Chiweenie Breed Summary
Friendly, Out-Going, Intelligent, Happy and Adaptable
These dogs are a hybrid breed and are a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. They come in both Miniature and Standard Sizes!
As they are a relatively new breed, they do vary from pup-to-pup, with some being larger, and also coming in a variety of colors. They are an extremely playful and friendly breed and potentially get along well with other families, so long as they are socialized properly from a young age.
Fun Fact: They make very good watchdogs!
|Lifespan||12 - 16 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 7in - 10in, Females 6in - 9in|
|Weight||Males 12lb - 25lb, Females 8lb - 18lb|
|Coat||Smooth, Short and Straight|
|Color||Brown, Black, Brindle, Fawn|
|Common health issues||Patellar Luxation, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Color Dilution Alopecia, Hemophilia, Spina Bifida, Neuroaxonal Dystrophy|
|Other Names||Chihiweenie, Chawinnie, Doxiwawa, Dachuahua, Chiwee|
These guys are known for their extremely friendly and out-going personalities and they absolutely LOVE being around ‘hoomans’. They are also highly intelligent dogs if a little bit stubborn, so when training your Chiweenie, make sure to continue using positive reinforcement to keep them happy and entertained. They make extremely loyal companions but can often favour a particular owner (more likely the one that feeds them!), but overall make extremely lovely pets.
These teeny Chiweenies are a relatively new ‘designer breed’ and were most probably developed to combine the best traits of the parents breeds; the Chihuahua and the Dachshund. As they are such a new breed, traits and physical characteristics of these dogs will vary from puppy to puppy, with some looking and acting more like a Chihuahua and some looking and acting more like a Dachshund. They are not yet recognized by the kennel club, but it’s hoped with continued high standards of breeding and breed health, they may one day be able to achieve this.