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Kidadl Team

AUGUST 05, 2021

Paw-fect Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Dog Facts That Kids Will Love

Pitbull Chihuahua mix facts on the designer dog breed

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is one of the most common family dogs out there. This breed is a unique breed which has been formed by cross breeding purebred American Pitbull terrier and long haired Chihuahua. Moreover, these puppies are full of energy and playful, making this breed an ideal choice for families that are very active and are looking for a fun and sociable pet. This mixed breed is also referred to as a Pithuahua and a Chipit. If you are a Pitbull enthusiastic then you are at the right place. There are various health concerns like hip dysplasia, heart problems, collapsed trachea, patellar luxation, and several other health problems that Pitbull mixes can suffer from. In order to consume their energy and initiate mental stimulation, it is important to use positive reinforcement training methods. This will ensure that the Chihuahua mixed Pitbull dog gets along well with other humans.

We are here to discuss the breed and answer most of your questions and doubts regarding the same. So, let’s dive in and have a quick look at everything we have gathered up for you. You may also look at Northern Inuit dog facts and Australian retriever facts if you are looking to have a pet dog.

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pitbull Chihuahua mix?

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a medium sized mix breed dog. The parents of the breed are the purebred Chihuahua and purebred American Pitbull terrier. The pup inherits the qualities of both the parents and therefore, can be a perfect family dog to you.

What class of animal does a Pitbull Chihuahua mix belong to?

The Pitbull and Chihuahua mix belongs to the class of mammals. As the pups are capable of bearing their little ones and taking utmost care of the same. All these characteristics make them fall under the category of mammals.

How many Pitbull Chihuahuas are there in the world?

There have been many issues related to the population of Pitbull Chihuahuas. They are mostly bred in America and their population is quite steady. Though, some organizations out there work solely for making the breed go extinct. This is because of the extreme level of aggressive nature of the breed.

Where does a Pitbull Chihuahua mix live?

The Chihuahua and Pitbull mix was bred to be domesticated. Though, being a ball of energy, the breed needs at least two walks every day. Therefore, it is better if they live in an open space and not in a closed apartment.

What is a Pitbull Chihuahua's habitat?

The Pitbull Chihuahuas mix originated in Scotland, England, and Ireland. In these places of origin, during around the 1800s, there were dog breeders who began crossing terriers and bull-baiting dogs.

Who do Pitbull Chihuahuas live with?

The Pitbull Chihuahuas mix live with their owners. They are bred to be domesticated and thus they live in a house or in an open space like a garden. Moreover, the dog is a ball of energy and that means you, too, need to cope with it too. You, too, need to maintain its workout routines, exercise and running.

How long does a Pitbull Chihuahua mix live?

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix has a lifespan of around 10 to 13 years. Though, it is not a fixed number and thus, it differs from time to time due to its eating habits, disease immunization, workout routines, and many other factors.  

How do they reproduce?'

Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a cross breed of purebred Chihuahua and purebred American Pitbull terrier.

The breeding process takes place when both male and female have reached the age when they can be sexually active. The male should be tall enough to mount the female and this forms a tie.  

Their gestation period lasts for 63 days and during this whole period you should keep a regular record of your dog’s body temperature. And, it is better if you consult a vet for the breeding directions.  After the gestation period is over, the female gives birth to a litter of four to six Pitbull Chihuahua mix puppies.

What is their conservation status?

As it is hybrid dog breed, their conservation status is 'Least Concern'. Just like many other crossbreeds, the AKC has not recognized this crossbreed. However, the Dog Registry of America has recognized this mixed breed.

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Fun facts

What do Pitbull Chihuahuas look like?

Pitbull Chihuahuas are two very different breeds, especially when it comes to looks. Since these are a hybrid breed, there is a blend of appearances of both the parents, especially if you look at their size. Just like Pitbull, this breed has quite a muscular and broad body. Also, the puppies have short necks, small feet, thin muzzles, long tails, long ears, and very strong bodies. Some of the most commonly seen variations of the American Pitbull terrier Chihuahua mix dogs are blue nose Pitbull Chihuahua mix, red nose Pitbull Chihuahua mix.

(Pitbull Chihuahua mix characteristics resemble both the parent breeds

How cute are they?

With their short, glossy, and smooth coat type, Pitbull Chihuahua mix looks quite adorable.  They are most likely to be white, black, brindle, golden, brown, and tan colors, plus grey, chocolate. Just like the appearance of a Chihuahua, the Pitbull Chihuahua mix has a very distinct head which is dome-shaped and obviously adorable. Some owners may find it appealing while some may refer to it as a flaw. In order to know what the puppy has inherited from the parents, the owner will have to wait until the puppy transforms to an adult in order to truly tell. Each pup may come out slightly different!

How do they communicate?

They can understand human emotions and actions if trained with patience and abundance of time. They are highly sociable and friendly which makes them easy to communicate in the language of high pitched whines, barks, whimpers, or some other actions.

How big is a Pitbull Chihuahua mix?

The size and appearance of this medium-sized dog breed varies depending on the parent favored most by the breed. The breed can grow as much to around 20 in tall near the shoulder, with the weight of 20 lb maximum. The breed’s body is often broad, muscular, and short, with a short neck that can typically be found in the Pitbull parent. Those pups that inherit the characteristics of a Chihuahua have long ears, tiny feet, and a thin muzzle.

How fast can a Pitbull Chihuahua mix run?

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix runs at the speed of 35 km/hr. Their bulky body and short legs often cause problems in running fast for them but still they manage to have steady speed and this can always be improved through proper training and care.

How much does a Pitbull Chihuahua mix weigh?

This mixed breed weighs around 20 lb. Though this is not a fixed number. The weight varies according to the food they eat, along with their eating habits, workout routines and running exercise.

What are their male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names for the male and female Pitbull Chihuahua mix. The males are referred to as a dog while the female is called a bitch.

What would you call a baby Pitbull Chihuahua mix?

For a baby Pitbull Chihuahua mix, there are no specific names and a newborn is referred to as a 'Pitbull Chihuahua puppy.

What do they eat?

If you are planning to feed dog food which is quite fancy for your Pitbull chihuahua mixes, then you should refrain yourself from doing that. You should feed high-quality dog food that is age-appropriate for them. You can go for dog food (wet) including Kibbles and canned food as they are some of the favorites of the breed. The proactiveness of the Pitbull Chihuahua mixes necessitates the use of normal dog food rather than some fancy mixed food.  Kibble’s or dry biscuits help to remove bacteria and plaque that have been accumulated in your dog’s mouth and also helps in dealing with gingivitis and canine periodontal diseases. Also, you should be very considerate of the supply of fresh water especially during the time when your designer dog has been fed some dry food.

Are they dangerous?

These breeds love having a lifestyle that is active, especially one which is shared with the human family that they have.

They do have an aggressive nature but if you train them properly then it can be controlled. Sometimes they can be over-defensive when strangers approach, and they sense a threat, although most of the time they are calm. In order to avoid that phase, you must socialize and train your mixed breed so they obey you and do not become very dominating.

Would they make a good pet?

Did you know...

The small Chihuahua breed, which is one of the parents of the Pitbull Chihuahua, has been classified by American Kennel Club as one of the toy dog breeds. This loyal dog breed is famously known to have been owned by a number of celebrities and also known to be a purse dog. Moreover, this Chihuahua breed has become the Mexican National Dog Ambassador. The Chipit dogs get along well with humans as well as other dogs.

Having your own Pitbull Chihuahua mix

It is easy to get these breeds in shelters as there is a lack of proper licensed breeders for this mixed breed due to the outcome of crossbreeding of two dogs that are stray and do not have much market value as other high-value dogs. The Pitbull Chihuahua mix puppy is very cute and worth while!

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix price will be based on the location of the mixed breed. It depends from one place to another. The Chihuahua Pitbull mix price also varies according to the demand in the market. You can easily find puppies ranging from $100 to $500 at shelter homes. If there is a designer breeder, then you may have to give more than $800. Also, if you are buying breeds from a designer breeder, you must check the parents’ paper, whether they are purebred or not.

Caring for your Pitbull Chihuahua mix

These mixed breeds do not take a lot of time in grooming as they are short and have a glossy coat. To clean your dog’s dead and loose ends, you need to brush their hair with a stiff-bristled brush to make sure that your pup obeys you and does not become very dominant, you need to socialize them properly.

If you don’t want your pup to become overly dominant in the household, you should properly train them with well-socialization. Being a highly intelligent breed, they grasp on things and instruction quite quickly.  

For the health part, the breed tends to be pretty healthy, but there are some health concerns to which these dogs can be prone to including Patellar luxation, hypoglycemia, hip dysplasia, heart problems, and a collapsed trachea.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals including Utonagan, or Brazilian terrier.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our pitbull chihuahua coloring pages.

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