Chihuahua Dachshund Mix
The Chiweenie is another name of Chihuahua Dachshund mix. There are also some names which include Mexican hotdog, the Chiweenie, the Kiwi, and the Doxiwawa. It is new breed which introduced in the late 1990s. When two different breeds purebred Chihuahua and Dachshund are crosses together then the outcomes known as Hot dog. Due to its small size, it is called by different names.
The size or length of this breed is short .They have floppy and perky ears like both breeds. By nature, they are a lovely, affectionate and protective dog .They express their affection by licking feet of the owner and want to sleep with their owner or handler .The coat of this dog is lengthy and silky. Eyes are mostly in green, brown or black .Found in different colors like black, strawberry blond, chocolate, and brown.
Weight & Size:
The weight of this dog is between 5 to 10 pounds. And size is 8 inches. (20-Cm) in height.
Chihuahua Dachshund mix is the social dog, love to be with people. He is fond of playing and tug of war is its favorite game. Owner’s attention is necessary for his whether the owner is happy or sad. You can easily carry him while you are traveling due to its small size because he will take little space in your car.
It is really good for everyone families, old age and for children. Who lives alone he is best friend / partner for them. If you leave him alone he will feel depressor bored. He barks when needed this quality makes him a good watchdog. When he is with his family he feels happy .He tries his best to protect its family in any danger even he is small in size.
Diet or feeding:
As he is small in size doesn’t require a lot of food. You can feed him with a small portion of food in twice or thrice a day. Talk to them while feeding your dog. Feed him according to his need because over feeding many cause several health issues.
Every Dog’s grooming depends on upon its coat length. Long coat length needs more brushing in the week than the short coat. Chihuahua Dachshund mix has long and silky length he may require brushing 2, 3 times in a week. Bathing is not necessary on the regular basis because it may reduce the natural oil from your dog’s skin which is important for the good health of your dog. If your dog plays in the mud or dirty place so bathing is important it will remain your house clean. Trim their nails when needed.
Keep following things in your mind while buying this breed:
This dog’s life expectancy is 15 to 16 years. So keep in mind that he will be able to live his expected life .Is he small in size? You can play with them because he loves to play? You should not be leave kids alone with them because kids may hurt them as they are small in size. The dog should be a watchdog.
Like other dogs, he also suffers from different health problems like pollen allergies, diabetes, tooth decay disc problem etc.
Long or short size walk in a day is necessary for your Chihuahua Dachshund mix. He is not a lazy dog who can stay in the house all the day. As playing makes him happy so play with them at least once in a day so he will stay happy and free from boredom.
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