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Information on Chihuahua Terrier Mix

A Chihuahua Terrier mix may not be a pure terrier dog breed but don’t underestimate them. After all it is still a dog. And what a lovely combination of breeds it is. Chihuahuas, a native dog of Mexico, are known to be very small and graceful and lively. The terriers, however, are of the Great Britain and Ireland origin and are known to be very hardy and tough. Combine them together and you will get a good guardian dog and at the same time a loving dog good for companionship. Here are some information on the Chihuahua Terrier Mix.

The Chihuahua terrier mix dogs are very alert and inquisitive. They will patrol anything that they seemed strange, even just a very slight sound. They can communicate easily with other dogs their size but they are rather indifferent with mainly larger dogs, partly because they have a hard time communicating with large dogs due to their size. In general, you will observe that they will get a temperament of a chihuahua and they also get other distinct behavior of a terrier.

When you are getting a chihuahua terrier mix puppy, expect that he is going to be a very lively one. But always take good care of a chihuahua terrier mix puppy. Why is that so? They do not have only fragile bones, but they also have this skeletal condition called molera, an open gap located at the top of their skull. It will close by the time the chihuahua terrier mix becomes an adult but still you need to take good care of the puppy while he is still young. Apart from that, also let the small kids stay away from them. This is so because they are afraid with the kids’ hyperactive behavior.

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  1. jacob says:

    what is the best food for a chihuahua/terrier tiny mix we feed her soft foods that are like bite size peices

    1. thedogguy says:

      Hi Jacob, ideally the best thing to feed your dog is pure protein. That could include chicken, beef, lamb, etc.. Fish is alright as well, but be extra careful to make sure that all bones are removed. Also, the oil in fish might give your dog diarrhea if they consume too much at once, or are not used to it. The only thing in giving your dog real meat every day is that it can get expensive. So if you are going to get food from the pet store get the stuff that has the most meat in it with the least amount of filler content, especially grains. Some veggies are also ok for dogs such as carrots and so forth. Keep the diet simple and healthy and your dog will stay healthier in the long run.

  2. Kassie says:

    My dog is a chihuahua/terrier mix and me and my boyfriend feed her Pedeigree is that ok for our dog? Also if we get another dog what do we have to watch out for and be careful about? Thanks.

    1. thedogguy says:

      Hi Kassie,

      Always read the label on whatever food you buy your dog. Since all dogs are carnivores, any food that has more grains or anything else other than meat is a bad idea. Some veggies and fruits are alright though. Some apples, peas, carrots and things like that are alright for dogs to eat. So again, read the label and make sure that it isn’t loaded with a lot of grains and other junk. Feeding your dog a healthy diet will also help to ward off diseases that are common to older dogs and keep them healthier in the long run.

  3. mighty bean says:

    how much do these cost??

    1. thedogguy says:

      It varies from breeder to breeder. Always make sure that you find a reputable breeder first and foremost (you don’t want a puppy mill).

      Second, do some asking around and try to find a few reputable breeders to compare from. The prices will usually be pretty close, but you might be able to talk down the price a little if you are genuinely interested when you visit (especially if you find a puppy you really want). Prices will vary also since the type of Terrier mix can be different. Though you should find most within the $350-$600 range.

  4. michelle says:

    im getting one for christmas. i have three young kids. do u think it’ll be okay with them?

    1. thedogguy says:

      Hi Michelle, sorry for the long delayed response. I have been on vacation. Anyhow, that is a pretty hyper and small dog. It might be best to get a little larger dog or wait until the children are a little older. Thanks for reading the blog!

  5. linda M says:

    I have a Chihuahua and border terrier mix and he raises a paw and his ears go back a lot. He also paces the kitchen at meal time. Are these anxiety related behaviors and if so what should I do to alleviate it?

    1. thedogguy says:

      Hi Linda, sorry for the delayed response. The behaviors you mentioned can be multi-faceted. For instance, the raising of the paw often times (if the dog is sitting on their rear) is usually a sign of “what do I do next”? If they recognize you as their leader, this is quite common. The pacing could mean multiple things as well. It could simply be anticipation for the meal. Most dogs will get extra excited around meal time. If the kitchen pacing is during odd times, you might then have an issue.

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