Chihuahuas are a breed that are often mixed with other types of dogs.
These Mexican dogs are usually crossed with other small breeds to create a designer dog that can act as a companion pet.
However, sometimes a male Chihuahua is crossed with a larger dog, resulting in a unique mix.
There’s mixed views on whether dog breeds should be mixed to create these so-called designer dogs.
Sometimes it can lead to health issues, especially if breeders aren’t carrying out the necessary checks and screenings.
Of course, you’ll often find a Chihuahua mix at a shelter due to breeding between abandoned or stray dogs.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at 28 Chihuahua mixes.
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The Affenhuahua is a cross between an Affenpinscher and a Chihuahua. The mix usually results in a toy-sized dog that is usually relatively small and scruffy in appearance. They can also be called Affen Chi. Given the Affenpinscher usually has a coat that ranges from dark grey, dark black and dark brown, most Affenhuahuas will have a coat that is dark brown, black, tan or dark blue. Chihuahuas are usually long haired and short haired so an Affenhuahua could have a short fur or long fur.
The BoChi, otherwise known as a Boston Huahua, is a mix between a Boston Terrier and a Chihuahua. The BoChi is a lively dog that make superb companion dogs. They like to be in the company of humans given both the Boston Terrier and Chihuahua usually function as companion dogs. Other characteristics include affectionate and loyal. Most BoChi will have the big, round eyes that are associated with Boston Terriers.
The Bolo-Chi is the result of breeding between Bolognese and Chihuahua. The Bolognese is regarded as an excellent dog for first-time owners or senior people. They’re a docile and friendly breed. Chihuahuas can have big personalities in spite of their tiny stature. The traits that a Bolo-Chi inherits from each of their parents can vary from dog to dog.
Boxers and Chihuahuas are two common breeds. When you cross these two popular dogs you get a hybrid dog called a Boxachi. Like a lot of so-called designer breeds, the Boxachi is a relatively new mix so there’s not a lot of history about them. The Boxer is a larger dog than a Chihuahua, so a Boxachi could range from six to twenty inches, while they can weigh from ten to forty pounds. They’re coat color has a lot of room for variety as well: black, blue, white, red, fawn and cream.
When you cross a Bulldog and Chihuahua get a Bullhuahua. The mix usually results in a medium-sized dogs. The Chihuahua is best known for their sassy personalities, while the Bulldog’s standout trait could be their muscular frames. Of course, each Bullhuahua could inherit different traits from each parent so it’s difficult to stereotype the crossbreed. However, the Bulldog Chihuahua mix could have characteristics such as being affectionate, loyal, proud and social.
Chihuahuas and Beagles are two breeds that are universally recognised. The result of intentional or unintentional breeding between these two dogs creates a Cheagle. The mix can also be called Chi-Bea and Chibeagle. They’ll usually be smaller in size than the Beagle breed, reaching a height of nine to fourteen inches and weighing around nine and twenty pounds. A Cheagle can embody the affectionate and loving side of the Beagles as well as the sassiness of the Chihuahua.
The Chihuahua Pekingese mix is sometimes called Cheeks, Pekachi, Pee-Chi, Pekachu and Pikachu (for Pokemon fans). Chihuahuas and Pekingeses have served as companion dogs for centuries. Therefore, a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pekingese will result in a mixed dog that likes to be in the company of humans. They usually don’t require a lot of exercise. Cheeks are great apartment dogs given their moderate care needs.
A cross between a Havanese and a Chihuahua can result in a Cheenese. Like the Pekingese breed, Havanese dogs are usually affectionate, gentle and sweet. They’ve been used as companion dogs. The Cheenese can come in a variety of different colors, including fawn, cream, brown, black and white.
Yet another dog that is perfect for first-time owner is the Bichon Frise. When you cross a Bichon Frise with the tiny Chihuahua, you get a small dog called a Chi Chon. These designer dogs are good-natured pups that will put smiles on faces with their happy personalities. Both the Chihuahua and Bichon Frise like to be around their owners, so Chi Chon should be the same. They won’t like to be left alone for long spells.
Most dog lovers will probably be able to figure out what a Chiweenie is. When you breed a Chihuahua with a Dachshund, you get this so-called designer dog. They’ve got a variety of other names, including Mexican Hot Dog, Chihiweenie, Chawinnie, Doxiwawa, Dachuahua, Chiwee. The cross breed first originated in the 1990s. The Chiweenie will usually grow to be nine inches tall and weigh around 12 pounds.
You can probably guess what breeds were mixed to create a Chorgi – too. They’re the result of breeding between a Chihuahua and a Corgi. Once again, they’ve got a variety of different names. These include Chorgi, Chigi and Cohuahua. Their appearance can vary depending on the characteristics inherited from both parents. Both Chihuahuas and Corgis do better in a family with older children who can be taught to respect these small but robust dogs.
The Chimation is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dalmation. The resulting offspring will be much larger than their Chihuahua parent. They can grow to a height range between 20 and 40 inches. Chihuahuas are a small breed that have moderate exercise needs. However, the influence of the working Dalmation means that a Chimation will have more energy.
We’ve got two old breeds combining to create the Chin-wa. The Japanese Chin and Chihuahua are bred together to reduce a mixed dog that likes to interact and socialise with humans. The small cross breed will usually like to be centre of attention. Given the Chihuahua and Japanese Chin are toy breeds, they won’t grow to a height of more than 10 inches or weight greater than 7 pounds.
The cross between a Papillon and a Chihuahua is called a Chion. These mixed dogs are usually eight inches tall and weigh around eight pounds. Their coat can be long haired or short haired depending on their Chihuahua parent. They’ve got a range of potential coat colors, including white, gold, brown, tan, black and mixed.
The Chipin is a mix between a Miniature Pinscher and a Chihuahua. Other names for this designer breed includes Pinhuahua and Minchi. Both breeds are relatively small in stature, so we can expect a Chipin to be similar in size. These mixed dogs were thought to have first been created in the early 2000s. A Chipin can come in a range of colors, from fawn, black, brown and cream.
One of the most researched Chihuahua mixes is the Chipoo. Other names include Wapoo, Poochi, Choodle and Chipoodle. If you’ve got an allergy to dogs, you’ll be interested in hypoallergenic breeds or mixed breeds. Poodles have a coat that is more hypoallergenic than most other dogs, so crossing a Chihuahua with a Poodle should yield a canine that could be a good fit for potential dog owners with allergies. Chihuahuas aren’t big shedders compared to other breeds.
The hint is in the name: Chi-Spaniels are a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and Chihuahua. They’re energetic dogs that have substantial exercise needs. Embodying the traits of both parents, the Chi-Spaniel should be friendly and outgoing dogs. As with all cross breeds, their appearance and coat type will depend on which characteristics they inherit from each parent.
The Chizer is a mix between German and Mexican dogs. They’re the result of breeding between a Chihuahua and a Schnauzer. Like a lot of designer dogs, the Chizer first appeared in the United States. In fact, this cross breed is relatively new given the first Chizers were bred in 2009. They’re small companion dogs. Like Poodles, Schnauzers are considered a hypoallergenic breed. Chihuahuas are moderate to low shedders. So this mix could be a good fit for potential dog owners who want to find a hypoallergenic mix.
Chihuahuas and Yorkies are two of the smallest breeds in the dog world. When you combine of these companion dogs, you get what is commonly called a Chorkie. They’ve got a wide variety of different names, although Chorkie is the most common name. Others include Yorkiechi, Chiyorkie, Yorkie-chi, Yorkchi, York-chi, Chiorkie and York Chi. The cross breed started in the early 1990s.
No prizes for guessing what breeds were used to create a Chug. These dogs are the result of breeding between a Chihuahua and a Pug. They give yield to small lap dog called a Chug. You should be able to spot the influence of the pug with a short, stunted muzzle. You can expect a Chug to be a bright and happy dog that likes to interact with its humans.
Next up is a unique mix called an Italian Greyhuahua. They can also go by the name of Greyhuahua and Italian Chihuahua. These designed dogs are the offspring of an Italian Greyhound and a Chihuahua. Although Chihuahuas are a low energy dog, but that’s not the case with the Italian Greyhound. The Italian Greyhuahua will have moderate exercise needs. However, once they’ve stretched their legs, they’ll happily be couch potatoes.
The Jack Russell Terrier and the Chihuahua are two breeds known worldwide. The Jackchi is the result of breeding between Chihuahua and Jack Russells. These hybrid dogs emerged in the late 1980s or early 1990s. They’re usually small-to-medium sized dogs. The temperament of these mixed dogs can have the traits of both parents. They also go by the names Jack-Chi, Jackahuahua and Jackhuahua.
A Chihuahua and a Labrador Retriever can be crossed to create a Labrahuahua. They’re sprightly dogs that like to be active. A Chihuahua and Labrador Retriever mix usually make great family dogs. Their appearance can mirror the traits of both parents to varying degrees. Labrahuahua can come in a variety of different colors, including black, brown, fawn and white.
Pithuahua is a mix between a Pitbull Terrier and a Chihuahua. Although they may be relatively small in size, they can inherit the muscular frame of the Pitbull parent. They’re not a common mix. The Pithuahua is a playful and upbeat dog. They like to receive attention from their parents.
One of the most common Chihuahua mixes that you will encounter online is the Pomchi. This is the cross between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. The result is a toy dog that likes to act as companion animals. Pomchis can range from 6 to 10 inches in height and between 4 and 12 pounds. While they can be cute, Pomchi are stubborn so you’ll need firm and persistent training.
When you cross a Scottish Terrier with a Chihuahua, you get a Scotchi. The designer dog is small in size. It’s one of the less known Chihuahua mixes but the cross dogs is a cross between the American Canine Hybrid Club and the International Designer Canine Registry.
Shi-chi or Chi-Shi
A Chi-Shi is a mix between a Shih Tzu and Chihuahua. These two breeds are companion dogs that are idea for dog lovers living in an apartment. The designer dog is small in size and easily portable. They like to be the focus of attention in the home.
So there we have it, we’ve reached the end of our feature on Chihuahua mixes.
They’re a breed that are often bred with smaller dogs to result in a companion-sized designer dog.