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West Highland White Terrier Dog

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HEIGHT: 30 cm
WEIGHT: 7 kg
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 - 15 years
CHARACTERISTICS of the West Highland White Terrier Dog
ADVICE 952
Cute medium size terrier, it's an excellent rat exterminator and rabbit hunter, it moves easily in inaccessible terrains.
It has an alert, vigilant and intelligent look, accompanied by a cheerful and playful character which makes it an excellent company dog.
ADVICE 953
Able to live in apartments, even in not very large spaces.
Its place of birth is the Argyllshire county in England, which for a strange reason a lot of animals have a completely white coat (foxes, hares, roosters, etc.).
It is an original breed that has been modified throughout the years, including adding other breeds. In spite of its very old origin it was officially recognized at the beginning of the XIX century and since then it has spread throughout the world.
ADVICE 954
Because of its playful and goofy behavior, it is difficult to give the "westie" excessive training. Attention and consistency is they key to achieving it.
ADVICE 955
It needs affection and all the exercise it can get.
ADVICE 956
Its hair needs care. Regular cleaning is recommended and occasional shearing.
ADVICE 957
This dog with a mischievous look is always willing to play and prank specially with children.
ADVICE 958
Its alert, smart and good-natured, it likes frolicking and going on walks in the country. Its very affectionate and faithful to its masters, but doesn't look for pets from strangers. A very vibrant character.
DESCRIPTION of a West Highland White Terrier Dog
The West Highland white terrier is a small terrier, for hunting, well balanced, resistant and with the ability to show its qualities.
HEAD:
Relatively big, with a short snout and jaw and well pronounced stop.
SKULL:
Slightly round, the ears are small and upright.
TRUFFLE:
Black, relatively big. The snout thins out gradually from the eyes to the truffle. Short jaw, they join perfectly.
EYES:
Distant from each other, of medium size, slightly deep set, the darkest color possible.
EARS:
Small, upright, ending in a thing tip, with short and straight hair.
NECK:
Fairly long, muscular, it thickens out gradually towards the shoulders.
BODY:
Compact. Deep thorax with barrel like ribs in the upper part. Noticeably tilted back ribs. Straight backbone. Wide and robust kidney.
FRONT EXTREMITIES:
Strong, muscular and straight. Inclined shoulders. Wide shoulder blades and closely adhered to the thoracic cage.
FRONT EXTREMITIES:
Short, muscular and nervous. Very muscular thighs and not very far apart.
FEET:
The front feet are larger than the back ones, with thick pads, covered with short hard hair. Nails and pads are preferably black.
TAIL:
Long, about 12 cm approximately, straight, covered with hard hair, without bangs.
COAT:
It's double: the outer coat is hard, about 5 cm long, without curls and the undercoat is short, soft and dense. Completely white.
SIZE:
The cross height is approximately 28 cm and its weight around 7 to 8 kg.

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