Fun-loving, cheerful and active, the West Highland White Terrier is inquisitive, independent and makes a good family pet and playmate for those with younger children. Commonly known as a ‘Westie’, this is one of the most popular of the terrier breeds.
|Coat:||Double coat, groom weekly|
|Exercise:||60 - 90 minutes every day|
|Life span:||10+ years|
|Temperament:||Friendly, alert, confident|
Always on the lookout for something fun to do, this busy little dog is guaranteed to make you smile.
Indoors and outdoors, Westies are very different dogs. Calm and quiet in the house, these fun-loving dogs will relish a run around outside.
Grooming is an easy business where the Westie is concerned, with minimal brushing and bathing required.
Westies have particularly sensitive stomachs and can be prone to food allergies and diabetes so the right diet is crucial. If you have concerns about your dog’s specific dietary requirements, you vet will be able to help you choose the right food.
Considering welcoming a lovable Westie into your home? Before you buy or adopt one, here are a few important things to remember.
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Most Westies live long and happy lives, but they can suffer from specific health problems, like diabetes and skin conditions. That’s why it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, you consider the length of time policies cover different conditions. Petplan’s Covered For Life® plans refresh the veterinary fees each year allowing you to claim for ongoing conditions for the rest of your pet’s life providing there is no break in cover.