When picking a pet you have to take many factors into consideration. For example, their size, needs, how much space they require, and so on. For example, smaller dogs are perfect for flats and apartments. One such small dog is the Corgi Chihuahua Mix or Chigi. This dog is especially for you if you like crossbreeds.
Now, we know that crossbreeds are a bit controversial. Many people are against getting a crossbreed because it’s ruining the lineage of purebred dogs. Besides that, many breeders are crossbreeding just for the money. So, they don’t care about the health and well-being of the puppies.
In our opinion, when getting a dog, purebred or crossbreed, the most important factor should be a puppy’s health.
With that being said, let’s see what makes the Corgi Chihuahua Mix a great dog. And maybe the perfect dog for you!
While you’re here check out other Corgi mixes:
- Chihuahua Lab Mix: The adorable Labrahuahua
- Pitbull Chihuahua Mix: The family dog
- Rat Terrier Chihuahua Mix
- Maltese Chihuahua Mix: Small And Feisty
- German Shepherd Chihuahua Mix
Corgi Chihuahua Mix – What to know
Choosing the breed of dog that fits your lifestyle is extremely important. Tens of thousands of dogs are put up for adoption every year because their owners haven’t done enough research and can’t take care of them. Firstly this is so selfish. Secondly, it’s causing trauma for the dog.
So, if you’re not sure if the Chihuahua Corgi Mix fits your lifestyle then this is the right article for you. Here you’ll learn everything that is important to know about this mix.
Obviously, this mixed breed isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club, but they are accepted by The American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).
What they look like
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.
Firstly, there is a soft, short, and waterproof inner layer. Secondly, they have a dense and weather-resistant outer layer. The colors of their fur can be a combination of white, black, red, and brown.
|Weight:||10 to 20 pounds|
|Height:||7 to 12 inches|
|Type of coat:||medium or long|
|Coat color:||Combination of white, black, red, brown|
|Shedding:||Little to moderate amount of fur loss|
|Eye color:||black, brown|
Because both of their parent breeds are quite small, this mix can have short to medium-long legs. Their ears are usually erect, while their eyes are often black and almond-shaped. Their nose is also black.
What they’re like
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.
|Temperament:||friendly, loving, intelligent, longs for attention, social, attentive|
|Child-friendly:||Yes, but they might try to herd your kid|
|Suited for first-time owners:||Yes|
|Life expectancy:||12 to 14 years|
Because of their Corgi parents, this mixed breed has the tendency to herd. So, if you have small children always supervise them when playing, your dog might try to herd your child.
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. But, the random selection also plays an important role in determining the weaknesses and strengths of the mixes.
Breeders can’t know how healthy the puppies will be, that’s why you should be aware of the most common health problems the Chihuahua Corgi mix:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Skin problems
- Patellar luxation
- Tracheal collapse
- Eye diseases
That’s why it’s important to buy your puppy from a reputable breeder, someone who knows how the health of the parent breeds is. Besides that it’s important that you feed your dog a healthy and balanced diet and make sure they get enough exercise.
The Chihuahua Corgi Mix requires a moderate level of physical activity. He must be given enough mental and physical stimulation to avoid boredom. The duration of physical activity should be at least 30 minutes.
These dogs require moderate to average grooming. Their shedding is moderate, depending on the inherited maternal and paternal genes.
So, we can say that this mixed breed is easy to care for. You can use a medium-toothed metal comb to comb them once or twice a week. Also, when combing their fur, make sure you take the time to untangle the knots in the fur.
But, in the springtime, the Corgi Chihuahua Mix sheds more hair than usual. That’s when they are blowing their coat. So, during this time, you will need to brush and comb them daily to keep their coat healthy and shiny.
In conclusion, the Corgi Chihuahua mix is a great dog. First, they don’t need a lot of space. So, even if you live in a small apartment you can get them. Secondly, they are great with everyone. They are kind and loving and would never hurt you or anyone around you. Thirdly, because they are crossbreed they are fairly healthy dogs.
So, if you’re looking for a low-maintenance dog the Chigi might be for you!
Lastly, if you don’t want to buy a dogy, you can always check your local shelter or Rescue. Because this is a crossbreed, you might find a Chigi waiting for you!