West Highland White Terrier

Main statistics
Name:
West Highland White Terrier
Breed group:
Terrier Dogs
Size:
Small dog breed
Height:
Male About 11 inches and Female About 10 inches
Weight:
Male 15 to 22 pounds and Female 13 to 16 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 16 years
Adaptability
80 %
Adapts well to apartment living
Dog’s ability to be relatively quiet, not high energy and fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents.
80 %
Good for first-time owners
Dog’s ability to be fairly easygoing, resilient enough to bounce back from owner’s mistakes or inconsistencies.
80 %
Sensitivity level
Dog’s ability to handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine.
80 %
Tolerance of being alone
Dog’s predisposition to be worry or even panic when left alone by their owner. An anxious dog can be very destructive, barking, whining, chewing, and otherwise causing mayhem.
40 %
Tolerability to cold weather
Dog’s ability to tolerate cold weather
80 %
Tolerability to hot weather
Dog’s ability to tolerate hot weather
60 %
Friendliness
80 %
Family affection
Dog’s ability to build close bonds with the owner or owner’s family
100 %
Kid friendliness
Dog’s ability to be gentle with children, to handle their hugs, and to have right attitude toward children’s running and screaming
80 %
Friendliness towards other dogs
Dog’s ability to have good canine social skills
100 %
Friendliness toward strangers
Dog’s ability to be stranger-friendly
60 %
Grooming
60 %
Shedding potential
Intensity of dog’s shedding
80 %
Drooling potential
Dog’s predisposition to drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth
20 %
Grooming complexity
Level of grooming complexity
60 %
Health
60 %
General health
Dog’s predisposition to be prone to certain genetic health problems
60 %
Potential for weight gain
Dog’s predisposition for weight gaining
80 %
Trainability
80 %
Training potential
Dog’s ability to respond to training
80 %
Intelligence
Dog’s ability for jobs that require decision making, intelligence, and concentration, such as herding livestock, taking care of blind person, etc.
80 %
Potential for mouthiness
Dog’s tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite during puppyhood.
40 %
Prey drive
Level of inborn desire to chase and sometimes kill other animals.
80 %
Tendency to bark or howl
Level of dog’s desire for barking or howling.
80 %
Wanderlust potential
Dog’s ability to take off after anything that catches their interest, even if it means leaving the owner behind.
60 %
Exercise Requirements
80 %
Energy level
Amount of time and energy, which dog spends for jumping, playing, and investigating any new sights and smells.
80 %
Intensity
Dog’s vigorousity potential.
80 %
Exercise needs
Level of exercises needed to keep dog in-shape
80 %
Potential for playfulness
Level of dog’s demands for endless games
80 %

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General info

Smart, confident, and always entertaining at play, the adorable West Highland White Terrier (Westie, for short) has charmed owners for over 300 years. This diminutive but sturdy earthdog is among the most popular of the small terriers.

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