Dog Breed Profile

Wee-Chon History

The Wee-Chon is a very small, toy, lapdog that has a Chinese origin. It is believed to be one of the oldest domesticated animals in the world. The Wee-Chon is believed to have originated in China, where it is called the “Dog of Heaven”. The name for the “Dog of Heaven” comes from the fact that, according to legend, the four-legged animal that pulled the sun across the sky was born from the head of a golden lion. The Wee-Chon is believed to be one of the world’s oldest domesticated animals. A 2008 study suggested that it originated as early as 7,000 BC. The oldest-known remains of a “Chinese Lion Dog” were discovered in 2005. These remains, which date to the late Shang dynasty, are estimated to be 4,500 years old. The “Dog of Heaven” is one of the world’s most ancient and treasured pets. The pet was originally only kept by the wealthy and powerful. It is believed by some that the Emperor Huang Ti, who lived from 2697 to 2597 BC, was the proud owner of a “Dog of Heaven”. The “Dog of Heaven” was a favorite of Emperor Fu Hsi, who ruled from 2255 to 2205 BC. The “Dog of Heaven” was also a favorite of Confucius, the philosopher, who praised it as the “best friend” of humankind.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Wee-Chon Physical Characteristics

The Wee-Chon is a small, toy breed of dog that typically stands between 12 and 15 inches at the shoulders and weighs around 12 to 15 pounds. They have a compact, sturdy body and short, hard, dense, curly fur that is fawn with darker markings on the face and tail. They have erect ears, a long tail, and a triangular-shaped face. The Wee-Chon has a confident, outgoing temperament.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 11 – 14 lbs

Female Weight Range: 9 – 12 lbs

Wee-Chon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Wee-Chon Health Concerns

Allergies, Atopic Dermatitis, Dental Problems, Eye conditions, Patellar Luxation, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Bladder Stones, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Wee-Chon Temperament and Behaviour

The Wee-Chon is a spirited, independent, and intelligent breed of dog. They are gentle and affectionate with their family, but are also known to be a bit stubborn. They are protective of their territory and can sometimes be aggressive with unknown people or animals. They are typically wary of visitors, but will become friendlier when they get to know them.

Wee-Chon Activity Requirements

Most smaller dogs that are bred as companion animals do not require a tremendous amount of physical exercise. The Wee-Chon, however, is an exception. This is a breed of Chinese origin that is a descendent of the Chow Chow. The Wee-Chon is an energetic, alert, and athletic dog. They need a fenced yard for play, and they need plenty of opportunity to run and explore. A brisk daily walk is also important. If you are thinking about adding a Wee-Chon to your family, you should be prepared to provide them with the physical and mental stimulation they crave. Without this, your Wee-Cho may become frustrated and bored, which can lead to behavioral issues.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wee-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wee-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wee-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wee-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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