The Chiweenie is a little friendly pet. Here is your informative A-list of Chiweenie. Chiweenie is also known as Chihuachshund or Mexican Hotdog. They are not purebred dog, they are hybrid dog. Chiweenie is bred for the market of pocket dogs. The first and second generation dogs are available, the first generation Chiweenies are crossing between Chihuahua and Dachshund, whereas the second generation is inherited from hybrid Chiweenie. If the Chiweenie is crossing between Chihuahua and Miniature Dachshund, the size of Chiweenie will be tiny size.
Facts about Chiweenie
- Temperament – The Chiweenie is cute, loving, energetic, intelligent, friendly, protective and fun loving. They enjoy spending time with their owner. Early training and socialization is needed for Chiweenie puppies, they can get along well with family and other pets. They are not yappy as Chihuahua. They are a great lap dog. The Chiweenie needs a lot of attention from owner and they enjoy cuddle by owner. Do not leave them alone for long period, it will develop dog behavior problem easily.
- Appearance – Since Chiweenies are hybrid breed, their appearance is varying from dog to dog, they should carry the characteristics from both parents. The Chiweenie usually have a long and slender body as Dachshund. They come with a pair of big brown or black eyes. They have a pair of long and floppy ears if they take after Dachshund. They may have a pair of erected bat shaped ears if they take after Chihuahua. The Chiweenie has a broad neck and medium-sized of muzzle. The coat is usually short and the tail is slightly curled.
Chiweenie Breed Information
|Height||8 inches (male and female)|
|Weight||5 – 10 pounds (male and female)|
|Colour||Chocolate, brown, black or black with tan markings|
|Group||Hybrid Breed Dog|
|Life Span||10 – 15years|
|Litter Size||2 – 6 puppies|
|Exercise Ability||They are active and daily walk is needed. Let them run around in the small fenced yard|
|Grooming Requirements||Brush twice a week with bristle. This breed is light shedder|
|Recognition||DRA, ACHC, ICA, UABR, CKC, APRI|
Some common health issue for Chiweenie is eye infection or spinal problems. Generally this is a healthy dog breed.