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West Highland Terrier Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
West Highland Terrier
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
30cm (12in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
10kg (22lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Terrier

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West Highland Terrier

The west highland terrier is a small and generally white dog from the United Kingdom (although the black highland terrier are being bred more readily today).

Westies are prone to allergies and dry skin issues, and bathing too frequently may aggravate these problems. Washing once a month or on a longer interval will generally not cause issues. However, frequent brushings are needed to keep the coat clean and oils evenly distributed throughout the coat.

Washing with a detergent-free, baby-oriented, or another soft skin shampoo will help keep a Westie's skin hydrated. Weekly washing of the inside of the ears with cotton balls will prevent oil and wax build-up and ear infections.

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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 16th December 2016 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]

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