Hybrid Breed

Chihuahua + Shiba Inu


Chihuahua and Shiba Inu Mix - A Hybrid Breed

Chihuahuas and Shiba Inus are a popular mixed breed that is made up of two different breeds of dogs. These charming dogs are usually very intelligent, affectionate and bright. They are also tough and adaptable, which means they can live in most families. From their parent breeds, they also have a striking appearance, as Shiba Inus are usually smaller than Chihuahuas and have a much bushier coat. Although both breeds can be a bit stubborn, there is a lot to like about these adorable mixed breed dogs - big or small.

Alternate Name -
Origin Mexico - Japan
Life expectancy 12 - 20 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level low - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Shiba Inu Mix - Such is probably its nature.

Chihuahua Shiba Inu Mix is a new growing breed, created by combining the well-known dogs Chihuahua and Shiba Inu. This small, loving breed will bring good humor, love and loyalty to your household. The Chihuahua Shiba Inu mix is a happy little dog that will immediately take you to its heart and demand a lot of affection.

The mixed breed has a friendly and courageous nature. They are very open, curious and like to play. They are very intelligent and loyal companions. Although they have a calm and gentle temperament, they are able to have very energetic adventures and make friends with other pets in the house.

The Chihuahua Shiba Inu Mix needs a lot of attention and regular exercise. They know no boundaries and therefore need to be trained and stimulated regularly to keep them away from undesirable behavior. It is also important to set clear rules and boundaries for them. This will help educate them and also help them learn positive behavior and perseverance.

In summary, the Shiba-Chi is an active, loyal and loving companion dog. He is ideal for families who are active and who enjoy spending time with their four-legged friend. With the right education, attention and love, he will be a loyal and happy companion that will accompany you for life.

What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Shiba Inu mix.

Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes are a popular dog breeding type. They have a unique personality and their appearance can vary depending on the pairing. Although they come from two of the smallest dog breeds, their body shapes are often a mix of both parent breeds. Because of their multi-generational status and the fact that they are considered designer dogs, Shiba-Chi can be more prone to certain diseases than some other dog breed types.

One of the most common diseases associated with Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes is lacrimal sac inflammation (epiphora). This is an infection of the lacrimal sac caused by bacteria and in many cases leads to the formation of inflammation. The accumulation of fluid under the eye can affect either parent, although Shiba Inu are often more susceptible to this condition. While this problem can usually be treated well, it can take some time and treatment needs to be reviewed periodically to make sure it is truly gone.

Allergies are another common problem in Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes. Although allergies can be difficult to diagnose for any dog, Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes can be more susceptible because their immune systems can face multiple breeds. Because allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms, they are often diagnosed as additional conditions that are very difficult to treat.

Some Shiba-Chi may also have breathing problems, especially if their chest is narrower than normal. This can be chronic in some cases or result in other conditions, such as asthma. Breathing problems can occur in any dog, but Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes may be more susceptible than some other dog breeds due to their specific genetics.

Finally, Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes may also be more prone to rheumatic diseases and joint problems than some other dog breeds. These conditions are common in the parent breeds, but they can also be more severe in Chihuahua-Shiba Inu mixes. Some of these conditions are not treatable and may cause permanent damage, while others are treatable but may require longer-term treatment.

A Chihuahua Shiba Inu mix has a thick, shiny coat that is usually straight and shaggy. It can come in a variety of colors, but the most common are black and brown, cream, or reddish brown. The undercoat is soft, dense and thin, but the texture of the coat is very rich. Often short hairs stand up on the waist and legs. The ears and tail are usually long and bushy. Sometimes the ears and paws can be quite dark in color. The head of the Chihuahua Shiba Inu mix is small, but it has a good, sturdy skeleton and a medium body stature. It has very large, expressive eyes and a cheeky look that has a lot of charm.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

This mixed breed is a petite, athletic dog with a height between 25-30 cm and a weight between 2 - 3 kg. It has a short, soft coat that can be in different colors such as brown, black, cream or gray. The eyes are large and almond-shaped and the nose is black. The head is relatively large in relation to the body, the ears are directed upwards and the tail is curvy.

Fur length medium
Fur flat coated -
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail lang - rolled up
Anatomy slim, rugged, hefty
Size ♀ 15 - 41 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 43 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 11 kg
Suitable For Children, Seniors, Seniors
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Hypoglycemia

    If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • The size of a mixed breed of Chihuahua and Shiba Inu depends on which parent is dominant in the mating. For example, if the Chihuahua is the bigger part, such a mongrel may grow to be 8-10 inches tall. A mix in which the Shiba Inu predominates will be larger, measuring about 13-15 inches.

  • This crossbreed is a fairly robust breed and has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.

  • There are several coat colors that can be seen on Chihuahua and Shiba Inu mixes, but the most popular are brown, black, gray, white and gold.

  • Yes, as a rule, Chihuahua and Shiba Inu mixes are very loving and playful and would make ideal pets. They are also intelligent and capable of learning and adapting well to their new habitat.

  • Yes, Shiba-Chi need regular brushing to avoid matting of the coat, as this breed is relatively long-haired. Apart from that, they are not demanding in terms of food and grooming.

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