Living Environment: inside (enthusiastically suggested); outside (fenced yard)

Coat: around two-inch coarse and wiry external coat and delicate, thick, and shaggy undercoat
Shading: white

Stature: somewhere in the range of 10 and 12 inches

Weight: somewhere in the range of 13 and 22 pounds



• they like to bark and burrow
• they are not as persistent like most terriers
• they love friendship

When appropriately prepared

• they can turn out to be genuinely amicable towards outsiders
• they foster close fondness with acted youngsters
• they love to pursue felines however they don’t hurt them
• they can turn into an excellent guard dog
• they can turn out to be vivacious

Reproducers should note of the accompanying medical problems:

• Constant skin issues
• Perthe’s illness (hip issues)
• Jawbone calcification
• Cranio mandibular osteopathy (lion jaw)
• Patella luxation, an issue in the kneecap
• Liver diseases
• Deafness
• Innate coronary illness

Care and Exercise:

• Their jacket ought to be brushed consistently utilizing a brush with firm fibers.
• They should wash just when essential.
• Their entire coat ought to be stripped double a year and managed at regular intervals.
• The hide on the eyes and ears ought to be managed utilizing obtuse nose mirrors.
• They will unquestionably be more nimble and solid later normal meetings of play or potentially walk.


As noted, they share similar ancestry with Cairns and Scotties (from Skye terriers), and even with the Dandies. This triplet was created in the Isle of Skye, which was one of the high countries in Scotland. It was noticed that white whelps were looked over the wiry-covered Cairns, Scotties, and Dandies to create the assortment that were known as Poltalloch terriers.

Following are a few things in the set of experiences that show the Westies’ standing of being proprietors’ beloved sidekick canines.

Records in the set of experiences referenced that around 1620, King James 1 of England mentioned some little white canines from Argyleshire in Scotland. Colonel Malcolm, who was considered as the originator of Poltalloch terriers, that are basically the same as the Westies of today, coincidentally shot his terrier (a dim one). From that point on he promised to have just white terriers.

In the nineteenth century, terriers that were basically the same as the Westies were known as Roseneath terriers out of appreciation for Duke of Argyll’s advantage and support of this variety. Roseneath was the name of his domain at Dumbartonshire.

In the very first canine show that were coordinated in the last part of the 1800s, the Westies were called as White Scottish terriers. In 1904, they were ordered under the name West Highland White terriers.

During the mid-1900s, reproducers of the Cairns in Argyll, Scotland chose white young doggies from the stock and interbreed some to get white Cairns. Nonetheless, in 1917, the American Kennel Club decided that Cairns could be recorded assuming they have the Westies’ genealogy.

We can say the set of experiences rehashes the same thing for this awesome terrier is presently for the most part a most loved friend canine of numerous families.