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Five reasons why Chiweenies are Good Pets


What does a Chiweenie dog look like?

A Chiweenie is a cross between a dachshund and a chihuahua. Their looks are unpredictable and are all unique. Typically they have a long body and big ears making them irresistible, however they can be any blend of their parents. They bond quickly to their owners and enjoy playing fetch and spending time with their person. Their easygoing personality makes it clear that Chiweenies are a great type of dog if you are looking for a companion. Here are the top five reasons why they make good pets

1. Chiweenies are small dogs. They weigh between 5-12 lbs.

A Chiweenie is a cross between a dachshund and a chihuahua. From teacup to standard, they can vary from 3lb to 12 lbs, and everything in between. It is unpredictable what a litter of Chiweenies will look like, however, these dogs often have short little legs and long bodies. They tend to have adorably big ears similar to a dachshund. There is always a chance of the puppies taking on multiple attributes of each parent. No matter what the genetics, they are stinkin’ cute. Owning a smaller dog has its advantages. Although they enjoy being active, they need much less space to run around than a larger dog. A few walks as short as 10 minutes a day can help keep your Chiweenie lean and not overweight. Chiweenies make good choices for apartment living or small homes with small yards.

Chiweenies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Although many are short-haired, these dogs can have short wiry hair or long shaggy hair. They also have a variety of colors, from tan, caramel, white, or even spotted.

Are they a healthy breed?

Both dachshunds and chihuahuas frequently have health concerns, this mixed breed often gets the best of both worlds from their parents. It is important to understand that both parent breeds have the following issues that may show up in a chiuweenie.

  • Dental problems
  • Patella Luxation ( dislocated kneecaps)
  • Degenerative disks
  • Diabetes
  • Skin problems
  • Allergies

2. Chiweenies have a big personality

This type of dog is the best of both breeds. Chihuahua was originally bred as a lap dog and dachshund was bred as a badger hunter. This is a very loyal breed and they quickly bond to their human. It is just in their bloodline to work with humans and companions or work buddies. The cross between the two breeds makes chiweenies naturally devoted and playful energetic breed. They enjoy playing fetch and other games where they can use their hunting instincts. Using their short strong legs and long body, many dogs still like to dig holes mimicking their badger hunting skills, Regular activity keeps them happy and mentally stimulated. Chiweenies really enjoy their person’s company and like to be lap dogs once they get tired out. Some even enjoy being the center of attention. This Chiweenie has a look that is all personality! Tuna the famous Instagram sensation. He is so cute in his outfits. Check out his amazing story here.

3. Chiweenies are vocal

If you are looking for a pet that will let you know when strangers are near, a Chiweenie is a great option for you. They may be small but this breed has a fierce chihuahua bark. They are protective of their pack and will happily let you know if strangers are near. With proper training and socialization, this is a plus. A barking dog can be a good way to deter burglars and keep you and your home safe. A Chiweenie may look adorable but sound rather intimidating. It is in their nature to be brave protectors.

4.Chiweenies are smart.

They are smart dogs. with luck, they are also easy to train. They have a reputation for being stubborn. As with many breeds, using positive reinforcement and keeping the short lessons make training easier. They can get bored easily and having a variety of toys around can be helpful in keeping them out of trouble.

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5. They have a long lifespan

With proper love and care this breed can live to be at least 15yo. Maintaining a good weight, a proper diet, exercise and companionship will keep Chiweenies happy and healthy. They can be a precious loving part of your family for many years.

Chiweenies are relatively healthy dogs, experiencing minor health issues throughout their lives. The most common issue is allergies. As this is a cross breed, it may inherit health issues that are associated with its parent breeds (but it doesn’t mean your dog will suffer from any of them). These can include hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, diabetes, intervertebral degenerative disc disease, seizures, Luxating patellas, dental issues and hydrocephalus.

Chiweenie Dog Breed Health, Grooming, Feeding, Puppies and Temperament – PetGuide

In conclusion

Clearly, there are many reasons why a chiweenies look like a good fit for your family. They are well suited for families with older children, singles, and retirees. They are happiest if they are the only dog in the home, but can learn to be happy with another small dog or cat. The earlier you can start training and socialization the better chance of the pup leaving to live with others.

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Chiweenies make a happy fun energetic canine companion. Remember when looking to adopt a dog, check your local shelter. Often even specific breeds are surrendered. Here in Los Angeles, our shelters are overrun with chihuahuas of all ages. Our model Chimmi was a breeder rescue. We love this breed of cuteness overload, please leave your adoption options open to more than a just responsible breeder.

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