The Chilier is a small statured designer cross of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Chihuahua. Some of the prominent characteristics of this breed include large bulging eyes similar to its parents and erect Chihuahua-like ears or droopy ones just as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Its loyal, outgoing and friendly nature has increased its popularity as a pet over the recent times.
|Other Names||Cava Chi, Cavachi|
|Coat||Short and straight/ long and silky|
|Colors||Black, cream, brown, black and tan, black and brown|
|Lifespan||10 to 16 years|
|Size and Height||Small; 8 to 10 inches|
|Weight||6 to 12 pounds|
|Temperament||Friendly, independent, intelligent, outgoing, courageous, loyal, alert, energetic|
|Good with children||Yes, though proper socialization is needed|
|Climate Compatibility||May not be able to withstand extremes of temperature especially a very cold weather|
|Barking||Rare to occasional|
|Shedding||Low to Moderate|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DDKC, DRA, ACHC, IDCR|
|Country of Origin||USA|
This calm, friendly breed excels as a good family dog, always eager to please its owner in every possible way it can. However, it might also show the trait of its Chihuahua parent and be immensely loyal to a particular member of the family also being highly protective of him. Your Chillier may either be very, sweet, playful, amicable, patient and affectionate like its Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent or display the independent and stubborn nature of the Chihuahua, exhibiting a kind of bossy behavior at times.
The Chihuahua Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix may be excellent companions of children like its Cavalier parent or have certain reservations like the Chihuahua while mingling with young or rambunctious children who often deal with them in a casual way. Thus parental supervision is needed to prevent any unpleasant occurrences.
If they are possessive about a single person in the family as mentioned before, then mingling well with other pets could be a challenge. However, they can have a friendly attitude towards them if they have mostly taken to their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent.
Its attitude towards strangers may also vary depending on the gene of the parent it has inherited more. If they are more like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel they will not take much time to gel with the stranger, on the other hand, they might show aversion towards an unfamiliar face at their household if they are more like the Chihuahua.
The Chillier is a smart dog as well as a quick learner, although its stubborn and independent nature might at times be a challenge in training it. Improvising interesting ways and maintaining patience would help the owner to overcome challenges in training it.
Feed your Chilier with half to one cup of dry dog food on a daily basis.