The West Highland White Terrier is a sturdy little dog with a deep chest and a slightly rectangular shape
West Highland White Terriers are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections—the same ones that all dogs can get
Sadly they are prone to certain conditions relating to their breed. Breathing problems known as Westie Lung (Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) Legg-Perthes disease (Legg-Calvé-Perthes) – a painful condition which causes the hip joint to die and crumble.
Friendly, Hardy, Independent, Alert, Active, Courageous,
1 hour per day
The West Highland White Terrier originated in Scotland and was used for hunting fox, badger, and otter and for killing vermin such as rats.
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