Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix: 6 Facts About Shichi


What are some of the interesting things to know about the ShiChi?

The Shih Tzu Chihuahua mix makes a lively, loyal, and playful pet. These two small dog breeds make a special cuddle companion that would want to sit on your lap anytime, every time. Even though the Shih Tzu Chihuahua mix or ShiChi is small in size, their personality packs a punch.

Shih Tzu Chihuahua
Shih Tzu Chihuahua


The Shih Tzu is known for its outgoing and spunky nature, and so is the Chihuahua. You possibly could not find a much better breed combination as their qualities and personalities are quite alike. These toy dogs are bred mainly for companionship, although with their loud, incessant barking, you would think they were bred to be guard dogs!


Like a lot of toy breeds, the Shih Tzu Chihuahua mix is ideal for first-time pet owners. Their size makes them the right fit for a family with kids or a tiny apartment roommate. ShiChis adapt well in nearly every environment because they don’t need a lot of space. They would want to be always near you and the entire family, but they are likely to pick their favorite family member!


History of the Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix


Unfortunately, there aren’t any records to show who created the Shih Tzu Chihuahua mix, but it is plausible that they were cross-bred in the late 21st century or even in the early 2000s. Forming consistency with the breeds health, behavior, characteristics, and temperament are tough to work with any mixed breed dogs, but it is even more difficult if they are a fairly recent cross-breed without any valid paperwork.

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