The Chihuahua is the amazing Mexican dog breed that we’ve all come to know and love. They can be a little crazy, a little spunky, but full of affection – all the time. There are so many reasons why we adore and love Chihuahuas.
According to the AKC, they’re always well within the top 50 for most popular dog breeds. As a result, you can expect plenty of Chihuahua mixes out there. Fortunately, the mixed breeds tend to inherit all the sass and charm of a purebred Chihuahua.
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Table of Contents
- What’s a Chihuahua?
- Best Chihuahua Mixes
- 1. Shi Chi
- 2. Chipin
- 3. Chiweenie
- 4. Italian Greyhuahua
- 5. Chin-wa
- 6. Chimation
- 7. Boxachi
- 8. Bolo-Chi
- 9. Chi Apso
- 10. Labrahuahua
- 11. Boston Huahua
- 12. Bullhuahua
- 13. Chi-Spaniel
- 14. Scotchi
- 15. Pomchi
- 16. Silkyhuahua
- 17. Toxirn
- 18. Affenhuahua
- 19. Chion
- 20. Chi-Poo
- 21. Cheagle
- 22. Chug
- 23. Chizer
- 24. Chorkie
- 25. Chi Chon
- 26. Eskimo Chi
- 27. Chussel
- 28. Cheenese
- 29. Malchi
- 30. Chilier
- 31. Chigi
What’s a Chihuahua?
The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest purebred dog, often weighing less than 7 pounds and standing no more than 9 inches tall. While they may be petite little dogs, their attitudes and personalities say otherwise.
With a Chihuahua, you get a lively, bold and courageous dog. As such, many owners question whether they know just how small they are. They rarely back down to much larger humans or dogs. Instead, they’ll aggressively yap away as a defense mechanism.
They’re not malicious or mischievous dogs. Rather, they understand how fragile they are and that they need to protect themselves. And given the unwavering loyalty of these little dogs, they often extend the same “protection” to their owners.
Chihuahuas have such a range of temperaments, but are more likely to be a velcro dog. However, they are less likely to be comfortable in all kinds of situations and places.– Melody (Chihuahua People)
However, Chihuahuas can be stubborn at times. It’s why they’re unfairly labeled as a dumb or low intelligent dog breeds. But when it comes to understanding human emotions, Chihuahuas are among the best. They were bred for companionship, after all.
It’s worth noting that we don’t recommend these dogs for small kids. They tend to do better with older kids that understand how to respect these dogs. Again, they’re protective because they’re fragile – they’re not afraid to snap back at a child’s rough play.
Best Chihuahua Mixes
Though there’s a huge number of possible Chihuahua mixes, these are the most popular and/or unique mixes that we’ve found. With that said, here are 31 amazing and interesting Chihuahua mixed breeds that you really need to know about. Let us know if we missed one!
1. Shi Chi
Parents: Shih Tzu x Chihuahua mix
Thanks to their cute looks and loving temperaments, the ShiChi has seen plenty of popularity in recent years. They’re considered to be a designer mix, with the parent breeds being a purebred Chihuahua and a Shih Tzu.
However, despite being a relatively new hybrid dog, they are recognized by at least five breed registries, including the Designer Breed Registry and the American Canine Hybrid Club. Still, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be an AKC breed!
Much like the parent breeds, the ShiChi may come in a small package, but can display a big, heart-warming personality that few can resist. For its portable size and a winning disposition, the ShiChi will certainly be the center of attention for its family.
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Parents: Mini Pinscher x Chihuahua mix
Like most Chihuahua mixes, they’re going to be small. Most Chipins stand between 8-12 inches tall, and weigh up to 15 pounds. Others can barely move the scale at a meager 5 pounds. The petite size is expected though, as both its parents are both toy breed.
For this breed, a Chihuahua is mixed with a Miniature Pinscher resulting in a dog that is actually quite intelligent. Chipins are known to be fast learners and training shouldn’t be a problem. Their disposition also makes them suitable for families with children too.
Plus, they’re rather low-maintenance dogs. Both exercise and grooming won’t be demanding, and keeping their short, hard coat healthy should be easy. The only thing to keep in mind is that early socialization helps prevent any territorial tendencies later in life.
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Parents: Dachshund x Chihuahua mix
The Chiweenie is the Dachshund-Chihuahua hybrid. As expected, they’re some of the most popular Chihuahua mixes. They really check all the boxes for dog owners. They’re friendly, easy to groom and need relatively low exercise.
Though they like to bark, they aren’t actually aggressive dogs. In fact, they get along with other children, dogs, cats and other small animals. People-oriented and sociable, the Chiweenie will love pleasing his or her owners by showering them with affection.
And because of this, they do great in obedience training. Even novice dog owners will have no problems with a Chiweenie. Just make sure they get their proper socialization training early on. They’re the perfect lap dog that’s both loving and playful.
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4. Italian Greyhuahua
Parents: Italian Greyhound x Chihuahua mix
Combining two dogs with reputations for plenty of energy, the Italian Grehuahua is a special breed. This designer breed was developed by crossbreeding a purebred Chihuahua and an Italian Greyhound. The result is amazing.
You’ll get a dog that’s slight and slender dog reaching about 10-14 inches in height but weighing between 8-15 pounds. Though known to be intelligent, they can be stubborn during training, so you’ll need patience and consistency.
However, so long as your Italian Grehuahua is socialized and house-broken early on, they can make for great companions. The effort is worth it, as their lively personalities are sure to bring a bit of zest and fun to your everyday life.
Parents: Japanese Chin x Chihuahua mix
This little vibrant dog is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Japanese Chin. Taking on the traits from both parent breeds, Chin-was are highly social dogs that love to spend plenty of time around people and being the center of attention.
This toy breed comes in a variety of colors: brown, cream, black, grey, white, and red with their straight coats being either long or short. Regardless of length or color, they won’t take too much maintenance, and a single brushing each week is enough.
Some have ears that stand erect, while others tend to flop down. Either way, they won’t demand too much exercise, instead preferring to play with their family. But, like many Chihuahua mixes, they can become stubborn during training.
Parents: Dalmatian x Chihuahua mix
Despite an adorable appearance and being a mix of two popular parent breeds, the Chimation is a surprisingly rare hybrid and not well-documented. But being a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dalmatian, this mix inherits all the best qualities.
The Chihuahua side has been bred for companionship, while the medium-sized Dalmatian has slowly changed from a hunting dog to one that is primarily now a companion breed. With this in mind, you can expect a Chimation to be affectionate and loyal to its family.
However, expect them to inherit some lingering suspicion of strangers and a lower tolerance for younger children. In size, it will be of medium height and weight, but will be likely to pack the high energy that Chihuahuas are known for.
Parents: Boxer x Chihuahua mix
While some Chi mixes have a long history, the Boxachi is one that is relatively new and hasn’t quite picked up in popularity yet. Even so, we can get a good idea of its traits by looking at the two parent breeds: the Boxer and Chihuahua.
From the Boxer side, you can expect plenty of playfulness and the endurance to handle long hours of play. But, also a certain amount of curiosity. Then from the Chihuahua, you can look for its strong personality and confidence.
Being a mix between a large Boxer and the smaller Chihuahua, there will be some variance in the size of a Boxachi. They’ll fall somewhere between the average of 6 pounds of a Chihuahua and the 40 pounds of a Boxer. It really depends.
Parents: Bolognese x Chihuahua mix
A unique and interesting hybrid dog, the Bolo-Chi takes the well-known Chihuahua and crosses it with the Bolognese. At least in America, the Bolognese isn’t as popular, so finding a Bolo-Chi can prove to be difficult.
Both the Bolognese and the Chihuahua are toy breeds, bred as companion dogs. So any mix between the two will also be small and perfect for apartment-living. While Chihuahuas might not warm up to strangers immediately, a Bolognese is much more friendly.
However, parent dogs are highly affectionate with their owners and their family. You can’t go wrong with a Bolo-Chi mix. A huge plus: these dogs are most likely going to be hypoallergenic dogs because of their parents.
9. Chi Apso
Parents: Lhasa Apso x Chihuahua mix
A hybrid mix of a Chihuahua and a Lhasa Apso, the sweet little Chi Apso can make a fantastic companion for anyone. This mix is very loyal and playful, but can brighten up any apartment with their friendly and spunky dispositions.
Though small, they can pack on a little extra weight, and usually are in the range of 10-20 lbs. And because they’re likely to inherit the long, thick double coats from their Lhasa Apso parent, they do much better in milder climates.
And a fun fact: the Lhasa Apso was originally bred, along with the Tibetan Mastiff and Tibetan Spaniel, as a watchdog for Buddhist monasteries in Tibet! Combined with the Chihuahua, the Chi Apso can be a vigilant little watchdog in the home.
Parents: Labrador x Chihuahua mix
The perfect mix of sweet and spicy, the Labrahuahua is a unique breed resulting from a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Chihuahua. Taking after both parents, a Labrahuahua will be plenty intelligent, and also ready to get along with everyone they meet.
They love spending time with both younger and older children, so long as they get plenty of affection and socialization! However, their size and features are going to be a mix of the parent breeds, leaving much room for physical variation.
They’ll be happy to get plenty of exercise, since they are sure to have bounds of energy. But overall, they’re relatively easy to care for and make great companion pets given their loving and affectionate nature.
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11. Boston Huahua
Parents: Boston Terrier x Chihuahua mix
A cross between the Boston Terrier and the Chihuahua, the Boston Huahua (also called many other names) is a small dog with plenty of vitality. Their small size makes them great for living a casual apartment life as a lap dog, though they’re always up for plenty of play.
While the proportions of some crossbreeds might look a little off, the Boston Huahua will add up to a balanced-looking little dog with a proud, affectionate attitude. As for temperaments, they’ll likely inherit the calmness of the Boston with a bit of spunk.
They get along well with people, but also do well when left alone at home. So they’re a good fit for people with busier schedules that might keep them out of the house for most of the day. Still, they need love and attention to maintain their sociable personalities.
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Parents: Bulldog x Chihuahua mix
The American Bullhuahua is another new hybrid that brings together the distinctive looks of the American Bulldog and the spirited attitude of the Chihuahua. Despite the rarity, this medium-sized breed is considered a designer dog.
American Bullhuahuas take the unique traits of the American Bulldog, known for standing taller than its French and English counterparts. At the same time, these hybrids inherit the head and ear shapes of the Chihuahua.
The result is a dog that often has the taller, more muscled features of the Bulldog but with the trademark sassy personality of the Chihuahua. Throw in some of the assertive and confident characteristics of a Bulldog, and you are going to end up with one proud dog.
Parents: Cocker Spaniel x Chihuahua mix
Unlike most Chihuahua mixes, this one is known for being less of a barker, taking a calmer and docile demeanor from its Cocker Spaniel parent. Despite being more composed, the Chi-Spaniel is still full of energy while retaining its sweet nature.
For these reasons, they’re good with both children and other pets, often integrating well into any family. This adaptability also works for living conditions, as Chi-Spaniels can be happy in homes of all sizes, with or without yards.
Though of course, they will enjoy having an open space to run around and play in. In addition, their coat length and color depends on the parents, and could take after one or the other. But they often inherit longer, fluffier coats from the spaniel side.
Parents: Scottish Terrier x Chihuahua mix
This popular designer dog is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Scottish Terrier. Surprisingly, they’re under the radar despite being officially recognized by many competitive dog registries, including the American Canine Hybrid Club.
In any case, this hybrid breed can be a great companion dog, though they might not be ideal choices for homes with children, especially younger ones. They love attention, but only from a careful source. And unlike Chihuahuas, the more people, the merrier.
Scotchis are known to have a bold, proud character that’s also veined with some of the Chi’s signature spunky attitude. And while they’re on the shorter side, only 8-11 inches in height, the Scotchi can weigh somewhere between 16-20 pounds.
Parents: Pomeranian x Chihuahua mix
This cross between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian is a powerhouse hybrid. As expected, they are good-natured and affectionate, lively but not hyperactive, and they are always willing to please without being too dependent. It’s obvious why they are so popular.
A Pomchi’s cheerful attitude ensures that they gets along well with children, though parent supervision is still highly recommended. After all, Pomchis are tiny dogs that can be fragile and not respond well to rough child’s play.
Thanks to the Pom side, they can also be a little possessive and do not like having their food or favorite toys taken away. In these cases, a bit of aggression can peak through. Otherwise, they’re just alert and confident. Some might even make a good watchdog.
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Parents: Silky Terrier x Chihuahua mix
This toy-sized designer dog is a mix between the Silky Terrier and a Chihuahua. From the Silky Terrier parent, they are likely to inherit a thick and silky double coat that can come in all sorts of colors. Despite its thickness, the coat isn’t all too difficult to groom though.
Like most companion dogs, they are lively and affectionate, but owners should note that they can be stubborn, and sometimes even aggressive. But early training and socialization should clear that up. They need attention, but the right sort.
The downside is, they don’t do well with smaller children or homes where they will be left along for longer periods of time. A lack of attention can result in barking or digging behaviors. Just ensure that they’re well-loved and cared for, and there won’t be any problems.
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Parents: Cairn Terrier x Chihuahua mix
The name might be misleading, but the Toxirn is without question, a Chihuahua mix. In fact, the Toxirn is a designer hybrid resulting from crossing a purebred Cairn Terrier with a Chihuahua. They’re everything you’d want in your companion lap dog!
Toxirns are intensely loyal dogs that develop strong bonds with their family. This can go a bit overboard and turn into a territorial protectiveness of their home. In other words, they might not be too fond of strangers – whether they’re human or animal.
However, they do have the good intentions and will stand proud and confident to keep watch of the home. Their short 8-10 inch stature and meager 6-8 pounds won’t stop them. Of course, the Toxirn will need plenty of socialization early on to kept their instincts in check.
Parents: Affenpinscher x Chihuahua mix
This designer dog originated in the United States, where breeders crossbred the Affenpinscher and Chihuahua to create a new, amazing toy breed. They’re a scruffy little dog with several unique features that you can appreciate.
They have rather round heads, with shorter snouts and muzzles than other breeds. The coat is usually either a shade of black or dark grays or darker shades of brown. Though they’re short in stature, Affenhuahuas are bright and alert.
These dogs are undeniably playful, thus making great companions. However, they will still need plenty of obedience training to keep their stubbornness in check. Thankfully, grooming them is a relatively easy task, with their coat requiring only moderate care.
Parents: Papillon x Chihuahua mix
The Chion is a mix between a purebred Chihuahua and the Papillon dog. It is a small dog that inherits the intelligence of the Papillon and recombines several of their parents’ physical traits into a new and wonderful package.
Standing about 8 inches tall and weighing an average of 7 pounds, the Chion isn’t likely going to intimidate anyone. Their hair can be medium or long depending on the coats of the parents. Plus, the coat can also be straight, wavy, or even wiry with various color patterns.
Despite the petiteness, they do well with younger kids. And so long as they are socialized early on, they can get along well with other pets. But watch out for their stubborn streaks as training a Chion requires patience, even with their smarts.
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Parents: Toy Poodle x Chihuahua mix
The Chi-Poo is a popular designer dog that combines two of the most popular toy breeds: the Chihuahua with the Poodle. Not only do they require fairly little maintenance (thanks to the Poodle’s hypoallergenic coat), but they’re friendly with humans.
If you have a busy lifestyle, the Chi-Poo is perfect for you. Though they’re great with humans and are typically social dogs, they don’t mind being left alone. So if you work long hours, you should take a long hard look at the Chi-Poo.
While they’re as energetic as any small dog breed, they don’t need as much exercise as you’d think. A simple stroll through the neighborhood once a day will suffice with a Chi-Poo. After all, they’re some of the most adaptable Chihuahua mixes you can find.
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Parents: Beagle x Chihuahua mix
The Cheagle is an extremely popular hybrid, consisting of half Beagle and half Chihuahua. As the Cheagle combines all the best qualities for both parent breeds, it’s easy to see why they’ve seen such popularity in recent years.
Cheagles have the friendly and loving demeanor of the Beagle, while retaining the boldness of the Chihuahua. Generally, this hybrid is fun-loving and has a lot of energy to go around. On the other hand, they won’t require too much physical activity.
Though they are part Beagle, they don’t make great hunting and tracking dogs due to their small size. However, they are excellent companion dogs for any family. But be aware of their health, as they’re prone to heart and eye disorders that can be costly to deal with.
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Parents: Pug x Chihuahua mix
The Chug is the awesome hybrid consisting of the Chinese Pug and Chihuahua. Most of the time, they’ll retain the slim figure of the Chihuahua, but the signature wrinkly, short-muzzled face of the Pug. Indeed, they’re quite a sight to see.
Chugs are affectionate and fun-loving small dogs. Though they love people, they can go on their stubborn streaks due to their independent nature. With that said, it may be a little difficult to train a Chug – especially with first-time owners.
As for their coats, these designer dogs may require a lot of grooming depending on the dog. They’re most likely moderate to heavy shedders and will require daily brushing to remove any excess fur. On the bright side, Chugs can be great with other pets and kids.
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Parents: Mini Schnauzer x Chihuahua mix
When you combine the Mini Schnauzer and Chihuahua, you get the Chizer. Though the parents originate from different countries across the world, the new Chizer was actually developed in 2009 from American breeders.
Chizers are petite and make a great lap dog, but can sometimes have a low tolerance towards small children. To prevent any mishaps, always monitor them when playing with children and introduce socialization as early on as possible.
Even though Schnauzers are hypoallergenic dogs, Chihuahuas are heavy shedders. So what you’ll most likely get is a moderate shedder that needs brushing a few times per week. Other than that, they’re great dogs and easy to maintain.
Parents: Yorkie x Chihuahua mix
The Chorkie, or Yorkie Chihuahua mix, is unquestionably one of the most popular Chihuahua mixes on the market. The two parent breeds are very different, but when combined, produces a loving and loyal dog that’s both charming and beautiful.
Depending on the dog, the Chorkie can be a little aggressive and protective. They’ll also bark, but mostly to warn you (the owner) of any perceived dangers and threats. If you can get over this small issue, they’re fantastic companions.
Chorkies have a bright and cheerful personality. If you spend an afternoon with them, you will know exactly what we mean. Another big plus is their shedding, or rather, lack of shedding. For the Chorkie, minimal grooming and maintenance is needed!
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25. Chi Chon
Parents: Bichon Frise x Chihuahua mix
The Bichon Chihuahua hybrid is the ultimate designer dog. Everything from their fluffy coats, to big round eyes and petite size, make them such adorable mixed breeds. Plus, they’re really as gentle and sweet as they look.
Chi Chons are good-natured dogs and don’t have a single aggressive bone in them. With their happy-go-lucky and optimistic personalities, these dogs are excellent playmates for children as long as there’s parental supervision.
They can be barkers, but usually bark for attention. As such, they’re very people-oriented and don’t do well with owners that can’t dedicate time and affection. On the bright side, they require very little grooming, thanks to the Bichon Frise side.
26. Eskimo Chi
Parents: American Eskimo x Chihuahua mix
Beautiful and elegant, the Eskimo Chi is a hybrid of the American Eskimo and the Chihuahua. But because of the size variance between the Eskimos, this Chihuahua mix will also vary a lot in size. Still, the favorable temperaments and adorable looks are consistent.
In general, Eskimo Chis are happy dogs that tend to play well with kids and other pets in the home. With socialization, they’ll get along with anyone – making them excellent pets for seniors, young adults and children of all ages.
They’re the perfect blend of cheerfulness, loyalty and superb companionship. Sure, they may be a little stubborn, but firmness and consistency will go a long way with these mixes. It’s very likely you’ll end up with a little velcro dog.
Parents: Brussels Griffon x Chihuahua mix
The Chussel is one of the more interesting Chihuahua mixes on this list. They will combine the playfulness of the Griffon with the boldness of the Chi. There’s no better lap dog for the active and adventurous dog owner.
Brimming with energy, Chussels need owners that can keep up with them. That’s not to say the Chussel will require a lot of exercise. It doesn’t matter what you have planned for them, they’re more than willing to join the fun.
However, the grooming can be a bit of work and only committed owners should take on the task of raising a Chussel. They’re famously known for their wiry coats and short muzzle, almost like the Ewok from the Star Wars series.
Parents: Havanese x Chihuahua mix
Otherwise known as the Hava Chi, the Cheenese is the beautiful hybrid of the Chihuahua and the Havanese. More often than not, these dogs will inherit the wonderful long, straight coats of the Havanese and the head shape of the Chi.
Because both parent breeds have an air of independence, you can expect the Cheenese to be the same. This can make obedience training a bit challenging for new owners, though the Cheenese is certainly intelligent enough.
It’s worth noting that this Chihuahua mix loves the attention. They prefer not to be left for long periods of time, but will require plenty of affection and human interaction. The Cheenese will be happy and friendly, but also sensitive at times.
Parents: Maltese x Chihuahua mix
The combination of the delightful Maltese and the spirited Chihuahua creates one of the most balanced and attractive hybrids: the Malchi. For both physical and temperamental qualities, the Malchi inherits the best of both worlds.
Malchis are prone to barking, given their Chihuahua genes. They have an alertness to them and aren’t scared afraid to use their vocals. On the other hand, Malchis have big hearts with a lot of love and playful energy.
However, they don’t make great pets for children, as they tend to be snappy with rough play. In addition, they’ll need to be socialized early on to avoid any overprotectiveness or aggressive tendencies that may arise.
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Parents: Cavalier King Charles x Chihuahua mix
The Chilier is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Chihuahua mix. That is, a superb toy dog that’s fully dedicated to their family. As such, they need to be loved and often form strong and deep bonds with their owners.
Chiliers can be active and playful when need be. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t want to sit on your laps and relax. In the home, Chiliers are laid-back and docile dogs who fare much better with older children. Younger kids need to learn to be gentle.
The good news is that they’re highly adaptable mixes that thrive in all types of environments, such as apartments or large homes. As long as you give them an enclosed area to play, they will enjoy every moment they spend with you.
Parents: Corgi x Chihuahua mix
The Chigi combines two magnificent and iconic small dogs: the Welsh Corgi and Chihuahua. In a nutshell, they’re as you’d expect given the parents. Chigis are affectionate, loyal, playful and get along with most humans with socialization.
Both parent breeds are highly alert, ensuring that the Chigi will be the same. While the Corgi is a hard-working dog breed, the Chihuahua is more suited for lap-dog duties. As a result, you will get something in between – striking an even balance in temperament.
Despite their relatively small size, the Chigi can be capable watchdogs. And because of the Corgi side, they may inherit the instincts to nip and herd small children. Still, a Chigi can be a great companion in apartments, farms or larger home.
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Did we miss any great Chihuahua mixes that deserve to be on the list? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, tell us which Chihuahua mixed breed is your favorite!
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