Chihuahua Husky Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 03/01/23 •  12 min read

The Chihuahua Husky mix is an unusual and rare mixed-breed dog created by combining the Siberian Husky with the Mexican Chihuahua. As there is a significant size difference between the two dogs, the Chihuahua Husky mix is created via IVF treatments.

Chihuahua Husky Mix
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To learn more about the Chihuahua Husky mix, we’ll explore their parent breeds’ histories, temperaments, suitability, and popularity. From the frigid plains of Siberia to the ancient ancestry of Aztec South America, the Husky Chihuahua mix is small enough to be suitable for apartment living but has a high activity level.

Chihuahua Husky Mix – At a Glance

Weight:7 – 15 pounds
Height:6 – 15 inches
Lifespan:12 – 16 years
Coat Colors:White, black, tan, grey, or a combination of colors
Temperament:Active, outgoing, friendly, intelligent, stubborn, bossy
Most Suitable For:Active families, active single individuals

What Does a Chihuahua Husky Mix Look Like?

Chihuahua Husky Mix
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As with most designer dog breeds, the Chihuahua Husky mix will inherit different parts of it’s physical appearance from each parent breed. As with all hybrid breeds, the exact appearance can be difficult to predict, but comes down to whichever parent has the dominant genes.

Your Husky Chi will be a small to medium-sized dog, standing no more than 15 inches tall and weighing between 7 and 15 pounds. It’s body and head are likely to be disproportionately-sized. It’s body will likely resemble that of a slightly more athletic and heavier-set Chihuahua, with the almond-shaped eyes of the Chihuahua and the upright, triangular ears of the Siberian Husky.

Your Husky Chihuahua will likely inherit the double coat of the Husky parent. However, it will likely have a smooth coat and shed moderately to heavily year-round. It could also inherit the short, single type of coat from the Chihuahua, although most Chihuahua Husky mixes inherit the double coat. When it comes to coat colors, your Husky Chi will likely have a mixture of two coat colors mentioned above.

From coat types to facial features and body size, as previously mentioned – it can be difficult to ascertain exactly which parent breed your Husky Chi will look most alike. As they are conceived via artificial insemination, this prediction becomes even more difficult to make.

The History of the Chihuahua Husky Mix

Unfortunately, the Chihuahua Husky mix doesn’t have an extensive history – as most mixed-breed dogs were created sometime during the 1990s and early 2000s. However, the first successful IVF treatments between two dogs happened in December of 2015 – thus, it’s likely that the Husky Chi was one of the more recently developed mixed-breed dogs.

However, we can glean plenty of information from both parent breeds, the Siberian Husky and the Mexican Chihuahua, both dogs with an ancient history dating back to ancient tribes, one in the Siberian tundra, the other in the sweltering heat of South America. To learn more about the Husky Chi, we will explore the history of their parent dogs.

The History of the Siberian Husky

The History of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky was first bred prior to the end of the 19th century and heralds from the Chukotka sled dog, developed for sled pulling across the frigid arctic tundra of Eastern Siberia, the Chukchi Peoples are credited with the developed of the Chukotka sled dog, the progenitor of the Siberian Husky.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Alaskan gold mining craze was firmly in effect, but gold miners needed transportation to and from the mines and given that vehicles were out of the question, they turned to the Chukotka sled dog. Imported to Alaska between 1900 and 1930, the Chukotka sled dog became the Siberian Husky. They were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 under the name Siberian Husky.

Not only was the Siberian Husky used as transport for the miners from Nome, AK. But they were also used to carry vital supplies such as diphtheria antidotes, for hundreds of miles across ice and treacherous semi-frozen lakes.

More recently, the Siberian Husky has gained fame internationally by appearing in many blockbuster films and being the impetus for the creation of the Iditarod – a sled-dog race covering 1500km from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome, Alaska.

How Popular Are Huskies in the United States?

Since they began to be used outside of their expressed purpose in the mid-20th century, the gorgeous Siberian Husky has gained huge popularity in the United States.

In 2021, Siberian Huskies were the 19th most-popular dog in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.

Who Are Huskies a Good Dog For?

Because of their medium size and high energy levels and need for extensive physical exercise, the Siberian Husky isn’t a dog for everyone. They typically fare much better with a house and yard to play in and will need someone who can walk them for about an hour daily, along with off-leash play.

How Did Huskies Come About?

The Siberian Husky was originally bred from the Chukotka sled dog, by the Chukchi People on the Iberian Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. They were first imported to the United States at the turn of the 20th century and were used to haul goods and people in Nome, Alaska, across many hundreds of miles of snow-covered terrain. They featured prominently in Alaskan gold mining and were renowned for their endurance, power, strength and physical beauty.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Husky?

As with many hybrid breeds, the Siberian Husky hasn’t been popularly crossbred since the 1990s and early 2000s. Many people choose to crossbreed their Huskies because of the physical beauty that they anticipate will be injected into the offspring, or they’re looking to add the Husky physicality and endurance and athleticism into another breed.

Because of this, Huskies are often crossbred with similar-sized breeds and/or similarly-athletic dogs. Some of the most popular Husky mixes include:

The History of the Chihuahua

The History of the Chihuahua

The Chihuahua has an ancient history stretching to the 9th century in Aztec-ruled South America. Its progenitor, the Techichi, was a small, mute dog kept by the Toltec Peoples. These ancient breeds of dogs bore striking physical resemblance to the modern-day Chihuahua.

Fast-forward a few centuries, and the Chihuahua is first noted in the mid-19th century in the Mexican state of the same name. From there, Chihuahuas are sold and traded with American tourists, who quickly became enamored with the world’s smallest dog breed.

In 1904, the Chihuahua was recognized by the American Kennel Club as a toy breed. Since then, they have remained a firm family favorite.

How Popular Are Chihuahuas in the United States?

The Chihuahua has gained huge popularity in the United States since their recognition in 1904 and were even used overseas as mixed dog breeds after the Second World War to bolster the popularity of dogs such as the Jack Russell Terrier.

In 2021, the American Kennel Club ranked the Chihuahua as the 37th most-popular dog in the United States.

Who Are Chihuahuas a Good Dog For?

Chihuahuas are loved among the elderly population and those who live in apartments as a small dog that’s easy to carry and easy to walk. Chihuahuas are indeed wonderful companion dogs for the elderly, so long as they can keep up with the Chihuahua – as they tend to have lots of energy.

Outside of the that populations, Chihuahuas are wonderful canine companions for families, and are generally a good choice for first-time owners. Chihuahuas are also a fairly economical option for those looking for a rescue dog, as they’re among the cheapest pups out there.

How Did Chihuahuas Come About?

The Chihuahuas’ more ancient history is unfortunately lost to the sands of time. However, the Chihuahua does have a lineage stretching back to the 9th century, beginning with a small, mute dog known as the Techichi – a pet kept and revered by the Aztec tribe, the Toltec Peoples.

Since the mid-19th century, Chihuahuas have been noted in the Mexican state of the same name and were imported to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as companion dogs.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Chihuahua?

The Chihuahua is fast-becoming one of America’s most popular crossbreeds. Despite their small size and yappy demeanor, some owners are finding the Chihuahua to be a charming and endearing parent breed for their mixed-dog breed.

Several popular Chihuahua mixes include:

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

One of the most important parts of welcoming a new pet into the family is researching the possible temperament of your new family pet. You’ll want to ensure that your prospective pet is a good match for you and your family’s temperament and lifestyle. Otherwise, you may wind up with one very unhappy pup!

For example, if you’re an active family unit, you are probably looking for an equally active companion. For example, a Siberian Husky requires plenty of exercise and uses that exercise to maintain a healthy weight and regulate their mood and overall health. They’re not going to be happy stuck inside a small apartment all day.

Similarly, if you’re a less active family, you’re likely going to want a less active family pet. In this case, pet owners may consider a Pug, or a Shih Tzu or Basset Hound.

What is the Temperament of the Chihuahua Husky Mix?

For those who have been searching for an adorable, athletic, outgoing and highly intelligent mixed dog breed, you’ll find it in the Husky Chihuahua mix! As with most mixed dog breeds, the Husky Chihuahua mix will inherit different part of it’s temperament from each parent breed.

The Husky Chihuahua mix will likely be spry and excitable, like their Chihuahua parent and inherit the boisterous, at times stubborn nature of the Siberian Husky. You can expect them to gentle with children and friendly towards strangers, but they can also become bored quickly, so you’ll need to keep them occupied.

Is The Chihuahua Husky Mix Friendly?

Chihuahua Husky mixes are likely to be very affectionate and friendly dogs toward almost everyone, although you may notice some suspicion of and bark at strangers. But once you’ve introduced your Husky Chi, they’ll quickly become docile and loving! Belly rubs help, too!

Is The Chihuahua Husky Mix Easy to Train?

The stubborn nature of the Chihuahua and the activity level of the Siberian Husky might make training difficult for you, but with. Still, with positive reinforcement and reward-based training methods, your Husky Chihuahua will fall in line.

If you still gave difficulty with tempering aggressive behavior towards strangers, then further obedience training may be necessary. In addition, your Chihuahua Husky mix may require socialization training with other dogs as a way to temper any aggressive behavior stemming from their Chihuahua personality traits.

How Much Can A Chihuahua Husky Mix Weigh?

The average weight of a Chihuahua Husky mix is between 7 and 15 pounds.

How Tall Can A Chihuahua Husky Mix Get?

The average height of a Chihuahua Husky mix is between 6 and 15 inches tall.

Similar-Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Chihuahua Husky mix. These include many other toy breeds, and other smaller dogs, such as:

Does the Chihuahua Husky Mix Shed?

One of the important things to note is that it’s likely that your Chihuahua Husky mix will inherit the double coat of their Husky parents. This means your Chihuahua Husky mix will be moderately shed all year, requiring regular brushing to keep their coat healthy. Also, regular grooming by a professional is encouraged, roughly once every six months.

How Much Exercise Does A Chihuahua Husky Mix Require?

Both parents are active dogs, so your Chihuahua Husky mix will have moderately-high exercise requirements. These exercise requirements amount to roughly 45 minutes to an hour of daily exercise, including on-leash walking and off-leash time. Proximity to a dog park, or a fenced-in yard is to be considered when adopting or purchasing a Chihuahua Husky mix.

Alongside their physical exercise requirements, Chihuahua Husky mixes also need mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. If you’re leaving your Chihuahua Husky mix at home for extended periods, consider purchasing a KONG toy to amuse them.

How Long Can a Chihuahua Husky Mix Live?

The average lifespan of a Husky Chihuahua mix is between 12 and 16 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Chihuahua Husky Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Chihuahua Husky Mix Puppy For Sale?

The Chihuahua Husky mix is one of those rare mixed breed dogs that can be difficult to locate from a reputable breeder. However, there are plenty of Chihuahua Husky mixes that come up for adoption. You should begin searching for a Chihuahua Husky mix at your local vet clinic or animal shelter!

Alternatively, if that fails, consider looking online at

How Much Does a Chihuahua Husky Mix Puppy Cost?

The average cost of a Chihuahua Husky mix is around $1000! This is double, almost treble the cost of adopting a Chihuahua Husky mix from a reliable source.

However, for those seeking to purchase a Chihuahua Husky mix, you can certainly find reputable breeders out there! But, consider reading our article first, which will help you separate the wheat from the chaff and avoid puppy mills!

Is the Chihuahua Husky Mix the Right Breed For You?

For those searching for a loving, loyal, active family pet, then the Chihuahua Husky mix might be exactly what you’ve been searching for! The Chihuahua Husky mix brings smiles and happiness to almost any home it goes to. Providing your can care for the Chihuahua Husky mix’s basic needs and keep up their regular exercise routine, there’s no reason why the Chihuahua Husky mix couldn’t be your next family pet.

However, if you’re certain this Husky mix won’t be your next family pet, consider reading our other breed guides to learn more about which mixed-breed dog may be more suitable.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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