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West Highland White Terrier

 

 

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- Corey Ford


West Highland White Terrier puppy

Ch Brijen's Rudesheimer
"Rudy”

West Highland White Terrier adult
Eng/Can Ch Abercroft Animation is Justrite
“Jamie”

A close relative of the Cairn Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier or "Westie" is part of the family of dogs who were once called the Scotland terriers. 

Some breeders preferred the all white members of this family as they were easiest to see when going to ground hunting fox and badger. Thus throughout the various regions of Scotland there were white terriers each with a different name that referred to the area where the dog was bred. 

The developer of the modern Westie, Colonel E.S. Malcolm of Poltalloch, first showed the Westie at a dog show under the name "Poltalloch Terrier" .However, in the early 1900s, these dogs became known collectively as the West Highland White Terrier. 

The Westie stands up to 11 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a straight, wiry, double coat that is solid white in colour. With his black button nose and bright dark eyes, the Westie is an engaging little dog.

The Westie, though small, is a tough little character with the spunky personality and outgoing nature common to terriers. He is affectionate, playful, fun loving, and active. The Westie loves the company of people, and is a wonderful playmate for children as he can tolerate rough housing. Alert, bold, and loyal, he also makes an excellent watchdog.

As with most terriers, the Westie will stand his ground against other dogs, and will benefit from early training and socialization. Intelligent and assertive, early training will also help curb his instinct to chase other household pets, particularly cats. His small size makes him a good choice for almost any accommodation in both the city and the country. He enjoys walks and play time and has a high activity level. The Westie's exercise needs can be met with a daily walk. Make sure your yard is fenced and escape-proof because this dog's a digger!

 

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Jeanette Graves, Brijen Reg'd
Nova Scotia




British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Kelly Greir
8753 Brouwer Place
Chemainus, BC   V0R 1K0
(250) 324-5771
Email:
mysticgold@shaw.ca

Mysticgold


Cathy McDougall
666 B Memorial Avenue
Qualicum Beach, BC  V9K 1S9 
(250) 248-6998  
Email:
 dougall@bcsupernet.com

West Coast Westies



Alberta

Kennel/Website

Laura Cameron
Calgary, AB
(403) 919-8750
Email: 
laurac369@hotmailmail.com 

Highland Westies

 

New Brunswick

Kennel/Website

Pat Logan-Hale
311 Highplain Crescent
Miramichi, NB  E1V 1B3
(506) 622-7663
Email:
patloha@nb.sympatico.ca

Haelogan Lane

 

Nova Scotia

Kennel/Website

Jeanette Graves
30 Salmon Hole Dam Road
St. Croix, NS  B0N 2E0
(902) 798-5367
Email:
westies@brijen.ca

Brijen Reg'd

 

 

 

 

 
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Rescue

Westie Rescue of Canada (WRC)
Email

Report a Westie Needing Help:
1-877-861-3375

Canadian West Highland White Terrier Club Rescue

Westies in Need 
Corrie Yeoman,
#1392, 8th Line, RR#4, 
Tottenham, ON   L0G 1W0 
(905) 936-6691 
or
Kim Mclean
3 Carman Court, 
Iroquois, ON   K0E 1K0 
(613) 652-4974

 

Did you know?


The Westie is notable
as the mascot
for "Black & White" 
(a brand of Scotch whisky) and appears on the label with a Scottish Terrier.

More recently, a Westie
has appeared on TV commercials as the face
of Cesar brand dog food.

 

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