The coat of the West Highland White Terrier is double coated. The outter coat consists of straight hard white hair about 2 inches long with shorter coat on the neck and shoulders. This coat requires a large amount of brushing and home maintenance. Use care to brush all the way to the skin. Due to the nature of the Westie's coat frequent grooming is necessary. The Westie needs to be completely brushed out with undercoat and tangles removed at least weekly and professional grooming should be on a regular routine to avoid matting and discomfort of the dog.
If home maintenance is done properly; full service grooming is recommended every 4 weeks, if not professional grooming is recommended at least every 1-2 weeks.
For more information on home maintenance grooming and equipment please contact our groomer! Advice is always free.
Remember all cuts and grooming shown is to the customer’s specifications.
West Highland White Terrier “Westie”
Grooming required rating - Medium High
Full service grooming required (with home maintenance): At least every 4 weeks.
Full service grooming required (without home maintenance): At least every 1-2 weeks.