The Chiweenie is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Chihuahua and Dachshund dog breeds. Compact, energetic, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents. Chiweenies go by several names, including Choxie, Weeniehuahua, the German Taco, and the Mexican Hot Dog. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in shelters and breed specific rescues, so remember to adopt! Don’t shop! These adorable pups make great apartment dogs for active urban dwellers, though they are best suited to small or single-person households, and they have a tendency to be yappy. If you want an energetic “firecracker” dog who will keep you on your toes, alert you to any potential dangers, and love you unconditionally, the Chiweenie may be the right dog for you! See below for all Chiweenie facts and mixed dog breed characteristics!Chiweenie Mixed Dog Breed Pictures Chiweenie Mixed Dog Breed Pictures, Characteristics, & FactsInitiate Gallery Additional articles that will interest you:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

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Key Vitals of Chiweenie
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Chiweenie Mixed Breed Dogs 6 to 10 inches 5 to 12 pounds 12 to 16 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 5 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Chiweenie has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Chiweenie is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Chiweenie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Mixed Breed Dogs

Height

6 to 10 inches

Weight

5 to 12 pounds

Life Span

12 to 16 years

Highlights

The most famous Chiweenie may be a dog named Tuna who has over 2 million followers on the Instagram account tunameltsmyheart.Chiweenies are a mixed breed dog. They are not ‘purebreds’ like their Dachshund or Chihuahua parents.Even though they may be lap dog sized, Chiweenies have high energy and prefer to play.Chiweenie coats are usually short and good for allergy sufferers, though they can have long coats, too.The usual colors of Chiweenies are brown, black, and white. Their coats can be solid colors or a mix.The Chiweenie is especially easy to groom. The main concern, however, is maintaining good dental care.Chiweenies can be stubborn and may be particularly difficult to house train.These dogs tend to be ‘yappy,’ though that also makes them great at being watchdogs.Chiweenies do best in one-person households or homes with smaller families and older children.Although designer breeders started creating Chiweenies in the late 1990s, you can find them at shelters or through rescue groups that cater to small dogs, Chihuahua mixes, or Dachshund mixes. Adopt! Don’t shop!