Westies are independent, assured, and confident, basically a big dog in a little body.
They are a loyal breed that bonds with its owner and are highly social and friendly.
The West Highland White Terrier or "Westie" as they are affectionately known, have been recognised as a breed for over 100 years. Westies possess the classic terrier temperament; they are active, alert, game and full of self-importance. They are not a dog that needs pampering, this hardy breed enjoys scampering in all weathers and will follow its owners just about anywhere. They are extremely faithful but do have a stubborn streak, early training is therefore essential.