The West Highland White Terrier is a small, robust, active and fearless dog that is both tough and friendly. A lively temperament and confidence are common traits in a terrier, and they will not exhibit aggressiveness and stubbornness with proper training and energy focusing. They are companionable, love the attention of humans and are fond of all members of the household, who are delighted with their disposition and joie de vivre, making them a popular choice for a house dog.
They love spending time outdoors and going on long walks, but dislike aggressive behaviour in both humans and other animals, which they will not display unless provoked. Their coat is white, coarse and short, with a softer undercoat that is easy to maintain with regular grooming, although their proneness to skin disorders, such as dermatitis and allergies requires a healthy diet consisting of ingredients that do not cause and that alleviate such conditions.
Very well-proportioned and with an irresistible habit to turn its head to the side when communicating, this breed is a majestic combination of strong will and an attractive appearance.
This small breed weighs 7-10 kg.