Weston

9-14 lbs
9-10"
Unknown
West Highland White Terrier
Coton de Tulear
Westons are lightweight, miniature companions that are very family oriented and easy to get a long with. These pups love to mix and mingle with others, and make for great companions due to their astoundingly quick rate of socialization. Weston's come from crossing a West Highland White Terrier with a Coton de Tulear and, as a result, may possess inherent hypoallergenic qualities. Weston's can also lay claim to the honor of being non-aggressive dogs who are not very likely to cause trouble with other dogs and humans. These toy-like Terriers just want a family to love and a chance to spread their wings as social butterflies and darling companions.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
West Highland White Terrier, Coton de Tulear

Weston Health

Average Size
Male Weston size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 12-18 lbs
Female Weston size stats
Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 9-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Problems
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Copper Hepatopathy
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • Eye Examinations
  • Blood Tests
  • Hip and Knee

Weston Breed History

Westons, like many designer dog breeds, are relatively new pups on the block, leading them to not have much in the way of a storied history. But many of their personality traits and mannerisms can be gleaned from looking into the well known and well documented pasts of their Westie and Cotie parents. The West Highland White Terrier originates from 17th century Scotland, where they were bred to act as excellent vermin catchers and aid in the hunting of badgers and foxes. Westons, due to their non-aggressive nature, aren't well regarded for their hunting prowess, despite the Westie blood that courses through their veins, however the Weston did retain the same level of intelligence that aided their West Highland ancestors in their hunts. The behavior and demeanor of the Weston more closely resembles that of their Coton de Tulear forefathers; a similarly intelligent breed that also exhibits more non-aggressive tendencies. The Cotie's history is many leagues more mysterious and ambiguous than the West Highland White Terrier's, as the CotonĀ  de Tulear was found on the island of Madagascar many centuries ago. In many respects, it's still a wonder how the Cotie ended up on the island, as their physical traits and temperaments were a dead give away that the Cotie was not a native of the African island. Coton de Tulears became well regarded for their gentle and easy going nature, once they were brought inland, and they've since passed these traits onto their Weston offspring over the course of the last few decades. Weston's are comparatively less well known and popular than either of their parents, but the Weston is an emergent hybrid with tons of energy and a big heart.

Weston Breed Appearance

Westons are small-scale pups with the floppy ears and longer fur of a Coton de Tulear attached to a lithe and slender frame inherited from the West Highland White Terrier. The Weston's coat comes in a veritable assortment of earthly colors such as brown, black, and cream while also potentially retaining the white pigmentation for which their Westie parents are known for. The Weston has two friendly, plushy eyes buried beneath swathes of fur, giving it an endearing and playful appearance overall. Westons can exhibit physical traits that might favor one of its parents over the other, such as having an even shorter coat that more closely resembles the West Highland White Terrier's or possessing a bushier tail that'd put it more in line with its Cotie parent, but the Weston will always have a consistently compact and cute appearance nevertheless.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Weston eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Weston nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Weston coat
Black
cream Weston coat
Cream
white Weston coat
White
brown Weston coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Weston straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Weston Breed Maintenance

Westons posses long, straight coats that need to be brushed daily in order to keep their fur sleek and healthy. Westons don't shed a great deal despite their longer fur, but their coats will need to occasionally be dematted. A pin brush will keep the Weston's coat healthy and untangled, and keeping your pup's nails clipped will reduce the amount of scratches and abrasions that the Weston might cause. However, if you're not particularly skilled or comfortable with clipping your Weston's nails, please don't try to do it yourself. Very sensitive nerves run through the claws of all dogs, and the untrained hand might end up causing the Weston a great deal of pain and misery during an impromptu nail clipping session, so seek professional assistance if you're not able to clip your Weston's nails without risk of injury.
Brushes for Weston
Pin Brush
Dematter
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Weston requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Weston Temperament

Westons are very easy going dogs who get along famously with children and other dogs. Westons are very sociable creatures who are very well behaved and don't posses any particularly aggressive personality or attitude traits. This is not to say that Westons should be considered lethargic creatures by any means, as they are still very energetic dogs, just like their Westie parents. Westons just so happen to hold the distinction of seemingly being able to channel their energy more appropriately than most other breeds. The Weston's innate sense of discernment likely comes from their high intelligence, which helps them stay even tempered and calm when in the presence of other dogs and children. As intelligent as they are, Westons shouldn't be left alone too often, as they're sociable in nature. While Westons are capable of fairing slightly better than many of breeds when they're left to their own devices, it's highly advised not to make a habit of leaving these smart and friendly pups by themselves.

Weston Activity Requirements

Just like their Westie and Cotie parents, Westons required a moderate amount of physical activity in order to stay healthy and burn off any excess energy. As previously mentioned, Westons aren't particularly aggressive or overtly energetic breeds, so you won't need to run a triathlon with a Weston for this breed to get a good workout. About 30 minutes of daily, physical activity will do the trick in the case of the Weston, which helps to further make the breed ideal for any prospective owners with busy schedules and very little downtime. Westons love to run and play when given the opportunity, so making certain that the Weston's weekly regiment includes at least 6 miles of walking would be very prudent for any prospective owners.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Weston Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.8 cups
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Weston Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Weston size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Weston size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Weston size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Weston size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Weston size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 14 lbs
Female Weston size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 11 lbs

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