Chiweenies or Choxies are a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. This breed packs a lot of attitude into a small package and they’re known for making great watchdogs.
For those that live in apartments or may not have a lot of space for a dog, this breed might seem like a no-brainer. Chiweenies grow to anywhere between 5-12 pounds and 6-10 inches tall.
They’re an easy breed to care for because they don’t require a lot of grooming either and they’re not big shedders.
In this guide, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Chiweenie sizes and the mannerisms that make them a great pet.
How Big Will your Chiweenie Get?
Chiweenies are a very small breed and will only weigh around 10 pounds on average. Their weight does not fluctuate from male to female. They’ll grow to approximately 10 inches in height as well.
How to make sure a chiweenie grows up big and strong (for their breed)
Chiweenie diet and nutrition
To ensure that your chiweenie grows up to their ideal healthy weight it’s important to feed them a balanced diet. The right balance of protein, fat, and vitamins will make the best dog food for a chiweenie. Its also important not to overfeed your chiweenie, as this can lead to obesity and other health issues.
Love and Care
Since they’re small, this breed makes a great apartment dog; just keep in mind how the barking could have an impact on that. You’ll want to keep a close eye on them around children because their small size can lead to them getting stepped on or hurt during rough play. This can be a health risk and affect your chiweenie’s life expectancy.
While their grooming needs are low, they still require a lot of love and affection. Because of their chihuahua ancestors, they are very sensitive to cold and should wear sweaters on very cold days.
The type of coat your Chiweenie has will vary based on a number of factors and could be short or long. Their hair is straight and can come in a variety of colors.
This breed has a lot of energy and spunk. They require a lot of attention but they’re usually incredibly loyal to one person. Due to their small size, even if they have a lot of energy it doesn’t typically require that much attention. A short 30 minute walk or a quick playtime in the backyard is usually enough to satisfy them for a while.
While Dachshunds were originally hunters, this breed shows no interest in hunting but prefers acting as the watchdog. These dogs will stay up throughout the night and stare out the window to ensure no intruders come near the house.
They have a high tendency to bark and many would consider them to be a bit yappy. That said, this type of behavior is perfect if you’re looking for a dog that will alert you when someone who doesn’t belong comes within range.
This Dachshund-Chihuahua breed is incredibly popular so there’s no surprise that you’re bringing one home. They’re the perfect dog for first-time homeowners and those who may not have a lot of space. They stay very small and barely grow to be a foot tall. A
Enjoy your new pup, give them plenty of love, and good luck!