Boston Huahua

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6-23 lbs
9-17"
United States
Boston Terrier
Chihuahua
Bohuahua, Bochi, Bo-Chi, Boston Chi Parti, Chibo, ChiBo, Chi-Bo

The Boston Huahua is a lively small dog that is a mix of the Boston Terrier, and the Chihuahua. They make great lap dogs, and are ideal apartment dwellers. From accounts from some owners, they are less likely to bark, and are better than the purebred Chihuahua at being left alone. Although they are people dogs, and love to be involved in all you do. While the temperament depends on whether the Boston Huahua has more or less traits of the parent breed in them, they are proud, affectionate small dogs that can fit right in with your daily life. They tend to be bold and very loyal, and are always ready for a game. This new breed is attractive to look at, well-proportioned in body, and has a very appealing look on its face.

Purpose
Companion, watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boston Terrier and Chihuahua

Boston Huahua Health

Average Size
Male Boston Huahua size stats
Height: 9-17 inches Weight: 8-25 lbs
Female Boston Huahua size stats
Height: 9-17 inches Weight: 6-23 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Heart Problems such as Pulmonic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Allergy Tests
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Hearing Tests
  • Angiocardiography or Radiography Imagery

Boston Huahua Breed History

The Boston Huahua is a hybrid or designer breed. It is not known when the first cross of the Boston Terrier and the Chihuahua began. Being such a recent mix the best way to assess the characteristics is to look at the history of the parent breed. The Boston Terrier came about during the late 19th Century in Boston America. They were bred down from the fighting dog that they were originally, to the more mellow, smaller dog that they are today. In 1889 the American Bull Terrier Club (as they were then known as) was founded, but it was renamed to the Boston Terrier Club. They were one of the first non-sporting breed in America. They became very popular in the 1930s and are still the official mascot of several institutions and schools. The Boston Terrier is a lively, affectionate dog with a clever and even temperament. They can be stubborn at times and need patience and consistency in training. The Chihuahua has a clear history but there are a couple of theories about how it began. One is that they came from the Techichi which was a South or Central American dog. You can find carvings as old as the 19th Century that show dogs that look very similar to the Chihuahua. The second theory is that they came from Chinese dogs that were brought to Mexico by traders, who were then bred with native small dogs. Whichever is right, the Chihuahua can be found in the 1850s in Mexico in a state called Chihuahua hence his name. Americans visiting the state fell in love with the little dog and brought him back to America with him. This little dog has grown very popular and is a bold confident dog, who can be suspicious and quite sensitive in nature. They often bond more closely with one person, and remain reserved with others. If not socialise properly, they can become timid and snappy.

Boston Huahua Breed Appearance

The Boston Huahua is a small dog usually around 9 to 17 inches in height. The body is muscular with a squared head and muzzle. They often have wrinkles on the nose, and display erect bat like ears. Their large round eyes are bright with mischief, while the neck is thick but not long. The Boston Huahua sports a short silky coat that is dense and straight. Their coat is also water repellent and comes in a wide range of colors. Often the chest will have a white blaze, which is occasionally matched with white paws. Overall the Boston Huahua has a proud alert look, and they are ready for anything. Always ready for action, they are fun dogs to own.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Boston Huahua eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boston Huahua nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Boston Huahua coat
White
cream Boston Huahua coat
Cream
black Boston Huahua coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Boston Huahua straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boston Huahua Breed Maintenance

The Boston Huahua is not very demanding when it comes to grooming requirements. Their short sleek hair is easy to maintain, and they only need a brushing once a week, although they may need more in summer. It is advisable to wash your dog with a special dog shampoo to maintain their natural oil balance of the skin. Harsh shampoos (for example, a child’s shampoo which is harsh to a dog) can strip the skin of oil, leaving it open to infection and bacteria. Once a month bathing is adequate. Other maintenance duties include checking your dog’s ears to ensure that there is no build-up of wax or debris, and no inflammation. Nails need to be trimmed once a month, unless they wear them down with play outside. You can get a professional groomer to show you how to do it without hurting your dog. The Boston Huahua is very easy to maintain requiring only minimal maintenance.

Brushes for Boston Huahua
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Boston Huahua requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Boston Huahua Temperament

The Boston Huahua is a friendly, curious dog that is affectionate and possesses a loving disposition. Totally loyal and devoted to their master, the Boston Huahua can inherit a streak of stubbornness from its Boston Terrier parent, or a snippy disposition towards children from the Chihuahua side. You can train them to overcome these traits but it does take patience and persistence on your part. Make sure your give concise instructions so they don’t get confused, and ensure you use a firm but gentle tone when issuing instructions. They look up to a strong leader and respect them. Use lavish praise when they get training or do something right, and a few treats as a reward and you will find they respond quickly and willingly. They love to be with their family and will enthusiastically endorse any outing together. A well socialised Boston Huahua is a great family dog, who provides great companionship and devoted loyalty.

Boston Huahua Activity Requirements

While the Boston Huahua doesn’t need a regular routine to walk, due to their active daily movements, it does help to socialise the dog to other dogs and people. They are always curious, seeking out what you or other family members are doing, and are always ready for a game. They are ideal for apartment living but are equally fine in a house with a small well fenced yard to keep them from straying. They are best in warmer climates but can adapt to cooler climates as long as they have something to wear to keep them warm during cold snaps. The Boston Huahua can win over the most reclusive person with their outgoing friendly personality, especially once they get used to them.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Boston Huahua Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Boston Huahua Owner Experiences

Sancho
12 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
He is the most interactive pet we’ve had. He keeps everybody on their toes, including our other pets.
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Milo
6 Months
4 People
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The one trait that has proven difficult is stubbornness. I've found using an abundance of small treats the best when potty training. He responds very well to praise and love, but the stubborness kicks in with "no".
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Scout
8 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Hardly ever barks, very smart, loving, inquisitive and playful and too cute.
5 months ago
Duke
4
2 People
Apartment
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Friendliness
Energy
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Our Bochi is rotten! Mom was Biston, Dad Chihuahua. He is anti social,and barks a lot. He does not car rides, being brushed, getting nails trimmed (we have to take him in), wearing a coat/sweater, he is snippity, growls a lot, will only let you pet him when he wants; he simply is scary and mean.
5 months, 1 week ago
Toco
1
3 People
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They are an awesome animal to have as a pet
5 months, 1 week ago
Book me a walkiee?
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