West Highland White Terrier
West Hioghland White Terriers are a breed originated from the Cairn and Scottish Terriers.
Originally registered as Roseneath Terriers, their name was changed to the West Highland White in 1909. Over the years, they have become increasingly popular due to their talents as both hunting dogs and companions.
West Highland Terriers breed have a small, balanced and tough frame covered in a 2-inch white coat. Their round heads are slightly longer than their muzzles. They have dark noses and almond-shaped, widely set eyes that—along with their small pointy ears—have an alert expression. Their muscular necks and sloping shoulders lead to a deep chest. Their short, carrot-shaped tails are carried high. Overall, West Highland Terriers have a warm and soft look that embodies strength and activity.
A healthy West Highland Terrier can live as long as 14 years. Common health problems include joint deterioration and skin allergies.
- Craniomandibular osteopathy
- Pulmonary interstitial fibrosis
- Chronic Hepatitis of West Highland White Terriers
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Globoid cell leukodystrophy
- Pyruvate kinase deficiency
- Sebaceous carcinoma
- Pulmonic stenosis
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Gastric carcinoma
- L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria
- Familial stomatocytosis-hypertrophic gastritis
- Juvenile cranial hyperostosis