Wee-Chon

9-12 lbs
9-11"
United States
West Highland White Terrier
Bichon Frise
Highland Frise, Westie Bichon, Westion

The Wee-Chon is a teddy-bear looking, small dog that resulted from breeding a West Highland White Terrier with a Bichon Frise. They stand from 9 to 12 inches tall, and weigh up to 15 pounds. They are generally white, and occasionally they are black and white. These dogs have long fur that can be straight or wavy. The Wee-Chons are very loving family members who adore playing with children and are very gentle with the elderly. These hybrids create strong bonds with their owners, and are very loyal. He will keep you company all the time and will be easy to train.  

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
West Highland White Terrier, Bichon Frise

Wee-Chon Health

Average Size
Male Wee-Chon size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 11-14 lbs
Female Wee-Chon size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 9-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Dental Problems
  • Eye conditions
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Bladder Stones
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Heart Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Dental Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Allergy Testing
  • DNA for VWD

Wee-Chon Breed History

The Wee-Chon originated in the United States, by crossing a West Highland White Terrier with a Bichon Frise. The West Highland White Terrier, also known as the Westie, comes from Scotland. Their history is shared with other Terriers like the Skye, Scottish, Dandie Dinmont, and Cairn. Westie dogs were used for fox hunting and for getting rid of rats and other vermin. It is believed the Westie is related to a breed of small earth dogs that were given to the King of France during the 17th century. Common belief is that the West Highland White Terrier is all white due to an accident that happened in the 19th century. One day, when Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch was hunting, he confused one of his Cairns for a fox and shot him dead. The Colonel was devastated by his loss and started to breed only white dogs, this way he wouldn’t confuse them with foxes. The Westie was also known as the Poltalloch Terrier and the Roseneath Terrier. The American Kennel Club recognized this breed in 1908. The Bichon Frise is believed to have descended from the Barbet, and he is related to the Maltese, the Havanese, the Bolognese, and the Coton de Tulear. The Bichon Frise was brought to France by sailors in the 14th century, from Tenerife, Canary Islands, although the breed is thought to have originated in Italy. The breed became highly popular amongst royal circles during the reigns of King Francis I from France, and King Henry III from England, in the 16th century. Bichons also became the favorites in the Spanish royalty, and were depicted by great painters, like Goya. The breed lost popularity during the late 1800s, as they became too common. French breeders regained their interest in the Bichon Frise after World War I, and a breed standard was written in France in 1933. The breed was known as Bichon and as Tenerife, but later that year the breed was named Bichon Frise. The Bichon arrived in America in 1956 and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1975. 

Wee-Chon Breed Appearance

The Wee-Chon is a small dog. He weighs between 9 and 14 pounds and his height ranges from 9 to 12 inches. This hybrid is generally white but, although rarely, they can also be black and white. The Wee-Chon has a sweet looking face. They have triangular-shaped heads with a fairly short, flat muzzle. Their ears can stand up or fold, their eyes are rounded and dark, and their noses are black. They have double-coated long fur, and its texture varies depending on which parent breed they take more after. So, your Wee-Chon can either have a straight, silky coat or a wavy, wiry one. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Wee-Chon eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wee-Chon nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
pied Wee-Chon coat
Pied
white Wee-Chon coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Wee-Chon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wee-Chon Breed Maintenance

Wee-Chon dogs are hypoallergenic and rarely shed, making them a great companion for allergic people. However, their fur is long and gets easily tangled, so daily brushing is recommended. You can brush him with a pin brush, and use a slicker brush for tangles and mats. Remember to always brush him before bathing, otherwise tangles will get tighter. You will need to trim his hair occasionally, especially around eyes, ears, and paws to avoid possible problems. Due to his color, you might want to use eye drops to prevent tear staining. Check and clean his ears weekly, using an ear cleanser and a cotton ball, to remove debris. You should also trim his nails monthly, and brush his teeth daily to avoid dental problems. 

Brushes for Wee-Chon
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Wee-Chon requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wee-Chon Temperament

If you are looking for a loving, cheerful companion the Wee-Chon is the dog for you. This hybrid is a super sweet, affectionate, and playful teddy-bear looking dog. They are very loving family members, and adore children. He will be eager to play with the kids, as well as cuddling with them. They are also very gentle with the elderly. They are quite smart and like to please their owners, so they follow orders quickly and are easy to train. However, it is important to socialize him when a puppy in order to avoid small dog syndrome. If properly trained, these dogs are very friendly towards other animals and dogs. They are people-dogs and suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods. However, having toys to keep him entertained when left alone is very helpful. 

Wee-Chon Activity Requirements

The Wee-Chon is an active small dog. He is prone to gaining weight and will require daily activity to stay healthy and happy. A 20 to 30-minute walk will help him to use up his energy and will keep him healthy. Also, taking him to a park where he can run leash-free and play with other dogs is a great activity. Releasing energy is important to keep your dog from chewing objects, since they become destructive when bored. Having toys will also keep him entertained. This hybrid adapts well to apartment living, but having a fenced-yard to run and dig in would be highly appreciated. Beware they do like to dig, so keep him far from gardens.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Wee-Chon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.30
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Wee-Chon Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wee-Chon size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Wee-Chon size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Wee-Chon size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Wee-Chon size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Wee-Chon size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Wee-Chon size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 10 lbs

Wee-Chon Owner Experiences

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