What colour of Pitbull Chihuahua do you want to have? Do you imagine to have a black and white Pitbull Chihuahua? How does a Pitbull Chihuahua look like? Here, we will show you and also explain to you how it looks so that you can consider whether to have it or not.
The Look of Black and White Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
A Pitbull Chihuahua is a mix between a Pitbull and a Chihuahua. They are also known as Pihuahua or Chipit. The average height of a Pitbull Chihuahua is about 15 to 20 inches. They are bigger than a pure Chihuahua, but smaller than a Pitbull. Meanwhile, their weight can reach up to 20 pounds. With this size, you are able to imagine that they have black and white color.
As you are able to see in some photos when you are googling or even when you visit a breeder, you are able to see that a black and white Pitbull Chihuahua is gorgeous. They can have black in all parts of their body except on their belly, feet and nose. However, there are also black and white Pitbull Chihuahuas which have black color in all parts of the body with white parts in only their belly and feet. There are also black and white Pitbull Chihuahua which have white colour in all body parts, but you find that their head is black with some small black part on their back.
Whatever the color that you have on your dog, the most important thing is how you can take care of them so that they can be always healthy and avoid any diseases.
Grooming of Pitbull Chihuahua
This breed is a cross breed between Pitbull and Chihuahua. Usually they have a short, glossy coat. Because of this coat, they do not need to take too much grooming. You may need to brush your dog with a stiff-bristled brush twice a week. It is done to remove dead and loose hair and also to keep your dog looking good.
Even though they are short-haired, they are a moderate shedder. So, if you have an allergy, it is not recommended for you to have this breed.
If the most color of your Pitbull Chihuahua is black, it will make you harder to know whether they are clean. Also, if they have fleas, you may not realize it due to their dark color. So, it is important for you to clean them regularly. You are able to keep their hair by brushing as we mentioned above or giving them a good vacuum cleaner.
Grooming will not waste your time as long as you are able to do it in a consistent schedule. Below, you are able to see the things that you can do to take care of your Pitbull Chihuahua.
- You can brush the coat for 10 to 15 minutes. You can do it two or three times a week to keep the coat smooth and glossy.
- If the coat is long, you can take them to a groomer once every few months to make them get professional touch.
- Remember to trim their nails once a month or when it is needed.
- You also have to bath them once every two months.
- Do not forget to clean their ears once a week.
- You also have to brush their teeth three or four times a week.
The Coat and Colors of Pitbull Chihuahua
Pitbull Chihuahuas can come in various coats. If the parent Chihuahua has a short coat, then the puppy will have the short, close and glossy coat. But, if the Chihuahua parent has long hair, the puppies of this breed may have that coat type. Nevertheless, it is more common to find a Chihuahua which has short hair. It is because the long hair of a Chihuahua is harder to get.
Black, white, golden, tan, brown and differing shades of brindle are the common colors which are possessed by a Pitbull Chihuahua. However, if you are trying to find merle, you may not find it.
The Look of Pitbull Chihuahua in General
If we talk about the look of Pitbull and Chihuahua, they are different. So, how about the look of Pitbull Chihuahua? Of course, they will have a good mix of its parents' features, especially about the size of them.
What do Pitbull Chihuahuas look like? They have a broad and muscular build which is more like a Pitbull. The puppies usually have strong bodies and short necks. They also have small feet, thin muzzles, long tails and long ears.
If your Pitbull Chihuahua is a male, the height can range from around 14 inches to 18 inches or it is about 35 cm to 45 cm and the weight can range around 20 lbs to 35 pounds or about 9 kg to 15 kg. However, if your Pitbull Chihuahua is a female, their height can range from 12 inches to 16 inches or about 30 cm to 40 cm and their weight can range from 15 lbs to 30 lbs or about 6 kg to 13 kg.
Feeding for Pitbull Chihuahua
If you think that a Pitbull Chihuahua mix needs a fancy diet, you are wrong. You just have to give them dog food which has high quality, and age-appropriate. A Pitbull Chihuahua also enjoys canned, wet dog food. But, it will be best if you give them a diet of kibble. Why? It is because they are very active and this food can be suitable for a normal size breed like them.
If you give them kibble, it can help them to be able to scrape away accumulations of bacteria and plaque from their teeth when they crunch their meal. It will be able to clean their teeth and even it will be effective to prevent the onset of canine periodontal disease and gingivitis.
Not only food, you also need to provide your Pitbull Chihuahua unlimited fresh water. Moreover, when they have dry food to eat, they will really need fresh water for them to drink.