The Average Size of a Chiweenie

by Cindy Quarters
    A dachshund is the "weenie" side of a chiweenie's family.

    A dachshund is the "weenie" side of a chiweenie's family.

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    Half dachshund and half Chihuahua, the chiweenie is an appealing little dog with lots of energy who is small enough to fit in anywhere. The chiweenie is a designer dog, a hybrid that’s the result of crossing two purebred parents. While it’s hard to know exactly how such dogs will turn out, in general they have a mix of the qualities of their parents including looks, personality, temperament and size.

    Chiweenie Size

    Chihuahuas generally don’t weigh over 6 pounds, miniature dachshunds are 11 pounds or under and chiweenies are small as well. The average chiweenie weighs no more than 10 pounds and may weigh as little as 5 pounds. The average height for this designer breed is typically about 8 inches at the shoulder.

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    About the Author

    A recipient of a business and technology degree from the master's program at West Coast University, Cindy Quarters has been writing professionally since 1984. Past experience as a veterinary technician and plenty of time gardening round out her interests. Quarters has had work featured in Radiance Magazine and the AKC Gazette.