Area of origin: Scotland
Original function: fox, badger, and vermin hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 11, Wt: 15-21
Average size of female: Ht: 10, Wt: 15-21
Other names: Poltalloch terrier
West Highland White Terrier Dog Temperament
The busy Westie is happy, curious and always in the thick of things. She is affectionate and demanding, one of the friendliest terriers. She is not friendly, however, toward small animals. She enjoys a daily romp in a safe area or a walk on lead, as well as playtime at home. She is independent and somewhat stubborn and may bark and dig.