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West Highland terrier

Line breaks: West High|land ter|rier
Pronunciation: /wɛst ˈhʌɪlənd ˈtɛrɪə

Definition of West Highland terrier in English:


A dog of a small, short-legged breed of terrier with a white coat and erect ears and tail, developed in the West Highlands.
Example sentences
  • Apart from my dog - a white West Highland terrier named Thaïs - I am alone and I don't care because I am really a shy person.
  • The dogs included King Charles spaniels, West Highland terriers and Shih-tzus, all popular domestic pets.
  • I'm told I'll have to work with a live dog, a West Highland terrier.

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