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Weeranian Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Weeranian so you can get to know the breed more.

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Weeranian
OriginGermany Scotland Poland
Other Names
What other names does the Weeranian have? The dog breed also known as...
West Highland White Terrier & Pomeranian mixWeeranian Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Weeranian recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Weeranian recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Weeranian breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Weeranian puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Weeranian price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Weeranian, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Weeranian for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Weeranian gets to a happy place.
Availability
Average

Weeranian General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Weeranian size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Weeranian weigh? Weeranian weight:
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Weeranian? Weeranian average weight:
Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Weeranian? Weeranian height:
7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Weeranian average height:
9.5 inches (24 cm)

Weeranian Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Weeranian have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FluffyDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Weeranian's coat?
WhiteBlue GrayRedTanBrownOrangeBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Weeranian and how often?
Advanced: The Weeranian requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Weeranian a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Weeranian, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Weeranian dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the West Highland White Terrier & Pomeranian mix? Weeranian shedding level:
Weeranians are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Weeranian need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Weeranian every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Weeranian Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Weeranian have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousFriendlyIndependentAlertIntelligentActiveLivelySociableExtrovertedPlayfulAttentiveDocileTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Weeranian? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Weeranian's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Weeranian dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Weeranians are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Weeranian is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Weeranian sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Weeranians don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Weeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the West Highland White Terrier & Pomeranian mix need? Weeranian social needs:
Weeranians need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Weeranian dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my West Highland White Terrier & Pomeranian mix bark?
Nagyon sokat: Weeranian kimondottan hangos fajta. Gyakran élvezik az ugatást és a hangos vonyítást. Ha csendes kutyát szeretnél, nem a legjobb választás. Az ugatás legfontosabb kiváltó okai: félelem, figyelemfelkeltés, riasztás, unalom, üdvözlés, szeparációs szorongás, kényszeres ugatás és védekezés.
Watchdog Ability
Is Weeranian good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Weeranians are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Weeranian dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Weeranians are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Weeranian can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Weeranian will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Weeranian bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the West Highland White Terrier & Pomeranian mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Weeranian? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Weeranian has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Weeranian has a hard bite?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Weeranian do?
Weeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Weeranians need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Weeranian to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Weeranian roam?
Weeranians tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Weeranian have high prey drive?
Weeranians have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Weeranian good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lakásbarát kutya Weeranian fajta. Legjobb, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, , így komfortosan megoldható Weeranian tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Weeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Weeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Weeranian dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Weeranian Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Weeranian temperament with other people:
Weeranians are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Weeranian dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Weeranian temperament with children:
Weeranians are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Weeranian dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Weeranians are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Weeranian good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Weeranian dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Weeranians are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Weeranian can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Weeranian breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Weeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Weeranian be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Weeranian breed is a good choice for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Weeranian be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Weeranian be an emotional support animal?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Weeranian breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Weeranian be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Weeranian is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Office Friendly
Are Weeranians good office dogs? Do Weeranians make good office friendly dogs? Can Weeranians be office dogs?
No
Weeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Weeranian be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Weeranian is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Weeranian dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the West Highland White Terrier & Pomeranian mix temperament with senior people? Are Weeranian dogs good for elderly owners?
Weeranians are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Weeranian be a boat dog?
Not really
Weeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Weeranian dogs get along with other pets? Are Weeranian dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Weeranians are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Weeranian be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Weeranian is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Weeranian Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Weeranian dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Weeranians are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Weeranian breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Weeranian breed? Most common health risks of Weeranian:
Atopic DermatitisCataractsCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyHyperplastic DermatosisInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Legg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationPulmonary FibrosisWhite Dog Shaker SyndromeAllergiesCollapsed TracheaDry EyeEpilepsyHeat IntoleranceHeatstrokeHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismPatent Ductus ArteriosisSeizures
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Weeranian breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Weeranian see the vet?
Rare
The Weeranian should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Weeranian dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Weeranian be? What is the age limit of the Weeranian? How many years can the oldest Weeranian live?
12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Weeranian breed hypoallergenic?
No
Weeranians don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Weeranian have? What is the activity level of the Weeranian?
Weeranians have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Weeranian dogs require per day?
Weeranians have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Weeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Weeranian need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Weeranian risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Weeranian's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Weeranian's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Weeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Weeranian has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Weeranian drool?
The Weeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Weeranian could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Weeranian. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Weeranian Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Weeranian: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Weeranian have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Weeranian Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Weeranian's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Weeranians are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Weeranians are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Lakásbarát kutya Weeranian fajta.
  • Shedding Level: Weeranians are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Weeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Weeranian has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Weeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Weeranians tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Weeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Weeranians are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Weeranians are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Weeranians don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Weeranian requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Weeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Weeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Weeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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