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Weston Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Weston
OriginScotland Madagascar
Other Names
What other names does the Weston have? The dog breed also known as...
West Highland White Terrier & Coton de Tulear mix
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Weston recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Weston recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Weston breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry
Price
How much does the Weston 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? Weston price:
$900-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Weston, 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 Weston for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Weston gets to a happy place.
Availability
Average

Weston General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Weston size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Weston weigh? Weston weight:
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Weston? Weston average weight:
Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Weston? Weston height:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Weston average height:
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Weston Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Weston have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseSoft
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Weston's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Weston and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the West Highland White Terrier & Coton de Tulear mix? Weston shedding level:
Westons 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 Weston need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Weston 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.

Weston Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Weston have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousFriendlyIndependentAlertIntelligentLivelyTrainablePlayfulVocal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Weston? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Weston. 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 Weston dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Westons are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Weston is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Weston sensitivity:
Westons don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Westons 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 & Coton de Tulear mix need? Weston social needs:
Westons are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Weston dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my West Highland White Terrier & Coton de Tulear mix bark?
Average to high: The Weston 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 Weston good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Westons 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 Weston dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Westons 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 Weston bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the West Highland White Terrier & Coton de Tulear mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Weston? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston do?
Westons 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 Westons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Weston to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Weston roam?
Westons have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Weston have high prey drive?
Westons 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 Weston good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lakásbarát kutya Weston 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 Weston tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Westons 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?
Westons 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 Weston dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Weston Good With

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

Weston Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Weston dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Westons are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Weston breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Weston breed? Most common health risks of Weston:
Atopic DermatitisCataractsCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyHyperplastic DermatosisInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Legg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationPulmonary FibrosisWhite Dog Shaker SyndromeHip DysplasiaLuxating PatellaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Weston breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Weston see the vet?
Rare
The Weston 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 Weston dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Weston be? What is the age limit of the Weston? How many years can the oldest Weston live?
12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Weston breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Westons 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 Weston have? What is the activity level of the Weston?
Westons 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 Weston dogs require per day?
Westons need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Westons 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 Weston 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? Weston risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Weston'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 Weston'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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston drool?
The Weston is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Weston 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 Weston. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Weston 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 Weston: 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 Weston have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Weston Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Westons are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Westons are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Westons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Lakásbarát kutya Weston fajta.
  • Shedding Level: Westons are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Weston is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Weston has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Adaptability: Westons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Westons are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Westons are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Westons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Westons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Westons 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: Weston is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Westons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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