A Look at Chihuahua Mixes - A Great Companion Dog
Chihuahuas are a very popular breed of dog despite their annoying yipping! They're extremely tiny (the smallest in the world, actually) and cute (some would say) as well as having an amusing personality in which they don't seems to realize how much smaller they are than... everything else. Their attempt to intimidate and impose their will on others is amusing, adding to the likability of this animal. It's for these reasons that Chihuahuas are one of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America. Another popular idea in modern times are Chihuahua mixes-dogs created by breeding pure-bred Chihuahuas with pure-breds of another breed. These new animals can vary in size and colour depending on what the other parent breed is, and often combine the traits of the two animals both in physical appearances, as well as personality traits.
Some of the breeds that are popularly bred with Chihuahuas to make desirable mixes are Terriers, Pomeranians, and Poodles. Each of these combine the parent breeds in unique ways from one another.
Pomeranian Chihuahua mixes almost perfectly combine the appearances of Chihuahuas, and Pomeranians. They tend to have a Pomeranian's long and fine hair, a body that seems like a natural combination of a Pomeranian and Chihuahua, while maintaining the Chihuahua's unique facial structure.. Interestingly enough, they have personality traits, which are uncharacteristic of each parent breed, making them their own unique animal. They should be well groomed on a regular basis to maintain their look, as their hair is quite long and easily matted.
After the advent of the Taco Bell dog in the mid-90's, Taco Terriers became popular in the United States. They're a combination of a Chihuahua and a Toy Fox Terrier, and are just one of many Chihuahua-Terrier cross breeds.
Poodles are also often bred with Chihuahuas to create an interesting animal which combines various traits in a unique (although not very attractive) way. While they're bred often, they are not altogether popular and can often be found as strays on the streets or in rescue shelters.
Another common combination, although more for financial gain than of the breeder than the choice of the buyer, is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Miniature Pinsher. This results in a dog that looks like a pure-bred Chihuahua when it is very young, but as it gets older it quickly becomes evident that it's not as it gets much larger than a Chihuahua and with slightly different facial features.
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