About the Chipin
The Chipin is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Chihuahua and the Miniature Pinscher. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Chipin is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Chipin comes in a range of colors. The most common colors are black and tan and black, tan and white. It also comes in light cream, tan, chocolate, chocolate and tan and deep red referred to as red stag. It is a small breed that is adapted to apartment living.
Chipins are healthy dogs, but can have poor health traits passed down genetically. These include poor dental health, subluxating patella (where the kneecap slips out of place or dislocates completely when the dog attempts to move its leg), and problems with weight maintenance (due to high activity levels).
Chipins are a high energy breed and need a lots of exercise. Usually they require at least one medium-to-long walk per day. If not exercised, they tend to take out their pent-up energy by running around inside and barking and even sometimes may get play a little rough with other animals. Most prefer small, bite sized kibble as their jaws are small. Some may have trouble maintaining weight due to their high energy level.
Chipins need plenty of exercise and are not content to sit at home all day. They require little-to-no grooming, other than the occasional bath. They are small and fragile-bodied enough that homes with very small or very rambunctious children may not be suitable for them. Homes in which people are absent most of the day are not ideal, due to the Chipin being a social creature who needs the stimulation and interaction only its masters can provide. Some do well in single-pet homes and some need the company of another animal in order to flourish. Leaving this high-energy dog in a confined environment all day is likely to result in bad behavior/manners. They need to be exercised to release pent up energy.
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- Eatting Issues
My ChiPin Tido has an eating issue and is gaining weight he gets quite a bit of exercise but he eats like he never gets fed all the time. unlike my other dogs he doesn't stop eating when he is full he will continue to search for...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- Bathroom Issues
My chipin is about 5 months and she still sorta has issues of going to the bathroom in the right room. we live in an apartment and we take her to my mothers house when we go to work and at my mothers shes seems to know where to go...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- What foods Chipins are not allowed to eat?
My dog Blacky is a chipin and he likes to roam around begging for human food and my mom and dad dont know the kind of foods he cant eat. Can you give me names of human food he is not allowed to eat?Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
is it true that chipins snap at peopleAsked by Anonymous - Array answers