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Breed Standards for the West Highland White Terrier

 

 

General Appearance:

The Westie is compact and short coupled

 

 

Head:

Muzzle blunt; Medium-sized, almond-shaped eyes; Head appears round; Small, erect, pointed ears

 

 

Tail:

Relatively short, carrot-shaped tail, carried gaily but not over back

 

 

Color:

White

 

 

Size:

Weight:  15-21 lb; Height: male:  11”; female: 10”

 

 

Coat:

A harsh double coat

 

 

Temperament:

Busy, happy, curious and always in the thick of things


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