The Chihuahua is one of the smallest and most popular purebred dog breeds out there. Named after the Mexican state, the Chihuahua has a wonderful personality and is the dog that will keep you on your toes. These pups come in many different appearances and colors, but with a rise in crossbreeding to create designer dogs in recent years, there are now more Chihuahua pups than ever for you to enjoy!
Below we will explore different Chihuahua Mix breeds and the wonderful dogs that can be created by mating different breeds with the feisty little Chihuahua. Inheriting different temperaments and traits from their parents, often these dogs can feel like a lucky dip which is what makes them such fun pups to be around!
Keep reading on to find out everything you need to about the most popular Chihuahua Mix breeds.
What is a Chihuahua?
It is thought that the Chihuahua descended from the Techichi breed in the 9th century. This breed had strong ties to the Mayans from central America, with the Myanas believing that the Techichi breed were guardians of the afterlife.
The Chihuahua dog as we know it today didn’t appear until around 1850 in Mexico. The breed is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. These dogs came to the United States in around 1884.
Chihuahuas were recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904 and are also recognized as the first official dog by the Chihuahua Club of America. Currently, they rank 33rd out of the 193 recognized dog breeds and are an extremely popular dog.
Chihuahua’s themselves don’t have very high care needs and are a relatively easy dog to take care of. They are often recommended for first time dog owners because of this. However, every Chihuahua Mix breed is different. Lets take a look at the most popular Chihuahua Mixes.
Chihuahua Mix Breeds
Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkie)
The Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier mix, better known as the Chorkie, are a popular dog among celebrities and are known for being a handbag pup. Not really suited to family life, these pups devote themselves to one owner and expect star treatment from them, which can lead to hostility around others. However they are very loving and loyal to their owners.
It is recommended that the Chorkie gets lots of exercise and mental stimulation, so they can learn to interact with others and do not rely on their owners too much. Aside from their want to be by your side at all times, they actually have low maintenance needs.
Chihuahua Terrier Mix (Chihuahua and Terrier Mixes)
The Chihuahua Terrier Mix is the result of breeding the Chihuahua with one of the Terrier Mix breeds. However, the most common breeds that the Chihuahua is bred with is the Rat Terrier and the Fox Terrier.
Of course, each different crossbreed gives a different breed of dog with unique personalities and traits. They can have long hair like the Fox Terrier or short, thin hair like a Rat Terrier and can come in a range of colors, too.
However, many Terrier breeds have similar traits and characteristics. These dogs are normally active, independent and intelligent. When we cross this with the liveliness from the Chihuahua parent, we get really interesting and fun dogs!
Normally, the Chihuahua Terrier Mix is an energetic and active dog that loves to spend their time exercising. They like to be around people, but are certainly suited to adult only homes and will generally not tolerate children.
Unfortunately, the Chihuahua Terrier Mix can often retain the stubborn trait from the Chihuahua, which can mean they are difficult to train. They can also struggle with socialization and develop small dog syndrome. However, this can be fixed with socialization from a young age and the Chihuahua Terrier Mix can learn to tolerate other animals and humans that they meet.
Chug/Pughuahua (Chihuahua and Pug)
The Chug or Pughuahua is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pug. These dogs have the goofy nature of the Pug and the feistiness of the Chihuahua, creating a fun and loving dog! Like many of the dogs in this list, the Chihuahua Pug Mix loves to be with their owners and doesn’t like to be left alone! They can suffer from separation anxiety and like to be the center of attention.
The Chug can be wary of strangers at first but with the correct socialization they will learn to love everyone. They can get on very well with children, but thanks to their small size (6 and 12 inches in height and weighing between 10 and 20 lbs) they are actually a very fragile dog. This is why you should always supervise children around them.
Unfortunately, thanks to their Pug parent that is a brachycephalic breed, these dogs can have breathing difficulties thanks to their flat face. You should always make sure they don’t overexert themselves while exercising.
Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund)
The Chiweenie, also sometimes known as the “Mexican Hotdog”, is the mix of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. These dogs are extremely loving and are known to become very attached to their owners! For this reason, the Chiweenie is often recommended for homes with individuals or seniors, where they can bond to one human. They don’t do well with children.
These dogs love to play and will need a well fenced yard. They also like to dig and can be mischievous from time to time! They are easy to train and are good for first time dog owners too.
The Chiweenie can come in a range of colors, although the most common colors are black and brown. They normally have the long body of the Dachshund with a large head and even larger ears!
Pomchi (Chihuahua and Pomeranian)
The Pomchi is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua and their coats are normally a color cross between blue, tan, black, fawn, cream and chocolate. They are a very small dog and stand between 6 to 9 inches tall and weigh just 5 to 12 lb. However, don’t let their small size fool you — they have a big personality to go with it.
These dogs are very loyal and defend their owners, which can make them a little aggressive if they are not trained and socialized properly and are put in unfamiliar circumstances. However, with the right socialisation, they can be a very loving with other people and other dogs, too.
They are known for their curiosity and loyalty, yet they love to push boundaries and keep you on your toes! They can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for too long, so this is something to think about if you are often out for hours at a time.
Chi-Poo (Chihuahua and Toy Poodle)
The Chi-Poo is a cross between two very popular breeds — the Chihuahua and the Toy Poodle! These dogs are extremely friendly and loving and they’re also easy to take care of, mostly thanks to the Poodle’s hypoallergenic coat that is passed onto the Chi-Poo.
While these toy dogs are very sociable pets and like to be around you, they don’t mind being left alone either so are great for those with busy lifestyles who don’t have time to be home all the time or can’t take their dog to work with them.
The Chi-Poo is also only moderately active and does not have very high exercise needs, which is another bonus for those with limited time. Make sure you have enough time to give them love and attention, but on the whole the Chihuahua Poodle Mix is very adaptable. If you’re looking for a hypoallergenic dog there are dozens of Poodle Mixes
Malchi (Chihuahua and Maltese)
The Malchi is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Maltese. This breed usually inherits the perfect mix of temperaments and characteristics from their parents and are said to have one of the best personalities of the Chihuahua Mix breeds!
However, these dogs can bark a lot, especially when they feel threatened or when something is out of place. Socialization is very important so they can understand there is nothing to be afraid of. That being said, these dogs have big hearts and lots of energy!
The Malchi is not the pet for families with young children. They can become snappy and rough with young children especially during playtime. This is another reason that socialization is so important, because they can become very protective of their owners and may be aggressive to those who they believe are threatening.
Labrahuahua (Chihuahua and Labrador)
The Labrahuahua, much like the Chi-Poo, is the result of breeding two extremely popular dogs together. The Chihuahua Labrador Retriever Mix takes traits and personalities from both parents and, with the Labrador being America’s most popular dog, it is no surprise that the Labrahuahua has a great temperament.
These dogs are active and intelligent and love to get loads of exercise. They are also very affectionate and love people, which is one of the most desirable traits from the Labrador.
These dogs get on very well with children too, which means they can make an excellent family pet. They can also make a great playmate for kids and love attention!
It can be difficult to know what the Labrahuahua is going to look like as they are a crossbreed. Their size and features are going to be a mix of the parent breeds, leaving a lot of room for physical variation.
Jack Chi (Chihuahua and Jack Russell)
The Chihuahua x Jack Russell Terrier mix is another mixed breed of dog created by crossing a Chihuahua with a Terrier. These pups are often known as the Jack Chi or Jackahuahua and they are a small hybrid dog that normally stand between 10 and 15 inches tall.
Owners report that these dogs are often clever and athletic like their Jack Russell Parent and sweet and sassy like their Chihuahua parent. They are also known to be very loyal and don’t like to leave your side, making them perfect for family homes with older children.
They are also great at agility and have minimal grooming needs. They are also a pretty healthy dog!
Cheagle (Chihuahua and Beagle)
The Cheagle is a cross between a Beagle and a Chihuahua and is a relatively new designer breed. They are playful and affectionate with their owners, but, as a Chihuahua is known to be quite protective, this can be passed down to their Cheagle offspring. This means that the Cheagle needs to be trained and socialized from a young age to stop them developing Small Dog Syndrome, although it does mean they are great guard dogs!
The Cheagle is a very small dog, which is perfect for those who live in small apartments. While the Beagle is often used as a working dog, the Cheagle is unfortunately too small for this and is certainly more of a lap dog. That being said, they do like to play and have fun, so it’s unlikely you’ll get the quiet life with a Cheagle!
Chi-Spaniel (Chihuahua and Cocker Spaniel)
The Chi-Spaniel, a cross between a Chihuahua and a Cocker Spaniel, is one of the calmest Chihuahua Mixes on this list. More docile and less of a barker, these are excellent with children and other pets, making a great family dog. They are also a very adaptable dog and can live in any environment, whether you have a big or small house and with or without a yard.
While these are a gentler dog, the Chi-Spaniel still has lots of energy! They like to exercise and you will need to make sure you take them for a walk or out running every day to help keep them active and entertained.
Boston Huahua (Chihuahua and Boston Terrier)
The Boston Huahua is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Boston Terrier. These dogs are full of life and energy! A small dog, they are great for those who don’t have a lot of room and their love of being a lapdog means they don’t need a lot of room to exercise.
These dogs are extremely affectionate with their owners and love to be around them. That being said, the Boston Huahua doesn’t mind being left alone which means they are another good breed for those who are out of the house for long periods of time or those who can’t take their dogs to work with them.
Make sure to give your Boston Huahua lots of toys and games to play with while you are out and ensure they get plenty of socialization and attention when you are at home!
As you can see, there are a whole range of wonderful Chihuahua Mixes out there for you to choose from! Whether you’re looking for a lapdog to accompany you wherever you go or a family dog that’ll happily play with your children, there’s a Chihuahua cross out there to meet your needs. Inheriting the Chihuahua’s feisty and spunky personality and their cute little size, these pups make great companion dogs to many. Which one is right for you?