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Westies are terriers, and can be very independent. They follow the rules with consistent training. They will do anything for food.
Westies are extremely sweet in nature. They get along well with children and are very social. Females are more social and gentle and males more robust and playful.
Westies can be prone to diabetes and knee joint issues, eye and hearing issues, and very commonly skin allergies due to their white fur and sensitive skin. Average lifespan of a West Highland Terrier is 12-14 years.
Westies are white in color and may have either pink or black toenails, skin, or ear leather. They have a double coat with a coarse outter layer that keeps them clean, and an inner soft down layer. They are considered to have hair instead of fur. They do shed but not near what a furry dog would shed. They have pointy ears that stand up and stocky body.
Westies, in our opinion, are very interested in people and other dogs. Everywhere we go, they want to sniff all the humans and doggies. When visitors come over, after barking to alert us, once they see us engage a stranger, they will also engage guests in a friendly manner.
Its in our opinion that males and females have some differences in temperment. Intact boys tend to be more stubborn and affectionate, while neutered males tend to desire more solitude and are very calm. The females however, do not tend to exhibit differently in this respect. They are prone to hurt feelings if overly scolded and will be the first to lick your face.