This may be a breed that when you hear the name, your insides recoil a little. It doesn’t seem natural for these two breeds to be mixed together. Mixing a large breed with a small breed isn’t common and wouldn’t occur frequently in the wild. This is because a mismatch in parental sizes can lead to difficulties in the birthing of puppies, such as puppies who are too big to naturally pass through the birth canal. This can sadly lead to death in the mother. Science has found a way around this using artificial insemination, and C sections can help produce healthy puppies of different size breeds, but should not be undertaken without professional help and previous breeding experience. When bred properly, the Husky Chi is an adorable, fluffy small breed full of energy and love for their owner.
When mixing two breeds, you can inherit personality traits from both parents or just one. This often makes for a nice surprise and a unique dog as you learn their individual personality traits as they grow and develop.
A chihuahua is loyal to one companion and prefers lots of time with that person. They can be possessive. This can lead to barking or destructive behavior if left alone for long periods. They are not good with small children, so suited more to homes with adults only.
A husky is a high-energy dog who is known for its intelligence. They get bored easily and suffer separation anxiety. If not properly trained and entertained they can turn to destructive behavior like digging, destroying furniture, and even escaping your property.
Even though your Husky-Chi may look small, their exercise needs are still moderate. Allow 30-40 minutes each day for a walk. Access to a garden to play in on top of walks is helpful to burn off any extra energy. Your Husky-Chi will need lots of toys to keep busy at home.
The Husky-Chi is not a good choice for a first-time or novice dog owner. They can be stubborn to train, mostly from the Husky genes. Start training from day one, and use a professional trainer for the best results. The Husky-Chi is very clever and will love to take part in obedience, scent work, or agility.
The Husky has a thick double coat, that needs regular brushing. The Chihuahua has a short to medium-length coat that needs minimal upkeep, just a gentle weekly brush. Your Husky-Chi should have a short to medium-length double coat that will need brushing one to two times a week. Read more about brush types here. You can bathe your Husky-Chi if they get dirty, but try to do this as little as often, as it can strip beneficial protective oils from the coat.
A chihuahua Husky mix can be hard to predict in terms of size and weight, as it depends on which parents’ genes are expressed in the puppies. On average when fully grown, they usually weigh around 7-15 pounds and are approximately 6-15 inches in height. They are considered a small to medium breed of dog and are considered full grown at around one and a half years old.