West Highland White Terrier Origin And History


  • The West Highland White Terrier, commonly known as the Westie, is a breed of dog with a distinctive white coat. 
  • This breed is not considered a lap dog, as they are very energetic and slightly restless.
  • They are small but are known for their strong-willed and self-confident personality
  • Originating in Scotland, the breed was used to seek and dig out foxes and badgers. 
  • This breed is commonly recognized through its use as a mascot for Black & White, Cesar brand dog food, and various other logos.


  • The Westie came to the United States in the early 1900s, originally called Roseneath Terrier
  • Westies generally require around thirteen hours of sleep per day
  •  US owner surveys put the average lifespan of a Westie at 12 to 16 years, and some beyond that.
  •  They also need regular walking, although if they have access to a large yard they can exercise on their own.

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