The Chipin is a designer breed created by crossing the Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher. These dogs are small-sized just as their parents also characterized by sharp, pointed ears and round eyes. Some of them might even have a rounded apple head or deer head; a physical trait inherited from their Chihuahua parent. Their cheerful, energetic, and agile nature makes them widely preferred as a house companion.
|Other Names||Minchi, Chi-Pin|
|Coat||Silky, Smooth, Short, and Medium|
|Color||Black, White, Tan, Black and Tan, Cream, Chocolate, Golden|
|Group (of Breed)||Toy dog|
|Life expectancy||10 to 12 years|
|Size and Height||Small; 8 to 12 inches|
|Weight||5 to 18 pounds|
|Behaviorial Characteristics||Playful, Energetic, Intelligent, Friendly, and Social|
|Good with Children||Not suitable for households having small and extremely mischievous children.|
|Barking||Barks around energetically especially when a stranger is around|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR (Designer Breed Registry), ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), DRA ( Dog Registry of America, Inc.), IDCR (International Design Canine Registry), DDKC (Designer Dogs Kennel Club)|
The intention of creating the Chipin may be to design an agile, alert, fearless, and high spirited canine with increased energy levels.
These intelligent dogs are gregarious and amicable, loving to be in the company of their family members. Leaving them alone for an extended period might hamper their personality to a severe extent, also making them destructive.
They do not get along well with other pets because of their territorial nature. Though not aggressive towards strangers, they become alert at the presence of an unfamiliar face, expressing their agony by barking loudly.
Just like their parents, the Chipin also is not suitable for homes having small or rambunctious children as the little ones may end up in playing roughly with them thus injuring these fragile dogs. Adult supervision is hence essential whenever the kids are interacting with them.
These intelligent breeds are not difficult to train, requiring a firm and patient trainer who would carefully handle him. It is essential to impart socialization and obedience training to the Chipin puppies so that they may develop a pleasing personality. They are also to be groomed well enough so that they can keep their protective and territorial nature under control. Proper behavioral training may help them put a check on their uncontrolled barking, especially when excited.
Trainers can utilize their intelligence and teach them a lot of new tactics or tricks.
It is even essential to teach your pet how to housebreak. Rather than being harsh and commanding, introduce positive reinforcement techniques in the form of praises and rewards to make your dog respond to your training in a better way. You can even seek professional help or put your puppy into kindergarten schools if you find training at home to be a hassle.
It requires half to one cup of dry dog food daily though it prefers taking kibbles in small bites as they do not have a large jaw. Provide the Chipin with a nutritious diet of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and other essential minerals to keep him in sound health.