Chiweenie

Vital Statistics

Breed Group
Toy

Average Weight
8-12 lbs.

Personality Traits
Social, energetic, loving

Country of Origin
United States

Coat
Short or Long

Clubs, Registries & Associations

(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry

Description

The Chiweenie, a cross between a Chihuahua and Dachshund, is typically long like a Dachshund and fairly short-legged. Their head may either have a long, thin muzzle like a Dachshund or have a shorter, more domed head like a Chihuahua. The Chiweenie’s ears can also take on traits of either parent; some have pointed ears like the Chihuahua or the floppy ears of a Dachshund. Their tail is also moderately long like a Dachshund. The Chiweenie's coat ranges from short and wiry to long and silky, and coat colors can include black, tan, brown, red, blond, or multicolored.

Disposition

  • Chiweenies are social, friendly, energetic, and loving. These traits make them a friendly and fun lap dog.
  • Due to their size and temperament, the Chiweenie is best suited for families with older children, singles, or seniors.
  • Although they are an energetic breed, the Chiweenie does not need a lot of space due to their small size and therefore can adapt to smaller living spaces such as apartments or condos with or without a yard.
  • Chiweenies also tend to bark, making them good watchdogs.