Breed group : Toy, Terrier
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GENERALBreed group: Toy, Terrier Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 5-7 pounds Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-13 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Chestie dogs are resulted by cross breeding of the Chihuahua and the West Highland White Terrier purebreds and are called hybrid dogs. These hybrids are loving, playful and very intelligent. They are small size dogs and weigh around 5-7 pounds. They inherit white lineage from the Westie heritage and eyes and ears from Chihuahua heritage. They are good family pets.
They are found in black coat colouring with white under coat and white paws and sometimes in brown colour.
The coat of this breed is short, smooth to touch, silky and double layered.
They are very active, loving and lively dogs. They are very playful and highly intelligent dogs as well. These qualities make them great family pets and companion dogs. The Chestie dogs love to be loved and are great with small children, other dogs and pets in the family.
They require weekly grooming.
Their high level of intelligence makes them quick and fast learners. They may show some wilfulness but that should be dealt with consistent and firm training.
These small lap dogs require moderate amount of exercise every day. Regular walks should keep them happy.