They are considered a designer hybrid breed. Their breed is a mix of the Chinese Crested dog breed and a Chihuahua breed. This mixed breed became famous when it won the award for the most ugly dog in the world award.
A Chinese Crested mixed with Chihuahua comes in many varieties of coat colors such as grey, black, tri-color, and white. The Chinese Crested is normally hair less with a Mohawk style hair on the top of its head. The Mohawk is very silky and long.
Many say that the Chinese Crested Chihuahua looks like a science project gone wrong while others may consider this mixed breed very cute. Another unique look of the Chinese Crested is that it has a longer tongue then a normal Chihuahua breed.
This breed has a life expansion of over ten years. They have a unique nickname, which is “Chi-Chi”. This nickname can be mistaken for the nickname of the Chihuahua pure breed.
A Chinese Crested Chihuahua can range any where from 6 to 8 pounds and are normally less than 12 inches tall. They are wonderful pets and make a loving family dog. They are very friendly, bold and very intelligent.
They do show a preference to be around 1 or 2 of the owners and are typically friendly with other people and all animals compared to the standard Chihuahua breed. They are typically friendly with children but due to most of them having no fur, they are more likely to get hurt.
The Chinese Crested breed needs to be protected from scratches and rough play. Though the nature of the Chihuahua purebred breed is prominently dominant and over protective, the Chinese Crested is more submissive loving and friendly.
They do not like being alone for long periods of time and this can cause stress, which can result in lost of their fur. The shape of a Chinese Crested mix can be between an apple head shape from the Chihuahua breed and the wedge shape of the Chinese Crested breed with a higher forehead.
The eyes can be an almond shape or round shape usually with out the bulge. The Hairless Chinese Crested has less dander and can shed but usually they shed very little.
Hypoglycemia is basically the biggest issue when it comes to a Chinese Crested Chihuahua Puppy. This is when the blood sugar becomes very low and can cause a serious threat to the Chinese Crested Chihuahua. Learn some Dog First Aid so you will be prepared.
They are very fragile and should be supervised by stairs and high furniture. For the dogs safety they should not be left alone with children due to the fact that they can be severely injured.
A Pregnant Chihuahua can have a liter of up to 8 pups and can have a 25 percent drop level of the sizes of liters if both are hairless. This is very lethal to the puppies and life threatening.
Over all these fun loving companions are a joy to have and a great addition to any family with children.
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