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Weltador History

The Weltador (formerly called the World Canine Organization, or WCO) is a newly-created hybrid dog created by the California-based company, the Worldwide Companion Animal Registry. The Weltador was created in 2007 by combining the Chihuahua with the Bichon Frise. The combination results in a toy-sized bichon that weighs just 3 to 7 pounds. The Weltador is a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Chihuahua. The breeders who created the breed are attempting to create a miniature version of the classic Bichon Frise, which they believe will be just as popular with pet owners as the original. The development of the Weltador came about after the company’s founders noticed that there was a lack of small, playful, hypoallergenic lap dogs. The stud for the 2007 litter was a 6-pound male Chihuahua named Pugsley, and the mother was a 9.5 pound female, Freddie. In 2009, the World Wide Companion Animal Registry changed the name of the new hybrid from World Canine Organization to the more marketable name “Weltador”.

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Weltador Physical Characteristics

The Weltador is a medium to large size dwarf breed of working dog. This breed has a very thick double coat of fur. The fur has a very soft texture and is usually mainly white, with 1 or 2 shades of beige or gray.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 17 – 23 inches

Female Height Range: 16 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 25 – 65 lbs

Female Weight Range: 22 – 60 lbs

Weltador Health

Description of breed health.


11-13 yrs

Weltador Health Concerns

Gastric Torsion, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Otitis Externa, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Lens Luxation, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Weltador Temperament and Behaviour

The Weltador is a playful and adaptable companion. They are very intelligent and are quick to learn new tricks. They are extremely active and were originally bred to be hunting and retrieving dogs. They love to run around and play, and will happily chase a ball for hours. They also love to swim, and will love nothing more than splashing around in the water.

Weltador Activity Requirements

The Weltador is a relatively new, yet increasingly popular, hybrid dog that was developed in Australia. They are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Bull Terrier. The temperament of each individual will vary, but most typically, a Weltador will enjoy both physical and mental activity. They can be a great companion for an active family, and a house with a yard is ideal. A daily walk or outdoor play session will keep your Weltador happy. Like many hybrids, it can be challenging to predict a Weltador’s characteristics. A reputable breeder will be able to provide more information about a pup’s physical characteristics and personality traits.

Miles Per Day

15 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weltador is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weltador is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Weltador is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weltador is part of the Unclassified group.

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