The Chihuahua is the amazing Mexican dog breed that we’ve all come to know and love. They’re a little crazy, a little spunky and full of affection. There are so many reasons why we adore 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. And fortunately, the mixed breeds inherit all the sass and charm of a purebred Chihuahua.
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Table of Contents
- Chihuahua Mixed Breeds
- 1. Shi-chi (a.k.a Chi-Shi)
- 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 (a.k.a. Affen Chi)
- 19. Chion
- 20. Chi-Poo
- 21. Cheagle
- 22. Chug
- 23. Chizer
- 24. Chorkie
- 25. Chi Chon
Chihuahua Mixed Breeds
Though there’s a huge number of possible Chihuahua mixes, these are the most popular and/or unique ones that we’ve found. With that said, here are 25 amazing and interesting Chihuahua mixed breeds that you really need to know about.
1. Shi-chi (a.k.a Chi-Shi)
Parent Breeds: Shih Tzu and Chihuahua mix.
Thanks to its looks and a temperament that makes it the perfect companion, the ShiChi has seen plenty of popularity recently. It is considered a designer mix, with its parents being a purebred Chihuahua and a Shih Tzu.
However, despite being mixed, it is recognized by at least five breed registries, including the Designer Breed Registry and the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Much like its parent breeds, the ShiChi may come in a small package, but can display a big, heart-warming personality. For its portable size and a winning disposition, the ShiChi will certainly be the center of attention for its family.
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Parent Breeds: Miniature Pinscher and Chihuahua mix.
Like any Chihuahua mix, this is going to be a small dog. Most Chipins will stand between 8-12 inches tall, and though some might 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 prove to be a problem. Their disposition also makes them suitable for families with children or other pets, where they are sure to fit in.
Plus, they are rather low-maintenance dogs. Both exercise and grooming won’t be too demanding, and keeping their short, hard coat healthy should be relatively easy. The only thing to keep in mind is that early socialization helps prevent any territorial tendencies later in life.
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Parent Breeds: Dachshund and Chihuahua mix.
The Chiweenie is the Dachshund-Chihuahua hybrid and one of the most popular mixes with Chihuahuas. It’s because they check all the boxes for dog owners. They’re friendly, easy to groom and need relatively low physical activity.
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. The Chiweenie also loves to please its owners and shower them with affection.
And because of this, they do great in obedience training. Even novice dog owners will have no problem with a Chiweenie. Just make sure they get their proper socialization training early on.
If you’re looking for that perfect lap dog that’s both affectionate and playful, the Chiweenie is for you.
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4. Italian Greyhuahua
Parent Breeds: Italian Greyhound and Chihuahua mix.
Combining two dogs with reputations for plenty of energy, the Italian Grehuahua is a special breed. This breed is developed from a purebred Chihuahua and an Italian Greyhound.
The result is a slight and slender dog reaching about 10-14 inches in height and weighing between 8-15 pounds. Though known to be intelligent, they can be stubborn during training, so require some patience.
However, so long as an Italian Grehuahua is socialized and potty-trained early on, they can make for a great companion. The effort is worth it as their lively personalities are sure to bring a bit of zest and fun to life everyday.
Parent Breeds: Japanese Chin and Chihuahua mix.
This little dog is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Japanese Chin. Taking on the traits from both parents, Chin-wa dogs are highly social, loving to spend 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. They won’t demand much exercise, instead preferring to play with their family. But, like many Chihuahua mixes, they can get stubborn during training.
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Parent Breeds: Dalmatian and 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. However, being a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dalmatian this breed is going to be a mix of traits from its parents.
The Chihuahua side has been bred for companionship, while the medium-sized Dalmatian has slowly changed from a hunting, working 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, but with 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 Chihuahua’s are known for.
Parent Breeds: Boxer and Chihuahua mix.
While some mixed breeds have a history, the Boxachi is one that is quite new and hasn’t quite picked up in popularity yet. Though not much has been recorded yet about this cross between a Chihuahua and a Boxer, we can get a good idea of its traits by looking at the two parent breeds.
From the Boxer side you can expect plenty of playfulness, but also a certain amount of curiosity. Then from the Chihuahua you can look for its strong personality.
Being a mix between a large Boxer and the smaller Chihuahua, there will be some variance in the size of a Boxachi, with it falling somewhere between the average of 6 pounds of a Chihuahua and the 40 pounds of a Boxer.
Parent Breeds: Bolognese and Chihuahua mix.
This is a unique hybrid breed because it takes the well-known Chihuahua and crosses it with the Bolognese. At least in the US, the Bolognese still hasn’t become that popular, so finding a Bolo-Chi can prove difficult. However, a look at the parent breeds can paint a quick picture of what this mix is like.
Both the Bolognese and the Chihuahua are toy breeds bred as companions. So any mix between the two will also be small and be a good fit living in an apartment. While Chihuahuas might not warm up to strangers immediately, a Bolognese is much more friendly.
So a Bolo-Chi could be one or other other, or a bit of both. However, both 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
Parent Breeds: Lhasa Apso and 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 highly loyal and playful and 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 pounds. And, since they are likely to inherit a 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 Spaniel, as a watchdog for Buddhist monasteries in Tibet!
Parent Breeds: Labrador Retriever and Chihuahua mix.
A 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! However, their size and features are going to be a mix of the parent breeds.
They’ll be happy to get plenty of exercise, since they are sure to have bounds of energy. But overall they are relatively easy to care for and make great companion pets with their affectionate nature.
11. Boston Huahua
Parent Breeds: Boston Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
A cross between the Boston Terrier and the Chihuahua, the Boston Huahua (also called many other names…see above) is a small little dog with plenty of vitality. Their small size makes them great for living a casual life in an apartment as a lap dog, though they are still always up for plenty of play.
While the proportions of some crossbreeds might look a little off, with the Boston Huahua they add up to a balanced-looking little dog with a proud, affectionate attitude.
They get along well with people, but also do well when left alone at home, so they are a good fit for people with busier schedules that might keep them out of the house for most of the day. However, they still love attention and are very sociable dogs.
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Parent Breeds: Bulldog and Chihuahua mix.
Another relatively new hybrid, the American Bullhuahua brings together the distinctive looks of the American Bulldog and the Chihuahua. This medium-sized breed is considered a designer dog.
It takes the unique traits of the American Bulldog, known for standing taller than its French and English counterparts, and somehow melds them with the small stature of a Chihuahua.
The result is a dog that often has the taller, more muscled features of the Bulldog but with the trademark sassy attitude of a Chihuahua. Throw in some of the assertive and confident characteristics of a Bulldog and you are going to end up with one proud dog.
Parent Breeds: Cocker Spaniel and Chihuahua mix.
Unlike most Chihuahua mixes, this one is known for being less of a barker, taking a calmer demeanor from its Cocker Spaniel parent. Despite being more composed, the Chi-Spaniel is still full of energy and is a sweet, friendly dog.
Because of this, they are good with both children and fellow animals, integrating well into any family. This adaptability also works for living conditions, with Chi-Spaniels being 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.
Their coat length and color depends on the parents, and could take after one or the other.
Parent Breeds: Scottish Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
This popular designer dog is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Scottish Terrier. A small little thing, it is surprisingly under the radar despite being officially recognized by several competitive dog registries, including the American Canine Hybrid Club and the International Designer Canine Registry.
In any case, this hybrid breed can be a great companion dog, though might not be the best choice for homes with children, especially younger ones. They love attention, but only from a careful source.
Scotchis are known to have a bold, proud character that also is veined with some of a Chihuahua’s signature spunky attitude.
Despite being on the shorter side, only 8-11 inches in height, they can weigh a bit more. A general healthy weight will be somewhere between 16-20 pounds.
Parent Breeds: Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix.
This cross between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian is full of positives. They are good-natured and affectionate, they are lively but not hyperactive, and they are eager to please without being too dependent. It’s obvious why they are so popular.
A Pomchi’s cheerful attitude ensures that it gets along well with children, though you should be careful that the dog doesn’t get hurt from rough play (they are super tiny after all). So adult supervision is generally recommended and it is important to teach kids how to properly interact with them (no tail pulling, please!).
They can also be a little possessive and do not like having things such as food taken from them. In these cases, a bit of aggression can peak through. Otherwise, they are alert and confident.
Some might even make a good watchdog. Though some Chihuahua stubbornness might make an appearance, they are generally ideal companion dogs for all sorts of families.
Parent Breeds: Silky Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
This toy-sized designer dog is a mix between two purebreds: a Silky Terrier and a Chihuahua. Rarely growing taller than 10 inches, they usually weight between 5-10 pounds.
From the Silky Terrier parent they are likely to inherit a thick, and silky double coat that can come in colors of cream, brown, black, white, or any blend of these. 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, sometimes even aggressive. But early training and socialization should clear that up. They need attention, but the right sort.
So they don’t do well with smaller children or homes where they will be left along for longer periods of time. Improper (or a lack of) attention can result in barking or digging behaviors. Just ensure that they are well-loved and cared for and there won’t be any problems.
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Parent Breeds: Cairn Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
The name might be misleading, but the Toxirn is still a Chihuahua mix. It is a designer hybrid resulting from crossing a purebred Cairn Terrier with a Chihuahua.
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, so they might not be too fond of strangers whether they are human or animal.
However, they have the best intentions and will stand proud and confident on watch despite their short 8-10 inch stature and meager 6-8 pound weight average. Of course, proper socialization early on can help them get along better with those outside their family.
18. Affenhuahua (a.k.a. Affen Chi)
Parent Breeds: Affenpinscher and Chihuahua mix.
This designer breed finds its origins in the United States, where breeders crossed the Affenpinscher and Chihuahua to create a new toy breed. The result was a scruffy little dog with several unique features.
First it has a rather round head, with a shorter snout and muzzle than other breeds. Their coat is usually either a shade of black or dark grays or darker shades of brown.
They are short in stature, but are bright and alert. Though they are playful and make great companions, they will need training. Thankfully, grooming them is a relatively easy task, with their coat requiring only moderate care.
If they take more after their Affenpinscher parent for their coat, then they might also be a bit better for those who suffer from pet allergies. While no dog may be truly hypoallergenic, this hybrid could be a good option for anyone allergic to pets.
Parent Breeds: Papillon and Chihuahua mix.
The Chion, or whatever else you may want to call it, is a mix between a purebred Chihuahua and the Papillon dog. It is a small dog that takes the intelligence of its parent breeds and recombines several of their physical traits into a new package.
Standing on average about 8 inches and weighing an average of 7 pounds, they aren’t likely to intimidate anyone. Their hair can be medium or long depending on the coats of the parents (especially the Chihuahua’s). It can also be straight, wavy, or even wiry with color patterns forming from white, gold, tan, brown, cream, or black.
Though small, they do too well with younger kids, instead finding a better place in adult homes or families with older children. However, so long as they are socialized early on, they can get along well with other pets.
But watch out for their stubborn streak. Training a Chion is possible, of course, but might take some patience despite their smarts.
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Parent Breeds: Toy Poodle and Chihuahua mix.
The Chi-Poo is an awesome designer dog that combines two of the most popular toy dog breeds: the Chihuahua and Poodle. Not only do they require very little maintenance, but they’re fantastic with people.
If you have a busy lifestyle, the Chi-Poo is perfect for you. Though they’re great with humans and are generally social dogs, they don’t mind being left alone. If you work long hours or frequently travel, these dogs are ideal.
They are highly energetic small dogs, but don’t need as much exercise as you think. A nice stroll through the neighborhood once a day will suffice with a Chi-Poo.
These dogs are highly adaptable and can thrive in just about any environment. Large families, single owners, small apartment or large farm. As long as you show your affection, they’re be happy.
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Parent Breeds: Beagle and Chihuahua mix
The Cheagle is an extremely popular hybrid, consisting of half Beagle and half Chihuahua. The reason for their popularity is because the Cheagle combines all the best traits for both parent dogs.
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.
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.
The Cheagle does not require much grooming or exercise. But be aware of their health, as they’re prone to heart and eye disorders that can be costly to fix.
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Parent Breeds: Pug and Chihuahua mix.
The Chug is the awesome hybrid of the Chinese Pug and Chihuahua breeds. Most of the time, they 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 new owners.
As for their coats, these designer dogs can require a lot of grooming depending on the dog. They’re most likely moderate to heavy shedders and will require at least daily brushing to remove excess fur.
If you can provide them with proper obedience and socialization training, they’ll be fantastic companion dogs. Chugs can be great with other pets and children as well.
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Parent Breeds: Miniature Schnauzer and Chihuahua mix
When you combine the Mini Schnauzer and Chihuahua, you get the Chizer. Though the parents are from different countries across the world, the Chizer actually originated from the United States.
Bred around 2009 for companionship, the Chizer is a relatively new designer dog. However, it didn’t take long for them to gain popularity and receive recognition.
Chizers are petite and make a great lap dog, but can sometimes have a low tolerance towards small children. To prevent any mishaps with them, 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. 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.
Parent Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua mix
The Chorkie, or Yorkie Chihuahua mix, is undeniably 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 perceived potential dangers. If you can get over that, they’re fantastic companions.
These hybrids have a bright and cheerful personality. If you spend an afternoon with them, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
Another big plus is their shedding, or rather, lack of shedding. For the Chorkie, minimal grooming and maintenance is needed. All they require is love and attention!
25. Chi Chon
Parent Breeds: Bichon Frise and Chihuahua mix
The Chi Chon is another beautiful Chihuahua mix. The Bichon Chihuahua hybrid is the ultimate designer dog. Everything from their fluffy coat, to big round eyes and petite size, make them such adorable mixed breeds.
They’re as gentle and sweet as they look. Chi Chons are naturally good-natured dogs and don’t have a single aggressive bone in them. With a cheerful and optimistic personality, these dogs are excellent playmates for children.
They can be barkers, but usually bark for attention. These dogs are very people-oriented and don’t do well with owners that can’t dedicate time and affection to them.
On the bright side, they require very little grooming. Thanks to the Bichon Frise side, the Chi Chon are low shedders and can even be classified as hypoallergenic.
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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