American Eskimo Dog / Chihuahua Mix

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Other name(s): Chimo, Eskimo Chi

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The first generation Eskimo Chi is a cross between a pure American Eskimo Dog and a pure Chihuahua, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This so-called designer hybrid is intended to create an apartment-sized toy that fits easily into many families.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Eskimo Chi can be particularly variable. It will be a cute toy, but a long-haired Chihuahua mixed the Eskie will produce a much "fluffier" dog than a short-haired Chihuahua.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the Eskimo Chi is intended to be a devoted family companion. Both parent breeds are good watchdogs who will sound off if they see a stranger, so expect them to make a little noise.