Despite his very small size, the West Highland White Terrier is solidly built, and his rustic appearance reveals a well-developed ardour, cunning spirit and curiosity. His melancholic air gives him a very endearing appearance.
Between 25 and 30 cm (9.84 to 11.81 inches) for the male
Between 23 and 28 cm (9.06 to 11.02 inches) for the female
Between 8 and 9 kg (17.64 to 19.84 pounds) for the male
Between 8 and 9 kg (17.64 to 19.84 pounds) for the female
His dress is always white.
His double hair is without curl, and measures approximately 5 cm (2 inches). He has a dense, full and shorter undercoat.
His head is slightly domed and uniform, giving the impression of a small globe. His medium sized eyes are as dark as possible.
His small ears are carried upright. His nose is black. His long tail is carried proudly and measures between 12.5 and 15 cm (5 and 6 inches) long.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 3, section 2 and is #85