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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Weshi Build Information

The Weshi is a small hybrid dog resulting from the mixing of the West Highland White Terrier and the Shih Tzu purebreds. Standing a maximum of 11 inches these adorable, little dogs have medium to long, coarse hair that comes in a variety of colors, including black or white with shades of tan.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Energetic and loyal, they can be good additions to family, though they should be properly socialized if they are to interact with children. Weshis tend to be barkers and enjoy the sound of their own voices. Training should be relatively easy as Weshis are moderately intelligent and learn quickly with proper guidance. Weshis need regular exercise and daily walks to stay happy and healthy.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Black & White, Chocolate, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Weshi Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Trainable for Tricks:Yes