Pitbull Chihuahua mix (ChiPit) – Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Chi-Pit, Pithuahua|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Family companion|
|Recognized By||DRA, IDCR|
|Life Span||10-13 years|
|Ideal Weight||15-45 pounds (male and female)|
|Ideal Height||12-18 inches (male and female)|
|Fur Type||Smooth, glossy, soft, short|
|Common Colors||Brindle, Chocolate, Brown, |
Black and Tan, Black
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||American Pitbull Terrier|
Chi Pit is a sweet dog that is bred by crossing Pitbull and Chihuahua. The exact origin of this breed is unknown but it is a recent breed that is bred when the designer breed was in trend (which still is).
The appearance of the Pitbull Chihuahua mix dog depends on how much of genes it has received from either of the parents. It can be a board with a short neck like Pitbull or thin muzzle and long ears like Chihuahua.
Temperament, Behavior, and Personality
Temperament: The temperament of the Chi Pit is very active, lively, and gentle. Although temperament depends on the environment and how you raise them, you can train them and make them a gentle, friendly dog. It is playful and always playing making a great companion for you.
Behavior: The Chi Pit is an active and affectionate dog that needs the same amount of affection it gives to its people. If they do not get the attention and love from its people, it tends to get depressed and even destructive. So, provide them with enough love and care.
Personality: The personality of the Pitbull Chihuahua mix is smart and gentle. They are very good and kind with their family members but shows some bit of aggression towards other pets. They also do not trust strangers and tends to bark if they see someone approaching them and warn their owner about their presence. So, we can say they make an excellent watchdog.
Training ChiPit needs patient and constant leadership. You have to establish leadership on them when they are young because once they hit adulthood, they become stubborn. Positive methods of training can be best if you provide delicious treats as a reward to them with lots of vocal praises. Don’t be harsh or forceful on them as it will only lead to their aggression.
Is ChiPit Child-Friendly?
ChiPit – Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a child-friendly dog that adores kids and enjoys being with them playing. They show their affection towards children of all age and enjoy their company. Although small children might play rough by pulling and pinching, so always supervise their playtime or interaction. Teach your kids to approach the dog and behave nicely with them.
- ChiPit is a hybrid breed that is the outcome of Pitbull and Chihuahua mix.
- The exact origin of Chi Pit is unknown but it is believed to be developed in the United States with other designer breeds.
|Common Health Issues||Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Glaucoma, |
Patellar Luxation, Elbow Dysplasia
|Vaccination Required||Rabies, Canine Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, |
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper,
Kennel Cough Canine Parainfluenza
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||High|
|Separation Anxiety||Moderate Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 20%|
The Pit Chi is a hybrid dog that can face a possible genetic health condition that it inherits from its parent breeds.
- Hypoglycemia: It is also known as low blood sugar. when it is deprived of its main source of energy, sugar, it tends to get weak and sometimes even unconscious. To avoid low blood sugar, provide your dog with proper nutrition.
- Skin allergies: Skin disease can be seen in Pit Chi. It can be caused due to the contact of pollution, plants that they may be allergic too or due to something they eat. Avoid their contact from the stuff that they are allergic to. Consult a vet once you see inflammation, rashes on their skin.
Pit Chi comes in the combination of following colors:
Cost: The average cost of the ChiPit is between $500-$1000 USD. It varies from the quality of the breeders
The average height of the Pit Chi is between 15-20 inches and the average weight is between 15-35 pounds.
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