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Description
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.


Size
An adult Chiweenie can weigh between 5 to 15 lbs and stand 8 inches tall.


Coat
Chiweenies have a short or medium length coat that is glossy and silky.


Color
The coat of the Chiweenie can come in a wide variety of colors including solid or mixtures of black, blond, brown, tan and white.


Temperament
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.


Care
The Chiweenie requires very little grooming as compared to other breeds. They just needs an occasional brushing and regular baths.


Exercise
Chiweenies don't require too much exercise. They can be walked or let out to play in a fenced area.


Training
The Chiweenie is very intelligent, but needs consistent training as they can be stubborn.


Shedding
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.


Life Expectancy
A well cared for Chiweenie can live 15 or more years.


Health
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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