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

    Cindy Quarters has been writing professionally since 1984. She writes travel, pet, gardening and technical articles, with work published in "Radiance Magazine" and the "AKC Gazette," as well as online. Quarters earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University and a master's degree in management information systems from West Coast University.

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