West Highland White Terrier

Facts & Advice

Thinking of adding an Intelligent, cheerful and Inquisitive playmate to your family?

The West Highland White Terrier is a fun-loving, cheerful, active, independent and amazing family pet. They are also very adaptable to different living situations so even if you are in a city apartment the Westie is the companion for you. 

Westie Stats

Size:                                                                  Coat:                                                        Exercise:                                                          Life Span:                                                    Breed Group:                                Temperament: 

Small                                                  Double Coat, Groom                                Weekly 60-90 Minutes per day            10+ years                                            Terrier                                                  Friendly, Alert and Confident 

West Highland White Terrier Temperament

West Highland White Terrier Exercise

Westies have a very unique personality, they can run a marathon outside but then be cool calm and collected when indoors.


Question #1

How do I groom my West Highland Terrier

Westies are relatively low-maintenance dogs however they do require regular grooming to keep them looking their best. 

Question #2

What is the best food for my Westie?

Westies have a particularly sensitive stomach and can be prone to food allergies. It is important to get the right balance for their nutrition. Talk to your breeder for the best advice. 

More Questions

Do you have any other questions?

Wescotthope live and breath Westies, If you have any questions about West Highland White Terriers please contact us. We are happy to talk all things Westies. 

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Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic however there are some breeds that are better for allergy sufferers. Westies are one of those breed’s as they are a low shedding breed. 

Westies are extremely intelligent dogs, they are also very inquisitive. Training your Westie from a young ae is very important to show them the pecking order in the household. Remember consistency is the key !

West Highland White Terriers come from the Scottish Highlands. They were originally bred for flushing out burrowing animals so don’t be surprised if your Westie loves to dig. 

Terriers are more independent than other dogs, they can be left alone as long as they have something to keep themselves busy. It is not recommended to leave them any longer than a few hours or they may grow bored of their own company! 

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