7 Astonishing Facts About the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix (AKA Chipit)

A Pitbull Chihuahua mix looking away

Honestly, whoever had the idea to mix a dog as big as the American Pitbull Terrier with the Chihuahua was a genius. When you first see the pictures of this peculiar mixed breed, your brain cannot really process what it sees. Is it a tiny Pitbull? Is it a bigger than average Chihuahua? WHAT IS IT? (that was my personal thought process).

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix retains all the best of both worlds. He is playful, full of life, energetic, and spunky. Social and active, he is perfect for someone who wants a pet who will keep them company and turn their life into a big adventure.

But as always, we have to first learn about both the purebred parents before diving head first into the subject.

So, shall we, folks? Get comfortable people, because this is about to be a long, and crazy ride!

Who are the Chipit’s purebred parents?

As you might have already guessed it from this mixed breed’s name, we are about to learn about the American Pitbull Terrier and the Chihuahua. These dogs are completely different, and I don’t just mean in size. While the Chihuahua is famous for being strong-willed and pretty stubborn, the American Pitbull Terrier is sweet and kindhearted (despite his somewhat scary looks). The combination of these two might sound a bit crazy, but it actually works out.

So, let’s learn more about these two, shall we?

The American Pitbull Terrier

Pitbull smiling to the camera

Look at how happy this pup is!

The American Pitbull Terrier is a strong and muscular “good boy”. He looks scary to a lot of people, but as we writers say, don’t judge a book by its cover. The American Pitbull Terrier was actually bred to be a family dog and is famous for being the perfect “nanny dog” (honestly, this video is giving me L.I.F.E). This is mostly due to the fact that this breed is extremely good around children, especially small ones. Gentle and observant, he does everything to keep the kids around him safe.

The American Pitbull Terrier is part of the “Pitbull” group, which is actually not recognized as a proper breed. Instead, it’s a term that is used to categorize four breeds of dogs: The American Pitbull Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier, and finally, the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

When most people hear the word “Pitbull”, they think about aggressive and violent dogs. But, these four breeds are completely misunderstood. They are some of the sweetest dogs around, and when they are not trained to be vicious, they are absolutely delightful to have around the house. Their bad reputation comes from the fact that some unscrupulous breeders take advantage of their strength and train them to be aggressive. This usually happens because they want to use these sweet dogs in fighting rings.

This means, that when the American Pitbull Terrier is left to be himself, he is the sweetest, most loving pooch. Gentle and kind-hearted, he gets easily and extremely attached to his owners. This means that, if he is left alone for too long, he will develop a bad case of separation anxiety. So, before adopting a breed like this one, make sure that you can give him time, attention, and a lot of care.

If you train and socialize your American Pitbull Terrier properly, he will be the best companion to your kids. Because of his sweet nature, he will literally wag his tail and play around with anyone who gives him attention. And this is exactly what makes him a child’s best friend.

He is also an extremely devoted dog and will protect you no matter what, even if he has to give his life for yours. Because of how loyal he is, the American Pitbull Terrier makes a great guard dog.

This breed is also famous for its intelligence, which makes it one of the easiest to train. The American Pitbull Terrier is a giant sweetheart who wants nothing more than play and run around with you. He will take any occasion to have fun and will definitely make your life happier. Even crossbreeds that have some American Pitbull Terrier in them (such as the Pitbull Lab mix and the Pitbull Mastiff mix) will retain his sweet nature and gentle temperament.

The American Pitbull Terrier is nothing more than a sweet, giant puppy. Even in adulthood, he retains his love for games and fun, and will definitely turn your life around, in a good way. So, if you adopt one of these sweet beasts, please, give him all the love and attention you can. He will definitely reward you with loyalty, and more love and puppy kisses than you can ever imagine.

Just because I enjoyed it so much, here is another video of Pitbulls with babies:

If you wish to learn more about the American Pitbull Terrier, click here.

The Chihuahua

A person feeding a Chihuahua on a leash

Isn’t this dog the cutest thing ever?

The Chihuahua might be small, but man does he has a big personality. With a mind as strong as a Rottweiler, he is sassy, saucy, and always ready to run around. He is the world’s smallest dog, and yet, he never lets you forget that he’s around.

It would be a euphemism to say that the Chihuahua is a bit of a diva. He loves attention and will demand it constantly when you are around. He is also a dog that usually forgets how small he is and always tries to be the pack leader. His wild personality combined to his tiny size makes him endearing, which is why he is one of the most popular dogs in the world.

Chihuahuas, just like American Pitbull Terriers, are somehow misunderstood. They are famous for being moody, snappy, and mean, but they are actually very affectionate. They form an extremely close bond with their owner and will follow them around everywhere they can. Because of this, they are very loyal, and make great watchdogs, just like the American Pitbull Terrier. And although they are too small to be able to physically protect you from harm, you can be sure that they will warn you when they sense danger.

Because of their stubborn and larger than life personality, Chihuahuas can be quite hard to train, and might even develop the “small dog syndrome” if they are not properly socialized. They also get upset quite quickly, which is why it is best to use positive reinforcement to train them. They love to be pampered, so there is nothing better than treats and praises to make them listen to you (now that I think of it, Chihuahuas are kind of corrupt man…).

The Chihuahua doesn’t usually fare well around other dogs or small children. When they meet other dogs, they usually try to assert difference, even though they don’t have the size for it. This can lead them to get injured in fights with bigger, much stronger dogs. So, always make sure to monitor your Chihuahua’s interactions with other dogs. Another danger for Chihuahuas is small kids. Because they are still not aware of how to treat dogs, they might injure them. And a hurt Chihuahua will definitely retaliate by growling at or biting his aggressor. But, don’t worry, socialization usually takes care of this issue and makes it easier for a Chihuahua to learn how to behave in society.

In the end, a Chihuahua is always going to brighten up your day. He is tiny, adorable, and has a strong personality that makes him extremely lovable. If you adopt one and take care of him well, he will be your loyal best friend and companion, till death does you apart.

If you wish to learn more about Chihuahuas, click here.

So, who is the Pitbull Chihuahua mix?

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix sounds like a mythological creature (and honestly, he looks a bit like one as well). He is one of those rare mixed breeds that you can’t see everywhere, which makes him even more fascinating. The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is closer to a legend than anything else, and today, we are going to learn more about this beautiful pooch.

So, let’s dive right into it, shall we? Here are the most important things you should know before adopting a Pitbull Chihuahua mix.

1. Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will definitely not have a usual appearance

A Pitbull and Chihuahua together

Don’t these two make a great pair?

Credit: jvoves / CC BY

Because they are so physically different, the mix of a Chihuahua and an American Pitbull Terrier will not have a usual appearance. Think of it as a Pitbull with Chihuahua ears and a smaller body than usual. Of course, this is not always the norm, and it is all a matter of genetics and luck.

But, even though you can’t really know what your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will grow to look like, you can still be sure of a few facts.

Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will probably have a short and broad body with a short neck. He will inherit all of those being characteristics from his American Pitbull Terrier parent. But, he will also have long ears, small feet, and thin muzzle, just like his purebred Chihuahua parent.

Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will be a medium-sized dog, a bit taller than a normal sized Chihuahua, with a strong and muscular body. This description makes it sound as if this mixed breed looks like a freak, but this dog is actually quite nice to look at.

Usually, a Pitbull Chihuahua mix will stand between 12 and 18 inches tall, with a weight of 15 to 30 pounds. As I stated before, it all depends on his genetics.

The coat is either short and glossy like the American Pitbull Terrier's and Chihuahua's unless the purebred Chihuahua parent is long-haired, then the coat might be long-haired.

Finally, the Pitbull Chihuahua mix can come in several colors. But, he is most often found in golden, brown, white, brindle, black, or tan.

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is an impressive dog, not because of his looks, but because of the way he carries himself. He is not boring to look at, and honestly, what more do you want in a dog who is already awesome?

2. Grooming will be easy, fast, and most importantly, fun

Both the Chihuahua and the American Pitbull Terrier are easy to groom. This makes their mix the dream of every lazy dog parent. Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will not shed too much, which means that regular brushings are enough to keep the shedding under control.

As I've already stated, your Pitbull Chihuahua mix's coat might either be short or long. This means that your dog's grooming needs will be different, depending on what kind of coat he has. Of course, shorter coats are easier to brush and groom. You will not really need the help of a professional, and you will be able to clip your dog's hair on your own every six months.

But, if your Pitbull Chihuahua mix has a long coat, then visits to a professional groomer once every two months are a must.

Keeping a regular grooming schedule will not only help you maintain the shedding to a minimum, it will also help you bond with your pooch.

Brush your best friend’s coat for 15 minutes three times a week. Clip the nails once a month, or every time you see that your dog’s nails have gotten too long. Always use special nail clippers, as the ones made for us humans cannot and should not be used on dogs.

As for keeping your Pitbull Chihuahua mix clean, a bath once every two months should be sufficient. Always remember to use a special shampoo for dogs, since human shampoo is too harsh and might dry out your best friend’s skin.

Finally, clean your dog's ears once a week to avoid infections and brush his teeth four times a week.

Following this schedule will also help you keep tabs on your dog’s health.

3. The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a dog with a beautiful heart and a great personality

Two Pitbull Chihuahua mixes together

My heart is slowly melting!

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is an extremely loyal and affectionate dog, and he will love you more than anything (and anyone) else in the world. Of course, he will love the other people around him too, but you, as his owner, will have a special place in this canine’s heart.

Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will follow you around endlessly follow you around the house, asking for affection and love. He loves to be around you, and he is not afraid to show it.

But, because he loves you so much, you will have to spend a lot of time with him. If you don’t, your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will get depressed and probably develop separation anxiety. This will turn your pooch into a destructive little beast, and he will go around destroying your furniture and chewing on anything he can get his teeth on. But, you can avoid this by crate training your Pitbull Chihuahua mix early in his puppyhood, this way, he will learn to be alone from time to time.

One great thing about the Pitbull Chihuahua mix is that he is amazing around children of all ages. Unlike his Chihuahua parent, he is strong and sturdy enough to play with small kids. But, always make sure to monitor his encounters with children, because you never know what might happen.

4. The Chipit is a hyperactive dog

This mixed breed is one of the most hyper dogs around. Just like both of his parents, he loves nothing more than going on walks, runs, or playing around with his family. Because he is so active, he needs quite a lot of exercise, or at least one walk a day plus other activities, such as games.

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix loves playing around, which is why he is so good around children. He wants to have a lot of fun, and the more people he gets to play with, the better. This makes him an amazing family dog as well.

5. Training and socializing your Pitbull Chihuahua mix is primordial

Cute Pitbull Chihuahua mix

I am in love with those eyes y’all!

Because he is one of the most intelligent cross breeds around, the Pitbull Chihuahua mix is fairly easy to train. Because of his genetics, this beautiful pooch doesn’t respond well to threats and/or punishment. Don’t go too harsh on him. Instead, use positive reinforcement and praise him to make him listen to you. He is eager to please and will do pretty much anything to make you happy.

The best thing to do would be to start socializing and training your dog early into his puppyhood, this way, it will be easier for both of you.

Socializing is really important for this mixed breed because they usually don't get along with other dogs or pets in general. So, make sure to take your Pitbull Chihuahua mix to dog parks and other places where he can meet other pets when he's a puppy. This way, he will grow up to learn how to peacefully interact with other pets.

6. Your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will need high-quality dog food

The best food for your Pitbull Chihuahua mix will be high-quality dry food. Two or three meals a day of dry kibble are sufficient. Since your dog might either be small or medium-sized, you will have to ask your vet about the amount of food you should give him.

In general, a diet made of good dog food, healthy treats, fruits, and vegetables will be perfect for this peculiar mixed breed.

7. Your Chipit might suffer from some health issues

Even though mixed breeds are usually healthier and live longer than purebred dogs, your Pitbull Chihuahua mix might still suffer from some health issues inherited from his parents. Here is a list of the most common ones:

Conclusion

The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a beautiful rare mixed breed. Because of this, he can be quite expensive to acquire. He is also pretty expensive to take care of since he will cost you between 2600$ and 2800$ a year. But, don't let the numbers scare you. If you have the means, then a Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a great choice of pet.

About the Author Houda Laabadi

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