A chipin dog is a hybrid between a Chihuahua and a Miniature Pinscher. Because it is a crossbreed, not much is known about its history.
|Facts About Chipin Dog|
|Breed Group||Toy dog|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A.|
|Other Names||Minchi, Chi-Pin, min pin chihuahua mix|
|Size & Height||8-12 inches|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR, IDCR, DRA|
|Shedding||Low to moderate|
|Hypoallergenic||Yes, if the coat is like the Miniature Pinscher|
|Colour||Black, White, Tan, Black and Tan, Cream, Chocolate, Golden|
|Life Expectancy||10-12 years|
|Coat||Smooth, short to medium in length|
Temperament & Personality
Chihuahua mix puppies do not like to be alone and love spending time with family. Consistency is essential while dealing with them because they can get stubborn sometimes. It does not know that it is less in size and goes after animals, larger in size if they pose a threat. They mingle well with children but can be hurt due to their small size. It can become aggressive, so proper socialization is vital. They act cautiously in front of strangers, but with time they warm up to them.
Chipin is a very active dog and settles well in apartment life. If a yard is not accessible, their play sessions can be conducted at home. Take it for a walk outside and make visits to a dog park to help it socialize. If it starts digging and barking, it means that it is not getting sufficient mental and physical stimulation.
A chipin sheds a low amount, so it doesn’t have much grooming needs. They can be hypoallergenic if the coat is more like the Miniature Pinscher. To remove debris and keep the skin healthy, brush the coat two times a week. Bath it occasionally to preserve the natural oils of the skin. Take the dog to a vet to cut its nails when they grow. Clean the ears on a weekly basis and look for signs of infection. Brush their teeth no less than two times a week.
These dogs can inherit health problems like hypoglycemia, eye problems, heart problems, collapsed trachea, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, shivering, etc. Look for the parents’ health clearances while buying a chipin dog, to lower the risk of diseases.
Miniature pinscher chihuahua mix puppies are not easy to train. It requires patience, positive techniques and consistency. Offer it rewards and praises but stay fair with it. In most of the dogs, it is found that obedience and house training is difficult. Socialization is necessary to make it comfortable with other dogs.
Giving the chipin half to one cup of good quality dog food, two times in the day will provide the required nourishment.