What You Need To Know Before Getting Chiweenie Puppies

The Chiweenie as the name suggests is a mixed Dog Breed. Chiweenie puppies are a mix between the Chihuahua and Dachshund and are part of a growing trend of designer or hybrid dogs. This is one of the cutest little dogs you may ever run across. This article will attempt to discover if the Chiweenie is the right breed for you.

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Facts About The Chiweenie Puppies

Breed Information

Lifespan

13-16 years

Weight

8-12 pounds

Barking

They might be barkers like typical smaller dogs or more reserved and quiet. They are individuals.

Heath

They might include the following as these are common in the Chihuahua and the Dachshund.

Other

  • While they might not be able to do too much to an intruder, they actually make good watchdogs as they are alert and will certainly let you know when someone is around who shouldn’t be.
  • Since this is a mix they really don’t look alike. They are pretty individualistic.
  • They do well in apartments or smaller houses since they are so small.
  • Best suited for families with older children and seniors. They are so small that smaller kids might step on them.
  • Great for older folks as they make great companions that don’t require a large amount of exercise.

Everyone likes to see pictures and videos of puppies, so here is a video below:

Physical Attributes

The Chiweenie is a small dog. They are small in build, and typically have the long body and build of a Dachshund. Their trademark ears might vary from being floppy like a Dachshund or smaller like a Chihuahua.

Exercise Needs And Care

Their coat length can vary; it really depends on the genetic makeup of the dogs that are bred to make them. They might have either a short or long coat. If they have longer hair, you should brush and groom him more often to avoid tangles and mats. Don’t bathe them too much as it might dry out his coat. Keep his nails trimmed and make sure that you are keeping his teeth clean.

Exercise is good for all dogs, both physically and mentally. Even though they are small, they still need at least light exercise. Be sure to not overdo it as they are small and you can certainly push them too hard, but exercise is good for everyone.

One of the most important things you can do for any dog is to properly socialize them. This helps provide them with a foundation of being able to interact well with both dogs and people.

Check out the video below to get a better idea of what they are all about

Chiweenie Training

These little guys might be a bit stubborn so keep training sessions short and interesting, with plenty of treats and praise for a job well done. Like all dogs, they will respond well to positive reinforcement. So make sure to offer lots of praise and let them know when they do well.

Check out this video to see more tips on Chiweenie puppy training:

Where To Get One?

Since this a designer dog it might be a bit of a challenge to find one if you are looking for a breeder. You might want to just Google it in your area and see what comes up. We also recommend that you look at your local breed specific rescue. As they might have one available or know another rescue that they can put you in touch with that would have the mix you are looking for.

Conclusion

As you can see, there’s plenty of reasons why the Chiweenie is such a popular mixed breed. This is a smart, healthy, and loyal dog. They do best with families with older kids and seniors. They can bond very closely with one person, so they can make a great companion for someone who lives alone. Chiweenie puppies don’t require a lot of exercise or space so they are pretty easy keepers. This will make a great companion for the right person.

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