West Highland white terrier

noun

: any of a breed of small white long-coated terriers developed in Scotland

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Examples of West Highland white terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her dog, a West Highland white terrier named Luke, always tagged alongside her. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2024 Max is a cheeky West Highland white terrier who weighs 25.2 pounds and is 18 inches long. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 Examples of this group include the West Highland white terrier, Scottish terrier and bull terrier. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2023 For example, the Great Dane’s enormous size is easy to spot, while the West Highland white terrier’s short body and long legs are not as easy to identify. Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2022 Wasabi — the name derives from his mother, Sushi — came out on top of a finalist pack that also included Mathew the French bulldog, Connor the old English sheepdog, Jade the German shorthaired pointer, Striker the Samoyed, and a West Highland white terrier named Boy. Jennifer Peltz, ajc, 14 June 2021 Wasabi came out on top of a finalist pack that also included Mathew the French bulldog, Connor the old English sheepdog, Jade the German shorthaired pointer, Striker the Samoyed, and a West Highland white terrier named Boy. Jennifer Peltz, Anchorage Daily News, 14 June 2021 Wasabi - the name derives from his mother, Sushi - came out on top of a finalist pack that also included Mathew the French bulldog, Connor the old English sheepdog, Jade the German shorthaired pointer, Striker the Samoyed, and a West Highland white terrier named Boy. CBS News, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of West Highland white terrier was circa 1904

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West Highland white terrier

noun
: any of a breed of small white long-haired terriers developed in Scotland

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