Are you currently looking for a new puppy to adopt into your family? Then you should absolutely consider one of the Chihuahua mix dog breeds! There are a bunch of Mexican dog crossbreeds that are just waiting to win over your heart and couch. However, not every one of these hybrid dogs will be the right choice for you.
That’s why we will go over all of the most common Chihuahua hybrid dogs in this article. And hopefully, there will be one that fits your lifestyle. You just have to make the most realistic choice. But good news is that every one of them is devoted to its owner, endlessly loving and a great companion.
Enough of the rambling and let’s get into the Chihuahua mix dog breeds, shall we?
Chihuahua Rottweiler Mix
The Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix is a pretty new and unexplored crossbreed that has a lot to offer. The big personality of a Chihuahua with the loyalty of the Rottweiler.
Due to the fact that Rottweilers and Chihuahuas are basically total opposites, there are a lot of variations of their crossbreed. It vary from litter to litter and you can never be 100% sure what it is that you are getting. Most commonly it will be a smaller dog, looking more like a Chihuahua than a Rottweiler.
The crossbreed between the Chihuahua and Rottweiler could have any of their parent’s personality traits. While Chihuahuas do have a louder personality, both of these dogs are affectionate and family oriented. So either way you are getting a dog that loves to spend time with you and is incredibly loving.
The health conditions that these dog breeds may suffer from are pretty different. So there is a lot that your mix dog may be prone too. However, the good news is: Generally speaking, crossbreeds are healthier than their pedigree parents. Therefore, most of them will live a long and healthy life.
The most common health problems that this crossbreed can experience include: Hypoglycemia, Patellar Luxation, heart murmur, shivering, collapsed trachea, hip dysplasia and bloating.
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Chihuahua German Shepherd
There is one rule for the breeding of these dogs. It’s always bred with a female GSD and a male Chihuahua. Biologically speaking, a female Chihuahua would have no chance of carrying out the pregnancy with these puppies. As they are simply too tiny to do so.
If you are lucky, your German Shepherd Chihuahua mix will be highly intelligent, a bit stubborn, but still loyal and affectionate. However, if they aren’t well trained, their stubbornness can easily get out of hand. Then they could reflect the darkest side of the personality from each parent breed.
Getting involved with training your dog and socializing him from the start will make your life so much easier. If you don’t train your German Shepherd Chihuahua mix dog from an early age, chances are that you will end up with an awfully stubborn canine. And their stubbornness truly has no limits.
Another big issue is that this designer breed may bark. A lot. And they can go on for the whole night barking at nothing in particular.
Most commonly, Chihuahuas are prone to patellar luxation, while German Shepherds suffer from hip dysplasia. Their crossbreed could inherit either one of these diseases. However, you will lower the risks by making sure they live a healthy life.
The mix breed is expected to live for around 16 years. Your dog is always more likely to live a longer and healthier life if you decide to get him from a reputable breeder.
We have a whole article just about the GDS Chihuahua mix.
Chihuahua Corgi Mix
Like their name suggests this is a mix between the Chihuahua and Welsh Corgi. So, the Chihuahua Corgi Mix puppies look like a combination of both parent breeds. This crossbreed weighs between ten to 20 pounds. Their height ranges from seven to twelve inches at the shoulder.
These dogs have a medium or long double coat which consists of two layers.
These dogs require moderate to average grooming. Their shedding is moderate, depending on the inherited maternal and paternal genes.
The Chihuahua Corgi mix is well-behaved and very social. They are friendly and outgoing and love everyone. Besides that, they fit right into any family, big or small, and make great family companions. Intense loyalty to its family is like second nature to these pups.
But, even though they will love their whole family, these dogs also tend to get very close and form a strong bond with only one family member.
The Corgi Chihuahua mix is an intelligent dog. This characteristic is an advantage for owners who want to train their dogs. This means, the Chihuahua Corgis want to learn and they want to please you. So, the combination of these traits makes training them easier compared to other dog breeds. But, the one tip we have for you is to have treats on hand, food will motivate them even more!
The Corgi Chihuahua Mix has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. Crossbreeds are usually healthier than their parent breed. The most common health problems the Chihuahua Corgi mix are: Allergies, hip and elbow dysplasia, skin problems, patellar luxation, tracheal collapse, eye diseases.
In conclusion, the Corgi Chihuahua mix is a great dog. First, they don’t need a lot of space. Secondly, they are great with everyone.
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Great Dane Chihuahua Mix
The Great Dane Chihuahua mix is a new dog. Breeders created it by breeding the Great Dane and Chihuahua. This hybrid dog is also called Chi-Dane-Dane and The Great Mexican dog.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) the Chihuahua is between 6 to 9 inches tall and weighs 2 to 6 pounds. The male Great Dane is between 30 and 32 inches tall and weighs 140 to 175 pounds! That is a major difference, isn’t it?
Both the Chihuahua and the Great Dane are loyal dogs. They are friendly and affectionate. So, their offspring should be the same. They will love to spend time with you.
But, we all know that Chihuahuas can be a bit fierce. So the Chi-Dane-Dane can also be ferocious and fearless when they have to be.
Mixing two breeds that are so different isn’t easy. Of course, it comes with many problems.
In the first few tries, breeders tried to mix a male Great Dane and a female Chihuahua. Everyone with a few brains knows that it can’t work. Why? Well, the puppies would be too big for the little Chihuahua. So, she wouldn’t be able to give birth to them without complications.
What’s sad, is that they went through with this idea. Breeders tried to get the mother to deliver the puppies via a C-section. Unfortunately, the poor thing would die…
Secondly, they tried it the other way around. A male Chihuahua and a female Great Dane. But that didn’t work either.
In conclusion, the Great Dane Chihuahua mix still doesn’t fully exist. There are a few puppies that did survive the breeding process, but you can’t buy them yet.
Here’s some more info that we have on the Chihuahua Great Dane mix.
Pitbull Chihuahua Cross
If you want a playful pup that is full of life then the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is for you. This mix is also called Chipit or Pithuahua. Sounds funny, right?
Male Chipits are between 14 and 18 inches tall and weigh between 20 and 35 pounds. The females are smaller. They are between 12 and 16 inches tall and are between 15 and 30 pounds heavy.
Both males and females have a broad and muscular build. So, they are strong and sturdy dogs.
Their coat can be short or long. If the Chihuahua parent breed had long hair, then the mix could have long fur too. But in most cases, a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix will have a smooth and shiny coat.
Chipits are loyal and want to protect you and your family. So it’s good to socialize them from early on. The more places, people, and animals they see and get to know the less they will bark.
They aren’t large dogs, so they can adapt to living in an apartment. But they would be the happiest in a house with a big yard. Somewhere they can go out at all times. Just to run around, be active.
If you buy a Pitbull Chihuahua mix from a breeder you’ll pay around 300 to 700 dollars. They aren’t that expensive because they aren’t popular either. Not many people want a Chipit.
The Pitbull Chihuahua mix lives quite long. Their life expectancy is between ten and 13 years. But they can live longer if you take good care of them.
There are a few health problems the Chipit are prone to. For example: Patella Luxation, hypoglycemia, hip Dysplasia, heart Issues, collapsed Trachea.
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Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix
The mix of the Chihuahua and the Shih Tzu make a lively, courageous, happy and loyal companion. What else do you need in your lovely home? These two toy dog breeds make an exceptional cuddle buddy that will want to sit on your lap in between play sessions. Already thinking about getting one? I bet so!
Similar to most toy breeds, a Shi Chi is suitable for first-time dog owners. Easy to maintain, their small size makes them perfect for a small family or a small apartment roommate.
However, Shi Chi’s thrive in most environments as they don’t require a lot of space. They’ll want to be near you, and the family but they’re likely to pick favorites! But you don’t have to worry, the amount of love given to everyone would be the same!
Usually, you don’t have to worry a lot for their health. Toy breeds are often healthy, but they do have a higher risk of hypoglycemia than the average-sized dog. This happens when you don’t feed your dog enough. You’ll likely want to feed them less due to their small stature, but because they’re so hyperactive, they use up their energy quickly. So, don’t leave your dog hungry, feed them properly since that is the path for a healthy life.
Shi Chi’s are also at risk for breathing issues. But also for skeletal issues such as luxating patellas, hip dysplasia. Another weak point are their eyes and conditions such as cataracts. Overall your ShiChi will likely be healthy over the long-term. Their life expectancy is around 12-15 years, but some live even longer.
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Maltese Chihuahua Cross
The Maltese Chihuahua Mix crossbreed is also known by the names Malchi, Maltechi or Malachi. And just like their parents, these dogs have small bodies but the biggest personalities. They are very loving, caring, affectionate and protecting. And suffering from small dog syndrome they will truly believe that they can protect you from anything.
Just like with any other crossbreed, the appearance of a Maltese Chihuahua Mix dog can vary tremendously. However, these dogs are always of a smaller size. Their height is somewhere between 12 to 14 inches, while their weight is somewhere from 5 to 15 pounds.
The type of their coat is also very versatile. In most cases they inherited the longer and fluffier coats of their Maltese parents. When it comes to color, there are many variations: white, black, cream or brown.
While these dogs are very small, they are still feisty. They often forget how small they really are and will get into arguments with dogs ten times their size. If not even larger. This is definitely a personality trait that they get from their Chihuahua parent. Another Chihuahua personality trait they have is being incredibly chatty. These dogs will bark, so you better be prepared for it.
In most cases, Malchis are pretty healthy dogs. However there are a few health concerns that you will have to be careful about. The most common ones are ear and eye infections. Intestinal and digestive problems are pretty common as well.
Healthy Maltese Chihuahua Mix dogs will live a healthy life with a lifespan from 12 to 15 years. Also, on average, you will have to pay from $700 to $1,500 for a Malchi dog.
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Beagle Chihuahua Mix
The Beagle and the Chihuahua, a combination that seems chaotic and impossible, but that is actually a great success! The Beagle Chihuahua Mix, also known as the Cheagle, is a mixed breed. Basically, this is a designer dog.
Cheagles are very energetic and loyal dogs who will fit in great with everyone!
This hybrid is a relatively new breed, so unfortunately there isn’t yet a standard on how large they get. However, you can expect them to be quite small, around 14 inches, and weigh somewhere between 20 and 30 pounds.
The coat of a Cheagle is usually very short, shiny and quite easy to groom and keep up. You’ll have to brush them only once or twice a week.
Cheagles are definitely fun-loving, playful and more importantly very loyal dogs. Besides this, because of their size, they might seem like lapdogs, but they are little furballs of energy! They will definitely prefer a round of fetch instead of a cuddle session on the couch.
Many Beagle Chihuahua mix owners agree that this hybrid dog is very stubborn! This means that they are a bit difficult to train. But brace yourself with patience and treats and your Cheagle will learn any trick and command!
These dogs love their family, however, they do have the tendency to choose one human as their favourite and latch on to them.
Like any other designer dog, the Cheagle is also prone to many health problems. This hybrid will most likely experience many conditions that their parents the Chihuahua and the Beagle suffer from, like obesity or hip dysplasia.
Quite the interesting crossbreed, huh? That’s why we have a full article on the Chihuahua Beagle mix.
Chihuahua Poodle Cross
This loving puppy is the result of mixing a Chihuahua and a teacup Poodle. They are often called Chipoo or Poochi.
The Chihuahua Poodle mixture is a toy dog and was bred to be a cute and cuddly companion. Since they are so small, they are loose and small enough to fit into a variety of different houses and lifestyles.
They often look like a teacup of poodle only with a slightly longer body. The main incentive of these adorable little dogs is their playful, puppy-like nature, which lasts until their adult years. It’s like a puppy who never grows up!
Chipoos are surprisingly independent and resilient for such a small dog and much easier to maintain than other toy breeds.
Men stand between 9-15 inches tall and weigh between 10-20 pounds. Women stand between 7-12 inches and weigh between 7-17 pounds.
Both the Chihuahua and the poodle can be available in many different colors. As you can imagine, this mixture is no different.
The Chihuahua poodle mix is an excellent dog for families with older children (from the age of 10). Small children are often too loud and wild for these sensitive dogs to deal with. These delicate puppies can snap or bite when roughly treated.
With all the intelligence of a Poodle combined with the stubborn nature of a Chihuahua, training can be quite a task. Potty training can be especially hard.
Fortunately, these dogs learn very quickly if they are motivated to learn.
These mixtures usually live up to 15 years. However, a particularly healthy puppy can be 20 years old!
How much does a Chihuahua poodle mixture cost? Expect about 800 US dollars for one of these puppies.
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Chihuahua Lab Mix
Have you ever thought about what a Chihuahua Lab Mix would look like? It definitely sounds like a crazy mix, but actually, the Labrahuahua is an adorable crossbreed!
Depending on which parent breed’s genes are more dominant, the Chihuahua Lab Mix can either be a small or medium-sized dog. They can be between 10 and 22 inches and weigh between 25 and 50 pounds. Usually, they look like the Labrador, but a smaller version.
These dogs might be small, but they still have that athletic look to them. Besides this, they have a long, thick tail, brown eyes, and large ears. Their ears are usually erect, like their Chihuahua parents, but they drop down at the tips, just like a Lab’s!
When it comes to their coat, there are no rules! Their coat can vary from puppy to puppy. But typically their coat is thick and dense, but short (sometimes medium length). It’s always straight and smooth with feathering fur around their ears and neck.
The Chihuahua Lab mix has a great nature, but they are also attention seekers. They will demand your full attention every day the whole day! Talking about a needy dog!
This means they need someone who spends most of their day at home, for example, someone who works from home. A family where someone is always home will work too. It’s just important that they’re never left alone.
The lifespan of the Chihuahua Lab mix is between 12 and 14 years. When it comes to their health, crossbreeds are usually much healthier than their purebred parents. But, that doesn’t mean they are invincible. There are several health problems they are prone to. Like eye problems, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, heart conditions.
There is so much more to learn about the Chihuahua Labrador mix.