The Chiweenie dog – also known as the Chouxie – is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. This designer breed is enthusiastic and loyal, packing a big attitude into a small body. Also, affectionately known as Weihuahuas, Mexican Hot Dogs, and German Tacos, Chiweenie puppies and adults are both excellent watchdogs.
The Chiweenie is one of the small designer crossbreeds. Despite being quite popular in the US, it is still not common in the UK. However, it is slowly gaining popularity around the world.
Size Male: 6-10 inches. Female: 6-10 inches.
Colors: black, fawn, gray, and white
UKC Classification: Not Recognized
Longevity Range: 12-16 years.
Tendency to salivate: low
Snoring tendency: low
Bark Tendency: High
Exercise Requirements: Moderate
Weight Range : Men: 5-12 lbs. Female: 5-12 lbs.
Overall Beauty Requirements: Low
What is a Chinese lifespan?
These little dogs have a long lifespan, living up to 12-16 years. At the same time, mixed breed dogs are generally considered to have fewer health problems than pure breed dogs. Chiweenies are prone to the same health problems as their ancestors.
How much does a Chiweenie dog cost?
Due to increasing popularity, toy Chiweenies are estimated to cost between $200 – $500. The price difference is set to vary from city to city and breeder. It can cost up to $800. Depending on its color, size, and age, a puppy can cost more or less. Apart from the initial cost, it would help to think about their maintenance.
When buying a dog or puppy of any breed, make sure from the breeder that the above puppy has been raised by healthy parents who were free from genetic diseases.
Is the Chiweenie easy to potty train?
Chiweenies dogs are harder to potty-train than larger dogs. This is due to their minimal bladder volume. In the beginning, expect to take your pooch outside several times throughout the day. Keep your puppy in a restricted area (such as an exercise pen).
Common health problems
These may include hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, diabetes, intervertebral degenerative disc disease, seizures, luxating patellas, dental issues, and hydrocephalus. Additionally, like all small dog breeds, the Chiweenie is prone to early tooth loss.
Some weird facts about the Chiweenie
- The most famous may be a dog named Chiweenie Tuna, who has over 2 million followers on the Instagram account tunameltsmyheart.
- Chiweenies are mixed breed dogs. They are not a “pure breed” like their Dachshund or Chihuahua parents.
- Even though they are the size of a lap dog, the Chinese have high energy and love to play.
- Chiweenie coats for allergy sufferers are usually short and fine, although they can have longer coats as well.
- The standard colors of chinois are brown, black, and white. Their coats can be solid colored or mixed.
- The Chiweenie is straightforward to groom. However, the main concern is maintaining good dental care.
- Chiweenies can be stubborn and can be especially difficult to house train.
- These dogs tend to be “yappies” although this also makes them great at keeping watch.
- Chinnies do best in small families and homes or homes of one person with older children.
Coat color and grooming
Chiweenie coats are often a mix of the coats and colors of their Dachshund and Chihuahua parents. The primary colors of the Chiweenie are brown, black, and white. Sometimes their coats are solid, and sometimes they have a mixture of colors.
They usually have short coats, and they are generally considered a good choice for allergy sufferers. There are also long-coated chives, although they may not be allergy-friendly. Luckily, both coats are pretty easy to groom. One good brushing per week will probably do.
Because they have short coats, the Chinese are not particularly suited to extreme weather. You will need skin for your dog in the winter, and you may need to apply sunscreen to the ears, nose, and sensitive areas where there is less fur coverage in the summer months.
Children and other pets
Because the Chiweenie is a small dog, overly excited children can injure them easily. Chiweenies mostly like to be around adults or older children who know how to play softly. Chiweenies are not naturally fond of other animals and may prefer home-alone pets.
Still, many Chiweenies get on fine with other dogs and cats, so it comes down to socialization, training, and the luck of the draw.