West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier originated in Scotland and were bred to be ratters but can also hunt otters and foxes. These dogs are Cairn Terriers that were born a pure white colouring and as more of them kept appearing in various litters, more were bred together, ending in the creation of a new breed. The West Highland also goes by the name Westie.

These little dogs are bundles of energy and enthusiasm! They are loving and affectionate dogs that will make a great family pet as they get along well with older children and interact quite well with other dogs. Smaller family pets such as mice, hamsters, and rats etc. should be monitored around this breed as they might confuse them for prey!

The Westie is a short breed that is slightly longer than they are high. These dogs are oddly quick and agile for their size but this attribute gives them their ability to hunt rodents easily. They have a double layered coat and a sharp muzzle that comes to a point. Their ears are triangular and prick upwards. The Westies tail is of medium length and they have short muscular legs.

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