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Westie-Laso History

The West Highland White Terrier and the Westie-Laso are two different sized (and shaped) terrier breeds. The Westie-Laso is a designer hybrid between the West Highland White Terrier and Lhasa Apso. The small size of the Westie is due to its ancestors living isolated in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. In the mid 1800s, the Westies were crossed with Whippets and Greyhounds for speed and endurance. In 1909, Duncan Cameron formed the “West of Scotland Terrier Club”. The club successfully campaigned to have the Westies recognized as a separate British Kennel Club (BKC) breed, but the club did not register the first litter of puppies until 1911.

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Westie-Laso Physical Characteristics

The West Highland White Terrier is a medium-sized breed of dog that is typically 14 to 18 inches at the shoulder and 18 to 22.5 pounds in weight. They have long, straight, double coats that come in white, brindle, or the “Westie” (dark blue-black) coloring. They have a dark muzzle, dark button eyes, and a thick, bushy tail. They are brave, bold, playful, and agile dogs that enjoy human companionship.

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Coat Colors

White, Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Cream, Fawn, Silver, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 14 – 21 lbs

Female Weight Range: 12 – 16 lbs

Westie-Laso Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Westie-Laso Health Concerns

Intervertebral Disc Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Sebaceous Adenitis, Urolithiasis, Addison’s Disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Inguinal Hernias, Copper Toxicosis, Atopic Dermatitis, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Craniomandibular Osteopathy

Westie-Laso Temperament and Behaviour

The Westie-Laso is an energetic, playful, and fearless dog with an independent streak. They are quick learners and are eager to please, so they usually do well with training and discipline. They are protective of their owners, but can be aggressive toward other dogs and cats. Westies can be territorial and suspicious of strangers.

Westie-Laso Activity Requirements

Westies are a small, sturdy terrier that is known for being playful, affectionate, and fearless. They have a lot of energy and will enjoy exploring their neighborhood with their owners. A daily walk or jog is a good way to let your Westie get some exercise and fresh air. They may prefer walking to jogging, but either way, their small size makes them well-suited for urban living. A fenced in yard is even better, as Westies also love to play outside.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Westie-Laso is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Westie-Laso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Westie-Laso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Westie-Laso is part of the Unclassified group.

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