Facts & Origin
Chidale (Chihuahua and Airedale Terrier Mix)
The Chidale is a mixed breed dog that is the result of crossing a Chihuahua and an Airedale Terrier. Both parent breeds have different backgrounds: The Chihuahua, named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is known as the smallest dog breed in the world, while the Airedale Terrier, the largest of all terriers, has its roots in Great Britain.
Suitability and attitude
Chidales are versatile dogs that do well in both apartments and houses with gardens. They do, however, need daily exercise to keep their active minds and bodies busy. Their size and spirited nature make them suitable for families with older children who know how to treat dogs respectfully. They also get along well with other pets, especially if they grow up together from a young age.
|Origin||England - Mexico|
|Life expectancy||10 - 20 years|
|Activity level||high - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible Character Traits
Chidales are known to be brave, intelligent and loving. They exhibit a mix of a terrier's energy and determination and a Chihuahua's devotion and affection. They can be headstrong at times, which can make training challenging, but their intelligence and desire to please can ease the process.
The Chidale is a unique, charming and versatile dog that can make a wonderful pet for the right family with the right care and attention. Their bravery and temperament, coupled with their devotion and love for their family, make them a rewarding and lovable dog breed.
Care and health
The Chidal's grooming requirements vary depending on the length and density of their coat. They should be brushed regularly to prevent skin problems and keep their coats shiny and healthy. Chidales are generally healthy, but they can be prone to certain health problems that are common in the parent breeds, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and heart disease. Regular veterinary checkups are therefore essential.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Thesize of the Chidal varies greatly and depends mainly on the dominant parent breed. They usually weigh between 4 and 23 kilograms and are 20 to 58 centimeters tall. The Chidal's coat is usually short to medium length and can come in a variety of colors including brown, black, white, cream and any combination thereof. They can have the stocky appearance of a Chihuahua with the longer muzzle and prominent eyebrows of an Airedale Terrier.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
A chidale usually grows to about 20 - 58 cm.
The coat color and texture depends on the individual hereditary disposition and can therefore vary greatly.
This mongrel can live from 10 to 15 years.
He is a very active and affectionate dog who wants to spend a lot of time with his people. Therefore, these dogs should be regularly occupied and encouraged.
These mixed breeds are intelligent, lively and curious dogs, but they need consistent training. Therefore, they are not necessarily the best option for inexperienced dog owners.