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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:10-13 Years

Chestie Build Information

The Chestie is a hybrid mix of two pure breeds. It is derived from the West Highland White Terrier and the Chihuahua. Because both of the breeds from which it descends are small dogs, the Chestie will also be a small animal. A Chestie will typically be about 10 inches tall, and its average weight is apt to be in an approximate range of 10 to 15 pounds. This dog will likely have a coat that is soft and short, and it may be white, black, or brown.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

The Chestie is often playful and intelligent, and it should be a good option for households with children. It isn’t generally a suitable choice for someone who needs a watchdog.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Its grooming needs are minimal to moderate.

Colors:Black, Light Brown, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Chestie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Dutiful Watchdog:No