Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about West Highland White Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for West Highland White Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The West Highland White Terrier Dog the oragin is Poltalloch in the country of Scotland, it was once known as the Poltalloch Terrier and than after that was called the Roseneath Terrier, the name after the-Duke of Argyll’s estate-. West Highland White Terrier Dog is a small sturdy dog and its head is proportional to its body, and viewed from the front it has around appearance. It has a blunt muzzle which is slightly shorter than its skull. It has a black nose, and has large teeth that are proportional to the body. The West Highland White Terrier Dog has deep-set, dark brown eyes which are set widely apart. Its ears are set wide apart on top of its head; they are erect and triangular in shape. It has somewhat short legs. West Highland White Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a West Highland White Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. West Highland White Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the West Highland White Terrier Dogs eye protected and moist. West Highland White Terrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The average height of the male West Highland White Terrier Dog 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm). The average height of female West Highland White Terrier Dog 9 to 11 inches (23 to 28cm). The average weight of the male 15 to 22 pounds (7 to 10kg). The average weight of the females 13 to 16 pounds. (6 to 7kg). It also has a dip chest and muscular limbs. Puppies have pink markings on the nose and footpads which turn black as they age. The West Highland White Terrier Dog breed has a double coat that is straight; the outer coat is hard and about 1 29/32 (5cm) long. It has a dense, soft undercoat. This breed originated in Poltalloch, Scotland in the mid 19th century. West Highland White Terrier Dogs were originally used for controlling rats, badger, otter, fox and other vermin population. They have an average life span of about 13 to 15 years.
The West Highland White Terrier Dog is a hardy breed that is very easy to train. It is considered quite friendly to strangers and gets along with children. You can opt to travel along with them. The West Highland White Terrier Dog are a lively breed and extremely self assured to other type of dogs but they will never pick fights if trained well by the owner. They might be tempted to chase cats for fun and should be corrected if they acquire such behaviors. Despite their small size they do make a good watchdog. Never allow the West Highland White Terrier Dog to be a pack leader as they might snap when irritated and can become combative with other dogs. Never allow the West Highland White Terrier Dog breed to develop small dog syndrome.
The number one heath problems amongst West Highland White Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your West Highland White Terrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that West Highland White Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. West Highland White Terrier Dogs are prone to cherry eye, jawbone calcification, skin problems, chronic hernias and liver disease.
The West Highland White Terrier Dog breed is suitable to stay in cities, owns including the country side. They are extremely active indoors and can also do well without a yard.
Just like most dogs, the West Highland White Terrier Dogs need to have walks daily, though playing will cater for most of their exercise but they still need to satisfy their primal instincts. If they aren’t walked enough they can develop behavioral problems. They do enjoy a romp in a large, fenced–in field or yard.
West Highland White Terrier Dogs have a harsh, short haired double coat that is quite easy to groom and it sheds very little hair. With a stiff brush, you can brush its coat regularly. Regular brushing will keep its coat clean so you will need to bath only when it is necessary. Ensure you trim the West Highland White Terrier Dog breed around its ears and eyes using a blunt-nosed scissors. You can trim the body far after every four months and strip it two times annually.
A West Highland White Terrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. West Highland White Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. When West Highland White Terrier puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. West Highland White Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Average body temperature for a West Highland White Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female West Highland White Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female West Highland White Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A West Highland White Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
West Highland White Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a West Highland White Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
West Highland White Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a West Highland White Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A West Highland White Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The West Highland White Terrier Dog is a nice choice for a companion dog and if trained well they can be trusted with children. The West Highland White Terrier Dog was first recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1908.
West Highland White Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.