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Chestie

Chihuahua / West Highland White Terrier Hybrid Dogs

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Keely the Chestie standing on a hardwood floor and looking at the camera holder with a pink and purple back pack next to her

Keely the Chihuahua / West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid at 10 months old—"At 1½ years old, she weighs between 8 - 9 pounds. She's very affectionate, loves to cuddle, and is very shy of strangers. I thought a lot of the Chihuahua characteristics would blend with the Westie characteristics, but not so; she has the attitude, demeanor, and personality of a Chihuahua...and the big ears!!"

Other Names

Chiwestie

Chi-westie

Description

The Chestie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Westie. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Chesador

Designer Breed Registry = Chesador

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Chesador

International Designer Canine Registry® = Chesador Retriever

Close Up - Schatzi the Chestie being held in the arms of a person

"This is the new addition to our family. His name is Schatzi (“sweetie” in German) and he is the sweetest little love bug! He is a hybrid Chestie (Chihuahua / West Highland White Terrier). I had always wanted a Westie of my own, based on what I had read about the breed. Then, I found this little guy through a pet rescue and I took one look at his little face and fell in love. When I brought him home, I thought my husband would balk, but he loves him too. Schatzi is 6 months old and weighs 5.6 lbs. He has tried many of the "crazy" antics small dogs try, like: chasing our big tabby, climbing to the highest pillow on the couch to rule like a little king, etc. I have been using some of the techniques of Cesar Millan to help not let him develop "small dog syndrome." It is going very well and as a result, even at this young age, he is becoming calm and contented even when left alone. This picture is Schatzi hanging out with my husband watching TV."

 

A litter of black Chestie puppies in a crate and laying on a blanket nursing from their mother who is pure white

Belle the Westie mom with her Chestie hybrid puppies—"I bred my Chi and Westie together to see what they would make and came up with the name "Chestie" and as a breeder submitted the name to the ACHC. I had three litters and they all look the same, give or take the white markings. I had a total of 11 pups. Only one came out with white on her face. They all came out with the long hair of the Westie. All are black brindle, some with white some without. The mom is the Westie and very typical and the dad is a very large Chihuahua, three times the normal size. People joke that he is the world’s largest Chihuahua and he is a reddish brown."

 

Close Up - Chestie puppy laying upside down belly-up in a dog crate against the walls with his mouth open and a puppy laying next to him

Chestie hybrid puppies (Chihuahua / Westie mix)

 

Close Up - Styx the Chestie sitting on a board next to a plush toy

Styx, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Close Up - Marvin the Chestie sitting on a hardwood floor and looking at the camera holder

Marvin, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Close Up - Chestie puppy standing on a shiny brown blanket and looking at the camera holder

Chestie puppy (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Odin the Chestie standing on a tree stump and looking at the camera holder with sand in the background

Odin, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Close Up - Sweetie the Chestie inside of a dog crate looking out

Sweetie, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Styx the Chestie standing on a hardwood floor and looking up to the camera holder with one ear up and the other down

Styx, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Odin the Chestie sitting in front of a house

Odin, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed)

 

Aphrodite the Chestie standing in snow and a chain link fence is behind it

Aphrodite, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

Close Up - Aphrodite the Chestie standing in snow next to a chain link fence

Aphrodite, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Ares the Chestie standing outside next to a wooden structure

Ares, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

 

Bear the Chestie standing in hay and looking at the camera holder

Bear, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

Close up - Bear the Chestie laying in hay and licking his nose

Bear, a Chestie (Chihuahua / Westie mix breed dog)

Keely the Chestie puppy on a wooden deck jumped up at a railing and looking at the camera holder with deck furniture and a yellow toy dog ball behind her

Keely the Chihuahua/ West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid at 5 months old

Keely the Chestie Puppy sitting on a carpet and looking at the camera holder

"Keely the Chihuahua/ West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid puppy at 4 months old, weighing 4 pounds—her mom is the same cross as she is and so is her dad. Her mom is about 8 -10 pounds and looked exactly like her. Her dad is about 5-6 pounds. Her breeder expects this littler that Keely came from to be about 5 - 6 pounds as well. This father and mother usually have small dogs when they're full grown. We think she has a Chihuahua face, but I guess that can change as well."

Close Up - Keely the Chestie Puppy standing next to a person who is wearing jeans and looking at the camera holder

Keely the Chihuahua/ West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid puppy at 9 weeks old, weighing 2 pounds

Close Up - Keely the Chestie Puppy laying on a black blanket and looking towards the camera holder

Keely the Chihuahua/ West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid puppy at 9 weeks old, weighing 2 pounds

Close up - Keely the Chestie puppy curled up  on a green blanket and a red blanket

Keely the Chihuahua/ West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid puppy at 9 weeks old, weighing 2 pounds

Keely the Chestie Puppy sniffing a persons hand

Keely the Chihuahua/ West Highland White Terrier F2 hybrid puppy at 9 weeks old, weighing 2 pounds