WHAT A WESTIE SHOULD LOOK LIKE !!!
The Westie is a small strongly built,
courageous and hardy looking terrier, displaying no small amount of self-esteem.
He is a very affectionate, character and a fine dog and pet.
The "perfect" Westie should have the
The head should be thickly coated, with the skull being slightly
domed, showing a slight tapering from the ears to the eyes and further
tapering of the foreface from the eyes to the muzzle where there is a
The eyes are very dark and piercing, of medium size and set well
The jaws are strong and level with the teeth in a scissor bite.
The nose must be black and fairly large.
The ears are small, sharply pointed, held firmly erect and covered
in short, velvety fur.
The neck is fairly long and muscular, gradually thickening towards
the base where it merges into broad
which slope nicely backwards.
The compact body had a level back and broad strong loins.
The chest and ribs are deep. The ribs are well arched in the upper
half giving a flattish side appearance.
The elbow should
be held well into the body.
The hindquarters are strong, muscular and wide across the top. The
forelegs are short, muscular and
straight, covered with
thick hard hair. The hind legs are short sinewy and have very muscular thighs
which are not set too far apart. The hocks are bent and
set well under the body.
The feet are round, strong and thickly covered with short hard
hair. Nails and pads should be black.
The forefeet are larger
than the hind feet.
The coat must be pure white and must be double-coated, with an outer
coat about 2 inches long and free
from curl. The
undercoat is short, soft and close.
The tail is 5 to 6 inches in length and covered with hard hair with
no feathering. It should be straight
jauntily straight up, but not over the back.
Movement is free, straight and easy all round.