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A Chiweenie is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Dachshund. They are a mixed breed dog. Chiweenies have a long body and the build of a Dachshund. They may have long floppy ears like the Dachshund or smaller ears like the Chihuahua.
An adult Chiweenie can weigh between 5 to 15 lbs and stand 8 inches tall.
Chiweenies have a short or medium length coat that is glossy and silky.
The coat of the Chiweenie can come in a wide variety of colors including solid or mixtures of black, blond, brown, tan and white.
The Chiweenie is a very easy going, happy dog. They are very sweet dogs who wants to be with their family. They are terrific lap dogs once they grow out of the puppy stage. They need lots of attention while they are still growing.
The Chiweenie requires very little grooming as compared to other breeds. They just needs an occasional brushing and regular baths.
Chiweenies don't require too much exercise. They can be walked or let out to play in a fenced area.
The Chiweenie is very intelligent, but needs consistent training as they can be stubborn.
The Chiweenie is a low shedding dog, but they need a bath on a regular basis.
Barking & Howling
Some Chiweenies bark very little while others bark excessively when the hear somebody outside, when visitors arrive or when they feel threatened.
A well cared for Chiweenie can live 15 or more years.
The Chiweenie is an overall healthy dog. Some Chiweenies may get ear infections easily and can develope issues with their knees and back as other small dogs do. Kept their eyes clear of dust and dirt.
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