One of the craziest idea would be to think of a Chihuahua Husky Mix. A cross breed of smallest dog Chihuahua and a large dog Siberian Husky.
Due to the differences in size of the two dogs, it would not be feasible to get this done naturally. But science has progressed these days and IVF method can help. Still many breeders feel unethical about this. Husky has to be the mother due to size issues.
Chihuahua Husky Mix is known by different unofficial names like Chi-Husky, Huskyhuahua or the Husky-Chi.
There is not much information available about this cross breed from the breeders of repute. And hence one has to see about the parentage of this crazy breed to expect what it could be like.
Chihuahua are very small dogs and Siberian Husky are large dogs. Chihuahua size ranges from 5 to 8 inches and weigh less than 6 pounds. Husky size varies from 21 to 24 inches in height and 45 to 60 pounds in weight.
Keeping this in mind Chihuahua Husky Mix cross breed would be expected to be a small to medium size dog. They can have a size range from 10 to 15 inch and weigh around 10 to 30 pounds based on the genes.
Life expectancy of Chihuahua is around 12 to 20 years. Huskies have life expectancy of around 12 to 15 years. Keeping this in mind, we can expect Chihuahua Husky Mix cross breed to have a life expectancy of around 12 to 15 years.
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Chihuahua Husky Mix temperament
Chihuahua are small sized dogs but have a punchy attitude. They gel well with one owner but will not be easy going with others in the family including children and strangers.
Husky are large independent dogs who bond well with family. Though children needs supervision while playing with them. It is difficult to train Husky due to their independent attitude.
Thus this cross breed would be expected to be obstinate and not for family with kids. Firm obedience training would be required for this cross breed.
Other Husky mixes
Chihuahua are generally healthy but also known for heath problems associated with toy dogs like Patellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia.
Husky are large dogs who are also generally healthy but are prone to health issues like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia & hypothyroidism.
As this is not a known cross breed, expect any of the above health issues and be cautious of the same.
Is Chihuahua Husky Mix the right breed?
Well, there are couple of ways to think about it.
Would the new breed be healthy?
We know that if we make a cross breed, they may have some unusual genetic defects but as this is not a known cross breed, we may not be sure of the same.
At the same time, we know cross breeds can be healthy due to what is known as hybrid vigor. Check out this link for more information. https://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/blog/the-myth-of-hybrid-vigor-in-dogsis-a-myth
Would it be ethical?
Many would believe this not to be right. As it is not feasible to make a cross breed naturally due to huge difference in size. This cross breed is only possible with the IVF treatment, an advancement of science.
Is it right for the family?
This cross breed could be playful and joyous but yet obstinate. This is not going to be the recommended cross breed for the family with children and small pets. These dogs would also be obstinate in training and firm consistent training would be required.
About the parent breeds
Let us look briefly about the parent breeds of Husky-chi.
Chihuahua are the tiniest dogs from mexico but have huge personality in them. They are smart dogs who are fast learners. Chihuahua tend to associate themselves with one person in the family. They are not suitable for families with small children as they may harm chihuahua.
Chihuahua are quite alert and make good as watch dog. He will not back down to threats like big dogs due to his bold attitude and hence needs to be under supervision so that he doesn’t harm himself.
Husky are beautiful medium sized dogs known for their wolf like appearance. They were originally bred in northern Russia as sled dogs. They are working dogs who needs daily exercise. Huskies are typically not recommended for apartment living. They do not bark much but howl.
Husky are intelligent and independent dog who can be obstinate at times. They quite affectionate dogs even to strangers and hence are not a watch dog.
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