The West Highland White Terrier – or ‘Westie’ to its friends – is a chirpy chappie who truly embodies the essence of the Terrier type. This determined little dog’s silky muzzle and plucky stride is guaranteed to raise a smile. Equally suited to life in a house or a flat, easy to train, and a tireless playmate for kids, the Westie is a bona fide all-rounder. Here’s our run-down of the breed’s characteristics.
Breed Group: Terrier
Coat length: Medium
Exercise: Up to 1 hour per day
Grooming required?: More than once a week