West Highland White Terrier Breed Maintenance
West Highland White Terriers should be fed twice a day and with a net amount of 1½ to 2 cups. Although these dogs shed very little, they will need regular grooming and occasional trimming around the feet, ears and eyes. The coat should stay fairly clean and will be easy to groom, so they should only be bathed when necessary. Instead of going through complete baths, you can just wipe down your dog’s coat. Once a week you should check for any signs of abnormality and wipe their ears using a gentle ear cleaner, which will help you notice any issues, like infection, before it develops. They will need regular exercise for the body as well as the brain. These dogs should be taken on walks every day and will need some playtime in the yard as well. If they live in a home without a fenced in backyard, they can be taken to the dog park every week to compensate. For mental exercise, agility, flyball and earthdog activities are always enjoyed by this breed, and they are good at them too. They can also be stubborn and hard to train, so be prepared to have many short and varied training sessions. If they feel threatened, this breed can snap and will also lose trust easily. This is why it is important to be gentle, as it can take a lot of work to gain back that trust.