Puppies of this mix will be about the size of the average hand and will be similar to what you would expect them to look like. The puppies usually weigh in at about 2lb and will grow to between 5-7lb when fully grown.
The puppies are long haired but it will also be a possibility that they will be smooth. They generally act and look more like Chihuahuas than Shih Tzu pups. These puppies are not recommended for children as they are quite small and fragile in size and could be injured by a small inquisitive child who won't understand their size.
All of these breeds are pure bred 50/50. Some of them are bred through generations and can be more of one animal than the other through multigenerational breeding.
This mix is generally known as a ShiChi in dog breeding societies.
The dogs are lively and have a quite active temperament so do expect them to be a little bit lively.
I got a shitz/chihuahua 50/50 mix, about 2 years old, I grew up with German Sheps, but this little dude is one of the best dogs I have ever own. He doesnt look like a regular mix, but looks like a chihuahua with shitz tzu hair that is real soft and furry, but his nose is more shitz tzu and has a huge heart. He sleeps next to my head on my pillow and cuddles with the family all the time, and says I love you when we come home. One of the greatest dogs Ive lived with and in the beginning didnt like small dogs, but he weighs about 14 to 16 lbs.
I have a shichi and she is the sweetest dog ever! She is very clingy and has to be by my side all the time( shes on my lap right now as I'm typing lol). She is about 11lbs and 3 years old. My shichi looks most like a chihuahua with a square muzzle, which I think is much cuter than an actual chihuahua. Her hair is longer and kind of wiry.
It depends on the size of the shih Tzu and the size of the Chihuahua. You can assume though that their average size will probably be about halfway between the two parent dogs.
They will be very small mine only weighs 8 pounds and is super duper adorable
I have a 4 month old Shichi male, he's cream colored , blue eyed, he's got a pink nose and mouth, people say he looks like a baby pig . He is very loving when he wants to be but likes to bite you in a flash LOL, He weights 4lbs.
I have 2 shi chi mixed dogs.
They are the cutest thing ever!!
My baby boy is 7 months old and 9lbs soft fur and looks more like chihuahua but his ears are still down yayy!!
My baby girl is 7 months to 2 years (the vet said) I adopt her from the animal shelter
and her old owner didint know her age or b-day..
She is 12lbs!!
My doggie is 3/4 shih tzu, 1/4 chihuahua and is 14 pounds (he is 10 months old). He mainly has traits of the shih tzu.
I would say it would depend on if they have more shihtzu or chihauhau in them. No more than 10 pounds, but they probably will be smaller than that when they are full grown. Sounds like an interesting mix!
Why would anyone want to cross-breed,unless your name is Frankenstein. Maintain the special characteristics of each breed and DO NOT EXPERIMENT. Consult only with people who KNOW not just anyone who happens to read your blog