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West Highland White Terrier
Brimming with self-confidence, the wee white one is affectionate yet independent.
Height: 10 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 13 to 22 pounds (males average 18 pounds, females average 15 pounds)
Coat: straight and harsh
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Terriers
The best way to describe this wee white terrier from Scotland is simply to say that he's so full of self-esteem that he knows he's the best thing around. Always on the lookout for a good time, he'll make you laugh while he entertains himself. He's friendly and happy, with a lively nature that endears him to everyone (except small rodents), especially when he cocks his head to the side and looks at you quizzically.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Apartment appropriate
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Good for novice owners