This article addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about Pitbull Chihuahua Mix dogs.
1. How should I deal with a hyperactive Pitbull Chihuahua Mix?
As has been noted, the key to controlling a hyperactive Chipit is a routine that keeps both its body and mind challenged. Chipits should have at least a 30-minute walk every single morning. If your walks are too short or you skip them altogether, your Chipit is likely not using enough energy to help regulate its hyperactive behavior.
Chipits are indeed brilliant dogs for their size. However, they may become hyperactive and restless if they don’t receive enough mental stimulation. Lucky for you — there are ways to stimulate your dog’s mind.
Have your Chipit work for his food: Most owners just put dog bowls down and leave them alone. That’s not bad, but it’s certainly not mentally stimulating. So if you’d like to give your pet an extra challenge, try giving her something to chew on. Or you could switch up her feeding times, so he doesn’t get bored.
Get your Chipit a puzzle toy: An interactive toy like a puzzle keeps your dog’s attention on what she should be doing instead of what she wants to do.
Interactive puzzle toys are great for Chipits because they allow them to exercise their intelligence and keep them busy at the same time. In addition, engaging your pet with interactive puzzles can encourage their confidence and exhaust them mentally.
Other mentally stimulating activities for your Pitbull Chihuahua Mix include: letting her sniff and explore on walks, teaching her some new tricks, playing some nose work games, teaching her the name of her toys, and making an obstacle course for her.
If you want an in-depth look at the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix personality traits, you should check out our full Pitbull Chihuahua Mix breed profile.
2. Does a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix have separation anxiety?
Yes. Separation anxiety in Chipits usually involves an anxious reaction to their owner leaving the house. They may be crying and screaming if they feel overwhelmed due to the owner’s absence.
Likewise, their human companions experience similar feelings. They’re worried about how their pets are doing during the day and unsure if they can cope with the stress of leaving them alone for long periods.
3. How much does it cost to own a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix?
Prices for these dogs range from $500 to $700. Unfortunately, there aren’t any lists of registered breeders, so finding one may be more challenging than finding a purebred Chihuahua.
4. Do Chipits live long?
Yes. They live up to 13 years and even longer when given a good diet and plenty of exercise.
5. Do Chipits get cold easily?
The short answer is yes; these dogs get cold easily when exposed to extreme temperatures.
6. Are Chipits easy to train?
Yes. Training them is not difficult, but you must be consistent and use positive reinforcements.
7. Is the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix protective of its owners?
Yes. It is highly protective of its owners and would bravely attack any threat to them.
8. What happens if a Pitbull Chihuahua gets pregnant by a bigger dog?
Since a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is a medium-sized dog, a C-section would be necessary to deliver the puppies safely. Besides, the puppies will not grow too big for the female Chipit’s womb.
9. How many times can I breed my female Pitbull Chihuahua a year?
There is no written rule on how often you can breed your female Pitbull Chihuahua a year, but this doesn’t mean you should let your female dog get pregnant every heating season. Breeding your female dogs too frequently could cause them to become less fertile over the years.
10. Do Chipits bark a lot?
A Chipit is not a big barker and will only bark excessively when excited, scared, or threatened.
11. How often should I bathe my Chipit dog?
You don’t have to bathe your Chipit every day. Thrice a month would be the ideal frequency. However, if your Chipit has gotten into something particularly messy, you may want to bathe him right away.