Weeranian

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10-12 lbs
8-10"
Unknown
Westie
Pomeranian
Pom Westie, Weeranian Terrier
The Weeranian is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the West Highland White Terrier and the Pomeranian. A small dog, he generally stands less than a foot tall at maturity. He is likely to weigh about fifteen pounds. He is a sweet, cheerful little dog. His hair is generally long, and it may be somewhat curly. He will need moderate grooming to maintain a healthy coat. He is great with singles, seniors, and families with children. He is happy in an apartment or a home with or without a fenced-in yard. The Weeranian will make a joyful addition to any family.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
West Highland White Terrier, Pomeranian

Weeranian Health

Average Size
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 12-14 lbs
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 10-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Heart Problems
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw)
  • Collapsed Trachea
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Dental Issues
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints
  • Allergy Testing

Weeranian Breed History

The Weeranian is a relatively new hybrid breed. While there is a little information regarding the history of the Weeranian, we can still study the parent breeds in order to understand the origins of the hybrid breed. The Westie, as the West Highland White Terrier is often known, hails from Scotland. He was one of many Terrier breeds from the area, who may be interrelated. At one time, all Terriers were grouped together as one breed, but various breeds have been separated by their individual characteristics. The Westie was bred for hunting vermin in addition to fox and badgers. A legend holds that the Westie was not always white. In fact, a story exists that a Colonel Malcolm of Poltallach shot his beloved wheaten-colored Westie when he mistook the dog for a fox. So that he would never make such an error again, he bred the Westie to be a white dog. The Westie was first registered to the English Kennel Club in 1906; how the West Highland White Terrier came to America is not known. The Pomeranian has traditionally been a very popular dog. Mozart, Michelangelo, Issac Newton, and the church reformer Martin Luther are all said to have owned a Pomeranian during their lifetimes. The Pomeranian was also a popular dog with nobility. Queen Victoria owned several Pomeranians, and she is even said to have helped in developing the Pomeranian into the small dog he is today. The American Kennel Club registered the first Pomeranian in 1888. While it is unknown how the Pomeranian was introduced to America, we do know that the breed has always been wildly popular. 

Weeranian Breed Appearance

The Weeranian is a small dog. He will weigh no more than fourteen or fifteen pounds at maturity. He is likely to be less than eleven inches in height as well. The female is slightly smaller than the male. His hair will be long, and it may be curly or straight. His coat color is largely dependent upon the dominant parent breed; however, he may be white, red, black, tan, or brown in color. He may have long hair on his face, especially around his eyes. He may inherit the "ruff" of the Pomeranian parent breed. His ears will generally be erect. His tail will be of medium length, and is often straight. He will have long hair on his tail as well. His legs will be short, and his feet will be small and delicate.
Eye Color Possibilities
Hazel
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Fawn
Red
White
Gray
Brown
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Weeranian Breed Maintenance

The Weeranian will require a moderate amount of maintenance. His long hair is prone to matting if not brushed regularly. He will need weekly brushing to remove dead hair and skin (dander). Take particular care with his "ruff" as it is prone to tangling. Bathe him every six to eight weeks. Use an all-natural shampoo in order to keep from irritating his skin. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent the build-up of tartar and bad breath; however, if you want to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails every two to three weeks. A good rule of thumb is to listen as he walks on a tile floor. If you can hear his nails clicking as he walks, it is time to trim his nails.
Brushes for Weeranian
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Weeranian Temperament

The Weeranian is a sweet, loving, energetic little dog. He is generally a joy to be around at any time. Never shy, the Weeranian never meets a stranger. He is a lively little dog who proves to entertain anyone he comes in contact with. He is great with singles, seniors, and couples with children. He is easier to train that many other breeds. In fact, he is eager to please his owner. You may find the Weeranian following you from room to room just so he can be a part of things. He is not prone to separation anxiety, but he should not be left alone for long periods of time. He is happiest when he is receiving lots of attention from his loving family. Children especially love the Weeranian. He also tends to get along just fine with other dogs and other pets as well.

Weeranian Activity Requirements

The Weeranian will not need a great deal of activity to remain happy and healthy. He will enjoy a trip to the dog park, and he will certainly appreciate the interaction with other pups. He will eagerly accompany you on short, brisk walks through the neighborhood. The Weeranian will enjoy free play in the yard; however, he should never be allowed to roam unsupervised outside of a fenced-in area. Even when he is allowed to play inside the fence, do not leave him for long periods of time. He is meant to live indoors with his family. Also, he is a very small dog, and predators may take advantage of his small size. You may want to provide him with toys that stimulate mental activity as well as provide physical play as well. This will keep him from becoming bored and destructive.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Weeranian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.9 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $32

Weeranian Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Height: 4 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Height: 6 inches Weight: 7 lbs
18 Months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Height: 8 inches Weight: 9 lbs

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