is known as the West Highland White Terriers, Cairn, Skye, Dandie Dinmont, and Scottish. They were not just pets but they had a specific purpose like keeping in control the vermin.
Nature and Temperament
It is a small dog which looks like a toy. It loves human companionship. It loves to bark and dig. It is a very affectionate pet. It is always happy and curious but sometimes it shows independence and stubborn attitude.
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