Chihuahuas live for about 12 to 20 years, which is significantly longer than the lifespan of an average dog. And in some cases, chihuahuas have been known to live up to 22 years.
As the name implies, this dog breed is the combination of a Chihuahua and a Terrier. It is a Toy dog that offers you the best of both worlds – the comical and loyal nature of a Chihuahua and the boldness and high spirit of the Terrier. These qualities make this mix an outstanding pet, especially when space is an issue in your home.
A Chihuahua Mix is a mixed breed dog between a Chihuahua and any other dog breed. Due to the size differences, such mixed breeds are typically crossbred with other small dog breeds, even though medium and larger ones are also commonly used in the mix. The Chihuahua’s small size and unique aesthetics make a very eclectic resulting mix, with unique pups that contribute to their popularity.
As the name implies, an Apple Head Chihuahua has a well-rounded and dome-like head – just like an apple. They have short jaws and short snouts. Apple Head Chis also have large, round eyes that tend to stand out from their relatively small faces.
A chug dog is a mixed dog produced by breeding a chihuahua male and a pug female. It is one of the many mixed breed varieties that existed naturally before making its way into the designer dog market in the 21st century. The chug dog is known for its small build, eclectic combination of the parent’s features and its cheerful and playful personality. They are popular today as guard dogs as well as companion pets.
A chigi is a type of mixed breed dog obtained from mating between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a chihuahua. Due to the size difference, the corgi is chosen to carry the pups to avoid complications during pregnancy and delivery. When it comes to appearance, these dogs vary greatly in terms of size, build, and coat. It is difficult to stick them to one solid description but whether large, small, corgi-like, or chihuahua-like, these dogs always stand out with their endearing aesthetic.
A Chihuahua with a long coat, as opposed to a short coat, is described as a long haired Chihuahua. These furry dogs are different from their short and smooth coat counterparts because they have inherited a recessive gene variant (allele) for a long coat from their parents.
A deer head Chihuahua is a type of Chihuahua whose head resembles that of the deer for its somewhat narrower and longer muzzle with no slope on the nose and its long neck and body. While the deer head is largely similar to other types, it is only fancied by owners and breeders but is not recognized as a breed standard by the American Kennel Club.
The cost of a Chihuahua ranges from $500 to $2,500. They are considered one of the cheapest dogs to raise because their maintenance costs are low, at about $50 per month. This is due to the fact that they have little demands because of their petite size.