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The Chiweenie is a crossbreed dog that is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. This breed is known for its small size and unique appearance, making it a popular choice for apartment living and as a lap dog. They are playful, energetic, and affectionate, making them great companions for those who are looking for a fun-loving and loyal pet.


The Chiweenie breed was developed in the United States and became popular in the 1990s. It is a hybrid breed that combines the best traits of both the Chihuahua and the Dachshund, creating a small and distinctive-looking dog.

Physical Characteristics

Chiweenies are small dogs that weigh between 6-12 pounds and stand 6-12 inches tall at the shoulder. They have a unique appearance with a long body, short legs, and a round head. They come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, tan, and white.

Personality and Training

Chiweenies are energetic and playful dogs that love to run and play. They are also affectionate and loyal to their owners, making them great companions. They do have a tendency to be stubborn, so early and consistent training is important to help prevent behavioral issues.

Health and Care

Chiweenies are generally a healthy breed, with a lifespan of 12-15 years. However, they are prone to certain health issues such as patellar luxation, dental problems, and back problems. Regular veterinary check-ups and proper dental care can help prevent these issues. They also require regular grooming to keep their coat in good condition.


The Chiweenie is a fun-loving and affectionate breed that is perfect for those looking for a small and energetic companion. With their unique appearance and playful personality, they make great pets for apartment living and are well-suited for those who are looking for a loyal and energetic pet.

Life With A New Puppy

A Chiweenie puppy can bring a lifetime of love and joy to your home. If you are interested in getting a Chiweenie puppy, check out our Available Pups page to see if we have any Chiweenies currently available. We get new puppies every Friday. Contact us here if you would like to set up an appointment to meet a dog.

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