The temperament of the Chi-Dane-Dane is a combination of ferocity and gentility. The Chihuahua is a Mexican originating pup believed to carry foxy blood in its veins. It is known to be highly volatile and ferocious. A Chihuahua’s brain is highly neotenized which means that it’s cognitive development is quite incomplete. It ends at the 3rd level and stops for the remainder of its existence.
Temperament of a Chihuahua
In another sense, a Chihuahua is a perpetual puppy. The Chihuaua is a very playful doggie which is very much an attention seeker. It behaves much like your typical toddler and will get agitated if left in solitude.
Because it is neotenized, the Chihuahua’s brain stays immature up to the time that your dog reaches life expectancy-at the age of eighteen. If you have this for your furry friend, you will find it very sociable and, therefore, must never be isolated. As your pooch, the Chihuahua requires much mental and physically titillating activities to stay happy.
Characteristics of the Gentle Giant
On the other hand, the Great Dane for all its greatness of size, is a very gentle canine. Sometimes known as the Germany Mastiff or simply the Deutsche Dogge this breed is originally from Germany. Originally bred to be vicious guard dogs, the present day Dane is a gentle furry companion. Although the Great Dane is typically difficult to train for obedience, they perform excellently with proper voice, body and hand gestures to instil respect.
Behaviour of the Great Mexican
The temperament of the Chi-Dane Dane is a mix of these two extreme opposites. You will find your canine buddy gentle enough but vicious enough to provide sufficient protection for you when it is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Great Dane.