Terrier Breeds: Welsh Terrier And West Highland White Terrier

Here are two terrier breeds. One is nicknamed Welshie and the other is Westie. Welsh Terrier

Here are two terrier breeds. One is nicknamed Welshie and the other is Westie.

Welsh Terrier

A very old breed, once called the Black-and-Tan Wire-Haired Terrier, the Welsh has been developed pure as a sporting terrier for more than a hundred years in Wales. He is a medium-size, tough, compact dog with level topline, deep brisket, somewhat wide chest, strong legs, and muscular thighs. The head is rectangular, with a powerful foreface, deep muzzle, and strong jaws. The eyes are dark and almond like and the V-shaped ears are set forward, near the cheeks. The coat is wiry and hard having a

close-fitting thick jacket.

WEIGHT 18-20 pounds
HEIGHT 14-15 inches
COLOR: black and tan, or black grizzle and tan.

West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier's ancestry probably dates back to


the sovereignty of King James I. He was once called the Roseneath Terrier in honor of the Duke of Argyll's Scottish estate, where the breed sprang up. He is a spunky little chap with a short, dense body, level back, well-developed hindquarters, and beefy, relatively short legs. His skull, which is fairly wide, is somewhat domed and tapers slightly to the eyes. The dark eyes are wide set and sharp; the ears small, pointed, and sported tightly erect. His white coat is one of the breed's most striking features.

WEIGHT: 13-20 pounds
HEIGHT: 10-11 inches
COLOR: white.
 



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