Short or long hair, soft or wirey
Chihuahua: Mexico Dachshund: Germany
Moderate - High
Bold and playful
Under 11 pounds
Chiweenies have round heads, large protruding eyes and a short or medium muzzle.
Their bodies are longer than they are tall, and ears are large and flaring. Like the
Dachshund, they are low to the ground, long in body and short of leg with robust
Dachshunds are lively, intelligent, courageous and bold. They are fun-loving, but a
challenge to train. Dachshunds are affectionate, friendly and outgoing. They love to alert
their owners to whatever is going on. Some will challenge dogs many times the size of
themselves. They tend to be quite devoted to one person. They are sometimes
reserved with strangers and a favorite among the elderly.
Several theories seem to indicate that Spanish traders may have brought a small dog
from China to Mexico in their explorations, and from there that small dog bred with the
local dogs, possibly the Mexican Hairless Dog or Techichi, a breed kept by the Aztecs
and Toltecs. Dachshunds are known to have existed as far back as the 16th century.
Dachs is the German word for "badger", while hund is the word for "dog".
A Chiweenie is a cross-breed of a Chihuahua and
a Miniature Dachshund and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.