The West Highland White Terrier is a family dog but also a hunting dog. The breed is small and compact, equipped with a harsh coat, an expressive face and the typical upright tail. They are appreciated for their loving nature and their playful attitude and are active and attentive.
This is a smart and loving dog who wants to spend a lot of time with his humans. The West Highland White Terrier is a fun-loving free thinker. He can be well trained if he is motivated in a positive way with many rewards, praise and play
The little Highlander was a fashion dog in the 90s. This led to the fact that many breeders neglected health. Also today it can lead to the fact that for example allergies can occur. That is why we make sure that both dogs are free of them when mating. But this is not a guarantee.
West Highland White Terriers want to be moved and given tasks, otherwise they get bored quickly. They love to be out and about in all weathers.
Two times a day the Westie wants a meal. Whether dry food, barf, or canned food depends on the holder.
In regular intervals of 2-3 months the Westie is professionally trimmed by a dog groomer. The daily coat care ensures that no matting occurs. Due to its coat structure a Westie is well suited for allergy sufferers.