The Wee-Chon dog is a hybrid dog. By definition, the hybrid is an offspring bred from two parents that are of distinct breeds, and in this case, the Wee-Chon is a cross between a Bichon Frise and a West Highland White Terrier or Westie. To be a designer hybrid, both parents of the Wee-Chon must be purebred to produce a first generation hybrid dog that is 50% Bichon Frise and 50% West Highland White Terrier. The origin country of the Wee-Chon is the United States, bred for the purpose of being an outstanding family pet and companion. The West Highland White Terrier is a Scottish breed that is rugged and strong-willed and bred to hunt. The Bichon Frise is a non-sporting breed that is independent, social and active.
The Westie and Bichon are similar in size, so the Wee-Chon will also be in the same size range, which is 11″-12″ in height and weigh 16 to 20 pounds. Because both the Westie and the Bichon are white in color, in all likelihood the Wee-Chon will also be white, however, there is a slight chance that they can be black and white. The Wee-Chon has a silky coat but whether they shed or not is determined by the parents and the fur gene he Wee-Chon inherits. The Westies have undercoats, are not hypoallergenic and are prone to shedding, The Bichon doesn’t have the predisposition to shed and are hypoallergenic. The Wee-Chon may shed very little or they may mildly shed.
The Wee-Chon is independent, active and is eager to please. It is also affectionate, obedient, loyal and easy to train. Having terrier genetics, they like to dig and play in long grass. They have good temperaments, making them ideal family pets with their fondness of children, babies and can be excellent with cats and other smaller dogs. They may become aggressive around larger dogs because of their smaller size, so they may benefit from socialization training. The Wee-Chon aren’t known to be lap dogs, and because they are active, they need to be walked on a daily basis. They are also not known to be watch dogs because they don’t frequently bark to alert their owners of trespassers. They form close bonds with their owners, so they have a preference to sleep in the same room with them at night. If the Wee-Chon is left alone for any period of time during the day, they would be quite happy to be left alone if they had their toys to occupy them and keep them company.
The average life expectancy for the Wee-Chon is 11-14 years. The Wee-Chon has pale skin, so they can be susceptible to skin conditions like dermatitis and sunburn, which can be costly to the owners. Taking preventive measures can help the owner and the dog avoid dealing with the discomfort of the various skin issues that can affect the Wee-Chon. Being a hybrid, they aren’t as likely to be afflicted with the heart problems that affect the Westies. They should be brushed every day as their coat is prone to matting if their fur is allowed to grow to longer lengths. Also, if the Wee-Chon has a tendency to shed, then daily brushing would cut down on cast-off fur. The Wee-Chon may need eye drops to prevent excessive tear staining on the white fur around their eye area.