As one of the cutest dog breeds, the West Highland White Terrier, also known as the Poltalloch Terrier, or Westie, originated from Scotland.
It is thought that this breed was bred on the Poltalloch estate of the Malcolm family, and the Roseneath estate of the Duke of Argyll. The West Highland White Terrier was bred to hunt foxes together with a working pack of terriers.
This breed had several different names which included Poltalloch, White Scottish, Roseneath, Little Skye, and Cairn, and was first registered in 1908 with the AKC as the Roseneath Terrier. This was changed in 1909 to the West Highland Terrier.