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West Highland Terrier Breed Profile


West Highland White Terrier


Among the endearing traits of the West Highland Terrier is that they're sturdy, hardy, compact, lively, playful and inquisitive.

Family/Child Friendly

This dog breed is an great companion for children and is terrific with families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this canine breed is about 15 years. Having said that, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been acknowledged to live up to 20 years as well as longer. The typical weight for this canine breed is around 13 to 22 lbs.

Common Diseases

Probably the most common ailments and medical situations associated with West Highland White Terriers consist of but are not restricted to skin problems, hip challenges, hernias, jawbone challenges and liver condition.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking will be hard with this breed of dog as they are portion of the terrier group. Shedding is regular, brush day-to-day to maintain. Bathe only when essential.

Finest Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo atmosphere. Not appropriate for the frequent traveler. Most effective Owner lives inside a property and has a yard to play in with lots of like and consideration to give.

Exactly where to buy

The very best spots to buy this dog breed are from reliable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Common Cost

The typical expense for this breed of dog is around $850+ per dog. Routine veterinary care must be included in your price range.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless of course abused or neglected. Can be prone to small dog syndrome.

Noise Aspect

This canine breed makes for a fantastic watchdog. 


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