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West Highland Terrier

West Highland Terrier Facts

NameWest Highland Terrier
OriginGreat Britain
Size30cm (12in)
Weight10kg (22lbs)
Life Span15 years

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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.