West Highland White Terrier Breeders Missoula MT

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Grizzly Mountain
(406) 544-6974
PO Box 1521
Lolo, MT
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Cane Corso

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Ancare Veterinary Clinic
(406) 728-0408
1440 S Russell St
Missoula, MT

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Emergency Animal Clinic
(406) 829-9300
1914 S Reserve St
Missoula, MT

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Four Paws Acupuncture Clinic
(406) 542-3838
2625 Connery Way
Missoula, MT

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Bluemountain Veterinary Hosp
(406) 251-4150
4646 Buckhouse Ln
Missoula, MT

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Weber, Margaret, Dvm - Ancare Veterinary Clinic
(406) 728-0408
1440 S Russell St
Missoula, MT

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Card, Shoni L, Dvm - Pruyn Veterinary Hospital
(406) 829-8150
2501 S Russell St
Missoula, MT

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Missoula Veterinary Specialty
(406) 541-9805
1914 S Reserve St
Missoula, MT

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Missoula Veterinary Clinic
(406) 251-2400
3701 Old Us Highway 93
Missoula, MT

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Sapphire Shepherds
(406) 777-7272
15400 Wild Rose Ln
St Ignatius, MT
Breeds
German Shepherd Dog

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West Highland White Terrier - Guide to West Highland White Terriers

Description: The West Highland White Terrier is a small, sturdy, spunky and compact dog originally bred to hunt small game. The breed is believed to have originated in Poltalloch, Scotland in the nineteenth century. The most popular legend of how the breed came to be, tells us the distinctive all white coat is credited to Colonel Edward Donald Malcolm. It is believed Malcolm desired an all white terrier after one of his dogs with a reddish coat was mistaken for a fox and was shot. It was at that moment, legend states, that Malcolm decided to make it his mission to produce an all white terrier which would easily stand out during the hunt. Another version of how the West Highland Terrier, or Westie for short, originated was by luck. This story claims that also in the nineteenth century, among a breeder's litter of Cairn Terriers, there were several all white puppies. The breeder then selectively bred them to maintain the desirable all white coat. Regardless of which story is true, many are in agreement that in addition to Cairn Terriers, Scotties and Dandie Dinmonts are also very likely related to the West Highland White Terrier.

In 1907, The West Highland White Terrier was first shown in London at the Crufts dog show and in 1908, the breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in the Terrier Group.

Height: The ideal height of a West Highland White Terrier is Ideal height is 10 to 11 inches (25 - 28 cm) at withers. Females are generally just a bit shorter than males.

Weight: The weight of a West Highland White Terrier can range between 15 - 20 pounds (7 - 9 kg) for males and and 13 - 16 pounds (6 - 7 kg) for females.

Coat Type : The West Highland White Terrier has a double coat. The top coat is about 2 inches (5 cm) long, harsh and straight. The shorter undercoat lies close and is soft. Regular brushing is necessary to help keep the coat in good condition and helps reduce shedding. West Highland White Terriers are very light shedders.

Color: The color of West Highland White Terrier's coat is all white.

Temperament : The West Highland White Terrier is charming, hardy and robust. This mischievious breed is also feisty, proud, keen and friendly. The White Terrier makes an excellent and enjoyable family pet and does well with well behaved and respectful children. Westies are very smart, learn quickly and respond best to positive training methods. However, they can become easily bored, therefore, creative training is also recommended. A West Highland White Terrier needs to have an owner which is their pack leader. This breed is alert and makes a good watchdog. Westies have lots of energy and need to be exercised daily - but be warned, his favorite form of exercise is digging! The Westie enjoys country or city life and on a last note, they're great little vermin hunters.

Health Concerns: The West Highland Terrier is generally a healthy breed, although there are several concerns which ...

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