West Highland White Terrier Standard

The West Highland White Terrier, originally bred to hunt in packs for badger and eradicate vermin in the rough terrain of the Scottish Highlands, is a small, well-boned, hardy-looking terrier, exhibiting confidence and possessed with no small amount of self-esteem.

The Westie presents a compact appearance with good balance and substance, and is distinguished by its hard, white, double coat. The breed requires moderation both in structure and presentation, and any exaggerations are discouraged.

The Official Standard West Highland White Terrier was approved February 12, 2024; effective May 1, 2024

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