West Highland Terrier Facts
Most widely used name for this species
|West Highland Terrier|
The area where the animal first came from
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
How long the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
West Highland Terrier Location
Map of Europe
West Highland TerrierThe 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: 10th September 2018
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