Chiweenie Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Chiweenie so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Chiweenie have?
ChoxieGerman TacoMexican Hot DogWeeniehuahua
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Chiweenie Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Chiweenie puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$200-$600
If you choose to purchase the Chiweenie, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Chiweenie for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Chiweenie gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Chiweenie?
Average: The Chiweenie is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Chiweenie Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Chiweenie weigh? Chiweenie weight:
5-12 pounds (2-5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Chiweenie? Chiweenie average weight:
8.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Chiweenie? Chiweenie height:
6-9 inches (15-23 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Chiweenie average height:
7.5 inches (19 cm)

Chiweenie Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Chiweenie have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
ShortLong
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Chiweenie's coat?
BrownBlackWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Chiweenie and how often?
Effortless: The Chiweenie requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Chiweenie is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Chiweenie dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Choxie?
Chiweenies shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Chiweenie dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Chiweenie need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Chiweenie every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Chiweenie Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Chiweenie have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
EnergeticLoyalSpunkyStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Chiweenie? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Chiweenie's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Chiweenie dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Chiweenies are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Chiweenie is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Chiweenie sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Chiweenies don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Chiweenies are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Choxie need? Chiweenie social needs:
Chiweenies are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Chiweenie dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Choxie bark?
A lot: Chiweenie is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice. The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.
Watchdog Ability
Is Chiweenie good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Chiweenies are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Chiweenie dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Chiweenies are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Chiweenie bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Choxie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Chiweenie? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Chiweenie has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Chiweenie has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Chiweenie bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Chiweenie do?
Chiweenies have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Chiweenies need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Chiweenie to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Chiweenie roam?
Chiweenies tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Chiweenie have high prey drive?
Chiweenies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Chiweenie good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Chiweenie breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Chiweenies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Chiweenies do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Chiweenie Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Chiweenie temperament with other people:
Chiweenies are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Chiweenie dogs get along with other pets? Are Chiweenie dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Chiweenies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Chiweenie dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Chiweenie temperament with children:
Chiweenies are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Chiweenie dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Chiweenies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Chiweenie good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Chiweenie dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Chiweenies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Chiweenie breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Chiweenies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Chiweenies good office dogs? Do Chiweenies make good office friendly dogs? Can Chiweenies be office dogs?
No
Chiweenie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Chiweenie dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Choxie temperament with senior people? Are Chiweenie dogs good for elderly owners?
Chiweenies are not the best breed for elderly people.

Chiweenie Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Chiweenie dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Chiweenie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Chiweenie breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Chiweenie breed? Most common health risks of Chiweenie:
HypoglycemiaDiabetesDegenerative MyelopathyDental ProblemsHypothyroidismAllergies
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Chiweenie breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Chiweenie see the vet?
Average
The Chiweenie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Chiweenie dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Chiweenie be? What is the age limit of the Chiweenie? How many years can the oldest Chiweenie live?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Chiweenie: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Chiweenie breed hypoallergenic?
No
Chiweenies don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Chiweenie have? What is the activity level of the Chiweenie?
Chiweenies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Chiweenie dogs require per day?
Chiweenies need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Chiweenies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Chiweenie need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Chiweenie risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Chiweenie's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Chiweenie's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Chiweenie has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Chiweenie drool?
The Chiweenie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Chiweenie could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Chiweenie. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Chiweenie As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Chiweenie be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Chiweenie is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Chiweenie be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Chiweenie be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Chiweenie is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Chiweenie be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Chiweenie is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Chiweenie be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Chiweenie is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Chiweenie be a boat dog?

Not really

Chiweenie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Chiweenie be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Chiweenie is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Chiweenie dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Chiweenie Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Chiweenie: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Chiweenie have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Chiweenie Recognition

AKC Group
Is Chiweenie recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Chiweenie recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Chiweenie breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Chiweenie Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Chiweenie's has great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Chiweenie breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Chiweenie requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Chiweenies shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Chiweenie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Chiweenie has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Chiweenies have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Chiweenies tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Chiweenies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Chiweenies don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Chiweenie's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Chiweenies do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Child Friendly: Chiweenies are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Chiweenies are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Chiweenie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Chiweenies are not the best breed for elderly people.

Chiweenie History

History of designed cross-breeds

Designed crossed-breed have only rea dogs really become more popular in the last two decades, and their names usually sound strange and cute like Chiweenie, Cavapoo, or Yorkipoo. Although these names may sound silly they actually make sense, usually, they allude to the breeds they are designed from.

History of Chiweenie dog breed

The name ‘Chiweenie’ doesn’t quite give you an immediate idea of what breeds the dog is mixed from like Labradoodles and Schnoodles. This designer breed of dog is actually a mix of the Chihuahua and the Dachshund. As Chiweenies are quite a recent mix, so let’s get into the origins of their ancestry to find out more about them.

Chihuahuas are the world’s smallest breed of dog, at least this is sure about them, unlike its ancestry, which is quite chaotic. At first, they were believed to have originated from Mexico. The Chihuahua’s ancestor was a breed called Techichi, which hails from Central or South America.  On the other hand, there are others who think that Chihuahua was first bred in Asia instead. They believed that the  Techichies were larger dogs and that they only gained their smaller size after being crossbred with Asian hairless dogs.

Although the earliest depiction of the Chihuahua dates back to the 9th Century CE according to historical records they only became popular in the US, with the American Kennel Club classifying the breed as belonging to the toy group in 1904.

While the purpose of the Chihuahua breed isn’t known, the story of the Dachshund is very different. Dachshunds have a long history that is traceable all the way back to the 15th Century. They were introduced in the US during the late 1800s. However, it was later in 1935 that the American Kennel Club inducted this breed into the hound group.

These dogs were designed and bred in Germany primarily for hunting. Their main prey was badgered and this is where the name came from. ‘Dach’ in German means ‘badger,’ while ‘hund’ means ‘dog.’They weren’t just used for badging but also for hunting den animals, because their short legs made it easy for this breed to dig its way into tunnels created by them. Packs of Dachshunds were also used to trail wild boar because thank their strong backs they can withstand the force of all that digging.

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