One of the most popular terriers, the Westie is a small, strong, and hardy-looking breed.
Lifespan: 11–15 yr
Height: 10–12 in
Weight: 11–23 lb
Stripping (or plucking) the old, dead hair of the West Highland White Terrier's coat is the traditional way to keep it in the best shape. But some pet owners have it clipped roughly every four to six weeks for neatness. Daily brushing and combing will keep the coat looking good. Bathing too often can do more harm than good for a Westie. So, make sure to bathe yours in moderation.
Daily brushing and combing will keep the coat looking good. Bathing too often can do more harm than good for a Westie. So, make sure to bathe yours in moderation.
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Craniomandibular osteopathy ("lion jaw"), Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( K C S) - "dry eye"seborrhea
Atopy Cataracts, Chronic hepatitis Deafnessepidermal dysplasia Globoid cell leukodystrophy (galactocerebrosidosis)ichthyosis Legg- Calvé- Perthes disease Mellitus Persistent pupillary membranes ( P P M) Pulmonic stenosis Pyruvate kinase ( P K) deficiency Shaker dog syndrome
Glaucoma Hypoadrenocorticism ( Addison's disease) Selective Ig A deficiency Malassezia dermatitis/otitis Retinal dysplasia