The West Highland White Terrier, also called the Poltalloch Terrier, is a Scottish terrier breed. They were originally developed as vermin hunters. Today this breed is a popular family pet but often retains its desire to chase and kill small ‘prey’.
The West Highland White Terrier is a small dog that stands between 10 and 11 inches tall and it weighs between 15 and 22 pounds. They have a double coat that consists of a wiry outer coat and a soft undercoat. This breed is always white. The West Highland White Terrier is fun and friendly. They are also a fairly hardy dog that can withstand rough housing. This combination of characteristics makes them an excellent companion for kids.