Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

West Highland White Terrier

Synonym(s): Westie, Highlander


General information

  • Championed by the Malcolm family in Portalloch, Argyllshire, UK.
  • A white variety of the Cairn Terrier is its root.
  • The Westie is a popular breed of terrier.
  • It is spirited and assertive.
  • The coat is hand-stripped and the breed can be feisty with other dogs, although with good socialization this should not be a problem.

Biological Data

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