A Highland Fling by Lilian Cheviot



Title

A Highland Fling

Artist

Lilian Cheviot

Ref GM2010
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 24" x 18" (60 x 46 cm)
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Description  
‘A Highland Fling’ depicts a Scottish Terrier in between two West Highland White Terriers. They are all happily playing, tugging a red scarf on the highlands. The West Highland White Terrier, commonly known as the Westie, is a Scottish breed of dog with a distinctive solid white coat. Commonly, Westies have bright, deep-set, almond-shaped eyes that are dark in colour. Its ears are small, pointed, and erect. The nose is black. The legs are somewhat short but not too low to the ground. The undocked tail is relatively short, about 5-6 inches (12.5-15 cm.) long, thicker at the base and tapering to a point. Dewclaws are sometimes removed. The double coat has a straight, hard outer coat that is about 2 inches long (5 cm.) and a soft, dense undercoat. The Scottish Terrier is a small, compact, short-legged, sturdily-built terrier of good bone and substance. He has a hard, wiry, weather-resistant coat and a thick-set, cobby body which is hung between short, heavy legs. These characteristics, joined with his very special keen, piercing, "varminty" expression, and his erect ears and tail are salient features of the breed. The Scottish Terrier's bold, confident, dignified aspect exemplifies power in a small package. The eyes should be small, bright and piercing, and almond-shaped not round. The color should be dark brown or nearly black, the darker the better. The ears should be small, prick, set well up on the skull and pointed, but never cut. They should be covered with short velvety hair.