I am a West Highland White Terrier, but since you are my friend, you can call me Westie. I am a spunky and active little dog, initially bred in the Scottish Highlands to hunt small vermin like my cousin, the Scottie dog. I have a tendency to dig in the yard trying to find where the little blighters are hiding under the ground. Digging is really the only way to get them since I don't have the patience to wait for them to come out of their hidey hole. Please don't get mad at me for doing that; I am just trying to help eliminate all the rodents I can. Sorry moleys, nothing personal, you are just too irresistable. About the only thing you can do is try to distract me. I do love to chase a small ball around the yard! I’m generally pretty easy to train, when I feel like it and if you make it fun.
Another trait of my breed is I get lonely when you leave for work, so please ‘haste ye back’ as quickly as you can. When you get home I would love to go on a long walk with you. Walking every day helps me because I have so much energy! I do need to be on a leash though because I am sometimes frightened at first to meet other pets. Once I get to know them, I'm just fine. I do love socializing, and am a jolly little terrier, but please make sure that any little ones don't pull on my ears or fur because it really hurts and I just might nip.