The Chihuahua is a large dog in a small package! This balanced, graceful breed is similar to terriers in demeanor, and they weigh no more than six pounds. Hailing from Mexico, these cute little “purse dogs” are one of the oldest breeds from the Americas, and have a long history that dates back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbia.
Chihuahua’s are loyal, charming, and have a lot of personality. They’re super affectionate, a little crazy, and a little spunky – they just love attention! There are so many reasons to love Chihuahuas, and being so popular means that there are plenty of mixes to choose from.
Both the apple head and deer head chihuahuas are popular mixes, and fortunately for you, most of these mixed breed pups inherit all the sass from their purebred cousins. There are some mixes we’ve left off this list, but these are some of the most popular pups mixed with the Chihuahua that you’ll come across.
Chihuahua Mixed Breeds
The possibilities of Chihuahua mixes are virtually endless, but these are the most popular and unique mixes you’ll find. With that said, here are 20 amazingly cute mixed breeds that you should know about. You’ll find a few breeds that have been left off the list, like the Jack Chi, and if you feel there are others, please drop us a line in the comments section.
If you are not certain of your dog’s genetic makeup, you can use an at-home DNA test kit to find out.
Breeds: Toy Poodle and Chihuahua Mix
This cute little designer dog combines the most popular toy dog breeds: the Poodle and the Chihuahua. They require little maintenance and are great with people and children. Chi-Poos are fantastic for anyone with a busy lifestyle as these pups don’t mind being left alone. These generally, social dogs will sit patiently for long hours if you travel frequently.
These highly energetic dogs need very little exercise, so a short walk around the neighborhood will be enough. Highly adaptable and can fit into large families or small, tiny apartment or a mansion. Just give them your attention, and they’ll be happy.
Breeds: Pomeranian and Chihuahua Mix
The cross between a Pomeranian and Chihuahua is a concrete mix. Not only are they good-natured and affectionate, but they are also energetic while not being hyperactive. They are always willing to please but are capable of being independent. It’s no wonder they’re so popular.
Their cheerful attitudes make them a hit with children. Since they’re small, it’s a good idea to supervise your kids until they’re comfortable with the Pomchis size. A word of advice – don’t let them pull their tail!
Keep in mind that they can be possessive about their food and items and may get a little aggressive if they’re taken away. Other than that, they’re confident and alert little guys. Their stubbornness and watchdog-like qualities will pose as an excellent alarm system, as well as a loyal friend.
Breeds: Papillon and Chihuahua Mix
Chions are a mix of two tiny dog breeds, the Papillon and Chihuahua. This mix takes its intelligence from the Papillon parent, making them easy to train. They also tend to look more like the Papillon rather than their other parent.
It’s rare to find this breed any taller than 8 inches, and any heavier than 7 pounds. They could fit nicely in a large pocket! Chions come in a wide range of hair lengths and coat colors: medium, long, straight, wavy, wiry, white, gold, brown, cream, tan or black.
These tiny pups don’t do well with younger children despite their smaller size. They prefer the company of adults, but if you socialize them early, they can get along with other pets and people. Chion’s are challenging to train because of their stubbornness, so some patience is required if you welcome them into your home.
Breeds: Boxer and Chihuahua Mix
The Boxachi is a relatively new breed that hasn’t garnered the popularity of some of the others on this list. There isn’t a significant amount of information on them yet, but they commonly share traits equally between both parents.
Boxers are often playful and curious, while the Chihuahua is sassy and smart – this mix comes together to make a cute toy-sized boxer that looks like a stuffed animal! There are multiple size variance between each Boxachi, with the range being between 6 pounds and 40 pounds.
A significant positive of this breed is that they are often very healthy, as both parents are ancient breeds of dogs that have been around for centuries.
Breeds: Bolognese and Chihuahua Mix
A unique breed that crosses the well-known Chihuahua with the not-so-popular Bolognese makes the Bolo-Chi. The biggest issue you’ll come across is finding the breed, as there currently aren’t many reputable breeders that sell this dog in the US.
Both parent breeds are toys explicitly bred for companionship, so if you live in a small house or apartment, they’ll fit in nicely. The Chihuahua side of the Bolo-Chi doesn’t like strangers very much, but the Bolognese does – so the friendliness of yours may go either way.
Despite this, they are very affectionate and get along with the owner of their family. The Bolo-Chi are also hypoallergenic dogs, so this breed is especially suitable for anyone with allergies.
Breeds: Japanese Chin and Chihuahua Mix
The combination of the Japanese Chin and the Chihuahua makes for the cutest little companion. The Chin-Wa is super social and loves to be the center of attention. The toy breed comes in a variety of colors, including cream, brown, grey, black, red, and white. Their fur doesn’t require a lot of maintenance; however, a single brush per week is more than enough to keep their coat shiny.
The look of each breed will vary, as some get their ears from the Chihuahua, and others from the Chin. They don’t need a lot of exercise and make perfect lap dogs. Just be aware that this mix is stubborn when it comes to training.
Breeds: Cocker Spaniel and Chihuahua Mix
Known for being quiet and less of a barker, the Chi-Spaniel combines the calm demeanor of the Cocker Spaniel with the energy and sweetness of the Chihuahua. These friendly dogs like to think they can sit on your lap when they’re often too big too!
Due to this, they are great with children and other animals and make great family pets. They’re also very adaptable with most living conditions, including small apartments or homes with or without yards.
This doesn’t mean they don’t like to run! They do need some exercise, and taking them out once per day is essential to keep them happy. Color depends on what their parents look like, and will take from one or the other.
Breeds: Silky Terrier and Chihuahua Mix
The Silky Terrier and the Chihuahua make this cute little toy-sized mix. You won’t find them any taller than 10 inches, and will usually weight around 5-10 pounds. Their thick, silky double coat is often inherited from their parents, and yet their fur isn’t too challenging to groom.
Lively and affectionate, they make great companion dogs. Though, watch out for their stubbornness and aggression if they aren’t trained or socialized. They don’t do well with small children or families that travel or leave the house a lot. If you don’t give the Silkyhuahua enough attention, you can expect a lot of barking or digging behaviors starting to develop. Make sure to give them lots of love!
Breeds: Pug and Chihuahua Mix
The Chug is the exciting hybrid between the Chinese Pug and a Chihuahua. They usually keep the small figure of the Chihuahua while retaining the signature short-muzzled, wrinkly face. Chugs are fun and affectionate dogs who love people, but can be stubborn and independent and can be difficult to train if not socialized from birth.
Their coats require a lot of grooming, with emphasis on a lot. They’re heavy shedders and need daily brushing. If you can give them the care, obedience, and socialization that they need, you’ll have a great friend for life. They’re great with other pets and children!
Breeds: Miniature Schnauzer and Chihuahua Mix
The toy Schnauzer and the Chihuahua combine to produce the Chizer, an exciting mix of parents that hail from two different countries across the border. They’re a relatively new breed that has gained a lot of popularity over the years.
Small, and great lap dogs who love an excellent scratch behind the ear, the Chizer loves attention. However, they usually have a low tolerance towards children, so socializing them as early as possible will save you a huge headache later on. These hypoallergenic dogs are also heavy shredders, so brushing them a few times per week is necessary. Still, they’re fantastic dogs with easy to maintain coats.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Chihuahua Mix
These beautiful dogs are a mix between the Bichon Frise and the Chihuahua. They’re adorable designer dogs that have a super fluffy coat, big round eyes and are so tiny that they can be picked up with one hand and put into a bag. They’re also gentle, sweet, good-natured and never aggressive. With such a cheerful and optimistic demeanor, they play well with children.
Their only real negative is their barking, but they’re only barking to get your attention. Chi Chons require little grooming and are low shredders and are even classified as hypoallergenic. These dogs are a great fit for almost anyone.
Breeds: Beagle and Chihuahua Mix
One of the more popular hybrids, half Beagle half Chihuahua mix combines the best traits from both parents. They’re friendly and loving, yet still as bold as their Chihuahua parents.
Cheagles have a lot of energy! Playing fetch is one of their favorite things to do, and yet they don’t require a lot of exercise! They don’t need a lot of grooming either but be aware that they are prone to heart problems and eye disorders. Also, they don’t make good hunting and tracking dogs despite the Beagle mix because they’re so small, however, they will be great lap dogs and life long companion.
Breeds: Cairn Terrier and Chihuahua Mix
Even though the name doesn’t include Chihuahua, it’s still a mix of them and the Cairn Terrier. They are very loyal dogs and will develop a strong bond with you. Depending on how and when you train them, this could get out of hand as they can be territorial.
Although not too fond of strangers – they will be especially fond of you! They only have the best intentions when protecting you. Just make sure to socialize them young, so they aren’t so protective around strange dogs or people. The Toxirn will be a tiny lap dog and won’t grow taller than 10 inches, and weigh no more than 6-8 pounds.
Breeds: Scottish Terrier and Chihuahua Mix
This famous designer dog is a combination of the Scottish Terrier and Chihuahua. The Scotchi is one of those mixed breeds that is officially recognized by both the American Canine Hybrid Club and the International Designer Canine Registry.
Scotchi’s make great companion dogs, but often don’t get along well with small children. However, adequate training and socialization will help them adapt. They love attention, and their bold, noble character coupled with their spunky attitude give them quite the personality! They’re also small and sit at only 8-11 inches tall and weighing between 16-20 pounds.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Chihuahua Mix
This new hybrid is a mix of the Chihuahua and the French Bulldog. Their distinctive look and medium-size have become quite popular as a designer dog. The unique traits of the French Bulldogs stubby limbs and the small stature of the Chihuahua are present in this breed. They also come in a wide range of colors, but you’ll often see them in black.
The Bullhuahuas taller, more muscled feature and the snarky attitude of the chihuahua make the more assertive, yet confident. These dogs are very proud, loyal, easily trainable, and don’t require a lot of exercise or grooming.
Breeds: Labrador Retriever and Chihuahua Mix
This sweet and spicy breed is a unique cross between a Labrador Retriever and Chihuahua. The Labrahuahua takes after both parents by being incredibly intelligent, sassy, and people lovers.
They love children of any age as long as they give them plenty of affection! Seriously, these little guys need attention, but I’m sure that won’t be difficult to find for these cuties. Their size and features are a perfect mix of both parents.
Labahuahuas like to get plenty of exercise because they have so much energy. Overall, they are easy to care for, train, groom, and make great companion pets as they are super affectionate.
Breeds: Lhasa Apso and Chihuahua Mix
Chi Apsos are an interesting mix of the Chihuahua and the Lhasa Apso. These sweeties make a great companion for practically anyone. Their loyal and playful nature will brighten up any home.
One of the most interesting facts about their parent, the Lhasa Apso, was that they were originally bred as watchdogs for Buddhist monasteries in Tibet! They were bred for this reason because of their small compact size and loud bark. The Chi Apso isn’t as small as their Chihuahua parents, but still, only weigh 10-20 pounds. Their long, double coat needs to be groomed weekly to avoid clumping.
Breeds: Dalmatian and Chihuahua Mix
This hybrid is quite rare despite their parents, the Dalmatian and Chihuahua being popular breeds. Although this breed isn’t well documented, the Chimation is known for receiving a mix of traits from both parents.
The Chimation lost the hunting and working instincts of the Dalmatian and have now become a companion breed similar to the Chihuahua. You can still expect them to be loyal to family and affectionate.
Keep in mind that they have a low tolerance for strangers and younger children, so proper socialization is vital to unlearn this bad habit. The Chimation is a lot taller than the other mixed breeds on the list and sits at medium height.
Shi-Chi (Of the Chi-Shi)
Breeds: Shih Tzu and Chihuahua Mix
The Shi-Chi has risen in popularity over the past few years, mostly due to the attractive mix of the Shih Tzu and Chihuahua’s lively personalities.
Even though the breed is mixed, the Shi-Chi is recognized by at least five breed registries, which includes the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Breed Registry. These dogs make a great tiny designer pet that fits nicely in a purse.
They have a big heart and love to be loved by everyone around them. They are super sweet and really kind towards children and strangers. Their winning disposition makes them great pets for any family.
Breeds: Miniature Pinscher and Chihuahua mix
These small dogs are a mix of the Miniature Pinscher and Chihuahua. While only standing at 8-12 inches tall these petite pets have a big personality. The Chipin is very intelligent due to their Miniature Pinscher parent. This makes them fast learners that adapt well to most training methods. Their disposition makes them great for families with small children and other pets.
Chipins are low-maintenance and don’t require a lot of exercise or excessive grooming. Nutrition wise, stick to a food that’s specifically made for the chihuahua or the mini-pin. Their coat can get long, so as long as you keep it short, you won’t need to brush them often. As Chipins are territorial, it’s a good idea to socialize them at an early age.
Breeds: Rat Terrier and Chihuahua mix
The “Ratcha” is a Rat Terrier Chihuahua blend. This easily-groomed pup shows tremendous bravado despite his small size. Your Ratcha will have a “terrier” mentality because not only is he half Terrier, but Chihuahuas also have a bit of a tough guy attitude. Even though they may not always willingly do what you ask, they always want to be with you. This cross creates a loving, independent-minded companion who needs a lot of attention and might suffer a little separation anxiety when left alone. This indomitable blend makes a great addition to a family with older children who understand that the little guys can’t play rough.
With all these different Chihuahua mixes, it may be difficult for you to pick the perfect one for you or your family! Whenever you’re thinking of getting a dog, make sure to pay attention to their grooming, exercise requirements and how much affection they need!
Regardless of which breed you pick, they’ll be your forever friend as Chihuahuas regardless of mix will be loyal and protective of you. Treat them really well, and they’ll be fantastic lap dogs that are quiet, well behaved and affectionate. This is by no means an inclusive list, in fact you can see three that didn’t make the list right here: The Chorkie, the chiweenie and the Chigi mix.