Have you ever wondered what would happen if a Chihuahua and a Husky were mixed together? While these two dog breeds are unable to naturally breed, thanks to artificial insemination and IVF treatments, you are able to see these two dogs bred together.
By mixing the Husky and the Chihuahua, you can get any mix of the two, from tall with a short coat, to a double coated short dog with a husky pattern. Though they are designer dogs, you never know the exact dog you are getting. There is too much variation between the two dogs.
Keep reading to learn more about the parent breeds, and what you can expect from the Husky-Chi.
The Chihuahua, Husky-Chi, and Siberian Husky Comparison Table
|Height||5-8 inches||6-15 inches||20-23.5 inches|
|Weight||Less than 6 pounds||7-15 pounds||35-60 pounds|
|Life Expectancy||14-16 years||12-16 years||12-14 years|
|Colors||Black Chocolate Cream Gold Red and white Black sable silver Chocolate brindle fawn And a lot more||Black Gray Tan White Black and white Black and tan Gray and white||Black and white Gray and white Red and white Sable and white white|
|Coat Type||Smooth with either short or medium length||Short or medium length||Double coat with medium length|
|Affection levels||Pretty loving||Pretty loving||Very loving|
|Shedding Level||Some shedding||Average shedding||Higher shedding|
|Temperament||Pretty playful Pretty protective||Very playful Pretty protective||Very playful Not protective|
|Health Issues||Heart problems Eye diseases Patellar luxation Idiopathic epilepsy potential||Eye diseases Patellar luxation Hip dysplasia Heart disease Hypothyroidism||Eye diseases Hip dysplasia|
|Trainability||Average trainability||Average trainability||Average trainability|
|Exercise||High amounts of exercise||High amounts of exercise||Very high amounts of exercise|
|Friendliness to People||Somewhat open to strangers||Somewhat open to strangers||Very open to strangers|
|Friendliness to Dogs||Alright with other dogs||Alright with other dogs||Very good with other dogs|
|Drooling Levels||Little to no drool||Little to no drool||Little to no drool|
|Mental Stimulation||Average mental stimulation required||Higher mental stimulation required||Higher mental stimulation required|
|Barking Level||Lots of barking||Lots of barking||Lots of barking|
Chihuahuas are pretty divisive dogs. Many people love them due to their sassy attitudes in a short body, while others just find them loud and stubborn. However, they are very popular dogs, and do well in almost any home, due to their small stature.
Though they need a lot of exercise, this is easy to give them, as a few walks can easily tire them out throughout the day. They also do excellent in dog sports, especially in agility and obedience.
Despite their small size, they are quick learners, very intelligent, and protective. Chihuahuas are in the top ten best watch dogs to own, according to a lot of experts. They are also loyal and always want to be near their owners.
Despite them being loving, they aren’t always good with children. Being so small, a Chihuahua can be easily injured, and may snap at a child that hurts them.
Most people that have a Chihuahua choose the breed over and over again, devoted to the small and sassy dogs.
About Siberian Huskies
Huskies have a long history as sled dogs. As the name suggests, they originated in Siberia and they were used to pull sleds in a team for transport of items. In more recent history, they are often used in sled competitions, carrying a person through the Iditarod.
Nowadays, however, they are primarily family and working dogs. They are popular due to their quirky nature and vocalization. They are usually considered medium dogs, weighing around 35 to 60 pounds and not getting much taller than 23 inches.
They are good with children and are loving and gentle. They are also good with strangers, which means they make pretty poor guard dogs. A husky wants to be friends with everyone, and even though they are talkative, aren’t likely to scare off a stranger with a bark.
Despite their loving and gentle ways, they aren’t good for beginning dog-owners. A husky is a very social dog, and doesn’t do well on their own. Finding them a job and a way to get a lot of strenuous exercise is also important to keep these dogs from running away or getting destructive.
Grooming is also important if you want your precious husky to have smooth, healthy fur and to reduce their shedding.
About The Husky-Chi Dog Mix
Husky-Chis are a designer dog, and one not bred often at that. Therefore, it is hard to get a full idea of the dog that is going to come from the mix. From the few that have been bred, they seem to stay on the smaller size, often not getting to be more than 15 pounds in weight.
However, they can easily take more of the Husky side and grow larger than that, reaching close to 60 pounds. Between 6 to 15 inches tall also seems to be a common average between all the mixes so far, though that can, again, change depending on the parent they take after the most.
Their colors are also pretty variable, though they usually take on the double-colored pattern of their Husky parent, they may also be a solid black, tan, gray, or white.
Are Husky-Chis Easily Trainable?
Overall, Husky-Chis are fairly easy to train. Both parents are eager to please. However, they also both have a stubborn streak to them that can make it hard to get your dog to want to listen.
When you find your dog being stubborn and not wanting to do what you ask, it is usually worth taking them on a run or walk.
Both parent breeds need a lot of exercise for their relative size, and the Husky-Chi isn’t much different. Allowing them to burn off some of that excess energy will allow them to focus more and be more willing to listen.
Positive reinforcement through treats and praise is also a good idea, as the positive attention can usually entice them to do as you say a little more.
Training in short bursts, giving them lots of exercise, and positive feedback is the best method to train your Husky-Chi, though don’t be surprised if they still don’t want to listen sometimes.
Can Huskies and Chihuahuas Breed Naturally?
Also known as the Huskyhuahua, Husky-Chi is a mix between the Husky and the Chihuahua.
These breeds are not able to traditionally mate, and instead rely on in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The Siberian Husky has to be the mom, as a Chihuahua is unable to carry the puppies due to their size.
This is a designer dog, so the two breeds aren’t often mixed unless someone requests one, and their history isn’t well documented. This makes it hard to get an idea of what kind of dog you are getting, as there are a lot of differences between the breeds.
With designer dogs, especially ones that are so vastly different, it is hard to know what kind of dog you might get. Sometimes, we can make assumptions based on the parent breeds, but really they can be any combination of the two.
The same goes for Husky-Chis. Whether you have a tall, sassy dog that is an excellent guard dog and enjoys barking or a short, talkative dog that loves everyone, you won’t know which you have until they grow up.