Things Owners Need to Know: Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix Dogs


Also known as a ShiChi or a ChiTzu, this designer breed is a new crossbreed that exemplifies the saying, dynamite comes in small packages, all while tugging on your heartstrings.

The personalities of the Shih Tzu and the Chihuahua could not be more opposite. Shih Tzu’s are known to have sophisticated and calm personalities while Chihuahuas are bold and spirited.

The Origins of a Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix

With this particular mixed breed, the ShiChi can inherit the bossy nature of its Chihuahua parent or the easy-going demeanor of its Shih Tzu parent.


The Appearance of the Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix

What the Shih Tzu and the Chihuahua have in common, is that they are both small yet feisty toy pups.


Color of the ShiChi Mix

Some Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mixes have a slightly wavy coat that can come in various colors, including brown, black, cream, white and mixed.


Size of the ShiChi Mix

The Chihuahua Shih Tzu mix will always be small, so there is no need to worry if the dog will outgrow any of its toys, clothes, or dog house.


Grooming the Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix

If your pup has a short coat like their Chihuahua parent, grooming won’t be an issue.


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