There are almost zero similarities between a rottweiler and a chihuahua. Rottweilers are heavy and have a huge physical appearance, whereas the chihuahua doesn’t grow more than 12 inches in its lifetime. Chihuahuas are considered smaller breeds and were once used for hunting smaller prey, whereas Rottweilers were used to do heavy work and guard the cattle for the butchers.
What happens when we crossbreed a rottweiler and a chihuahua? The crossbreed of these two pure breeds is called Chiweiler or Rottweiler Chihuahua Mix. The crossbreed has many appealing advantages, including medium stature and good temperament. In this article, we are going to see more about the crossbreed of rottweiler and chihuahua.
How Does Chiweiler Look Like?
Chihuahua’s size can vary from 6 to 12 inches and not more than that. Rottweilers are large breed working dogs that can grow up to 26 inches. When these breeds are crossbreed, the first generation of Chiweiler crossbreed offspring is made. These first-generation Chiweiler puppies can grow up to 20 inches in height and can weigh up to 80 lbs.
Their physical structure looks like a perfect blend of rottweiler and chihuahua. It is larger than a chihuahua and smaller than a standard rottweiler. But the color combination of these Chiweiler puppies closely resembles rottweiler’s colors. They have a dark black body with tan lines on their face, chest, and legs. Their face structure resembles chihuahuas more than rottweilers.
Characteristics Of Chiweiler Breed
Chiweiler dogs are not considered pure breeds as they are the result of breeding two pure breeds. But they carry many characteristics from their parents. For example, these Chiweiler puppies carry the agility of the rottweilers. Chiweilers are extremely energetic and hardworking dogs.
On the other hand, if we take chihuahuas into consideration, they don’t need much stimulation. They can enjoy the whole day after having a small physical training session. You have to figure out which characteristics your dog has before initiating any training. Your Chiweiler puppy won’t like to be your jogging partner if it has inherited the traits from chihuahuas.
Rottweilers are gentle dogs unless they assume there is an imminent danger. But chihuahuas, on the other hand, can easily get angry and bite their handlers and human companions if not properly trained. If your puppy has a rottweiler’s temperament, it will be much calmer and more composed. However, since they are a crossbreed of those two pure breeds, their temperament must be better than both breeds observed individually.
Rottweilers usually don’t make a cuddle buddy unless in rare scenarios, whereas chihuahuas make the perfect cuddle partners who will like to sit with you all day while you watch your favorite show. Chiweiler puppies tend to inherit this trait from their parents and are much more likely to be involved with humans.
Chiweiler dogs are expected to live from 12 to 16 years. Since they are first-generation crossbreeds, the risk of getting affected by the hereditary disease is very low. These puppies make a better companion as it inherits good characteristics from their parents.