Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 West Highland White Terrier Synonym(s): Westie, Highlander Introduction Biological Data Introduction 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 This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Gentry D The New West Highland White Terrier. Howell. ISBN 0876053568. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. West Highland White Terrier Club of England -www.thewesthighlandwhiteterrierclubofengland.co.uk. Visit theAmerican Kennel Clubwebsite to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs -www.akc.org/clubs/search. West Highland White Terrier Club of America -www.westieclubamerica.com.