How Big Do Chiweenie Dogs Get?

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How Big Do Chiweenie Dogs Get?

Are you thinking of adopting a Chiweenie? 

This is what you should know about their size.

Read through.

Chiweenie Size

Like their parent breeds, Chiweenies are small dogs standing at 6-10 inches in height and weigh between 5- 12 pounds. 

Chiweenies Lifespan 

On average, Chiweenies can live between 12-16 years when properly cared for by loving pet owners, with the oldest in the record being 21 years old.

What does a full-grown Chiweenie look like?

Fully grown Chiweenies have the lengthy build and physique of a Dachshund and can have droopy Dachshund ears or perky Chihuahua ones. They have a short to medium glossy coat.

At what age is a Chiweenie full grown?

Being a little dog-breed, Chiweenies mature quickly into adulthood, with the majority of them becoming fully grown between 8-10 months of age.

How much should a Chiweenie weigh?

His height and body type will determine the ideal weight of a Chiweenie. The ideal weight of a Chiweenie will be determined by his height and body type. However, most dogs of this breed have an optimal weight of between 5-12 pounds.

Factors influencing growth

  • Diet: A proper and adequate nutrition is necessary for your dog to avoid malnutrition and achieve optimal growth
  • Parasites: Intestinal parasites consume all the nutrients needed for the proper growth of your dog, resulting in stunted growth
  • Genetics: A puppy with small-sized parents will also be small and vice-versa

How can I get my Chiweenie to lose weight?

If your Chiweenie is overweight, you will need to feed him less and exercise more to lose that extra weight.

FAQs

How many years do Chiweenies live?

A Chiweenie dog is expected to live for between 12-15 years on average.

What health problems do Chiweenies have?

Although they are generally healthy dogs, Chiweenies may suffer from diseases such as; hyperthyroidism, luxating patellas, diabetes, hypoglycemia,  and seizures, among others.

Do Chiweenies shed?

Chiweenies are seasonal shedders and tend not to shed much. 

Are Chiweenies prone to weight gain?

Although small-bodied, Chiweenies have a considerable appetite which makes them prone to obesity.

Conclusion

So, is Chiweenies the right dog for you?

Well, there you have it all you need to know about their size. 

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Michael Brady

Michael is an animal-lover who specializes in marketing. He started running Dog Food Care with his mother, Sarah, after leaving his office job. Michael gained enough flexibility in his schedule to be able to adopt a dog of his own and welcomed Emmie the dachshund into his home in 2020.