The Chiweenie is one of the most adorable and cutest dogs around. Long and small, this charming hybrid (a Dachshund and Chihuahua mix) is increasing in popularity. This particular breed is very friendly and loving, which makes it a perfect lap dog.

Ideal for seniors, singles and also individuals who love traveling or live in an apartment or condo, it is quite attractive to a broad range of households. They usually bark, therefore, can be a useful watchdog.


The Chiweenie is a playful dog; therefore, it requires a high quality and healthy diet. Since it is susceptible to dental problems, dry kibble is highly recommended to keep their teeth healthy and strong. They can subsequently do equivalently well on a wet-food based diet in case they are unable to chew dry kibble.


Training the Chiweenie can be very challenging. Always keeps the training sessions brief and interesting, accompanied with many treats and also applauding for a job well done. Savage training methods won’t work with this breed. Once they know that you are getting infuriated with them, they resist training altogether. Try incorporating some playful and interesting training techniques or perhaps reward them with some play time when the training session is complete.

Common Health Issues

Chiweenies are generally healthy dogs; they usually experience minor health problems throughout their lives. Their most common problem is allergies. Since it is a cross breed, they may end up inheriting the health issues related to their parent breed. This may include diabetes, seizures, hydrocephalus, hypoglycemia and also hypothyroidism.