Boston Terrier & Chihuahua Mix

The Boston Terrier chihuahua Mix is a tiny dog with a big character. This crossbreed has several names, such as Bohuahua, Bochi, and Chibo. The Boston Terrier chihuahua Mix rarely weighs more than 10 pounds and achieves 15-inches. Bochi’s appearance will heavily depend on which gene is dominant, but in general, this crossbreed is brave enough with a large head and great muscles. In addition, you can expect a dog with no tail, or in some cases with a small tail. Concerning the coat, it will be short and shiny and will come in several colors, such as black, brown, silver, and tan.

The temperament of the Boston Terrier Chihuahua Mix

Boston Terrier chihuahua mix

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The Boston Terrier Chihuahua Mix is a lively dog breed. This crossbreed likes to play with all the family members and learn new tricks. Unlike chihuahua, The Boston Terrier Chihuahua mix adores meeting strangers, this is why it is not advisable to buy or adopt one if you are looking for a watchdog. This crossbreed is forming a strong bond with his owner and all the family members and is ready to spend a lot of time around.

The Boston Terrier chihuahua mix is a fast learner, with your patience and perseverance the dog will any new trick very fast. Bochi craves attention just like a chihuahua. Consequently, it is easy to train him when he feels your attention.

Is a Boston Terrier chihuahua mix a good option for a family?

This crossbreed is a great choice for families with or without small kids. The dog doesn’t bark like his chihuahua parent. Due to his small size, the Boston Terrier chihuahua mix can live in apartments as well as big homes. Also, the dog has enough energy to spend playing with children. Furthermore, the dog enjoys meeting strangers, which means that he will never bother your guests. As mentioned before, this crossbreed loves being the center of attention. This is why he enjoys being always on your lap.

Does a Boston Terrier chihuahua mix coexist with other pets?

The Boston Terrier Chihuahua mix gets along very well with all pets including cats. The dog will enjoy playing with them all the time. However, there is a thing you have to take into consideration, the small size of this crossbreed makes it very sensitive to other pets that might be offensive like a larger dog. The dog could be an easy prone to larger dogs such as Pitbull, Great Danes, etc.

Even a cat can represent a big hazard to this crossbreed, so it is advisable to be near your dog when introducing him to other pets.

How to take care of  a Boston Terrier Chihuahua Mix:

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This crossbreed will require a lot of exercise, but as we said before the Boston Terrier Chihuahua is naturally very active. In other words, the dog will spend a lot of time running around the house night and day. This is why you will need only 15-30 minutes per day to play with your dog. Also, this crossbreed is good at jumping, for this reason, it is advisable that you play Frisbee with him as it includes jumping. Don’t worry about unwanted behaviors such as barking at night, biting, etc. Because the dog will spend all day playing, therefore he will stay calm at night.

Being active means that the dog will burn a lot of calories and this is very good if it is accompanied by a good diet.

Food & Diet Requirements 

Just like any other dog breed, the Boston Terrier chihuahua mix will require a High-quality diet. The dog will need wet food to prevent constipation. Also, Crunchy Kibble will help your dog to clean the teeth by eliminating the tarter. It is recommended to buy brands with turkey, chicken, beef, or salmon declared as the main ingredient. In order to help your dog to have an adorable, healthy, and shinier coat you should feed him food that contains omega-3 fats.


The Boston Terrier Chihuahua mix has two good qualities that will make it easy to train him. He is active and craves attention. So, set aside 5-10 minus each day for training with consistency to set as a routine for your dog. Show your dog what you want him to learn using movements and when he does it, give him a treat or pet him. You will see that the dog can learn new tricks very fast. However, the dog can get stubborn and refuse to learn from time to time, this is why you have to be consistent and try the other day. 

You should remember that dogs understand very well our body language, this is why your pet should never see your disappointment if you want him to finish any training session.


Fortunately, this crossbreed doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. Firstly, Due to his moderate shedding, you will need to brush him once per week to remove hair to keep your clothes, furniture, and floor clean. The smell of this crossbreed is known to be good, for this reason, you won’t need to bathe your dog a lot of time. In addition, trimming his nails is required especially when you hear the crackling on the floor. 

 To keep the dog’s teeth and gum clean and safe you have to manually brush them on a daily basis, we recommend that you use safe dog toothpaste and never toothpaste dedicated for human use.

Boston Terrier chihuahua mix health issues 

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This crossbreed has the tendency to suffer from some health issues, some of which are serious such as Luxating Patellas and Cataracts. While the others are minor like Dental problems. However, with the right care and early and systematic check-ups, our dog will enjoy being healthy and happy. Here are some of the health problems that this crossbreed may encounter during his life.

Luxating Patellas

It is Crystal clear that small dogs including Boston Terrier and chihuahua suffer from Luxating Patellas, so it is a possible danger that your dog may face too. Because of the malformation of the patella ligament, your dog’s Kneecap will temporarily pop out of place. The problem will be frequent for your dog as the ligament will wear down more and more, which will allow the Kneecap to fall out of place multiple times. The dog will display a lof symptoms when he suffers from this condition, including difficulties bearing any weight.

Dental Problems

It is been reported that 90% of dogs in the US suffer from dental diseases, especially Periodontal disease, that affects the gum. Chihuahuas and Boston Terriers are no exception. If it is not treated by the age of two the disease will progress and will damage the gums, teeth, and the supporting structures in the mouth. 

Brushing on a daily basis using dog-safe toothpaste can slow significantly the progress of the problem. Also, regular checkups can prevent any issues by treating them early.


This condition can affect any dog including the Boston Terrier chihuahua mix. Dogs suffering from this condition will display some symptoms such as cloudy lenses coating the pupil in one or both eyes. You should put in mind that if this condition is left untreated, it can lead to a serious condition called Glaucoma. This latter can even result in permanent blindness. When you notice any clouding covering one or both eyes of your dog you have to seek your veterinarian’s advice.

The Boston Terrier chihuahua mix Male vs Female

Boston Terrier chihuahua mix dog

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There are few differences between the female and male of the Boston Terrier chihuahua mix. For instance, the female enjoys playing more than the male and she is vigilant of new people. On the other hand, the male is not cautious of strangers and loves to learn new tricks. 

Both sexes have the same size, weight, and temperament.

Additional Facts About Boston Terrier Chihuahua Mix

  • The Boston Terrier Chihuahua mixes don’t bark a lot, they do it when it is necessary, so don’t worry about it.
  • The lifespan of The Boston Terrier chihuahua mix is 15 years or more. What makes them one of the longest-living breeds in the world?
  • Due to their short Coat and small body, they are easily prone to cold seasons, this is why they should wear clothes.

Price of Boston Terrier Chihuahua Mix Puppies?

There are some factors that can define the price of your Boston Terrier Chihuahua mix such as the reputation of the breeder, the inflation, and the color of the dog. However, you should be ready to pay $500 – $1000. The crossbreed’s parents are popular in the US, this is why it won’t be difficult for you to find a breeder near you. In addition to the cost of the puppy, you should take into consideration the cost of food, treat, toys, vet checkups, etc.

Quick Breed Summary

Breed Characteristics
Size: 9 – 15 inches
Weight: 4 – 10 pounds
Lifespan: 11 – 16 years
Coat: Short, smooth
Color: Black, brown, tan, and silver
Do They Shed: Not much
Temperament: Loving, loyal, and playful
Intelligence: intelligent
Socialization: get along very well with strangers
Alternative names: Bohuahua, Bochi, and Chibo
People Skills: Love all the family members
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suitable for Apartments, families, companion

Final Thoughts

The qualities of the Boston Terrier and chihuahua mix are various. They don’t bark a lot, they don’t require high maintenance, they can get along with kids and other pets, and they have a very long lifespan. All those qualities make them perfect dogs for any family, whether they live in small Appartements or larger houses.

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