Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesChi-Pit, Pithuahua
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupToy Group
Bred ForFamily companion
Recognized ByDRA, IDCR
Life Span10-13 years
Ideal Weight15-45 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height12-18 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeSmooth, glossy, soft, short
Common ColorsBrindle, Chocolate, Brown,
Black and Tan, Black
AvailabilityRarely available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToAmerican 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.

Pit Chi smiling at the camera
Pit Chi smiling at the camera.
Image Source: American Bully Daily


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.

Pit Chi playing with a girl
Pit Chi playing with a girl.
Image Source: Instagram-@ chellesonti


  • 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.
Pit Chi sitting on the floor
Pit Chi sitting on the floor.
Image Source: Animalso

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Glaucoma,
Patellar Luxation, Elbow Dysplasia
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus, Leptospirosis,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper,
Kennel Cough Canine Parainfluenza
SheddingLow Shedder
DroolingModerate Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialHigh
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 20%
Fat: 8%
Digestive Enzymes
Milk Thistle

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:

  • Black
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • White
  • Brindle
  • Golden


Pit Chi Puppy
Pit Chi Puppy playing with grass.
Image Source: Husky

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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