|Country of Origin||United States|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Minchi|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Companion Dog|
|Recognized By||DBR, ACHC, IDCR, DDKC, DRA|
|Life Span||10-12 years|
|Ideal Weight||5-18 pounds (male and female)|
|Ideal Height||8-12 inches (male nad female)|
|Fur Type||Short, smooth, silky, medium|
|Common Colors||Black, Tan, Black and Tan, White, |
Chocolate, Golden, Cream
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Chihuahua|
The Chipin is a designer dog breed that is the mix of the two small breeds: Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher. The exact origin of this breed is unknown but it might be created in the United States like many other designer breeds.
The appearance that the Chipin obtain will be from its parent breeds where it will get the face mask from Miniature Pinscher and ears and muzzle from Chihuahua. It is a small-sized dog that is very active at the same time intelligent. It is best suited in a family with all age of members.
Temperament, Behavior, and Personality
Temperament: The Chipin has got the mixed temperament of both of its parent breeds. It has got the intelligent, active temperament from Miniature Pinscher and the entertaining and loyal nature of Chihuahua. It can be aggressive like Chihuahua but raising in a good environment can make your Chipin friendly.
Behavior: The Chipin is a very suspicious dog that does not trust anyone around their territory. If it sees any strangers approaching them, it will bark at them warning their owner.
Personality: If your Chipin is properly socialized and trained, it can develop a pleasing personality. They crave for your attention and wants to sit on the lap but sometimes they also want some alone time by themselves and you have to respect that.
Is Chipin Child-Friendly?
Chipin is not much recommended in a house with small children as the might play rough by biting and pinching. They will not tolerate and might respond back with aggression.
Therefore, small kids should be taught to behave around dogs and their interaction should always be supervised. Chipin is best suited with older children as they are well-behaved and mannered.
Training Chipin is moderately difficult as they are eager to please their owner at the same time stubborn. A firm and consistence leadership should be developed at an early age.
They tend to respond well to the positive methods of training, so reward them with treats and also vocal praises as a source of motivation. Do not be harsh on them as it might lead to their aggression. Always be gentle and train them with patience.
- The Chipin is also known as Min Chi and Pinhuahua.
- One Chipin dog name Zack warned its owner by barking when he witnesses a neighbor has been stabbed.
|Common Health Issues||Patellar Luxation, Epilepsy, Eye Problems|
|Vaccination Required||Kennel Cough Rabies, Canine Coronavirus, |
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
|Grooming||Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average|
|Separation Anxiety||High Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 18%|
Chipin is a hybrid which can obtain genetic health problem from its parent breeds.
- Obesity: It is a condition that is faced by your dog due to overweight. So, do not overfeed your dog and always provide it with a balanced diet. Obesity will invite many other bones and joints problem in your dog.
- Patellar Luxation: It is a condition where the kneecap of your dog is dislocated. It will have problems in walking due to pain. So, a proper treatment after consulting a vet is necessary.
The Chipin come in the combination of the following colors:
- Black and Tan
- Golden Black
Cost: The average cost of the Chipin puppy is between $500-$800 USD.
Height: The average height of the Chipin is between 7-12 inches.
Weight: The average weight of the Chipin is between 5-11 pounds.
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