Chestie Information

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They can be mixed in color or solid. Because of their Westie heritage, they are normally a base of white with wirey hair. Most have the Chihuahua's ears and big eyes.

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Character


Chestie's are extremely lovable and warm and make great lap dogs. They love to be extremely lively and active. They have wirey hair which will grow long if not groomed. Shedding is moderate and can be lessoned by frequent brushing and washing. Howling is common, more so than barking. They are smart and you may see the "spoiled" attitude crossover, which is prevalent in some Chihuahuas.

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Size


Small/Medium size.
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Weight


11-18 pounds
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General Health

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History

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Maintenance


Weekly grooming is necessary. Also, frequent teeth cleaning is advised. Hybrid and Small dog breeds have history of cavity/teeth problems. Brushing is recommended weekly to remove knots and matting. Over bathing will result in a loss of natural coat oils and could cause skin irrigations.

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Ideal Environment


This breed requires a warm, loving, quiet environment. This dog is small and enjoys attention and toys. Toys and affection will keep it motivated and its mind active.

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