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Chihuahua Corgi Mix: Chigi A Complete Guide

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The Chihuahua and the Corgi are very popular small breeds of dogs in the United States. They are great companions for those who are living in apartments or small houses with or without yards. Both of these breeds have so many great traits that it can be hard to decide which one to get. So, how about a Chihuahua-Corgi mix as a family pet?

Chigis are dogs that are a mix of Chihuahuas and Corgis. Chigis are very friendly and loving dogs that get along with everyone, even kids and people they don’t know. The Chihuahua-Corgi mix also loves other pets, like dogs, cats, rabbits, and even birds!
So, would a Chigi be the perfect pet for your family? In this article, we take a closer look at mixed breeds, such as the Chihuahua and the Corgi, which are the two breeds that make up this cute dog.

Before You Start

When two purebred dogs are bred together, they make a mixed-breed dog. Crossbred puppies get traits and look from both of their parents. But when it comes to picking a puppy, the results of mixed breeding can be hard to predict.

Another important thing to remember is that mixed-breed puppies can get some of the health problems that both of their parents have. Because of this, it’s important to know a lot about both parent breeds so you can get a better idea of what you’ll get if you decide to get a Chigi.

Chihuahuas

Cute chihuahua dog in bag
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The Chihuahua is in the group of small dogs called the “toy group.” Even though he is small, the Chihuahua is a strong-willed dog with a personality that doesn’t match his size. Even though the Chihuahua is very cute, he can quickly change from a “purse dog” to an “armpit piranha” if he thinks his owner is in danger from a stranger.

If you live alone or you are a couple in an apartment, the Chihuahua is the best size dog for you. A Chihuahua isn’t the best dog for a family with young children. First of all, these little dogs can be mean if they feel threatened. They are also fragile and can be hurt by a child who isn’t careful.

The Chihuahua is a certified barker, which is an important thing to remember. If you are in an apartment or have close neighbors, that could present a problem for you. Chihuahuas are very smart and easy to train.

To get the best results, you’ll need to be firm and use techniques that reward good behavior. Early socialization is important because Chihuahuas can be aggressive toward other dogs and may bite or snap if they feel threatened or need to protect their owners or home.

Chihuahuas can have either short or long fur. Chihuahuas with smooth fur have a short coat with a thick, longer area around the neck that looks like a ruff. Long-haired Chihuahuas have long, soft coat that is sometimes curly but usually flat. Around the neck, they have a ruff of longer hair.

Corgi

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The Corgi is in the group of herding dogs. Corgis were once used to herd sheep in Wales, which is in the United Kingdom. These puppies are very active and friendly and love being around people. Because Corgis were used to herd sheep in the past, they are naturally alert and make great guard dogs. But that can be a problem if you can’t figure out where the “bark-off switch” is!

The Corgi should live between 12 and 14 years. Unfortunately, the breed is prone to a number of health problems that can be passed on to the offspring. Keep in mind that a Chigi puppy could get some of these health problems from his Corgi parent.

Corgis are active and friendly. Even though Corgis are small, they need a fair amount of exercise to keep them happy and healthy.

The Corgi is also very smart and easy to train, and it loves to please the person who takes care of it. If you want to do dog sports like agility, flyball, obedience, and tracking, the Corgi will be happy to take part.

They are often used as designer dogs because of how sweet they are. They are often mixed with the Shiba Inu or the Poodle Corgi mix. People also like to mix the Pomeranian with the Pug to make a “Porgi.”

Other Info:

The Corgi’s shoulder height is between 10 and 12 inches, and it weighs between 25 and 30 pounds. The Corgi has a double coat that is about the same length as his body. This breed is known to shed a lot twice every year. Brushing your Corgi once or twice a week, and more often in the spring and fall when he sheds the most, can help stop him from shedding.

Corgis come in sable, fawn, red, black, and tan, among other colors. Merle colors are also possible, but dogs with this color should be avoided because the merle gene is linked to some health problems. Their tails have been cut off, which shows off their butts. They are also very popular when mixed with other breeds to make designer dogs.

Chigi

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Now that you know more about the Chihuahua and the Corgi, let’s deepen more about the Chigi.

Chihuahua Corgi Mix Temperament

When he’s with his human family, like kids, strangers, and adults, the Chigi is very friendly and loving. When little kids play with a Chigi puppy, you’ll need to keep a close eye on them. These tiny dogs are very fragile and can get hurt easily if playtime gets too rough.

The Chihuahua-Corgi mix is friendly and gets along well with other animals, like the family cat, small furry animals, and birds. But if your Chigi is more like his Chihuahua parent, he might only be good for one person.

Chihuahua Corgi Mix Training

The Corgi part of the Chigi is very easy to train and loves to learn new tasks and tricks. Unfortunately, the Chigi’s Chihuahua blood can make him a bit stubborn.

But if you train your Chihuahua-Corgi mix with kindness, consistency, and praise, he will learn quickly what is expected of him.

Chihuahua Corgi Mix Exercise and lifestyle

The Chigi is a good dog for an apartment and can live in any size house. The Chihuahua-Corgi mix shouldn’t live in a kennel outside.

These dogs love their people too much to be apart from them for long periods of time. This can cause separation anxiety, which can lead to barking and other bad behaviors.

That makes it easy to take your dog for a walk. If the weather is too bad to go to the park for a long walk, the Chihuahua-Corgi mix will be happy to play all day inside.

If you can, take the Chigi for a 15- to 20-minute walk every day and give it plenty of time to play. The friendly Chihuahua-Corgi mix will also enjoy going to the dog park, where he can play with other dogs and meet their owners.

Chihuahua Corgi Mix Health

Most of the time, mixed-breed dogs are healthier than purebred dogs.

But you should know that Chigis can get epilepsy and intervertebral disc disease from their parents because both the Chihuahua and the Corgi can get these diseases.

A Chihuahua Corgi mix is likely to live between 12 and 20 years on average.

Here are Some of the more common health problems Chigis may face:

Nutrition

When you go to pick up your Chihuahua-Corgi mix puppy, be sure to ask the breeder what kind of food and how much he is fed. It is best to keep feeding the puppy the same food for at least the first six months of its life.

Choose a dry food that is made especially for small dogs to feed your adult Chigi. The kibble should be small enough so that your dog doesn’t have to work too hard to eat it. Also, as your dog crunches on the biscuits, the kibble will help clean the bacteria off his teeth, which can help stop periodontal disease in dogs.

The Dog’s Appearance

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The Chihuahua-Corgi mix will be between six and twelve inches tall at the shoulder and will weigh between ten to 20 pounds, depending on how tall he is. Like those of both parent breeds, the Chigi’s ears stand up and are stiff. The dog has the long back of a Corgi, which can cause health problems, as we’ve already talked about.

Coat Color And Grooming

The coats and colors of a Chigi’s parents, the Corgi and the Chihuahua, are often a mix of both. The Chigi’s coat is mostly fawn, black, white, and cream. Sometimes their coats are all one color, but most of the time they are a mix of colors.

Most of the time, their coats are short and straight, with a thick undercoat, and they are easy to care for. A few each week should be enough. Their fur tends to get dry, and they need their natural oils to look their best. This means they shouldn’t take baths very often.

Chigis are small enough to be toys, so they might not do well in harsh weather. But the fact that they are related to Corgis makes them a little more suited to cold weather. Depending on the Chigi you have, it may already have a nice winter coat.

The Dog’s Diet

A good Chigi diet should be made for a breed that is small but has a lot of energy. If you feed them too much, they tend to get fat, so stick to a regular feeding schedule and don’t leave food out all day.

As is the case with all dogs, the Chigi’s dietary needs will change from the time it is a puppy to the time it is an adult and will continue to change as it gets older. You have to ask your vet about your Chigi’s diet. There are too many differences between dogs, such as their weight, energy level, and health, to make a specific recommendation.

Care

As with any dog, you should take your Chigi to the vet regularly so that any health problems can be caught early. Your vet can help you figure out how to take care of your dog in a way that will keep it healthy.

Chigis are small dogs that have a lot of energy. Make sure your dog gets a few good, active play sessions and walks every day.

Check their ears every day for dirt and bugs, and clean them as your vet tells you to. Trim your dog’s nails once or twice a month, or before they get too long. They shouldn’t be making noise when they hit the floor. Your groomer will know how to do this.

Every day, their eyes should be cleaned. If you don’t clean them, they might do it on your furniture if you don’t. To avoid this, wipe them every morning with a clean, damp cloth.
Taking care of their teeth will be one of their main concerns. Small breeds often have problems with their teeth, so you should brush them every day. Your vet can tell you how to properly brush your dog’s teeth, and YouTube has tutorials on how to do things like trim your dog’s nails and brush his teeth.

If your dog is dragging its bottom or “scooting,” its anal glands may need to be expressed. This is a job for your groomer or vet, and it’s well worth the money to pay them to do it.

Can A Chigi get along with children and other pets?

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The Chigi is a small dog that can be easily hurt by kids who are too excited. Chigis are good family pets and would do well in a home with older children who have experience with tiny dogs. The Chigi is a great pet for kids and is very active.

Chigis can get along with other pets as long as they are introduced to them slowly and calmly. Meeting other dogs and pets early on will be important.

The Chigi shouldn’t go to dog parks because they might run around and try to herd other dogs.

Read up on their parent breeds, the Chihuahua and the Corgi, to learn more about Chigis.

Where to find a Chigi puppy?

Most of the time, mixed-breed dogs cost less than purebred dogs. The price of a Chihuahua-Corgi mix puppy will depend on where the breeder is located, as well as the quality and show records of both of the puppy’s parents.

Most of the time, the Chigis that cost the most have more Corgi blood than Chihuahua blood. A Chigi puppy costs between $300 and $1,000. Most of the time, a puppy that costs less than that comes from a puppy farm or a backyard breeder.

Ask around at veterinary clinics in your area to find out who the best breeders are. Social media can also be a good source of information.

When you find a reputable breeder, ask to see health-screening certificates for both the puppy’s parents.

Rescues

If you don’t want to do all the work it takes to raise a well-rounded puppy, you might want to adopt an adult dog from a shelter or rescue center instead. There are many animal shelters in your area and across the U.S. that might have the perfect dog for you, and many of them rescue or find new homes for Chigis.

Keep in mind that shelter dogs often have no idea where they came from. Before you bring the Chigi you want to adopt home, find out as much as you can about him. It’s always a good idea to ask the shelter if you can take the dog home for a short time to see if you and the dog get along.

Quick Breed Summary Table

Weight 10 to 20 pounds
Height seven to twelve inches at the shoulder
Size small
Coat Type short to medium coat
colors mostly fawn, black, white, and cream
Amount of Shedding Yes
Nose black or brown
Ears the Chigi’s ears stand up and are stiff
Temperament active, stubborn, Sassy, friendly, and may show some aggressiveness.
Life Expectancy 12 to 14 years
Hypoallergenic No
Intelligence yes they are smart
Kid-Friendly yes
New Owner Friendly Yes
Activity level very active
Breed Recognition None

Here is a video of a cute Chigi

Last Word

The Chihuahua Corgi mix could be the right dog for you if you want a small dog that gets along well with your whole family and your other pets.

The Chigi is a lively, smart little dog that will give you and your family hours of fun, as well as unwavering loyalty and lots of love.

On the other hand, the Chihuahua-Corgi mix is prone to a couple of health problems that are common to both parent breeds and could be serious. Also, the breed sheds a lot, so the Chihuahua Corgi mix is not a good choice for people with pet hair allergies or who like to keep their homes clean.

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