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Weston History

The Weston is an extinct American canine, believed to have been a cross between the Newfoundland and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. The origins of the Weston are uncertain. Some accounts say that the dogs were developed by crossing the Newfoundland and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, while others suggest that the dogs are descendants of the St. Bernard. The dogs were first recognized by a formal kennel club in 1930, but they did not become popular among the general public until the 1970s. The contemporary version of the Weston is different from the earlier version, which was described as having a “heavy” and “chunky” build.

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Weston Physical Characteristics

The Weston is a medium-sized breed of domestic dogs from the United Kingdom. The breed is registered with the Kennel Club, and was first established in 1891. The breed is descended from the Bearded Collie, a sort-of intermediate between the Border Collie and the Old English Sheepdog. The breed name comes from a small village in Suffolk, England, where the water spaniels bred with the herding dogs. The FCI breeds, the Bearded Collie, the Shetland Sheepdog, and the Rough Collie, are also sometimes grouped together as the “Weston” or “Westminster” group, although this grouping is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. The FCI uses the designation “Hare Dog” for this group.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, White, Cream, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 10 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 12 – 18 lbs

Female Weight Range: 9 – 14 lbs

Weston Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Weston Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Eye Problems, Craniomandibular Osteopathy, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Allergies, Hip Dysplasia

Weston Temperament and Behaviour

The Weston is an active, playful, and curious breed of dog that was originally bred in England by crossing a Welsh Corgi and a White English Terrier. They are small and compact, with a sturdy body, but are surprisingly muscular and strong for their size. They are generally friendly and happy, and enjoy being with people and other furry creatures. They are often cited as being smart and easy to train, and are highly adaptable to any environment.

Weston Activity Requirements

The Weston Terrier is a small, athletic dog that is quite popular in England. Originally bred for hunting, this terrier is active and alert, and they need regular exercise. While they are not as high-energy as some other terrier breeds, they do require regular walks. If you work full-time, you may want to consider a dog walker or part-time pet sitter. If you are looking for a small, energetic dog, be sure to check the temperament of the different breeds. Don’t assume that all small dogs are the same. Some, like the Weston Terrier, have a very strong prey drive and can become aggressive with other dogs.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1.8 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weston is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weston is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Weston is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Weston is part of the Unclassified group.

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