Breed group : Toy
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GENERALBreed group: Toy Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Competitive obedience, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 4-10 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Chi-Chi dogs are a mix between the Chihuahua and the Chinese Crested purebreds. They are small size dogs with a rectangular body. Their head is a mix of Chihuahua and Chinese Crested. Their nose is the same colour as the body. They have round or almond shaped eyes. They have a long neck.
They are found in many colours but mostly white is present either as prime colour or on some part of the body.
Their coat also comes in different varieties. It can be short, long, Powderpuff or hairless. In the hairless variety, either hair are minimal or not present at all. Hairless kind of Chi-Chis have hair on their head, legs and tail. Powderpuff type Chi-Chis have long coat.
The Chi-Chis may not be the most good looking and cutest dogs on earth but they have loving and friendly characteristics that make them good family dogs and loveable dog breeds. They are very alert, loyal, gentle, bold and intelligent dogs. They are fond of their family members but sometimes may be inclined more towards one or two people in the family. They are gentle and patient with children although children should be taught to be gentle specially with hairless type Chi-Chis.
Hairless kind of hybrids need daily sunblock and lotion. Longhair kind needs daily brushing and smooth coated variety need to be washed with a rag. They are low shedders but should not be allowed in the room or on the furniture of allergic person.
Early socialization and training from puppyhood is recommended for these dogs.
They are agile dogs who need regular walks and play opportunities indoors and outdoors.