Will the real Suzie please stand up?

The white in Scottish whiskey's Black & White.
Whistle to see which one turns her head. Photo by Paul Rifkin.

Pick the real Westie

The White in Scottish whiskey's Black & White

Our Westie Suzie (in the rear) and our stone Westie garden piece in our Cotuit yard.

Only one of them would look at me when I whistled.

The West Highland White Terrier, commonly known as the Westie or Westy, is a Scottish breed of dog with a distinctive white coat. The modern breed is descended from a number of breeding programs of white terriers in Scotland prior to the 20th century. Edward Donald Malcolm, 16th Laird of Poltalloch, is credited with the creation of the modern breed from his Poltalloch Terrier, but did not want to be known as such. thus the new name.

The breeds of small white Scottish terriers were given its modern name of Westie for the first time in 1908, with recognition by major kennel clubs.

The breed remains very popular in the UK and is in the top third of all breeds in the US since the 1960s.

Below is another photo of Suzie taken last June.

 

 


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