What do a Chug, Cheagle, and Chigi all have in common?
They are all types of Chihuahua mixes!
Many people love the Chihuahua for its small size and fierce attitude. But, some want a dog that’s a little less spice and more sweet. Others may want a mix that has less yap and more charm.
There are now over 40 Chihuahua mix breeds. Dogs ranging from Pugs to Corgis are used to create adorable, pint-sized mixed breeds. Some are more like a Chihuahua, and some are more like their other parent.
Read on to learn more about these lovable mixes and find out which one is perfect for you…
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world. It originated in Mexico and is known for its big attitude and fiery heart. This tiny dog has become wildly popular in America due to being low maintenance and adaptable to small living spaces.
Over the last twenty years Chihuahuas have been bred with nearly every kind of dog.
Chihuahua mix breeds are hybrid dogs that have one parent Chihuahua and one parent another dog breed. Some of the most popular dog breeds used are Dachshund, Pugs and Corgis.
All of these mixes have their own unique and off-the-wall names. A few funny ones include the Taco Terrier and the Chug!
Some of these mixes may take after the Chihuahua, while others will not. There is no guarantee what each puppy will look like.
The most popular five Chihuahua mixes are:
- Chi Chi
Many of these mixes can take the best traits from their parents.
A good example of this is the Labrahuahua. Chihuahuas are frequently bred with the Labrador Retriever. This helps to produce a dog that does not have a sassy, temperamental attitude. Instead the Labrador’s easy-going, laid-back personality produces a more mellow mix.
However, it is important to research both parent breeds before you adopt.
Your mix may act more like a Chihuahua or the other parent. There is no way to guarantee what their personality will be.
Chihuahua Mix Breeds
|American Chi||Loving and Rambunctious||10-15||21||Bolo Chi||Friendly and Excitable||6-10||39|
|Boston Huahua||Alert and Cautious||10-15||30|
|Boxachi||Active and Out-going||10-40||26|
|Bullhuahua||Sweet and Loyal||20-30||15|
|Chatterdale||Curious and Alert||5-15||35|
|Cheagle||Out-Going and Loving||9-20||6|
|Chestie||Energetic and Loyal||5-10||34|
|Chi Apso||Friendly and Sweet||13-15||23|
|Chi Chi||Proctective and Devoted||6-10||14|
|Chi Chon||Loyal and Friendly||6-10||28|
|Chi Poo||Spunky and Intelligent||8-18||7|
|Chi Spaniel||Friendly and Sensitive||6-18||31|
|Chi Terrier||Intelligent and Stubborn||6-8||20|
|Chidale||Devoted and Timid||15-18||36|
|Chigi||Fun-loving and Playful||10-20||11|
|Chimation||High-spirited and Loyal||10-14||25|
|Chin-wa||Fiesty and Protective||4-7||38|
|Chion||Lively and Loyal||4-9||17|
|Chipin||Alert and Confident||5-18||8|
|Chipit||Caring and Gentle||15-30||13|
|Chiweenie||Loving and Affectionate||5-12||1|
|Chiwoxy||Curious and Mischievious||6-9||24|
|Chizer||Amicable and Cautious||4-15||18|
|Chorkie||Playful and Energetic||5-9||4|
|Chug||Stubborn and Strong-willed||10-20||3|
|Chussel||Adventurous and Stubborn||6-12||32|
|Chimo||Devoted and Lively||6-20||9|
|Italian Greyhuahua||Skittish and Alert||8-13||22|
|Jack Chi||Active and Loving||8-18||5|
|King Chi||Gentle and Outgoing||6-12||29|
|Labrahuahua||Active and Affectionate||8-65||16|
|Malchi||Gentle and Playful||5-15||10|
|Pee Chi||Affectionate and Loving||3-10||37|
|Pomchi||Sassy and Energetic||5-12||2|
|Scotchi||Fearless and Intelligent||5-16||27|
|Shi Chi||Fun and Free-spirited||5-12||19|
|Schipper Chi||Protective and Inelligent||10-18||40|
|Silkyhuahua||Compassionate and Affectionate||4-9||33|
|Taco Terrier||Stubborn and Playful||7-10||12|
1. Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund)
The Chiweenie is the celebrity of this list! It is a very popular mix between a Dachshund and Chihuahua. These lap-sized dogs have long bodies and ears that can by floppy or upright. They can also have coats that are either long or short.
This mix goes by many different names including: Choxie, Weeniehuahua, German Taco, and Mexican Hot Dog. Who wouldn’t want a pooch called a Mexican Hot Dog?
The Chiweenie is charismatic, loyal and spunky. Many Chiweenies will get close to one family member and tend to reserve that love for only one person. This makes this hybrid best suited for singles. They will love this person dearly, though, and will always want to be close to them.
Since both parents can be anxious, the Chiweenie can easily develop anxiety about many things. They can also be yappy and bark at anything unknown to them. Apartment life may not be the best choice with this yappy Chihuahua mix.
2. Pomchi (Pomeranian and Chihuahua)
Bold and brash are two words to describe these fiery little mixes!
The Pomchi is energetic, playful, and a little bit sassy. It is a bossy cross between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua.
If you are looking for a Chihuahua cross that doubles as a guard dog, then the Pomchi is a great choice. The guard dog nature of the Pomchi means that they are quite yappy and barky. They will let you know when they feel threatened or excited.
Pomchis are affectionate little guard dogs. But, they that can become spoiled quickly if they are not given boundaries. Be ready to train them as soon as they come home.
The Pomchi is normally a very healthy and strong breed. Some have been reported to live up to 18 years!
3. Chug (Chihuahua and Pug)
Chug, Pughuahua and Pugwawa. These are all nicknames for the designer mix that is a cross between a Chihuahua and Pug.
If the Chug was a human being, it would be a comedian. The Chug is an absolute goofball and will make sure your life is full of laughter and smiles! However, Chugs can be heavy little balls of stubbornness. This trait is in both of its parents. They must be trained and socialized early with lot of positive reinforcement to reduce their stubbornness.
Chugs are a good breed to have if you would like to own a Pug with less health issues.
They are a thicker version of the Chihuahua and with a long snout. They can have short or long coats that can be brown, black, fawn, silver, apricot, or cream.
4. Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier)
The Chorkie rose to popularity in the 1990s due to their small size, hypoallergenic coat and confident personality. Chorkies are energetic, silly, loyal and playful. They have all the best qualities you can expect from a lapdog.
This dog is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua. Puppies that take after their Yorkie parent have a good chance of being hypoallergenic. So if you have allergies, the Chorkie may be an excellent dog for you.
Chorkies are also full of energy! They love to run around the house chasing after their toys. However their energy can make them become territorial of their home. Expect them to bark at most things that pass by on the street.
One downfall to this mix is that it is prone to separation anxiety. The Chorkie is very loving, but clingy. This can become a problem for owners that spend a lot of time away from home. For this reason, the Chorkie may be best for owners that work from home.
5. Jack Chi (Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua)
Jack Chi is a common name for a Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
These energetic mixes have big hearts and are very loving towards their family! They enjoy making friends with anybody who is willing to give them a treat or pat on the head.
Jack Chis are very active due to the Jack Russell’s high energy level. They will require daily exercise and do best in a busy family home. After burning off all that energy, they become very affectionate.
Most Jack Chis are not as yappy or barky as the other mixes on this list. They are upbeat, outgoing, social, and as cute as can be! It is hard to resist their adorable button noses and warm, chocolate brown eyes. One look at a Jack Chi and you are instantly in love.
6. Cheagle (Chihuahua and Beagle)
The Cheagle is America’s sweetheart. It is an adorable hybrid between a Beagle and a Chihuahua; two of America’s most beloved breeds. One look at it and your heart will instantly melt.
Cheagles are bigger Chihuahua mixes, some people confuse them for being small Beagles! Luckily, most keep the round head and floppy ears of the Beagle.
In terms of personality, they are outgoing, playful, snuggly, and fearless dogs.
The Cheagle makes a great companion for adults and families with older children.
They are friendly with most people and love to be a part of the action. They get along well with children and enjoy going on walks or playing at the park. These dogs need about thirty minutes of exercise a day and enjoy lots of games.
7. Chi-Poo (Chihuahua and Teacup Poodle)
Just like its many silly names, the Chi-Poo is a happy-go-lucky pup. They are loving, smart, playful, and independent.
The Chi-Poo is half Chihuahua and half Toy or Teacup Poodle. It combines the Poodle’s intelligence with the Chihuahua’s spunky attitude. This can make them little troublemakers that love to bark and get into things. They are very curious and love to explore their surroundings.
Chi-poos quickly make themselves at home anywhere they go. They are great for families with kids as they are a lap dog with higher than normal energy levels.
In terms of appearance, they look like Chihuahuas that have winter coat on. Many have a wiry or fluffy coat.
8. Chipin (Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher)
The Chipin is a mix between a Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher. Most have large, black upright ears like their Miniature Pinscher parent.
This dog is adventurous, fearless and brave. Chipins do not live lazy lives. Instead, they love to get outside and explore. Chipins are excellent companions for active singles and couples who like to travel in warm climates.
Chipins are not very tolerant of extreme or cold weather. You will need to take lots of care if travelling in colder climates.
The Chipin can be very protective of its owner. They have developed a reputation for being a yappy little guard dog. Owners of this breed know that the Chipin can be quite chatty. Some of them fall into the Small Dog Syndrome trap.
9. Chimo (Chihuahua and American Eskimo Dog)
The Chimo is part Chihuahua and part American Eskimo Dog. The American Eskimo Dog comes in three sizes (standard, miniature, and toy), so this mix can come in many sizes too!
Chimos are excellent watchdogs, they can be very protective of their home. Unfortunately, this protectiveness can lead to excessive barking if not trained. They have a stubborn streak, so training will be easier said than done.
The Chimo does not like being left alone and is quite clingy. They love constant attention and affection. Due to their clinginess, the Chimo is an excellent dog for seniors or stay at home workers. This way owners can always offer a pat or scratch.
10. Malchi (Maltese and Chihuahua)
The cheerleader of this list is claimed by the Malchi! As most are desperate for attention, and will do anything for a few extra scratches, they will always be cheering you on.
This energetic and enthusiastic pooch is half Maltese and half Chihuahua.
Malchis are excellent dogs for the elderly. They do not require a lot of exercise and are happy to sit on their owner’s lap all day. Their fur is usually very soft and easy to maintain, so they are low maintenance too.
Due to their extreme love and affection, the Malchi can develop separation anxiety. Crate training and socialization are important to teach them that being alone is okay.
11. Chigi (Chihuahua and Corgi)
Most Chigi’s get so excited when they see you that they hurriedly shuffle on their feet. This makes it look like they are dancing a cute little jig. Who wouldn’t want to be greeted by an adorable dancing pup?
The Chigi is a playful hybrid between a Corgi and a Chihuahua.
A few other nicknames for this mix include the Chi-Corgi and the Chorgie.
The Chigi is friendly and loves life. The Corgi in them makes them very friendly with new people. They will not bark or show aggression to strangers.
As adults these tiny dogs stand just 7 to 12 inches tall. Since the Chigi is tiny, it would be best to not have children in the house. A Chigi may also have the instinct to herd small children, as Corgis are herding dogs.
12. Taco Terrier (Toy Fox Terrier and Chihuahua)
The Taco Terrier is a Toy Fox Terrier x Chihuahua mix. It has a few extra nicknames including: Toy Chitoxy, Toy Chisoxy, Toy Chiwoxy, and Chihuahua Fox Terrier mix.
They are one of the tiniest puppies on this list, weighing no more than eight pounds. These teacup dogs have small, round heads, adorable brown eyes, and floppy ears.
The Taco Terrier may be small, but they do not act like it! It has a larger than life personality and is bursting with courage, bravery, and loyalty. These pint-size pups are excellent companions for people who live in apartments or other small spaces. Their small size also means they don’t need to spend hours exercising.
13. Chipit (Chihuahua and American Pitbull Terrier)
The Chipit is a cross between a Pitbull and Chihuahua. Typically, the Chipit has a muscular build with strong back legs.
Chipits have high energy levels due to being half Pitbull. They will need about an hour of exercise a day. The Chipit is higher energy than most and loves to exercise. If you are a runner or hiker, the Chipit is right for you!
This pooch is the perfect fit for families that love to be outside and active.
Besides being energetic, the Chipit is family-oriented, friendly and sweet. They may make great family pets because the Pitbull used to be known as a “nanny breed” and watch after young children.
14. Chi Chi (Chihuahua and Chinese Crested)
Chi Chis are a cross between a Chinese Crested dog and a Chihuahua.
Thanks to their Chinese Crested genes, most Chi Chis only have a few thick patches of fur. Because of this, some breeders advertise them as a hypoallergenic breed. However, be wary of breeders who advertise them as hypoallergenic. They are still half Chihuahua and can have fur!
Besides being mainly hairless, the Chi Chi looks just like a Chihuahua. They are thin, fine-boned, have small round faces and upright, triangular ears.
In terms of personality, the Chi Chi is a protective little watchdog who will yap at strangers.
Chi Chis do not do well with children and are better in an adult-only homes or with older kids. They stick to their family like glue, from day one! Although you may enjoy this trait, it also makes them prone to developing separation anxiety.
15. Bullhuahua (English Bulldog and Chihuahua)
The Bullhuahua looks like a Chihuahua that loves weight lifting and being in the gym! Bullhuahuas are muscular and stocky dogs. They are a Bulldog mixed with a Chihuahua.
This mix is sweet and loyal. They are very gentle with children due to their bulldog parents. However, they may need some time to warm up to new people. Once they are comfortable, they become very friendly.
Bullhuahuas are pretty low-key and do not need a lot of exercises because of their health issues. Bullhuahuas can develop several health problems like upper airway abnormalities due to having a brachycephalic syndrome. This can make it hard for Bullhuahuas to breathe during exercise.
16. Labrahuahua (Labrador and Chihuahua)
The Labrahuahua is a new mix that is quickly gaining popularity!
If you couldn’t already guess, the Labrahuahua is a cross between Labrador Retriever and Chihuahua. These dogs are not bred naturally. Instead, breeders have to use artificial insemination for female Labradors.
It is difficult to predict what these puppies look like. Most Labrahuahuas look like mini Labs and have slim and athletic bodies. They can take on all of the Labrador colors too so can be black, yellow and chocolate.
The Labrahuahua is a very calm breed that is smart, obedient and kind. They need to live with active families with large backyards. They are also smart so they love to play games that stimulate their brain!
17. Chion (Chihuahua and Papillion)
The Chion is a lively hybrid that is part Papillion and part Chihuahua. Most are very small, dainty and have apple-shaped heads with large ears. When fully grown this mix may only weigh four pounds.
This mix may be tiny but it is bursting with confidence!
The Chion is a fierce and devoted protector. They are not afraid to voice their opinion or bark at strangers. They will be possessive of their owner, bark at strange people, be challenging to train, and have a short fuse.
They may be alert, but the Chion also has a sweet and cuddly side. They love to be with their person and sit in their lap. Chions do best in a single-person home with someone who can be with them most of the day. Many seniors find lots of love and companionship from them.
18. Chizer (Chihuahua and Miniature Schnauzer)
The Chizer is one of the best watchdogs on this list. It has an excellent sense of hearing and is always alert. Not surprisingly, this mix is half Miniature Schnauzer!
Chizers have a slightly aggressive side to them.
For no apparent reason, they can become reactive and act out. Due to this trait, they are not recommended for seniors or families with small children. These dogs are not the best around small children.
Chizers are intelligent, brave and do well in single-person households.
19. Shi Chi (Shih Tzu and Chihuahua)
The Shi Chi is the life of every party! They are outgoing, fun, free-spirited, and most of all cute.
This hybrid between a Shih Tzu and a Chihuahua takes the prize for most well-rounded pup. They are great both for singles and families. They are also happy in just about any setting including: apartments, condos, or family homes.
Most Shi Chis weigh between 5 to 12 pounds when fully grown. Some pups may have short hair coats, while others have medium to long coats. Those with longer hair will likely have a double coat that will shed more and require regular grooming.
20. Chi Terrier (Chihuahua and Cairn Terrier)
The Chi Terrier is a cross between a Cairn Terrier and Chihuahua. This mix often inherits the wiry coat of the Cairn Terrier giving them an unkempt, adorable appearance. Their hair does not lie down smoothly!
Cairn Terriers and Chihuahuas are both intelligent, but stubborn breeds. Because of this a Chi Terrier likes to wear their own crown, meaning they act like they are in charge. They make the rules, want to be pampered and will keep you laughing with their shenanigans! It will take some time before they are trained.
They are also very protective of their owners and can become aggressive when provoked. This is due to the territorial personality of the Cairn Terrier.
21. American Chi (American Rat Terrier and Chihuahua)
The American Chi is a high energy mix between an American Rat Terrier and Chihuahua.
American Chis are a rambunctious, frisky, and loving little breed. They are great snugglers and one of the best lap dogs. They will be fiercely loyal to their owner and tend to bond and cling to only one individual. They tend to stick to that person like glue for the rest of their life.
This Chihuahua mix is a bit more active than others on this list. Enrichment games that stimulate the hunting instincts they get from their rat terrier parent help to keep them calm. They do best in a house that has a yard for them to run around in.
22. Italian Greyhuahua (Italian Greyhound and Chihuahua)
The Italian Greyhuahua is a designer hybrid between an Italian Greyhound and Chihuahua. They are very small and do not take up a lot of space, making apartment living a breeze. Most are very slender and petite with skinny, gangly legs.
In terms of personality, this dog is playful, loyal and smart.
Despite being smart, the Italian Greyhuahua can be stubborn and hard to potty train. They need to be housebroken and trained early for them to solidify those habits into their daily routine.
Greyhuahuas are also skittish around strangers. It is important to socialize them with people and dogs soon after their vaccinations.
23. Chi Apso (Chihuahua and Lhasa Apso)
The Chi Apso is a loyal cross between a Lhasa Apso and Chihuahua.
Most Chi Apsos are fluffy with very thick double coats! A lot take after the Lhasa Apso with floppy ears, medium-length muzzles, and under bites. Coat colors include: black, brown, white or cream.
This Chihuahua mix is extremely loyal, loving, stubborn, and sassy. They will always keep you on your toes and training will not a be a walk in the park.
The Chi Apso will quickly become a part of any family. They are affectionate and love to cuddle, but will need their alone time after a while.
24. Chiwoxy (Chihuahua and Wire Fox Terrier)
The Chiwoxy is a brave and feisty mix between a Chihuahua and Wire Fox Terrier. This dog is a go getter and is bursting with self-confidence. From day one, this pup will act like the boss of its home.
They are a fearless mix are have been known to challenge dogs three times their size. Chiwoxys love to rough house and can handle a bit of rougher play compared to other Chihuahua mix dogs on this list.
Chiwoxies are very curious and aware of their surroundings. They love to get into things, but that can lead to destructive behaviors if they are not trained. It is important to give them a structured activity that allows them to use their chewing instincts. Durable chew toys as a must for them to gnaw on to their heart’s content.
25. Chimation (Chihuahua and Dalmatian)
The Chimation is the only mix on this list with Spots! It is easy to see this is dog is half Dalmatian.
Chimations were first bred to shrink the large Dalmatian down to a more manageable size for owners to handle. However, smaller does not always mean easier. Both parents are hard-headed and difficult to train. They need a firm and patient owner.
The Chimation will run circles around you because they are always bursting with energy. This cross does best with a minimum of 60 minutes of daily activity. They love to be outside and run out of all of their energy.
Their high strung personality and high energy level makes them not ideal to be around small children. They can get too excited and accidentally cause harm.
26. Boxachi (Boxer and Chihuahua)
The Boxachi is one of the largest, yet sassiest Chihuahua mix dogs on our list. They need a lot of affection and devotion. Boxachis always want to be the center of attention. All they think is, “Me. Me. Me!” Most inherit the Boxer’s fun personality with the Chihuahua’s needy and sassy traits.
There is a lot of variability in the appearance of Boxachis. Some will have a round head with a muzzle that is more elongated and has fewer wrinkles than a Boxer. Some have a curious and inquisitive look on their face.
They make great family dogs because they get along well with children and are looking for a playmate. They also do well with housemates but can be cautious around new dogs.
27. Scotchi (Scottish Terrier and Chihuahua)
The Scotchi is a cross between a Scottish Terrier and a Chihuahua. Just like butterscotch candy, this dog is tangy and loved by many. You can expect this Chihuahua mix to be loving, calm, fearless, intelligent, and somewhat independent.
Scotchis fall in the middle of the list for their size. Most will weigh somewhere between 16 to 20 pounds as adults. This is quite a bit heavier than a Chiahuahu!
It is important to know that the Scotchi is emotionally reactive. They can be overly sensitive to anger and will nip if they sense it.
28. Chi Chon (Chihuahua and Bichon Frise)
Some may confuse the Chi Chon with a teddy bear! It is a sweet and cuddly mix that when fully grown will weigh four to ten pounds. One downfall to this dog is that they are yappy and barky. They love to voice their opinion and get your attention.
The Chi Chon is a fierce lover that wants to be carried! They are attention hogs and love a good belly rub. Owning one is very similar to having a Chihuahua. They are very adaptable little dogs and prefer to live in a quiet house with just their owner.
29. King Chi (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Chihuahua)
The King Chi is a sweet hybrid between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Chihuahua. It is one of the most warm-hearted mixes on this list. They are a literal ray of sunshine that will instantly light up your life.
King Chis are sweet, playful, intelligent and affectionate. They quickly make friends with other animals and have a moderate energy level suited to smaller family homes.
They make great additions for families with older children that already have pets.
30. Boston Huahua (Boston Terrier and Chihuahua)
Boston Huahuas are the entertainers of this list! Many love to be on the go and make their owners laugh at their goofy personalities. These little dogs can seem like they are always-on patrol as they inherit the Chihuahua’s cautious traits.
Most Boston Huahuas are compact and small, weighing less than 10 pounds. They keep the square head of a Boston Terrier with the large, pointy, upright ears of the Chihuahua. Black, white, or cream are the most common coat colors for this dog.
One fun fact about Boston Huahuas is that they are one of the longest living Chihuahua mixes. Most live for 15 years or more.
31. Chi-Spaniel (Chihuahua and Cocker Spaniel)
The Chi-Spaniel is a happy-go-lucky Cocker Spaniel and Chihuahua mix. It is one of the friendliest dogs you will meet. Chi-Spaniels makes a great family dog because of their big hearts, they show love and affection non-stop!
If you have kids that are begging for a furry friend, the Chi-Spaniel makes a great choice. Their sweet and polite personality allows them to easily transition to any home.
Most Chi-Spaniels will have a medium to long coat that can be black, white, red, brown, tan, black, or golden. They will be about 12 inches tall and have a slim body.
Unfortunately, the Cocker spaniel in this mix will make them want to dig up gardens and chew on everything. Regular exercise, chew toys and play can help to eliminate these habits.
32. Chussel (Chihuahua and Brussels Griffon)
Bossy and boisterous are two words that perfectly describe a Chussel!
The Chussel is an out of this world mix between a Brussels Griffon and a Chihuahua.
These adventurous little dogs are not for the faint of heart. The Chussel is very bossy, energetic, and stubborn. Many of them are independent and do well on their own, they are not extremely snuggly or cuddly. Due to their stubborn streak, the Chussel can be a hassle to train.
Chussel make great dogs for adults that want an independent dog.
The Chussel has a tiny face, with a muzzle that is covered with wiry hair. Many will have underbites that give them a very cute appearance.
33. Silkyhuahua (Silky Terrier and Chihuahua)
The Silkyhuahua is a toy-sized cross between a Silky Terrier and a Chihuahua.
You will never want to stop petting a Silkyhuahua. They are just as silky as their name sounds! Most Silkyhuahuas have double coats that are extremely soft. Many have short legs and a long, fluffy tail. Their adorable almond-shaped eyes are truly love at first sight!
These little dogs are incredibly affectionate and are full of love. However, this affection can grow into neediness and possessiveness if they are not taught independence early.
Their strong desire for attention can lead to disruptive behaviors such as barking, digging, or biting. But, once trained, they are just the right balance between chill and play!
Silkyhuahuas do not require a lot of exercise. Most are happy with less than 25 minutes each day. Their low energy and calm personality makes them excellent for seniors. They need an older owner who is more of a homebody.
34. Chestie (Chihuahua and West Highland White Terrier)
When a West Highland White Terrier and a Chihuahua are mixed, they create the energetic Chestie. Chesties come with a lot of energy from their Westie parent, but their small size makes them low maintenance and good for people who live busy lives.
Chesties have a scruffy and messy coat which they inherit from the West Highland Terrier. Their fur is normally a wiry texture and can be white, black, brown, or tan.
The Chestie is loyal and loving, but also clingy. They do not like being left alone and are prone to developing separation anxiety if not properly socialized. This separation anxiety is normally because they are very devoted to their owner.
Chesties are best suited for single-owners. They love to be on the go and get outside with their owners for an early morning walk.
35. Chatterdale (Chihuahua and Patterdale Terrier)
The Chatterdale is one of the rarest Chihuahua mix hybrids. It is part Patterdale Terrier and part Chihuahua. The Patterdale Terrier is a small fox hunting dog from England.
Looking at its name, you may think this dog likes to chat. You are exactly right!
The Chatterdale is a little chatterbox and loves to bark. Chatterdales are alert, curious, and have a lot of confidence packed in their little bodies. This confidence can be misguided though, they are known for being aggressive with other dogs and do not do well with children.
Chatterdales are small dogs with perky, floppy ears and wire coats. The outer layer of the coat can be straight or slightly textured. They usually come in shades of brown and black, but are not a brindle breed.
36. Chidale (Chihuahua and Airedale Terrier)
The Chidale is a Chihuahua mixed with an Airedale Terrier. They are very similar to the Chussel as they are an independent and headstrong breed. Chidales are good with other dogs, but are timid with strangers. It is important to socialize them early to avoid stranger aggression.
Most Chidales take after the Airedale so they are longer and taller than a purebred Chihuahua.
This mix is active and always on the go. In fact, Chidales are most happy and healthy with at least 60 minutes of daily exercise. If they are not allowed to burn off their energy, they will find other, more destructive ways of doing so on their own.
37. Pee-Chi (Pekingese and Chihuahua)
The Pee Chi is a “cheeky” Pekingese and Chihuahua mix. This mix is always smiling, and will put a smile on your face too! This smiley pup is more than happy with long naps on the couch. They have one of the lowest activity requirements of all the Chihuahua mixes!
Pee Chis are also known as a:
Pee Chis have thick coats thanks to their Pekingese parents. They do not do well in hot climates. During the summer months, they will need breaks inside to cool off.
The Pee Chi is the perfect size for elderly owners. They have a petite body and stand at just 10 to 14 inches tall. Pee Chis are very loving dogs that also make great family pets because they are excellent with children.
38. Chin-Wa (Japanese Chin and Chihuahua)
The Chin-Wa is a spicy Japanese Chin and Chihuahua mix. This pint-sized pup is a social butterfly. They are outgoing and will try to play and make friends with larger dogs. Despite weighing less than eight pounds, size does not intimate them!
Chin-Was typically have an apple-shaped head and ears that can be upright or floppy.
Their great social skills and happy-go-lucky personality allow them to easily transition to any home.
39. Bolo-Chi (Bolognese and Chihuahua)
Bolo-Chis are half Bolognese and half Chihuahua.
This little mix was bred to be a companion dog. They are intelligent, brave and friendly.
The Bolo-chi is easy-going and friendly with almost everyone it meets. The Bolognese’s excitable nature cancels out the Chihuahua’s reserved personality. They are very loyal and loving.
40. Schipper-Chi (Schipperke and Chihuahua)
One of the least known Chihuahua mix breeds is the Schipper Chi.
This is a mix between a Chihuahua and Schipperke.
The Schipperke is a small black dog from Belgium. These dogs are brilliant and protective because the Schipperke was bred to guard the boats in the canals of Belgium.
Schipper Chis are feisty and bursting with energy! They have a very curious nature to them and a cunning wit. Their smarts can be both a blessing and a curse. Schipper Chis can be very stubborn, but a patient owner will be able to train them in time.
This mix is nearly indistinguishable from a purebred black Chihuahua, except that it is a bit taller.
The Chihuahua is loved for its free-spirited and lively personality. They love to please their owners and make the perfect city pet. Despite having many positive attributes, the Chihuahua falls short in friendliness and trainability.
A Chihuahua mix can help to add friendliness and intelligence.
Some mixes like the Chigi and Labrahuahua are best for a family with children to play with. Others like the American Chi and Chin-wa are best in an adult-only homes because they are skittish around kids.
No matter which Chihuahua mix you choose, there is one thing they all have in common. Each is lovable in its own way.
Let us know if you decided to welcome a mix into your family!