The Chimation, also called the Chihuahua-Dalmatian mix, is a medium-sized designer dog produced by crossing the Chihuahua and the Dalmatian purebreds. It inherits the visible characteristics of both its parent breeds including the distinctive dots on its body. It has either a round- or an apple-shaped head with round, dark brown/black eyes and large, droopy ears. Fun loving and active, the Chimation likes to be close to its owner and thus it is regarded as a wonderful companion dog.
Chimation Dog Pictures
|Coat||Short, smooth, soft, shiny; lovely to touch|
|Color||White, Silver, Cream, and Black are mostly common; deep brown or black spots and patches appear on the body, as also on the head, tail, and legs|
|Group of Breed||Toy, Non-Sporting|
|Weight||20-40 lbs (9-18 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; about 12 inches|
|Shedding||Moderate, throughout the year|
|Temperament||Loving, affectionate, gentle, intelligent, energetic, alert|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DDKC, ACHC, DRA, IDCR|
Video: Chimation Dog
Temperament and Behavior
The Chimations are known to be extremely loyal to their owner, and they might be inclined to give too much protection to their family particularly around strangers. They are always watchful of their surroundings, a trait that makes them great watchdogs. They enjoy spending time with the family and want to be included in family activities. Therefore, they should not be left alone for long periods as it could make them rambunctious.
If properly managed, these dogs can get along with older children as well as other pets. Even though they become great playmates for children, they should always be kept under observation. Since the Dalmatian-Chihuahua mix dogs are very high-spirited by nature, they might knock down and injure the small kids. The children should also be taught not to approach these dogs while they are sleeping or eating.
The Chimation, like its Dalmatian parent, is a lively dog that has great endurance and vigor. It enjoys walking on a leash, romping around the yard with its family, and playing interactive games. Since it does well with human companionship, do not leave your pet in the backyard and let it play alone. With the right blend of love, exercise, and discipline the Chimation can become an excellent family pet.
Since it sheds year-round, brushing its coat every week with a rubber curry brush is recommended. This will help keep its dead hairs off your furniture and clothes. The Chimation is, in general, a clean dog with a dirt-repellent coat that is not stinky. Avoid bathing it more than 4-5 times a year, as frequent bathing will make its skin dry and flaky. Brush its teeth regularly to keep away bad breath and periodontal disease.
The Chimation dog is at risk for low blood sugar, skin allergies, hip dysplasia, urinary tract disorders, and heart disease. Reduce your pet’s chances of being infected with serious diseases by taking it to the vet for wellness checkups 3-4 times a year. The puppies should have some vaccination shots including CPiV (Parainfluenza), CPV (Parvovirus), Rabies, CDV (Distemper), and Adenovirus-2.
These pets can be a little headstrong and stubborn at times, which should be dealt with strict and consistent training. Let your Chimation puppy know that you are its boss; otherwise it would grow up into an unmanageable adult. It does not respond to mistreatment or harsh training methods, but positive reinforcement like food rewards will help train your Chimation. Early socialization to adults, children, and other household pets will make it much friendlier and unsuspicious of strangers.
Since the Chimations are prone to problems of the urinary tract, foods containing high levels of purine should be avoided. These include liver, brains, kidneys, and hearts of duck, goose, and lamb; as well as sweetbreads, venison, mackerel, sardines, mushrooms, peas, spinach, and cauliflower. They should always be offered with plenty of clean and fresh drinking water. Dry dog food forms an important part of your pet’s diet, and it should be divided into small meals with the total daily amount being 0.5-1.5 cups.
Looking for a Chimatian pup in North Carolina
Does anyone know of a breeder in the mid-Atlantic region that has this breed available? I have a Greyhuahua rescue and looking for a second pup to keep us company.
So anyone have any to breed email me .
My dog Riley was a stray who my friend found when he was about 1 yr old wandering down the street . He looks to me be mixed with chiauhah and miniature Dalmatian or maybe miniature pin or whip It. We know he’s definitely apple head chiauhah . he has Dalmatian markings..exactly and most people guess he’s that. All I know is he is suck an excellent dog. Youre right though …they can get on well with little children but is strongly suggest watching them as kids man handle and these dogs can be high strung. But cuddly, loyal to the death as well as overly protective especially of his, me, main#1 owner and other sibling pets and family members. He’s sweet. Of get one of breed one. He is awesome!!!