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Chihuahua Mix Puppies

Chihuahuas are an extremely popular breed of dog in many countries. In the United States they are in the top 15 most popular breeds registered with the American Kennel Club. They are small and they make good dogs for people who live in the city. For this reason, they are often chosen to crossbreed with other small dogs to produce Chihuahua mix puppies, especially if the other breed also has desirable qualities.

Chihuahua Mixed Breeds

Chihuahua mix puppies from breeding Chihuahuas to other breeds may be hybrid dogs or they may simply be mixed breeds. The difference is that hybrid dogs are deliberately bred with the idea of selecting for certain qualities in the two parents. Mixed breed dogs are often the result of an accidental or random breeding. Puppies of both kinds can be wonderful dogs, but it’s a difference in terminology.

Popular Chihuahua mixes or hybrids, which are intentionally bred, include the following (breed crossed with in parentheses):

• Chug (Pug)
• Chion (Papillon)
• Malchi (Maltese)
• Cheeks (Pekingese)
• Chiranian (Pomeranian)
• Chi-Chi (Chinese Crested)
• Chin-wa (Japanese Chin)
• Jack Chi (Jack Russell)
• Cheagle (Beagle)
• Chipin (Miniature Pinscher)
• Taco Terrier (Fox Terrier)
• Boston Huahua (Boston Terrier)
• Chussel (Brussels Griffon)
• Cheenese (Havanese)
• Chi Apso (Lhaso Apso)
• Chichon (Bichon Frise)
• Chorkie (Yorkshire Terrier)
• Shichi (Shih Tzu)

Whenever the Chihuahua is crossed with one of these breeds, there is no guarantee which traits the resulting puppies will receive. Some of them may look more like the Chihuahua parent and some of them may look more like the other parent. Some puppies may be cute and others may have deformities. It’s always possible that when breeds are mixed this way there can be serious health problems. Although many hybrid breeders claim that breeding this way will produce “hybrid vigor” this is untrue in this case. This is not crossing two different species so it’s not true hybrid vigor in a biological or agricultural sense. All of these dogs are the same species. If they share similar health problems then it’s likely that the puppies will inherit those problems, too.

Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix

A Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua mix is popularly known as a Jack Chi. They can look like Chihuahuas or Jack Russells, or a combination of the two breeds. These dogs tend to have a lot of terrier qualities since Chihuahuas are already very terrier-like in some ways. You can expect high energy, intelligence, and a lot of boldness in these dogs. It may be hard to train a Jack Chi. Listening to you may not be high on their list of priorities.

Chihuahua Terrier Mix

Chihuahuas have many terrier qualities such as intelligence, being very alert and bold, and tending to think for themselves. They can be somewhat hard to train and they don’t always listen to their owners. When they are crossed with terrier breeds, who share these traits, you may get dogs that can be difficult for some owners to handle.

Jack Russell Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers, and Fox Terriers are sometimes crossed with Chihuahuas, probably because of their similarity in size.

Conclusion

Chihuahuas are a popular dog to cross with other breeds, perhaps because of their small size. When dogs are crossed you can get puppies that look and act like either parent, or a combination of both parents. Not all mixes are successful or make good pets. Chihuahua mix puppies can be a good pet, but you should choose carefully.

Long Haired Chihuahua

The Chihuahua comes in both a smooth-coat and Long haired version. They are the same breed and all other characteristics are the same. Long haired Chihuahuas usually have smoother hair than the smooth-coated dogs, who can have hair that is anything from hard and dense to almost wiry in feeling. The Long haired Chihuahua has a soft undercoat that feels like down to keep the dog warm. It also has an outer, Long haired coat that is soft and fine, making them fluffy and soft to the touch.

The Long haired Chihuahua doesn’t need to be trimmed and they only need to have a slight amount of grooming done. It is very easy to care for their coats. In fact, the Long haired Chihuahua sheds less than the smooth-coated Chihuahua. It can take as long as two years, or even longer, before a Long haired Chihuahua’s long coat fully grows out.

The coat can be any solid color or it can be marked or have white splashings mixed with the color. All colors are equally desirable.

You should brush your Long haired Chihuahua at least once a week. They usually need a bath about once a month, unless they get into something and get dirty or smelly. You should clean their ears and trim their nails once a week. You should also brush their teeth regularly.

Chihuahuas should not weigh more than six pounds, especially if they are going to be shown at dog shows. However, normal Chihuahuas can weigh as little as about three pounds. Some pet Chihuahuas may weigh up to 10 pounds. It is not uncommon for pet breeders to sometimes have larger Chihuahuas. Pet owners may have dogs that are larger if they overfeed their dogs and the dogs don’t get any exercise.

The Chihuahua typically lives a long life. They can live up to 18 years with good care.

Long haired Chihuahua Puppies for Sale

You should always buy Long haired Chihuahua puppies from a reputable breeder. Good breeders usually belong to breed clubs and many of them show their dogs to get objective opinions about their dogs before they are bred. Look for breeders who take the trouble to health test their Chihuahuas for problems that can occur in the breed. OFA Cardiac, OFA Patella and CERF eye testing are all recommended for Chihuahuas so ask a breeder if he or she has had these tests done on the dogs they use for breeding.

You should also talk to a breeder about what, if any, kind of health guarantees they offer on the puppies they sell. Will they take a puppy back within a reasonable amount of time if the puppy becomes sick or develops a genetic problem? Or, will they refund any of the purchase price if you still wish to keep the puppy? Ask if they provide a contract for the puppy. A good contract will spell things out and protect both you and the breeder, as well as the puppy. It should be fair to everyone.

Long haired Chihuahua puppies are quite popular and there are lots of them for sale on the Internet. There are both good breeders and bad ones selling online. Check out anyone you intend to buy from carefully. Buying a puppy is like buying anything else. It’s buyer beware. You can’t always find the puppy or dog you want locally, so sometimes you have to buy from someone far away. Just be sure you are dealing with someone reputable. Ask questions. Ask to see pedigrees and health certificates. If you want a puppy that is registered with the AKC or another particular registry, ask to see the registration paper (or a scan of it). Ask for references. Do your homework. Many good show breeders also advertise online. Just be sure you know who you’re dealing with.

You should also be aware that terms like “teacup” Chihuahuas are a marketing gimmick. There are some very tiny Chihuahuas being sold that are around two pounds or less as adults, but these dogs will usually have some severe health problems when they are adults and they may have shortened lifespans.

Conclusion

Long haired Chihuahuas make great pets. They are the same breed as smooth-coated Chihuahuas but they have longer, fluffier hair that needs to be brushed regularly. If you are buying a Long haired Chihuahua puppy you should talk to the breeder and ask about health testing, health guarantees, and contracts. Be careful when buying online so you buy from a reputable breeder.

Long Haired Chihuahua

Long Haired Chihuahua

Teacup Chihuahua Puppies

Teacup Chihuahua puppies are a very small version of a breed that is already the smallest breed of dog. According to the breed standard for Chihuahuas, dogs should not weigh more than six pounds. Chihuahua puppies weigh just a few ounces when they are born and they grow slowly over the next few weeks. So-called teacup Chihuahua puppies are either smaller than normal or they are normal Chihuahua puppies that are being marketed to unsuspecting buyers as something unusually small in order to sell them for more money.

Like many toy breeds, Chihuahua puppies develop slowly for the first few weeks because of their small size. They are prone to some health problems due to their tiny size such as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. They need to be fed multiple small meals per day to keep them from collapsing.

Chihuahua puppies also have moleras, or a soft place in their skull. They are the only dog breed that has this condition. The soft spot does fill in and harden as the dog gets older, but for the first six months or so the puppy is very vulnerable.

Chihuahua puppies can also be born with hydrocephalus or water on the brain, a condition that creates a very large head on the puppy.

All of these conditions, and others, can be exacerbated in puppies that are smaller than normal. Puppies can have problems with internal organs, too, because their bodies aren’t big enough to accommodate full-size versions of their organs so they cannot function properly. Many teacup Chihuahuas die at a young age for this reason.

A normal-sized Chihuahua may weigh between three and six pounds and still be consider full-sized. Some Chihuahuas may weigh up to 10 pounds. Pets often weigh more than show dogs because their owners are more likely to overfeed them and the dogs may not get enough exercise. This doesn’t mean the dogs aren’t purebred, but they may come from different bloodlines.

Miniature Teacup Chihuahuas

Miniature teacup Chihuahuas is another term sometimes used for excessively small Chihuahuas. As with the term “teacup,” this term denotes a very tiny Chihuahua. Like the so-called teacup Chihuahuas, these dogs are more likely to be prone to health problems and an early death.

Some breeders use these terms to make the dogs sound more desirable so they can charge more money for them. A healthy puppy that will end up weighing about six pounds as an adult is a better dog to purchase than a puppy that is advertised as a “teacup” Chihuahua or a “miniature teacup” Chihuahua. The puppy’s good health should always be the most important consideration when you are looking for a new puppy.

CONCLUSION

Teacup Chihuahuas and miniature teacup Chihuahuas are more likely to have health problems and short lives. Some breeders use these terms to make their dogs sound more appealing so they can charge more money for them. The most important thing to consider when choosing a puppy is good health. That way the puppy is more likely to live a long, healthy, and happy life.

Chihuahua Teacup
Teacup Chihuahua Puppies

The Chihuahua

The tiny Chihuahua is one of the smallest of all breeds but you should never underestimate these dynamos! They are extremely intelligent and quite bold. They may be small but they are always alert and in many ways they are similar to terriers. They can be quite fearless and don’t seem to know or care that they are small. They make excellent apartment dogs and wonderful pets, though they are not recommended for small children.

Because of their small size, Chihuahuas have been a favorite breed for crossing with other breeds to create hybrid dogs.

Appearance

The Chihuahua should not weigh more than about six pounds as an adult, though some pet Chihuahuas will weigh more because they are overweight and don’t get any exercise. Dogs for the show ring will conform to this size but dogs from pet breeders may be larger. So-called “teacup” Chihuahuas may be as small as about two pounds but these dogs are usually inclined to serious health problems and will have a shortened lifespan.

Chihuahuas can be either smooth-coated with short hair or long-haired. They can be any color and they can be solid in color or they can have markings.

What Would a Chihuahua and Dachshund Mix Look Like?

Chihuahua and Dachshund mix is usually called a Chiweenie (because a Dachshund is sometimes referred to as a Weiner Dog due to its resemblance to a long sausage). A hybrid dog such as this will have a mix of traits from its parents, so it’s not possible to say with certainty how the resulting puppies will look. However, many Chiweenies seem to have the Chihuahua’s big ears that stand up and the Dachshund’s long, low body. They may also have the Dachshund’s front legs that turn out. Some of the dogs have a face with a Dachshund expression and some of them have a Chihuahua expression. The color and coat type will depend on what kind of coat the parents have.

Chihuahua Puppies Care

As a toy breed, Chihuahua puppies are very small at birth and they can need special care for the first few weeks. Like most small breeds, it’s best to wait until your Chihuahua puppy is about 12 weeks old before you take him home. Small breeds are usually slow to develop and they need time to put on some weight before they leave their mother. If you take your puppy home too early it can cause a setback and your Chihuahua puppy could become sick. By 12 weeks your puppy should be old enough to make the adjustment to leaving his mother and living in a new home.

Once you have brought your Chihuahua puppy home you should feed him three or four small meals per day. Chihuahuas can be prone to hypoglycemia or low blood sugar so feeding several small meals per day will help them manage their food and blood sugar better.

Some small breeds can be hard to house train, whether you are training them to potty indoors or taking them outside to potty. Try using puppy training pads to help with house training or a port-a-potty system in the house. Remember to praise your puppy and give him a reward for relieving himself where you want him to go. Praise and treats work better than punishment. Harsh methods will backfire.

Your puppy should have started getting some of his vaccinations when he was about six weeks old. You should take your puppy to the vet and continue with his shots for parvo, distemper and other disease until he’s about 16 weeks old. Remember that your Chihuahua puppy also needs a vaccination for rabies. This is required by law in most places. Your dog will need booster shots when he’s a year old. After that, talk to your vet about how often to re-vaccinate your dog.

Chihuahua Behavior

Chihuahuas are bold, alert little dogs who will be devoted to their owners. They are loaded with self-confidence and they are not afraid of much. Many of them will get in the face of much bigger dogs, so you should be quick to pick up your Chihuahua and stop him before he causes trouble or gets hurt.

Your Chihuahua will become spoiled and try to take over the house if you do not set rules for him. It can be tempting to let such a small dog do whatever he wants to do, but he is still a dog. If you let him misbehave, he will develop the same kind of behavior problems that other dogs develop such as chewing on things, barking, and snapping at people. You should always make it clear to your Chihuahua that you are in charge. If your dog understands that you are the boss, he will be much happier and you won’t have to deal with behavior problems.

CONCLUSION

The Chihuahua makes a wonderful pet. They are loving and devoted to their owners. Be sure to remember that they are little dogs, and not people, and stay in charge in your home. If you do this then your dog will be happy and you won’t have to deal with behavior problems.

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Smallest Dog Breed

There are several contenders for smallest dog breed. Most people agree that the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world but the Yorkshire Terrier and the Pomeranian are also quite small and there can be individual dogs which are smaller than some Chihuahuas. Other breeds, such as the Maltese, the Japanese Chin, and the Papillon, all weigh less than 10 pounds and can also rival the Chihuahua as the smallest breed at times.

What Is the Smallest Breed of Dog in the World?

Here are some of the breeds which might be considered the smallest breed of dog in the world.

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a very old Mexican breed. Dogs of this type have probably existed in Mexico for hundreds of years and a larger version may have been used in religious ceremonies by some of the earlier Mexican peoples. The Chihuahua is a bold, feisty breed. They can be quite independent, though they are devoted to their owners. They are not recommended for families with small children but they should do all right with older children. The Chihuahua is not supposed to weigh more than 6 pounds according to the club’s breed standard, though some pets do weigh more.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier comes from England. They were originally a terrier breed and were bred to hunt rats and other vermin in the textile mills of northern England. They are a beautiful little breed with a long flowing coat of tan and blue. The Yorkie is outgoing, determined, and brave. They are not afraid of anything. They are also very curious and quite active. The Yorkie only weighs 4 to 7 pounds.

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian was once a much larger dog, weighing up to 30 pounds, and was used to pull sleds in the cold north of Europe. Over the last 200 years the breed has been slowly reduced in size until today these charming little dogs weigh between 3 and 7 pounds. They retain their spitz-dog appearance and even look like little foxes. They are intelligent, outgoing, and love to please their owners. With their thick, dense coats they do need quite a bit of grooming.

Maltese

The beautiful Maltese has a long flowing white coat. These dogs are good for allergy-sufferers. The Maltese has been known for around 2800 years. This charming, intelligent, brave, playful little dog only weighs 4 to 6 pounds. They do require daily brushing to keep their coats from matting.

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is actually a Chinese breed. They were bred only to be lapdogs for ladies in the Imperial Palace. These little dogs are intelligent, affectionate, and devoted. It’s easy to teach them tricks and they enjoy showing off in front of friends, though they can be reserved with strangers. They are playful and agile. The Japanese Chin usually weighs between 7 and 9 pounds, though some dogs can weigh just 4 pounds. They stand 8 to 11 inches tall. They have a lovely longish coat that is usually white with black or red markings.

Papillon

The Papillon was originally known as a Dwarf Spaniel in the 16th and 17th century, though any relation to spaniels seems unlikely. These little dogs are friendly, elegant, and quite dainty. They are happy and lively little dogs. They have a medium-long coat but they do not have an undercoat and they don’t need a lot of grooming. The Papillon (the name means “butterfly” for the breed’s butterfly-like ears) stands 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs 5 to 10 pounds.

Conclusion

Most people agree that the Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world but there are several other small breeds which are similar in size to the Chihuahua.

Best Small Dog Breeds

There are 21 breeds in the AKC’s Toy group and similar numbers in the Toy groups of other countries. All of these breeds are small companion dogs. There are also small breeds in the Non-Sporting group of the AKC and the Utility group of other countries. When it comes to deciding which dogs make the best small dog breeds there are many breeds from which to choose. The selection really depends on what traits you are looking for in a small breed. You will find information below about some of the most popular small dog breeds around the world.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, or “Yorkie,” was originally bred to hunt vermin and rats in the textile mills of northern England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. However, he was such a beautiful dog that he was quickly taken up as a pet instead of a ratter. However, the Yorkie retains a terrier temperament. Yorkshire Terriers are bold and brave and they will stand up to large dogs. A Yorkie will take over your house if you don’t keep reminding him that you are the boss. Yorkies only weigh 4 to 7 pounds. They have a beautiful long, flowing coat though some owners prefer to keep them in a short cut.

Toy Poodle

The Toy Poodle is the smallest of the three Poodle varieties. The Poodle originated in Germany as a water retriever (pudel means “to splash” in German) but the breed was quickly appropriated by the French. Toy Poodles were used for truffle hunting because of their good noses and small size. They were also used as circus dogs because they were so smart and easy to train. The Toy Poodle is about 10 inches tall at the shoulder or less. Toy Poodles come in lots of different colors. You can keep your Toy Poodle in one of several different clips. However, most pet owners prefer to use a pet clip with short curly hair all over. Poodles do not shed and are known as “hypoallergenic” dogs, although no dog is completely hypoallergenic. They can make a good choice for someone who is usually allergic to dogs.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu has been around for hundreds of years and dates back to the time of the Chinese emperors. They were probably originally a cross between the Pekingese and the Lhasa Apso. They have been beloved as lap dogs and companions throughout the centuries. This breed was only brought to the West when they were discovered in the Imperial Palace by English soldiers in WWII. Shih Tzu are now very popular in the West. They stand about 8 to 11 inches tall and weigh up to 16 pounds. The Shih Tzu has a beautiful long, flowing coat. These are sweet, playful dogs. They make a lively, friendly, and alert companion.

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua originated in Mexico. They are considered to be a very old breed and similar dogs are thought to have been used in native religious ceremonies centuries ago. Chihuahuas are very bright and alert dogs. They are bold and feisty. Chihuahuas are not recommended for small children but they should do well with older kids. These dogs can be quite devoted to their owner. However, they will try to rule the house if you don’t remind them that you are the boss. Chihuahuas can be either longcoated or shortcoated. They can weigh up to 6 pounds.

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a Toy dog but they originated as part of the Spitz family of dogs. At one time this breed weighed around 30 pounds and they were used as sled dogs. In the last 200 years they have been bred down in size to weigh between 3 and 7 pounds today. They are confident, cheerful, friendly little dogs who make active, alert companions. Pomeranians are intelligent and love to please their owners. They do have a dense coat and take quite a bit of regular grooming.

Conclusion

The best small dog breeds will usually depend on what you are looking for in a dog. The breeds discussed here are some of the most popular small dog breeds in the world and many people love them. When looking for a dog you may want to start by considering these breeds. However, there are many other small dogs, so if these dogs don’t tempt you, you can find other breeds that may be more to your liking.

Smallest Dog

There are several breeds which could claim to be the smallest dog breed.  Among the contenders are the Chihuahua, the Yorkshire Terrier, and the Pomeranian.  All of these breeds typically weigh under 10 pounds.  Here’s a look at some of the smallest dogs.

What Is the Smallest Dog in the World?

Chihuahua

Most people would probably agree that the Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world.  They can weigh up to 6 pounds but if they get much bigger than that then they are overweight.  Some people breed and sell Chihuahuas that are as small as possible but there are health risks involved in breeding these dogs too small.  Chihuahuas can be either long-coated or smooth-coated.

Yorkshire Terrier

Another breed which would be considered one of the smallest breeds in the world is the Yorkshire Terrier.  These beautiful little dogs have a long, flowing coat in tan and blue.  They weigh between 4 and 7 pounds.

Pomeranian

The beautiful Pomeranian is a tiny dog that weighs between 3 and 7 pounds.  At one time they were much larger, weighing up to 30 pounds, and were used to pull sleds, but now they are purely companion dogs. They have a thick, dense coat that requires a great deal of grooming.

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is another very small dog that only stands up to about 11 inches tall. They have always been a companion dog.

Papillon

The dainty Papillon (the name means “butterfly” because of the butterfly-like ears) has always been a companion dog.  These little dogs are happy and love to play.  They stand up to 11 inches tall at the shoulder.

Maltese

The lovely Maltese is one of the smallest breeds of dogs in the world.  They weigh less than 7 pounds.  This breed has been known for more than 2000 years and they come from the island of Malta in the Mediterranean.  As far as we know, this breed has always been a companion dog.

The Official Title “World’s Smallest Dog”

All of the breeds discussed above have been bred to be their current size.  However, the title of “World’s Smallest Dog” currently belongs to a dog named Gracie who is a Pug.  She weighs one pound, six ounces.  She is less than six inches tall.  It is believed that she suffers from a form of dwarfism.  Pugs generally weigh around 18 pounds and stand up to 10 inches tall.

Where Can I Find Pictures of the World’s Smallest Dog?

You can find a picture of Gracie, the World’s Smallest Dog on this site:  http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3862597/Is-pooch-worlds-smallest-dog.html You can find photos of most of the breeds of the smallest dogs on this web site:  http://www.dogbreed4u.com/article/world-top-10-smallest-dog-breeds ; or by visiting the AKC web site and looking at the Toy group:  http://www.akc.org/breeds/toy_group.cfm Smallest Dog

Conclusion

There are quite a few breeds that weigh less than 10 pounds if you are looking for a very small dog.  However, do be careful if you are buying a very small dog.  Dogs that are bred to be extremely small for their particular breed can suffer from additional health problems related to their size.