20 Different Types of Chihuahuas
I have owned many different types of chihuahuas during my long time keeping chihuahuas. Some are hairless chihuahua and some are funny chihuahua. I have also had long hair ones and also short hair.
Furthermore, I have kept pregnant chihuahuas, old chihuahuas, apple-headed, deer-headed and many more types of chihuahua mixed breeds.
Inspired by these little dogs, here is an amazing list of 20 different types of chihuahuas that I have owned.
Here is a list of 20 Different Types of Chihuahuas.
1. My Brindle Chihuahua – Brinxie
When referring to a Brindle Chihuahua, it’s not a different type of breed, but the color.
Some consider it blotchy, striped or streaked. It’s a pattern, black over fawn, looking like tiger stripes.
Not all breeds of dogs can have brindles.
They are very rare, mainly because the best way to get a Brindle Chihuahua is by breeding two of them.
It’s possible to get a brindle by breeding a solid and brindle, but chances aren’t so great.
Some breeders charge as much as $3000 for this rarity.
2. My Chihuahua Dachshund – Daxie
The Chihuahua Dachshund mixed breed dog is also known as a Chiweenie but goes by other names: Choxie, Weeniehuahua, German Taco, and Mexican Hotdog.
Chiweenies inherited the best traits from both parents.
More so, I noticed that my Chihuahua Dachshund has traits that make them loyal, energetic, stubborn and a chore to potty train.
They tend to do better in a one-person home and make great watchdogs.
Chiweenie’s usually are 6-10 inches at the shoulder and weigh 6-12 pounds, living 12-16 years.
Also, these dogs are great when trained early for unwanted barking habits and they are usually very eager to please their owners.
Make awesome apartment animals and will love you unconditionally.
3. My Pear Head Chihuahua – Hoppie
Apparently, there are now three ways to describe the head of a Chihuahua.
The most common is the authentic Apple-head with a well rounded, domed head, big eyes, smaller body, and shorter snout.
That’s the only type recognized by the American Kennel Club.
The Deer-head has a longer, thinner snout, more sloped head and taller, thinner body.
Mixing the two dogs you get a Pear-head with a flatter pear-shaped skull and a larger body.
The deer head’s body is smaller compared to that of the offspring.
4. My Jack Chi Dog – Jackie
A natural-born charmer, the Jack Chi Dog is very intelligent and friendly, but a handful unlike many different types of chihuahuas.
It’s an offspring of a purebred Jack Russell Terrier and a purebred Chihuahua.
This dog can be stubborn and hard to train, weighing in between 8-18 pounds.
Watch for allergic reactions to grass and soy food ingredients. Then, enjoy your Jack Chi Dog for 13-18 years.
It’s a fun, loving animal for other pets and the entire family. You can expect the hyper, nervous qualities of a Chihuahua.
5. My Hairless Chihuahua – Lexie
People refer to a particular dog as a Mexican Hairless Chihuahua, but it’s not a Chihuahua at all.
It’s a Mexican Hairless, but the breed is a Xoloitzcuintli.
It’s much bigger than a Chihuahua, but it’s the toy version.
There’s also the Chinese Crested, an ancestor breed of the Mexican Chihuahua.
These are two totally different breeds, the Mexican Chihuahua and the Mexican hairless.
If you do happen to someday see a hairless Chihuahua, check the animal for mange or another skin disorder, possibly alopecia, a genetic defect.
Either of these can cause hairless nice. It’s pretty much a given not to be a show dog.
6. My Fawn Chihuahua – Fawxie
When you hear of a Fawn Chihuahua, the person is referring to the color, not the type.
There are lots of colors and patterns of Chihuahuas, but the most popular color is fawn.
It’s a yellowish-brown color, most Chihuahuas are light buff. There are varieties of liver and brown too.
You might feel like your Chihuahua gets dirty with the light color, but it only needs a bath once a month.
If you bathe your dog too often, it will cause dry, irritated skin. Use a shampoo for sensitive skin when it needs a bath.
Brush your Chihuahua daily to prevent tangles, remove loose hair or dry skin cells and to ensure a shiny, bright coat.
7. My Brown Chihuahua – Brownie
When you have a brown Chihuahua, it’s actually called a Chocolate Chihuahua.
They not only have brown fur, but there’s also more. You see, a true chocolate-colored Chihuahua‘s skin is also brown.
Let his color remind you NOT to feed chocolate to your dog.
It contains several ingredients that are bad for him: sugar, fat, caffeine, but mostly Theobromine.
These are horrible for his kidneys, stomach, central nervous system and heart.
Theobromine doses of 100 to 150 mg per kilogram of the dogs’ bodyweight is toxic.
8. My Papillon Chihuahua – Pappie
My Pappie was like most Papillon Chihuahuas that have small heads, erect, triangular ears, and round eyes.
They are 6-11 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 4-10 pounds. Hyper is an understatement, but they are loyal, loving family members.
So much so that if they are left alone for most of the day, they could be prone to separation anxiety just like many different types of chihuahuas.
He’s also apt to a jealous behavior between other pets or family members and yourself.
The Papillon Chihuahua is fairly easy to train because they are so eager to please.
Due to their small jaws, they are prone to dental conditions, so be sure to brush his teeth regularly.
The two of you will have a long, loving relationship for typically 12-14 years.
9. My Shih Tzu Chihuahua – Shinzie
Although your Shih Tzu Chihuahua will have that adorable round face, don’t let it fool you.
This precious puppy is cute, but not for your baby. Oh, I love my Shinzie!
He won’t mind growling and snapping if he feels threatened.
However, he will be perfect for being feisty and protective.
Look for your Shih Tzu Chihuahua to be around 10 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 5-10 pounds.
It won’t be an easy job to train him though, he gets his stubbornness from the Chihuahua parent.
This can be fixed with a consistent training routine and positive reinforcement.
10. My Cute Chihuahuas – Meany & Maxie
Meany and Maxie are cute just like all Chihuahuas are cute, there’s no doubt, even all 20 mixed breeds. However, no person or animal is cute with rotten or no teeth.
Make sure that yours gets the dental care that it needs.
Start brushing his teeth as soon as you get him, so he can be trained to it just like potty training.
Get a toothbrush made for dogs, the finger brush will be great. Make sure to get dog toothpaste, the humankind can hurt his stomach.
Besides, he would like the poultry or peanut butter flavor better. If you can manage to brush three times a week, that’s perfect.
If you don’t take care of his teeth, plaque can build up and cause rotten teeth, bad breath, and gum disease, not to mention infections.
11. My other Chihuahua Dachshund – Modie
Modie, my Chiweenie is friendly enough, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to protection.
If someone or something strange invades the territory, it will become just as aggressive and start making some noise.
These dogs might be a little, but they make up for the size with their love for the owner. They are smart and very loyal.
Despite the fact that a Chiweenie isn’t a pure-breed, it is recognized by International Designer Canine Registry, American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and Designer Breed Registry as an official mixed breed.
12. My Jack Russell Chihuahua – Doodley
Doodley is something else! This sassy little dude will want to rule the roost with his intelligent, energetic, loving, playful self.
He will require lots of exercise and playtime. As long as he is socialized with other dogs and people at a young age, he shouldn’t be aggressive.
He should be fairly easy to train because he’s so eager to please.
They love to chew, so toys are very important to protect the things that don’t need chewing.
Due to his short, dense coat, this breed will only need to be brushed weekly to rid him of loose hair and dead skin cells.
Regular dental care is recommended due to dental problems that occur with this breed.
13. My Ugly Chihuahua – Mossie
Ugly and Chihuahua are two words that just don’t go together if you take proper care of your animal. There are a few things that some owners neglect though.
It’s common for dogs to have a small amount of drainage from their eyes throughout the day or night. Simply use a damp cloth to wipe his eyes daily to clean the area.
Clip his nails every three months. If left to grow, they can cause discomfort, irregular gait that over time can cause skeletal damage or ingrown nails.
Use a pad of clean gauze weekly to clean the inside of his ears.
Moisture can get trapped in the ear canal, excessive wax buildup or dirt and debris can build up if not cleaned.
This can lead to blockage, yeast or bacterial infections.
14. My Old Chihuahua – Oldie
I have lived with Oldie as long as I can remember and we are getting old together.
Chihuahuas are the longest living dog breed. Due to this, they aren’t considered seniors until around 10 years old. Be patient and kind as if it were your grandparent.
There are several health issues that elderly Chihuahuas can develop. Dental disease, diabetes, weight loss or gain, arthritis, senility, fatigue, liver disease, incontinence, hearing or sight problems and enlarged heart or other heart problems.
There are things that you can do to help.
Regular trips to the vet, Buy food that’s specially formulated for seniors, Exercise enough to stay limber, Keep him entertained, Build or buy ramps/stairs to gain access to furniture without jumping, Keep warm Keep as stress-free as possible.
15. My Pregnant Chihuahua Baby Chi -Monie
There’s not a stick for a dog to pee on, so how do you know if your Chihuahua is pregnant? Well, unlike a woman who takes 40 weeks before she gives birth, a Chihuahua only carries her babies 58 to 66 days. So, you should try to find out as soon as possible.
During the last two weeks, you will be able to feel and see the puppies moving inside. The vet might want to x-ray the puppies one last time to make sure they are small enough to pass through the birth canal. If not, he might schedule a C-section.
About 2 to 3 weeks after your dog has mated, you should take her to the vet. He can check the blood for the hormone, relaxin, which is higher during pregnancy.
Then, if she is at least three weeks pregnant, he can use an ultrasound to see the growing puppies.
If she is already 28 to 35 days pregnant, the vet can feel her tummy to confirm.
Around day 40, her nipples will start to get larger and darker. The vet may ask you to come back around day 45 to x-ray the growing puppies bone structure and check quantity.
16. My German Shepherd Chihuahua – Chiger
These dogs will weigh between 8-60 pounds and be between 7- 45 inches at the shoulder.
You will need some patience during his training process, although they are very intelligent. It differs with the different types of chihuahuas.
There are tiny bladders involved so they will need to potty a lot.
He will need to be taught early how to be alone because they become very attached to their owner.
Socialization is extremely important, due to being unsure of strangers. Depending on the traits inherited, these dogs usually live 9 to 20 years.
17. Sad Chihuahua – my Sadoxie – why?
Wondering why your Chihuahua is sad? Possibly he’s having anal gland problems. That is what happened to my Sadoxie one Spring season!
Anal glands are pouches located between the internal and external anal sphincter muscles, one on each side of the anus.
They empty through short, narrow ducts just inside the anus.
This is used as a very powerful territory scent marker.
Liquid from the pouch is usually expelled when the dog defecates, but if it doesn’t happen regularly, the gland can become inflamed, impacted and infected.
This is more often diagnosed in small breed dogs.
Groomers usually make it routine to express the glands while under their care.
If you notice your dog scooting a lot, frequently turning to lick their behind or problems pooping, he should see the vet.
Antibiotics can usually fix the problem. Regularly scheduled anal gland expression can prevent further problems.
18. My Funny Chihuahua – Funixie
Chihuahuas have such eccentric and quirky personalities. They seek your attention any way they can get it, good or bad.
They might jump in your lap for some love and back down they go.
You happened to notice as he was running everywhere that he tripped over his toy, so you chuckled.
Well, it’s his life’s goal to see if he can’t get another chuckle, he just doesn’t quite know where it came from.
As he’s trying to figure it out, he does something else that was funny, so you laugh again.
Well, he got that twice, now you have an afternoon of entertainment, there’s no doubt.
They are just so predictable and funny, but some of the absolute best companions ever.
19. My Chihuahua Terrier – Chiter
With this mix, you can expect an alert, intelligent dog with high energy. Perfect for an active, adult only home.
They can tolerate other dogs but prefer human company. He doesn’t eat very much, about 600 calories per day.
Not easily trained, you might consider using some treats.
He will need about an hour’s worth of exercise each day, you must keep his body, as well as his mind as busy as possible.
20. My Rat Terrier Chihuahua – Ratchie
You can expect this friend to reach about 10 to 12 inches at the shoulders and weigh around 10 to 15 pounds.
He will have lots of energy, but much love for his family can sometimes be overprotective.
With his long, thin legs, but short, wiry tail, he’s very content just laying in your lap or snuggling.
Being very intelligent and having such an easy to please attitude, potty training should be a breeze.
He doesn’t care for cold weather, believes that warmer really is better.
Chihuahua Cartoon – my favorites!
You can learn to draw a Chihuahua cartoon by following some pretty easy instructions either by written instructions or by watching a video.
Make sure that he is represented really well. It does not matter whether male or female chihuahua
Some people believe that all Chihuahuas are aggressive, while so many others believe it’s the cutest animal they have ever seen.
Take your time and draw your Chihuahua cartoon as unique as you are.
When drawing or sketching your chihuahua cartoon, give particular attention to the personalities of the different types of chihuahuas. That way you get a clear and accurate representation of your chihuahua!