Lady the Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog (Weshi) at 8 months old
West Highland Tzu
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.
ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Weshi puppies, photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Valley
Buster the Shih Tzu / West Highland Terrier cross puppy at 7 weeks old
Sushi the Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed puppy at 3 months old
Lady the Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog (Weshi) at 1 year and 2 months old
Kizzi the Weshi (Westie / Shih Tzu) puppy at 4 months old
Kizzi the Weshi (Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) puppy at 3 months old
Kizzi the Weshi (Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 8 months old
Three 8-week-old Weshi puppies (Westie / Shih Tzu mix breed dogs)
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."