The Chiweenie is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Chihuahua and Dachshund. They inherited both good qualities of their parents such as a sweet, loyal, and energetic dog. They can live in a small place like an apartment because of their size, They also have a tendency to be yappy that makes them good as a watchdog but because of their lovely nature, they are best as a pet companion at home.
Chiweenie has a coat that is the mix of their Chihuahua and Dachshund parents, they have a hypoallergenic short coat that comes in a color of brown, black, and white. They usually not suited in extreme weather conditions, if it is winter it is advisable to make them wear clothes to keep them warm and if it is summer putting some dog-friendly sunscreen to their body especially to the ears, nose, and sensitive areas will help them not to get a sunburn. Like other breeds of dog, it is better to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
Chiweenie is a small breed of dogs, they weigh around 2.27-5.44 kg and height around 6-10 inches tall at the shoulder for both females and males, but females usually slightly smaller than males.
The Chiweenie dog was described by their fur parents as happy, energetic, and a dog that loves to bark. Chiweenie thinks they are a lot bigger than they actually are and loves to take a nap on the lap of their owner. They are also very affectionate to their owner and love to kiss and snuggle with them for a long period of time, they love to play fetch games and walk around the park.
Chiweenie’s are intelligent which makes them easy to train and discipline, they prepare around adults but they can be very good playmates to children too and will very protective of them but because of their size, they can get easily hurt by the children.
Chiweenie dog has an average life span of 12 to 15 years, They are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Ear Infections||The dog ear canal is more vertical than that of a human, forming an L-shape that tends to hold in a fluid. This makes dogs more prone to ear infections. Ear infections are typically caused by bacteria, yeast, or a combination of both. In puppies, ear mites can also be a source of infection.|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||It is characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss culminating in blindness.|
|Hypoglycemia||You may know this as low blood sugar. When your dog’s body is deprived of sugar, its main source of energy, his ability to function declines, and, in severe situations, loss of consciousness or even death can result.|
|Von Willebrand’s Disease||It can be found in both dogs and humans, this is a blood disorder that affects the clotting process. An affected dog will have symptoms such as nosebleeds, bleeding gums, prolonged bleeding from a surgery, prolonged bleeding during heat cycles or after whelping, and occasionally blood in the stool. This is usually diagnosed between three and five years of age, and it can’t be cured. But it can be managed with treatments.|
How much is Chiweenie?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $200– $550 to Chiweenie puppies.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of taking care of dogs do not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your dog you must provide their necessary needs, like visit vet once a year for their health check-up, complete and follow up vaccinations, foods and provide vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…