West Highland Terrier

West Highland Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier ( Westie ) is a breed of dog in the terrier

breed. Developed to control rats and small vermin, Westies are now kept as

companion dogs. The Westie was bred from two different breeds: the Skye Terrier and the Clydesdale. Westie puppies grow very fast in their first few weeks of life, about 10 times faster than human children. They often will be nearly adult size by their first birthday. If you would like to see what your West Highland pup may look like when grown up go here ! Westies were originally bred on farms in Scotland and surrounding areas for vermin control. Westies are known for their cheerful and energetic personality, similar to terriers. Westies love being around people and would do well as a companion dog or in the show ring. Westies have unique facial expressions, which makes them very endearing to many people. West Highland Terrier puppies are extremely cute when they're young but they grow up quick! Westie pups can be weaned from their mother at 4 weeks of age, by which time they have grown so much that it is almost impossible for humans to handle them! Westie puppies need exercise every day because of their high energy level; Westie owners should walk their dogs every day (Westies don't require a lot of running/jogging) because if they don't Westies can become destructive because of their pent-up energy. West Highland Terrier puppies are very social animals, and Westie puppies should be well socialized from an early age so that they can interact with small children, adults and other dogs when they are older. Westies need to be kept on a leash because they have been known to wander off in search of food, especially at mealtimes! Westie owners will want to feed their Westie a good quality dog food; feeding the West Highland food that is specifically for them will ensure that it has all the nutrients it needs for healthy growth.


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