West Highland White Terriers (or Westies) gained popularity through their appearance on many TV commercials. The breed's history was to hunt rodents and other small animals, but they were simply too pretty to stay hunting dogs forever!
Their white fur and good looks combined with their happy, confident nature, have found a place for them in our homes and our hearts.
On of the celebrated traits of Westies is their capacity for patience and empathy. They also have a lot of power and endurance, which you wouldn't expect from such small fluff balls. They do well at agility or other dog sports.
They are always in a good mood and their happiness must be contagious...it is said that Westie owners are the happiest of all dog owners!
Westies do like to dig, so if you have a well-maintained garden we recommend you dedicate an area for your dog to dig to his heart's content. Their chase instinct can also show itself, and it is best to teach them to chase the ball instead of little animals.
|Life expectancy:||12-16 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Below average|