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.
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.