Chi-Chi:Chihuahua and Chinese Crested Dog Mix
Facts & Origin
Chihuahua and Chinese Crested Dog Mix - A Hybrid Breed
The Chihuahua and the Chinese Crested Dog are two popular breeds and thus in demand as mixed breed dogs. They are both small, intelligent and affectionate. They are also known for their loyalty and playfulness.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
A Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix dog typically weighs about 3 kg and is 20 cm high at the shoulder. They have a long, slender body with short legs. Their coat is short and smooth, and they come in a variety of colors.
|Origin||Mexico / China|
|Life expectancy||12 - 20 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Chinese Crested Dog Mix - Such is probably his nature.
If you are interested in a small, unique looking dog, you may consider a Chihuahua and Chinese Crested Dog Mix - also called a Chichi. These mixed breed dogs are often called "cresteds" and make great companions. Continue reading below to learn more about the character and ownership of a Crested Mix.
Cresteds are small dogs that usually weigh between 3 to 5kg. So do Chihuahuas. They have pointed ears, large eyes and a long, slender body. Their coat can be short or long, and it can be either smooth or curly. Common coat colors include black, white, brown, and cream.
Chichi are generally friendly and adaptable dogs. They get along well with other dogs and cats and are usually good with children. They are intelligent and eager to please, so they are easy to train. However, they can also be stubborn and independent, so you have to be patient when training them.
They are also sometimes active dogs that need daily exercise, of course. They like to go for walks, run and play catch. They are usually also good swimmers.
Care and maintenance
Cresteds are relatively low maintenance dogs. They don't need much grooming, but their coats should be brushed regularly to prevent matting and mats. Long haired Chihuahua in the mix should also think about a grooming visit every now and then.
Cresteds are prone to several health issues, including dental problems, heart defects and eye problems. They also tend to gain weight easily. Therefore, it is important to provide them with quality food and make sure they get enough exercise.
If you are looking for a small, unique dog, a Chichi might be the breed for you. They are friendly, adaptable, and easy to train. With the right care, they can be a good companion for years to come.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Chinese Crested Dog Mix.
There are a number of known health problems associated with the Chihuahua Chinese Crested Dog Mix breed. One of the most common problems is patellar luxation, a condition in which the kneecap dislocates. This can be very painful for the dog and can lead to arthritis if not treated properly. Other health problems that have been noted in this breed include heart problems, respiratory problems, hypoglycemia, and joint dysplasia. Although not all dogs are affected by these health problems, it is important to be aware of them if you are considering this breed.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Chinese Crested Dog is a small, hairless breed with a long comb of hair on the head and tail. The body is warm to the touch and the skin is soft. The coat is short and can be either smooth or wavy. The Chinese Crested Dog comes in a variety of colors including black, white, cream, brown, red, blue and silver. So does the Chihuahua. Therefore, although this mix is not very common, it is quite popular.
|Fur length||medium - long|
|Fur||flat coated - wavy|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears|
|Tail||lang - fanned out|
|Size ♀||15 - 38 cm|
|Weight ♀||2 - 5 kg|
|Size ♂||15 - 33 cm|
|Weight ♂||2 - 5 kg|
|Suitable For||Children, Seniors, suitable for allergy sufferers|
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
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.
A Chihuahua-Chinese Crested Dog mix typically has the fluffy hair and small stature of a Chinese Crested Dog, with the large ears and eyes of a Chihuahua.
A Chihuahua-Chinese Crested Dog mix usually grows to about 3 kg and is 20 cm high
A Chihuahua-Chinese Crested Dog mix usually has a lively and friendly personality. They usually get along well with children and other pets and are loyal and affectionate companions.
A Chihuahua-Chinese Crested Dog mix should be brushed regularly to avoid tangles and knots in their long hair. They also need to be groomed frequently to keep their hair clean and healthy.
Some common health problems that can occur with Chihuahua and Chinese Crested Dog mixes are allergies, eye problems, and joint problems.
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