The West Highland White Terriers are described as loyal, happy, and entertaining dogs who are categorized in the terrier group of dog breeds. Their coats come in one color which is white. Without regular brushing, combing, and trimming, their fur can become matted down, so it is important to stay up on their grooming. On the plus side they are known to be light shedding dogs. They are considered a medium-sized terrier with a height ranging from 11 inches for the males, and 10 inches for the females. They have an average weight of 15-20 pounds for both males and females. Their life expectancy is 13-15 years.