West Highland White Terriers The Small Watchdog

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West Highland White Terriers commonly known as Westie. One of the terriers dog breeds that has enthusiastic personality. They have white fur based  on their name. Even though Scottish Terrier and West Highland White Terriers closely related, but they have differences in a head. Scottish Terrier has a square a head while Westie has spherical head. Fur on the face molded until it resembles "Westie Look" like a lion's face. For that, his face should not be too long. Snout length does not exceed the width of skull. West Highland White Terriers has a stand stright ears. The nose and The lips must be black. Westies have large size teeth for that dog. Tooth position is bite cutting form or proper clenched between top teeth and the lower teeth, not undershoot or uppershoot.

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The tail nearly like a carrot, thick at the base and smaller toward the end's tail. The position of the tail should be straight up, tail should not exceed the height of the head. The tail should not be curved into or falling backwards. Westie has deep chest and back ribs, with the back straight and the hind legs are strong, muscular legs. Nice step swing, not widened with a nice back elbow, short and parallel when viewed from behind. Thus showing a perfect combination of strength and activity. weak Back elbow, too long and not good swing move was a mistake. Hind feet smaller than the front legs. Westie terrier has fur along approximately 5 cm, white, rough, with soft fur inside. Westie dog should always look neat, fur on the back and on the side trimmed to blend with shorter fur on the neck and shoulders. According to AKC standards, Westie has weight 15 - 22 pounds (7kg - 10kg) for the male dog, 13 - 16 pounds (6kg - 7kg) for the female dog with the height 10 - 12 inches (25cm - 30cm) for male's dog 9 - 11 inches (23cm - 28cm) for female's dog.

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West highland white terrier temperament are good. They are friendly, confident, fun-loving and he enjoys being part of their family. They are easy to train. They are not so friendly with strangers but nice with kids. They are lively and extremely self-assured toward other dogs, but will not pick fights, if their owners know how to display proper leadership. They may chase a cat for fun, and need to be corrected if they do attempt this. Robust, friendly and spirited. Westies just love companionship. Despite its size, they are very good watchdog. The Westie likes to digging and barking.

Coarse, straight and short-haired double coat is fairly easy to groom and sheds little to no hair. Simply brush regularly with a stiff bristle brush. Brushing ought the coat keep clean, so bathe only when necessary. Trim around the ears and eyes with blunt-nosed scissors. The whole coat of west highland white terriers should be trimmed every four months and stripped twice a year.

White west highland terriers need a daily walk. Playing will take care lot of their exercise needs. The Terrier Dogs who do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe open area off lead, such as a large fenced in yard. This breeds are suitable for people in towns and cities as well as in the country. West Highland White Terriers are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

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