West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White terrier was developed in Poltalloch, Scotland. They were originally referred to as the Poltalloch Terrier, but beginning in 1909 they were officially given the name of the West Highland Terrier. They were also nicknamed the “Westie.” On average, these dogs are 14 to 16 inches in height. They weigh an average of 15 to 20 pounds. The West Highland White Terrier is prone to health issues such as skin disorders and abdominal hernias. If they remain healthy, they have a lifespan of 12 to 16 years on average. Their average litter size is 3 to 5 puppies. These dogs can travel with their owners due to their small size. These dogs are very loyal to their owners. They love to guard the home, and they will alert their owners by barking when trouble is lurking.