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Weshi

West Highland White Terrier / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The front right side of a white with grey Weshi dog sitting in grass and it is looking forward. It has longer hair on its snout, ears and tail wiht shorter hair on its body. Its nose is black and its eyes are dark.

Lady the Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog (Weshi) at 8 months old

Other Names
  • West Highland Tzu
  • Westie Tzu
  • Westi Tzu
Description

The Weshi is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Westie and the Shih Tzu. 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®
Two small thick coated fluffy black with white Weshi puppies are sitting and laying on top of a yellow blanket and they are looking forward. They have round dark eyes and small v-shaped ears that are folded over to the front.

Weshi puppies, photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Valley

Close up - A fuzzy black with white Weshi puppy is being held against the chest of a person. It has wide round dark eyes and a black nose.

Buster the Shih Tzu / West Highland Terrier cross puppy at 7 weeks old

Close up - A White and black Weshi puppy is being held by a persons hand and in the top right are the words - 'Sushi Shih Tzu Mix Westi'. It has small ears and wide eyes.

Sushi the Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed puppy at 3 months old

The right side of a white with grey Weshi that is laying across a carpet, it has on a pink jacket and it is looking forward. Its small v-shaped ears fold over to the front. Its nose is black and its eyes are dark.

Lady the Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog (Weshi) at 1 year and 2 months old

Close up - A white scruffy looking Weshi puppy is laying across a black leather couch looking to the right. It has thin longer hairs on its face, a black nose and dark eyes with small perk ears.

Kizzi the Weshi (Westie / Shih Tzu) puppy at 4 months old

A soft looking white Weshi puppy is laying against the arm of a leather couch. The puppy has on a pink collar. It as a black nose, dark eyes and its ears fold over at the tips.

Kizzi the Weshi (Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) puppy at 3 months old

Top down view of a white Weshi that is standing across a carpeted floor and it is looking up. It has a long body and longer hair on its tail that curls up over its back. Its ears stand up and fold over at the tips with fringe hair hanging from them.

Kizzi the Weshi (Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 8 months old

Three small short-haired brown with white and black Weshi puppies are laying on top of straw and they are all looking forward. They all have black snouts, tan bodies and white on their chests with dark eyes and black noses.

Three 8-week-old Weshi puppies (Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dogs)

A tiny newborn Weshi puppy being held in a persons hand. A newborn Weshi puppy is being held in the air by a persons hand. It has a small pink nose and tiny paws.

3-day-old Weshi puppy (West Highland White Terrier / Shih Tzu mix breed dogs)—"There were 6 puppies in this litter; 3 brown puppies and 3 black puppies. The mother Poppy is a pedigree Westie and the father Donny is a pedigree Shih Tzu."