10-12 lbs
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 Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
West Highland White Terrier, Pomeranian

Weeranian Health

Average Size
Male Weeranian size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 12-14 lbs
Female Weeranian size stats
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 Weeranian eyes
brown Weeranian eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Weeranian nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Weeranian coat
red Weeranian coat
white Weeranian coat
gray Weeranian coat
brown Weeranian coat
black Weeranian coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Weeranian straight 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
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Weeranian requires weekly brushing
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 activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Weeranian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $32.00
food bag monthly cost

Weeranian Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Weeranian size stats at six months
Height: 5.5 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs
Female Weeranian size stats at six months
Height: 4.5 inches Weight: 5.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Weeranian size stats at 12 months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Weeranian size stats at 12 months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Weeranian size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Weeranian size stats at 18 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs

Weeranian Owner Experiences

5 Years
2 People
road trips
I have had my baby Thor since 1 1/2 he had a short snout fluffy everywhere and a curled pomeranian tail, a sweet healthy lovable pup, when I first met him he’d howl when left with me I guess cause he didn’t know me like that I gave him lots of love and affection and now he is my esa and follows me everywhere and protects me from everything. He also loves cats for some reason and he does get territorial when it comes to me so if a strange guy were to approach on the street he’d feel threatened. Best dog breed at commands so far, could get distracted by unfamiliar pets or people
2 years, 5 months ago
11 Years
3 People
It’s been nothing but full of love & affection, she brings so much joy to my family. Bugs us when she gets hungry and wags her tail a lot :) I love her so much & I hope she stays healthy and happy and lives long!
5 years, 10 months ago
8 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Our weeranian is an angel. She is around 8-9kg and is white with ginger tips on her ears. She does not like big bouncy dogs initially as they intimidate her but once she knows them she is friendly with all dogs and all people. They are definitely loyal dogs and tend to have one favourite person that they follow. I wouldn’t change Toffee for the world!
3 years, 10 months ago
10 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Playful and funny. Loves to run round - not very cuddly but does snuggle with our two other dogs. Picked up training quickly for the crate, sit, come and paw. Not quite house trained but we are getting there.
3 years, 9 months ago
2 Years
2 People
She likes meeting other dogs and is very fr
She is really loyal and is easy to teach tricks, she loves running around but when she is tired she gets in her zone,i recommend for children and js really good in small apartments, she is the friendliest dog i know
3 years, 3 months ago
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