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West Highland White Terrier

General Description

The West Highland White Terrier is a sturdy little dog with a deep chest and a slightly rectangular shape

General Health


West Highland White Terriers are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections—the same ones that all dogs can get 

Hereditary Illnesses

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.

Character and Temperament

Friendly, Hardy, Independent, Alert, Active, Courageous,

Exercise

1 hour per day

Origin

The West Highland White Terrier originated in Scotland and was used for hunting fox, badger, and otter and for killing vermin such as rats.

Stats

Average Dog Size

10-11

Average Dog Weight

15-20

Average Bitch Weight

13-15

Average Litter Size

3-5

Average Life Expectancy

12-17


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