The Chihuahua Vizsla Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Chihuahua and the Vizsla. Is it more like the Chihuahua or the Vizsla? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. These are obviously very different breeds and is really only accomplished by breeding the male Chihuahua with the female Vizsla. I recommend avoiding this breed at all costs. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Chihuahua Vizsla Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.
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All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
The Vizsla is much older than most breeds, it dates back as far as the 10th century and originated in modern day Hungary and is considered part of the “pointing” breeds. It is a medium sized pointing breed. They have a very strong protective instinct and work well in a variety of terrains. The ancestors of the present Vizsla were the hunting dogs of the Magyar tribes. These tribes lived in the Carpathian Basin in the 10th century, so this is obviously a very old breed. There are primitive stone etchings in this region that are over a thousand years old showing the Magyar hunter with his falcon and his Vizsla. The golden Vizsla was the preferred companion and hunting dog of the early barons and war lords of that region. The breed has been preserved over the centuries and started showing up in the States after World War 2.
They come in two coats, a long and a short hair. Both folklore and archaeological finds show that the breed originated in Mexico. They are known to come from the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico. Their history dates back at least seven hundred years where we can see cave dwellings with them on it and pottery depicting similar tiny dogs.
Height: 21-24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 45 - 65 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 14 years
Height: 6-9 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 3.5 - 7.5 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 20 years
Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very small, peculiar looking dog. I would recommend avoiding this breed as it won’t make for a very healthy dog.They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Dalmatian mixed with the Chihuahua Vizsla might be prone to: epilepsy; blood clotting disorders (von Willebrand's disease, hemophilia); eye disorders (entropion, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy); hip dysplasia; hypothyroidism; and cancers
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
What are the grooming requirements?
Avoid this mix
What are the exercise requirements?
Avoid this mix
What are the training requirements?
Avoid this mix
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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