West Highland white terrier

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West Highland white terrier

a small (15-22 lb), muscular, very alert dog with short legs and a distinctive, white, medium length, double coat made up of outer, hard hairs and soft fur underneath. The eyes and nose are dark, the ears erect and pointed, and the tail, which is naturally a medium length is carried upright or over the back. The breed is predisposed to atopic dermatitis, craniomandibular osteopathy and globoid cell leukodystrophy. Called also 'Westie'.