By Josie February 1st, 2023
They are deemed a "designer breed," can you guess which two breeds give rise to this pupper?
These tiny pups are full of equal amounts of attitude and affection.
The Chiweenie is a hybrid between the Chihuahua and Dachshund that originated in the U.S..
Breeding started in the late 1990s; the first puppies were undoubtedly the result of accidental crossbreeding.
The Chiweenie can have a wide range of appearances because of the various sizes and breeds of Chihuahuas and Dachshunds.
Depending on the height of the parent breeds, they may be 6 to 10 inches tall and 8 to 25 pounds.
This species tends to form a close relationship and intense loyalty with one individual.
Chihuahuas are deemed aggressive, while Dachshunds are noted to have a strong will - and Chiweenies can be both.
The Chiweenie is typically lively, stubborn and playful.
They have high metabolic rates, which can cause them to shiver when anxious or frightened.
It also interferes with their capacity to control body temperature.
The Chiweenie need a fair amount of physical exertion to release their stored energy
If they don’t get at least 30 to 60 minutes of quality exercise every day, anticipate them to have pent-up energy.
Without enough exercise they might get bored, which leads to behavioral issues like chewing and barking.
As a little dog by nature, the Chiweenie will attempt to show dominance when you first begin training them.
Chiweenies might be more challenging to housebreak, so start early.
These dogs enjoy attention and can manage independently for a few hours, but they can’t stay home alone for too long.
This breed is perfect for single persons who don’t want a dog that requires much upkeep but want a friend who is at ease living alone in a small flat.
Chiweenies are good family dogs, but not with small kids because the youngsters might not be aware of the doggo’s vulnerability.
Is this small packet with big personality something for you?
Chiweenies are as stubborn as they are adorable.