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Westie, West Highland White Terrier traits

Westie
Terrier
10-11 inches
15-20 pounds
12-16 years
Westie, West Highland White Terrier characteristics
Lifespan
5 yrs 20 yrs
Grooming needs
Occasionally Frequently
Good with kids
Needs lots of supervision Ready to play
Good with cats
Likely to chase Hey, new pal!
Training aptitude
Headstrong Eager to please
Full-grown size
Teeny tiny Super size
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Theodore

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Cairn Terrier

Male, Young
Beverly Hills, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Theodore! Theodore is the sweetest gentleman you ever did meet! He loves his human friends and dog friends alike, when you lean in for pets, rest assured he'll put his paws on you to show his love back. His tail is always gently wagging and his calming nature is sure to make him an amazing companion for anyone that falls in love.
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Elvis

Westie, West Highland White Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 2 mos
Studio City, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
Elvis is a 2-year old West Highland Terrier Mix that weighs about 14 lbs. He was found as a stray wandering the streets of Long Beach. It appears he was born with a cleft palate and the previous owner probably dumped him after using him for breeding purposes. Because of this defect, the shelter only gave him a short time to be adopted. Several amazing people came together to save Elvis before his time was up. We are so happy to welcome him into our rescue. He is a little shy at first meeting but warms up quickly and is so sweet and silly. He can eat and drink with no problem. He is great with other dogs and is getting along OK with his Foster Mom's cats. He is very active, loves his toys, loves to go on walks and run around his Foster Mom's house, he would be best suited in an active home Elvis is up-to-date on vaccines, neutered and microchipped. If you are interested in this VERY special boy, please complete the application on our website: www.adoptmerescue.org. LOCAL AREA ADOPTION ONLY!
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Roxy

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 11 yrs 3 mos
Marina del Rey, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi, my name is Roxy! I don’t know how, but somehow I went from living with my human companion to being in a really scary place called the pound. Lucky for me; I was rescued by a wonderful rescue organization, and now I am being taken care of by a super foster family. They can tell you that I love to cuddle and chill, I’m very good with kids, I’m house-trained, and I love my walks and behave perfectly. I’m okay with being around other dogs, but I’m happy to just be around my human friends. I would be so happy to find my forever home, so I could give you all the love I have in me! If you are interested in meeting Roxy, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Roxy is 11 years old and weighs 8 lbs.] (2003/2406)
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Miko

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Schnauzer (Miniature)

Male, 2 yrs 6 mos
Shadow Hills, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Miko is strong, beautiful boy, he is young and need a strong owner with enough time to train him, keep him busy, hike, swim and having an active life..
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Copito

Westie, West Highland White Terrier

Male, Adult
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
2 years and 14 pounds. Posted as courtesy he is living with the good Samaritan that rescued him off the streets in Mexico. If interested we can get more information from the good Samaritan and help coordinate adoption! If interested in adopting kindly fill out the application found here www.ozzieandfriendsrescue.org/adoptionsJuly 22, 2024, 2:27 pm
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Hey Fuzzy

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Bichon Frise

Male
Canyon Country, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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Westie, West Highland White Terrier Basics

Learn about about Westie, West Highland White Terrier basics like where Westie, West Highland White Terrier come from, how many different types of Westie, West Highland White Terrier you can find, and what other breeds mix with Westie, West Highland White Terrier.

Breeds that are commonly mixed with Westies include Miniature Schnauzers, Pomeranians, and Bichon Frises. Characteristics of a Westiemix can vary widely depending on the specific breeds involved, the individual dog’s genetics, and its upbringing. A few common Westie mixes include:


  • Wauzer (Westie + Miniature Schnauzer)

  • Weeranian (Westie + Pomeranian)

  • Wee-Chon (Westie + Bichon Frise)

  • Weshi (Westie + Shih Tzu)


West Highland White Terriers, or Westies, were originally bred for hunting small game, such as rats and foxes. Their keen sense of smell and tenacious spirit made them well-suited for this task.

Westies, officially known as West Highland White Terriers, hail from the western regions of Scotland, particularly from the Poltalloch estate in Argyll. The breed has existed for over 3000 years.

On average, Westies have a lifespan of around 13 to 15 years. Individual lifespans can vary based on factors such as genetics, diet, exercise, and overall healthcare.

Westies typically reach their full-grown weight between 12 to 18 months of age. They tend to reach their full height by nine months old. Their growth can come in spurts, so don’t be surprised if they seem to grow a lot one month and then not much the next.

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Appearance

Learn about about the Westie, West Highland White Terrier general appearance like their size, colors, and grooming needs.

Westies usually weigh between 15 to 20 pounds and stand around 10 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder. They are a small to medium-sized breed, sturdy and compact in build.

Yes, Westies shed, but they are considered low-shedding dogs. Their coat requires regular grooming to remove loose hair and prevent matting, especially because their shedding is not as noticeable as some other breeds.

Yes, Westies have a double coat. They have a soft undercoat for insulation and an outer coat that helps repel dirt and moisture. This double coat helps them stay warm in cold weather and protects their skin while working outdoors. Regular grooming is essential to keep their coat healthy and free from tangles.

No, Westies are known for their signature white coats. They do not come in different colors; but, they can have slight variations in shade, ranging from pure white to a creamy color.

Westie, West Highland White Terrier Temperament

Learn about about the Westie, West Highland White Terrier temperament and how well they fit into your lifestyle, home environment, and family.

Yes, Westies are good dogs known for their lively and affectionate personalities. They are typically loyal, playful, and confident dogs, often forming strong bonds with their pet parents and making them great companions for many households.

Yes, Westies can be good with kids, especially if they are raised together, and both the dog and the children are taught how to interact respectfully. However, as with any breed, supervision is always recommended when dogs are around young children to prevent accidental rough play or misunderstandings.

Yes, Westies can be good with cats, but proper introductions and supervision are essential when introducing them, as some Westies may have a strong prey drive and may not be suitable for households with small animals. However, with early socialization and training, many Westies can live harmoniously with cats.

Yes, Westies can get along well with other dogs, especially if they are properly socialized from a young age. Like any breed, individual personalities vary, so some Westies may be more social or tolerant of other dogs than others. Early socialization and positive experiences with other dogs can help promote good behavior and compatibility with canine companions.