Last Updated on January 22, 2022 by Marco
How big does a Chiweenie get? The unforgettable mix between a Chihuahua and a Daschund gets the spotlight here!
Two of these bite-sized breeds are highly popular in the world. In a survey done by AKC in the USA, Dachshunds ranked 10th and Chihuahuas ranked 34th. It’s no wonder that their mix is also gaining attention.
Do you want to know what the result of mixing these two breeds is like? Read on to find out more in our comprehensive guide.
Characteristics Of A Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is a small-sized dog classified in the Toy Dog group. Males and females grow to about 5 to 8 inches in height, and they reach a maximum of 6 lbs of weight. It is one of the dogs with the longest lifespans, recorded to reach 14 to 16 years.
Chihuahuas have a reputation of being a haughty and high-class breed, but that’s not always the case. These tiny dogs have a heart of gold for their family and the people closest to them. Their larger-than-life personality is blown up in the popular culture. Still, it’s an excellent reflection of the Chihuahua’s need for attention and the loyalty they bestow upon those that they love – to the point of being a tiny watchdog!
Characteristics Of A Dachshund
The Dachshund is a dog that is classified in the Hound group. They are bred in two sizes: standard and miniature. Males and females of the standard breed can grow to about 8 to 9 inches in height and grow to 16 to 32 lbs in weight. Males and females of the miniature breed can grow to 5 to 6 inches in height and have a maximum weight of 11 lbs. They have a long life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.
Dachshunds make up the “weenie” part of the equation, as their unique form and shape remind people of tasty sausages. However, the long and low dog is celebrated for its adorable appearance. Dachshunds are also friendly and loving pets, ideal for people who want an active dog but are still relatively low maintenance to entertain. This affectionate breed gets along with humans and fellow pets alike.
Is A Chiweenie Mix Compatible?
Is it alright to think that because of the relative size of the two breeds, the outcome will be equally adorable?
Appearance is one thing, but temperament and maintenance are another. Let’s take a peek at the most interesting differences and similarities between the two breeds.
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Dachshund and Chihuahua Differences
Perhaps the most glaring difference is the temperament of the two dogs. Their charms come from different ends of the spectrum: the Chihuahua is quite graceful and commands attention, while the Dachshund has a loving, goofy side that makes people laugh.
Of the two breeds, a Dachshund is much more preferable if there are children in the family.
The Chihuahua may ignore strangers who try to approach them and even bark at them to scare them away. These Mexican breeds don’t care that they’re small!
On the other hand, the extreme friendliness of the Dachshund allows it to make very fast friends, no matter where they are.
Dachshund and Chihuahua Similarities
Both breeds have a minimal level of shedding, making their grooming requirements very lenient and relaxed.
Interestingly enough for a couple of small dogs, they have a tendency to be protective of their families. Their loyalty goes beyond their tiny sizes.
Both are also very vocal and will let you know if something is up. This might be a problem for families that are sensitive to loud sounds.
The Dachshund and the Chihuahua are also highly trainable and adaptable, making them ideal for moving around – their size is just a bonus in portability!
How Big Does A Chiweenie Get and Other Questions
The Dachshund and the Chihuahua are both extremely popular breeds, and this reputation carries over to their mix.
Due to being a combination of two small breeds, we can expect that their resulting adult size is within the range of the Dachshund and the Chihuahua’s full-grown stats. The Chiweenie can potentially be anywhere from 5 to 9 inches in height.
Of course, as with the world of mixed breeds, nothing can really be for certain, but the odds are the height range will hold up. The full-size Chiweenie full grown will definitely fit and be free in your small apartment!
Thankfully, both the Dachshund and the Chihuahua have long life expectancies. This is owing to their smaller structures and weaker susceptibility to certain diseases that plague specific breeds (like hip dysplasia which is common in big dogs).
On the topic of mixed dog breeds, the concept of hybrid vigor also comes into play. Due to the cross-breeding, the gene pool of the resulting puppy widened. They are less likely to inherit the health problems that certain breeds are susceptible to, strengthening their immunity from a range of diseases.
Both the Dachshund and the Chihuahua have short- and long-haired varieties. So the coat of the resulting puppy would be dependent on the type of coat the parents had.
The color of the breed’s coat can also have a wide variety. Chihuahuas come in standard coats of black, black & tan, blue & tan, chocolate, chocolate & tan, cream, fawn & white, and red. Dachshunds come in the standard coats of black & cream, black & tan, blue & tan, chocolate & tan, cream, red, wheaten, wild boar, blue & cream, fawn (Isabella) & tan, fawn (Isabella) & cream, and chocolate and cream.
At first glance, you might think that the Chihuahua and the Dachshund have conflicting personalities, but that’s not really the case.
They both have a playful side and an unexpected fierce, watchdog side to them. This similarity in loyalty and personality is a great quality for a family pet, and they are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces. Not just because the full-grown Chiweenie dog will be so cute, but they’ll be full of personality as well.
The Chiweenie mix will be a small-sized dog with a big heart. While it’s interesting to see if your puppy is reserved like the Chihuahua or friendly like the Dachshunds, various similarities between the two breeds promise a lovable member of the family.
Do you have a Chiweenie? Tell us all about it in the comments below!
How big do Chiweenies get?
Based on the statistical size of Dachshunds and Chihuahuas, you can expect a Chiweenie to reach somewhere around 5 to 9 inches in height when it is full-grown.