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Breed: West Highland White Terrier
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Controlling vermin
Life Span: 15 or more years
Appearance: Small
Color: White
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: The harsh, straight, shorthaired double coat is fairly easy to groom and sheds little to no hair. Simply brush regularly with a stiff bristle brush. Brushing should keep the coat clean, so bathe only when necessary. Trim around the ears and eyes with blunt-nosed scissors. The whole coat should be trimmed about every four months and stripped twice a year.
Height: 9-12 inches
Weight: 13-22 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Only well behaved
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Spunky
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Firm
Potential Problems:  
Behavior:  
Physical: Most are fairly healthy. Some are prone to chronic skin problems, Perthe's disease (hip problems), hernias, liver disease, and jawbone calcification.
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