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Wel-Chon Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Wel-Chon
OriginSpain Belgium Wales
Other Names
What other names does the Wel-Chon have? The dog breed also known as...
Bichon Frise & Welsh Terrier mix
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Wel-Chon recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wel-Chon recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wel-Chon breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry
Price
How much does the Wel-Chon 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? Wel-Chon price:
$700-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Wel-Chon, 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 Wel-Chon for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wel-Chon gets to a happy place.

Wel-Chon General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Wel-Chon size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Wel-Chon weigh? Wel-Chon weight:
Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg), Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Wel-Chon? Wel-Chon average weight:
Male: 20.5 pounds (9 kg), Female: 20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wel-Chon? Wel-Chon height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wel-Chon average height:
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Wel-Chon Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wel-Chon have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryCurlySoftWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wel-Chon's coat?
WhiteApricotBuffCreamTanGrizzle Black
Grooming
How to groom the Wel-Chon and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Wel-Chon requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Wel-Chon is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill 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 Wel-Chon dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bichon Frise & Welsh Terrier mix? Wel-Chon shedding level:
Wel-Chons 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.

Wel-Chon Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wel-Chon have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionatePlayfulSensitiveCheerfulGentleIntelligentAlertIndependentFriendlySpiritedLoving
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wel-Chon? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Wel-Chon. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Wel-Chon dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wel-Chons are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wel-Chon is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wel-Chon sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wel-Chons 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?
Wel-Chons 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 Bichon Frise & Welsh Terrier mix need? Wel-Chon social needs:
Wel-Chons are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Wel-Chon dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bichon Frise & Welsh Terrier mix bark?
Average to high: The Wel-Chon is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wel-Chon good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wel-Chons 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 Wel-Chon dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wel-Chons strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wel-Chon bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bichon Frise & Welsh Terrier mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wel-Chon? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Wel-Chon 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wel-Chon do?
Wel-Chons have an 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 Wel-Chons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wel-Chon to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wel-Chon roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Wel-Chon is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wel-Chon have high prey drive?
Wel-Chons 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 Wel-Chon good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Wel-Chon fajta. Jó, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, így nem jelenthet gondot Wel-Chon tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wel-Chons 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?
Wel-Chons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Wel-Chon dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Wel-Chon Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wel-Chon temperament with other people:
Wel-Chons are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Wel-Chon dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wel-Chon temperament with children:
Wel-Chons are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wel-Chon dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Wel-Chons are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Wel-Chon good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wel-Chon dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wel-Chons are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wel-Chon can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Wel-Chons good office dogs? Do Wel-Chons make good office friendly dogs? Can Wel-Chons be office dogs?
No
Wel-Chon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wel-Chon dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bichon Frise & Welsh Terrier mix temperament with senior people? Are Wel-Chon dogs good for elderly owners?
Wel-Chons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wel-Chon dogs get along with other pets? Are Wel-Chon dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wel-Chons are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wel-Chon breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Wel-Chons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wel-Chon be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used 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). Wel-Chon is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wel-Chon be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wel-Chon 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. Wel-Chon breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wel-Chon 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. Wel-Chon is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wel-Chon 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 Wel-Chon is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wel-Chon be a boat dog?
Not really
Wel-Chon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wel-Chon 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. Wel-Chon is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Wel-Chon Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wel-Chon dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Wel-Chon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wel-Chon breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wel-Chon breed? Most common health risks of Wel-Chon:
AllergiesBladder StonesHip DysplasiaJuvenile CataractsPatellar LuxationVaccination SensitivitySkin Irritation
Life Expectancy
How long do Wel-Chon dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wel-Chon be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wel-Chon breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Wel-Chons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize 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 Wel-Chon have? What is the activity level of the Wel-Chon?
Wel-Chons 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 Wel-Chon dogs require per day?
Wel-Chons 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?
Wel-Chons 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 Wel-Chon 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? Wel-Chon risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Wel-Chon'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 Wel-Chon's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Wel-Chon 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 Wel-Chon drool?
The Wel-Chon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wel-Chon 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 Wel-Chon. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wel-Chon 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 Wel-Chon: 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.
How often can the Wel-Chon have a litter? 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 Wel-Chon have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Wel-Chon Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Wel-Chons are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wel-Chons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Wel-Chon fajta.
  • Shedding Level: Wel-Chons are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Wel-Chon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Wel-Chon has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Adaptability: Wel-Chons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wel-Chons are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wel-Chons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wel-Chons are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Wel-Chon is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wel-Chons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Wel-Chon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wel-Chons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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