Chipin

5-12 lbs
8-11"
United States
Chihuahua
Miniature Pinscher
Pinhuahua, Minchi

The Chipin is a small dog between 8 to 12 inches tall and usually weighs about 5 to 15 pounds. They are a mix of the Chihuahua and the Miniature Pinscher, which are both toy breeds. The Chipin has a short, hard coat that can come in any color from tan to black and combinations thereof. They are very intelligent, fast learners, and easy to train. Due to their short coat, they do not need much maintenance and only require a moderate amount of exercise daily. This breed is excellent with children and pets and make great family pets. However, they can be territorial so they need to be socialized early.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
2001
Ancestry
Chihuahua, Miniature Pinscher

Chipin Health

Average Size
Male Chipin size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 9-15 lbs
Female Chipin size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Color Dilution Alopecia
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Spina Bifida
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Chipin Breed History

The Chihuahua's history is controversial because there are so many different stories about their background. The most common belief is that they originated over 3,000 years ago, with the Aztecs. Another story is that the breed was started in China and was mixed with other small native dogs when they were brought to the New World by Spanish traders. Another theory is that the Chihuahua started in South America from the Techichi breed of dog, which was a tiny, mute dog used in sacrificial ceremonies. Some believed that the small dogs should be buried with their dead as guides to the afterlife and others believe the dog was used for food by the Aztecs and Toltecs. Another idea is that the Chihuahua was found in Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1800s, which is where the breed got its name. The Chihuahua was not popular in America until Xavier Cugat brought his Chihuahua to appear with him in public. They have been registered with the American Kennel Club since 1904 and this small, but mighty pup is a popular breed of dog in the United States. The Miniature Pinscher originated in Germany in the 1600s and their name (Pinscher) means terrier in German. They are not related to Doberman Pinschers and were used for hunting rats and mice. The Miniature Pinscher is a mix of the German Pinscher, Dachshund, and the Italian Greyhound. In the 1800s, the breed became unattractive and deformed due to the breeders trying to make them smaller, but this was fixed in the early 1900s. The breed became popular in German dog shows and after World War I they became popular in the United States. The Miniature Pinscher was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925. The Chipin is an adorable mix of the parent breeds.

Chipin Breed Appearance

The Chipin is a tiny and cute dog that has a short, smooth, and hard coat that comes in many colors such as cream, chocolate, golden black, tan, black and tan. With a small, round head, huge ears, and a tiny pointed muzzle, they look like a small Miniature Pinscher. Their body is small with well-defined legs, little feet, and they usually have the dark face mask of the Miniature Pinscher. They weigh about 10 pounds and stand about 9 inches high. Their expression is often curious, as if they are always thinking about something, and their dark brown eyes show intelligence.

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

Chipin Breed Maintenance

This breed does not require as much grooming as most dogs. Brushing your furry buddy with a stiff bristle brush several times a week should be enough. You can bathe your Chipin when needed but use vet-approved mild dog shampoo. The shampoo removes the essential oils from your dog’s skin, needed to keep the coat healthy. Often, a wipe down with a gentle doggy wipe or wet facecloth will do the trick. You should also check their ears once a week for mites, redness, dirt, and wax buildup. Clean with a mild cleanser recommended by your veterinarian. Clip your Chipin's toenails when needed. It is also recommended that you brush the teeth at least a few times a week to prevent dental problems.

Brushes for Chipin
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Chipin requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Chipin Temperament

Your Chipin likes to be with the family all the time and may become bored and yappy when left alone. They are easy to train but you have to stick to the rules so your perky companion knows who is the boss. They do have a bit of a stubborn streak and because of this, you have to make sure to be consistent. Even though they are a small dog, they do not seem to know that and will go after dogs much larger than themselves if they believe they are a threat. They do like kids but small children can be a problem since your Chipin is so small and can be hurt easily. You should make sure your little pup is socialized early so to not become aggressive.

Chipin Activity Requirements

The Chipin needs at least 45 minutes of exercise per day such as running, walking, or hiking. You may also want to get your dog into agility training since this breed is good at that sort of thing and it is great exercise. If your dog does not get enough activity on a daily basis, they are likely to have behavioral problems such as chewing, jumping, digging, and excessive barking. Be sure to keep them mentally active as well by playing games with them, such as fetch and discipline training. They also enjoy chasing squirrels and rabbits so do not be surprised to see them doing that in the yard.

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

Chipin Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $25.00

Chipin Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Chipin size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Chipin size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Chipin size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Chipin size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Chipin size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Chipin size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs

Chipin Owner Experiences

Demi (sort for Demeter, Greek goddess of harvest)
2 Years
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Demi is a rescue. I took her for a week trial and fell in love with her. Within a day she managed to scamper away and was at the condo door waiting for me, laughing, when I got there. Smart as a whip! She manages to fit between my two pillows and is there, staring at me, when I open my eyes. She was skittish when I brought her home but has warmed up to the other pups at the park and looks forward to her visits.
1 month ago
Rookie
2 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I found my ChiPin, lured him into my home with a hotdog the second day he showed up. I notified animal control, but no one came for him. He came to us and immediately started lifting his leg on the furniture, we had two other dogs and figured he was just doing what he’s been let to do. We had the leg lifting under control within 3 weeks, but ultimately getting him fixed helped. He loves my two other dogs, the three of them have formed a strong dog pack who enjoy running in our yard, sunning by the pool together, and chasing after the ball or whatever toy they’re currently having a tug-o-war with inside the house. We have cats too, Rookie is not a threat to him and they know it. Within two months my cats feel free to walk by Rookie and rub on him as they do so. Rookie has been such a great addition to our home, especially during covid. He loves to sit high in his car seat and go for rides. He has taken our dog’s routine as his own, he learned it quickly by watching my dogs respond to me. He’s smart as a whip and will do anything for a treat. I keep him in shape with walks and long play sessions in the our fenced yard. We are so taken back with this little dog that we’ve both said we’d only own ChiPins in the future! We ALL love Rookie!
1 month ago
Jewels
18 Months
1 People
Studio
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted her at one year. She had been abandoned with 29 of her relatives in Corpus Christi, TX. She is food obsessed as a result, I believe, of being wired into a crate with 5 other dogs and being left for days without food. And she is terrified of loud truck noise. I've had her now for 5 1/2 months and she still makes progress daily in her behavior toward the people in my retirement community. She is an absolute joy.
1 month, 1 week ago
Daisy
1 Year
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She hates being held and isn’t much of a cuddler, but she is super affectionate with her kisses! She’s trained to walk without a leash and learns tricks fast. She is super energetic day in and day out!
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Karl
7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very smart energetic dog
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Brownie
7 Weeks
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch, walking,
She isa fun loving lovely dog and she gets along well with our kids and our husky.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Pixel
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
toys
Run
He's aggressive when It comes to meeting people even if hes seen them before hes still aggressive towards but gets used to them after a while
2 months ago
Ginger
6 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We brought our Ginger home at 8 weeks and was potty trained with and using a bell by 5 month. She loves our kids aged 9 and 11. She has been a blessing since Covid and we couldn’t have got through all this “stuff” without her. She is loving, perfect combo of sweet n’ sassy, she loves people and will bark for you to pet her and play, she will roll over for a tummy rub. She loves to lick.
2 months, 1 week ago
Margarita
1 Month
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
We just rescued her and are getting to know her :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Scrappy
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Watching Shows, Sleeping, Running A
He's the sweetest dog and is super super loyal.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
Ranger
9 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted my chipin 3 years ago from a local rescue. He came from Texas and is now living in MA. Since I don’t know my dog’s history, I’m not sure how different he would be today if I had him from a younger age. My dog hates other dogs and people. Maybe socializing was attempted as a puppy but I would guess not. He loves going in the car and for walks. However, because of his aggressiveness towards strangers and other dogs I have to go to places where I won’t pass many people at off times. He is also very alert and will nonstop bark if someone is at my house and will try to go after them (I don’t think he would bite) until he has seen that same person multiple times, maybe five or six, in our house. Although he tries to pull the big dog act, he is terrified of my cat. As awful as this sounds in writing, I wouldn’t trade him for anything. I am so happy we adopted him. He is very intelligent and loyal. He is also very stubborn so he basically does whatever he wants (within reason). My dog can learn tricks incredibly fast and will do anything for treats. I have never seen a dog so motivated by food. He loves to burrow under covers even in warm weather. Speaking of warm weather, I don’t know how this dog ever survived in Texas. He seems like anything over 75 degrees is too hot for him. He is great with my young nieces and has never nipped or anything even if when they bother him. Every time I look at my little cutie with his nose popping out of the covers I am so glad I got him. Adopt don’t shop!
3 months ago
Karl
6 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
playful he has a lot of energy and sometimes very stubborn
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Rose
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Having a chipin is amazing
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Paws
7 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
Car rides
Cuddling
We got him from a neighbor who unfortunately abused him. He used to be very scared of everyone, especially men, and refused to get close. A few years later with us, however, and he now LOVES cuddling and meeting new people. He’s very friendly now and very very loving. I wish we had rescued him sooner so he had more years of true love but we will just make the most of the future and make sure he knows how special he is. He LOVES walks and LOVES going for car rides. He gets excited just hearing “ride” and “walk” uttered. He’s a big jealous baby and craves lots of attention. He does this thing where he grabs your hand with his paw if he wants more pets. He’s very protective and truthfully, he thinks he’s much bigger than he really is. I love him a whole lot.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
lola
8 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
average dog stuff
it is a well, and fun experience, and she is a very good on being energetic
5 months, 4 weeks ago
Marvin
17 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Agility training
Walk
Go to Park
marvins a rescue overall great makes us laugh everyday too adorable, recently past 6 months or so barks way more at noises like ppl knocking his guard dog instincts kicked in , we got him when he was 5 or 6 months old pretty sure he was abused n stuff then fostered in cabo mexico originally from Tijuana mexico area very playful loving does have issues here in there we keep him super super clean wipes brush teeth everyday has paw lotion bathed monthly lot of vet trips since he always has weird problems lol so it scares him hopefully it ends soon ppl say thats the beginning what ur in for with a rescue otherwise very healthy on a raw diet also gets certain amount of treats healthy ones though less ingredients, and has limit it as they can get fat hes fit usual wait was between 10-11 pounds he's 12 pounds now 😳still very fit he is shy and has anxiety n his separation anxiety is bad sometimes gotcha day is in a month so very exiting😁 10/10 recommended also these dogs are obvs full of energy so recommend that they have bones and chews often and good toys since they have a big dog personality n can rip shit up n i mean it hahaha. as long as u take care of ur furbaby there the best!!
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Jesus
3 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
sleep
Fun and relaxing. cuteness overload. Gigil me
7 months, 1 week ago
lil wayne
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
loves playing fetch and snuggling
he is amazing if he knows you except for nail trimmings and he refuses to wear booties or a sweater in the snow
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Stitch
4 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted Stitch at a Pet Fair 1 1/2 weeks ago. It's amazing how quickly he adapted to his surrounding and into the family. I love his curiosity and alertness. Very smart little pup. Very eager to learn and so loving. We're unable to take him out until he completes his series of vaccinations but we have a huge yard and love watching him run and play with our other dog.
11 months, 4 weeks ago
Sam
9 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I trainee Sam learn to fight my hands keep like boxing and protection us watch dog we are hearing impaired...I tried to teach about avoid bugs roaches insects ...chase squirrels and birds..sometime ate cat's poops. .I hate to see his doing...
1 year ago
Pico De Gallo
3 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cow ears
Seeing him happy
Playing fetch/toys
snuggling
Cuddling
I got Pico from a TX shelter and I can't imagine life without him. First and best dog. 1. Hes the cutest Chipin ever. Like ever. 2. Rarely barks 3. Loves everyone except most kids <8 who are assholes and get up near his face or act unruly and unpredictable. 4. Hes smart, fun, and the beat cuddler. Cons: 1. Death by Tongue. He licks and licks....and will keep on my 500 thread count sheets. Whatever hes a pimp. 2. Hates rain/water which can lead to a poop on the rug, but he is so much better. Never ever pees inside anymore 3. serious squirrel and rodent addict. All rules, cars, and me are no longer important.
1 year, 1 month ago
Pip
15 Weeks
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Explore the city
Explore the woods
Fetch
Basking in the sun
5 days in & he is an Awesome puppy! -Rescue pup. -Recovering from Hook worms, fleas, grade I patellar luxation, neutering, micro chipping & upper respiratory infection. -Grass times: 6am, 7am, 12pm, 4pm, 10pm, 1am -Training is coming along nicely, but he will need socialization with other pets. -He's very good with new adults & loud kids. He's even been very good with my 4 yr. old WILD AMAZONIAN who jumps, pounds and slams her body around him. -Can be stubborn to come in from walks. -High prey drive. -Loves fortune cookie treats. -Afraid of water.
1 year, 1 month ago
Obie
18 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Best dog ever! Didn't have to train him he just knows instinctively how to do things. Couldn't ask for a better dog!
1 year, 1 month ago
Daisy
9 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Tracking
Amazing! Very cute. She started out being shy but after a couple of days, it is much better.
1 year, 1 month ago
Toby
9 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Toby has been great, never chewed, but it did take time to get him housebroke. But one day it clicked what I meant and it was done. He takes his time getting to know people, but is very affectionate to those he trusts. Loves to snuggle on the lap.
1 year, 2 months ago
Kova
One Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
shredding toys
Jumping
Jogging
She is the sweetest companion I could have ever asked for. Potty training was a little difficult but not terrible. She doesn’t like little children very much, and she doesn’t like people getting up in her face too quickly. But, I wouldn’t like that either. When we get home she loves to nip our fingers and give us love bites. She was very easy to train but she definitely has a stubborn streak.
1 year, 2 months ago
Casper
3 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Biting and chasing and funny times
1 year, 3 months ago
Zoey
1 Year
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running and playing fetch
Very friendly little dogs, very affectionate, very loyal and intellect companions.
1 year, 3 months ago
Piper
3 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with toys
Playing tug
Playing fetch
Our Chipin, Piper, is very fun to play with. She likes to nip and bite at fingers, but, she is the best (and cutest) dog ever!
1 year, 3 months ago
Hoover
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Tug-of-war
Playing Ball
He is great with us, but doesn't like other people or dogs. He was a rescue dog.
1 year, 3 months ago
Baylee
6 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is smart, very easy to train... She is 6 mos. She can sit, shake, rollover, and give you a high five... Love her.
1 year, 3 months ago
Gracie May
5 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Squirrel watching
Napping
Fetch
We recently adopted Gracie May and she was somewhat trained but we are improving on her manners and social skills with other dogs. She is full of energy and love.
1 year, 4 months ago
Leon
11 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Hiking
Very lovable dog. He mainly sticks with one member of the family but is always nice to the other members. We have two other dogs that are much younger but he loves to play with them. The only issue he has with these dogs are his size. He has no major medical issues besides car sickness. When we first got him we thought he was dying because he was sick. We soon realized that he was a very healthy dog and only got sick when he traveled in the car. We do live in the country so he has only traveled on curvy roads. He may do better with straight city roads.
1 year, 5 months ago
BaBa Yaga
4 Years
6 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Wasn't really looking for a dog at the time. My son got straight A's on his report card so he wanted to visit a dog shelter because his favorite stuffed animal was a ChiPin. Went to the shelter and saw this cute little puppies. He was a couple months old and looked exactly like my son's stuffed animal. Couldn't leave him so we adopted him right there. Potty trained him easily. Loves this family. Protects us. Iffy around new people but once he gets to know them he let's them in the family. Doesn't like baths or getting his nails trimmed but will do it. All in all he is a great dog and we love him very much.
1 year, 6 months ago
Buddy (little boy)
8 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling, walking, playing catch, running,
Little boy, easily adapted to being part of our family, his best friend is our chocolate lab, he does well with most commands, loves the ac in the summer and loves the heater in the winter.
1 year, 6 months ago
Tess
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Fetch
I got Tess when she was about 1 year old at my local animals shelter. She loves to play and go for walks and especially loves playing fetch. She is always around someone and is very good with other dogs. My boyfriend had 2 much larger dogs and she loves to play with them. She is not aggressive at all and gets excited whenever someone gives her attention. She is ok with being home alone and loves to lay out in the sun. When we first got her she was already potty trained which was a plus for us. She is overall a very hyper and very smart dog. I lucked out with this one and am very grateful to have adopted her.
1 year, 6 months ago
Banjo
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Frisbee
Run
Play
Fetch
My Banjo is a 1 year old male rescue, and is the light of my life. He is an absolute delight, and full of energy. With the ability to keep himself, and the other animals, entertained, he is the life of the party. We take daily walks, runs, and play, but he can stand it all. He is 13" at the shoulder, and 15 lbs, but is in perfect health.
1 year, 6 months ago
Laila
6 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Napping
Fetch
Chipins can be hard to train if they take more after the minpin and are very stubborn. Not for a person or family that does not understand the alpha mentality or need for having a pack leader.
1 year, 7 months ago
Punch
3 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Bath time
Going for walk in his satchel
Riding in a car
Fetch
Dancing
Playdate
Walking
My chipin Punch is smart as a whip and a fast learner. He loves people big and small old and young. I have a satchel purse he absolutely loves to be in when we go for walks. I turn my hoodie around backwards and if I bend over and put the opening of the hood itself on the bed he will climb in it and either curl up into a ball all the way in it or he will stick his head out of it too look around. The one thing he absolutely hates is his collar and leash or his harness and leash. I cannot get him to walk with either one for the life of me. I think he just got so used to either being the satchel or my hoodie that he just refuses to walk with his collar/leash or harness/leash.
1 year, 7 months ago
Pinkie
16 Weeks
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
It’s been great but I feel like she’s too skinny
1 year, 7 months ago
Garcia
6 Years
6 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Cuddling
Eating Snacks
Brushing
Road trip
Nap
Play keep away
Look out the window
Walk at the dog park
Playdate
My garcia is a spoil brat he loves to be up under me and he is very over protected of me. He doesn't leave my side for nothing in the world. Very passionate and loving but once again he's very over protected of the family and me.
1 year, 7 months ago
Walley
2 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Bath time
Shake
High Five
Fetch
Chase
Nap
Tug-of-war
Play keep away
Road trip
Walk
Boat ride
Playdate
Walley is a super fun, loving Chipin whose best friend is a pit bull. We have a family with two kids, both boys with lots of energy. We have the perfect breed of dogs.
1 year, 8 months ago
Dino
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He's such a sweetie
1 year, 9 months ago
Phoebe
3 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Phoebe is no doubt an active member of our family.. We love her so much and so happy to call her our "Furry little Daughter."
1 year, 9 months ago
Chip
8 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk dog park
Friendly .Good with other dogs and young children
1 year, 10 months ago
Saki
7 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
cuddle
Hike
Camp
Explore the city
I have had Saki for four years now. She’s sweet to other humans but not so sweet to other dogs.
1 year, 10 months ago
Sprocket
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sprocket is an extremely sweet and loving little dude. He tends to be a bit much for other dogs.... a little overly rambunctious and playful . Super clumsy. Feisty. Cuddly. Smart. Picky. Energetic. Mistevious. Stubborn. Loyal. Bossy. Curious. Great with kids and babies. He only barks when playing. Sprocket is definetly a “do all” dog. He hikes with me on the daily and is currently learning how to follow my husband on the mountain bike. Perfect mini trail pup! My ONLY problem is his lack of love for sleep, you’d think with as much exercise he gets daily- he’d sleep... WRONG. This little boy likes to go to bed at 11pm and wake up at 3 am- he is a creature of schedules. Sprocket is a shop dog- meaning he gets to go to work with my husband. He is rarely left alone, but when he is.... he behaves.... accept for that one time he smelled chorizo in the trash lol. All that said- I couldn’t ask for a better fur baby. Truly- my best friend. Everyone wants to steal him!
1 year, 10 months ago
Jazmin
14 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing
Cuddling
She was my 1st baby and a great dog. She does bark A LOT but for the most part she is pretty chill and mellow. She's friendly and energetic but over the years she has had numerous ear infections and now has developed cataracts in both eyes. It is so important to clean their ears regularly to avoid infections.
1 year, 10 months ago
Moose
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Road trip
Chase
He is so loving, fun and affectionate, properly referred to as Mister although very territorial especially with his momma
1 year, 11 months ago
Prancer
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Prancer is such a delight and so smart! He will watch a whole movie if it has a dog in it. He literally thinks he is one of us.
1 year, 11 months ago
Cleo
1 Year
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nap
Play
Tug-of-war
My Chipin Cleo is the most hilarious and intelligent little girl. She is a rescue, so at first she was kind of shy, but now she has fully grown into her environment and voice! She is very friendly, but barks at strangers and new dogs at first. She warms up to them though and then is loving and playful. Hates bath time, but loves napping and burrows under her blanket. She is very observant as well. I think she knows commands but chooses when to listen, very sassy. We thought 1 was more of an adult stage but she definitely chews and has bursts of energy like a puppy, and then becomes so sleepy she can barely keep her eyes open. I love how much personality she has, and we are still training her!
1 year, 11 months ago
Preston
15 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
snuggling
He was very aggresive with anyone including me
1 year, 11 months ago
Leia
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Road trip
She is a very nice dog when it comes to her family but mean when it comes to other dogs and strangers
2 years ago
Sophie
3 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
She my best friend .take walks sleeps in bed with me loves bein undercover
2 years ago
Bellatrix and Dobby
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
hide and seek
Cuddling
Running in the yard
Fetch
chasing
peek a boo
We adopted 2 Chipins , a brother and sister from a friend's cousin in Dec 2017. Dobby the male looks like a red Chihuahua, Bellatrix looks like a Minpin They were very frightened and skittish but after a few days we were able to socialize them to us. They were terrified of children when we first got them but they have become much better with them. We suspected that they may have been mishandled by careless children. They are fast learners but have a bit of a sneaky streak in them. They will also chew anything they can snatch off the end tables. They are affectionate and loving, very spoiled and we call them the "kids" They love being part of our Saturday night parties and are usually the center of attention. They are definite lap dogs and love to be held and give kisses. They can be high maintenance but it is worth it. We did of course spay and neuter them and had them chipped. We love our Chipins.
2 years ago
Kova
3 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sweetest dog I’ve ever met.
2 years ago
Coffee
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Loves to play with our lab, Chief, Friendly with Small Kids. Loves to cuddle with your, Licks you alot, she does not like to take baths but once she does she will run around the house doing "laps". She has a few aggrestion problems but we are working on it with her, she is a bit over protective at times and will growl,bark and snarl at you, but once she gets to know you she will be a total angel. WE are working on the growling and snarling with her
2 years ago
Raquelle
10 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Walking
Chase
Rocky is a couch potato most of the time. She likes to sleep the whole day away but as soon as she sees you have her favourite toy in her hand, she will zoom around the whole house! She absolutely loves going out for a walk and exploring but will get tired and come to me for us to pack up and go on home. She a mini shadow of the family and will follow you around just to watch what you are doing. This isnt her invitation to play though because as soon as you acknowledge her she runs to find the next person to follow. She was a rescue pup. We got her when she was just 2 mo. old and just the tiniest little thing scared of everything. Now she barks whenever she hears the slightest noise, runs to greet new people, and wants to play with every dog she sees!
2 years, 1 month ago
Dude
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
chasing squirells
playing with toy
Walking in the park
My chipin is very exitable when he sees other dogs, he is very alet and will bark any time he feels a threat, even if that threat is his friend human he was cuddling with the other day. He has that alertness and agression from a miniature pincher. From chihuahua he has the friendliness, the joy of following you everywhere and be stuck to your face 24/7.
2 years, 1 month ago
Zack
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Dog Parks
Road trip
Zack is the sweetest dog ever, he’s very energetic and playful and gets along with everybody, he loves to eat and run. He doesn’t need much brushing and barely sheds, he loves the beach and altogether he’s a great dog.
2 years, 1 month ago
Kiba
1 Year
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We adopted Kiba thinking he was an adult, but he's definitely a puppy! Expect this mixed breed to have TONS and TONS of energy. And it is true, if they aren't exercied enough, they will exhibit bad behaviors. They are notoriously hard to house train, but we've found that he's picking up the routine of when it's time to go potty. His accidents inside are becoming fewer and fewer. He is very curious, friendly, comical, and definitely territorial. He gives our 8 yr old Chug a run for her money! One bit of advice: invest in a Himalayan churpi chew!
2 years, 2 months ago
Oreo
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very energetic, playful and friendly
2 years, 2 months ago
Zoe
6 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This is my first Chipin. I took her in as a rescue when she was 9 months old. She had her first dental cleaning today. Her 1st time to go under anesthesia. 1 tooth extracted. At end of procedure, her breathing became labored & then her heart stopped for 3 minutes. Fortunately, the vet was able to revive her. She's doing fine after coming home. I'm wondering if this breed typically has issues with bad reactions to anesthesia.
2 years, 3 months ago
kiki
4 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
every thing togeethere
2 years, 3 months ago
Polillo
6 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
It a friendly clever dog. He fits perfect in a appartment. He likes to learn and do tricks. He loves to run on a field with obstacles. he protects his boss, nobody have to beat me. But I can not be angry to him because than he becomes scared and that we don`t want. So always positief.
2 years, 4 months ago
Molly
3 Years
5 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Molly is a loving beautiful little dog with a huge heart she's funny and thinks she's the boss of our pitbull and 2 cats and she only weighs 3 pounds
2 years, 4 months ago
Roscoe
5 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He's a very enthusiastic dog and he loves to play. He's never tired so it's important to be active. He craves plenty of attention. Roscoe learned very quickly how to potty outside. I'm teaching him currently how to handshake.
2 years, 4 months ago
Sassy
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Fetch
She is very active and loves to run.She is going through her puppy biting and chewing stage but is starting on her training.
2 years, 4 months ago
Lil B
3 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
basic commands
Jumping
Fetch
Only thing that I have noticed and am not used to is that she eats her... poop
2 years, 5 months ago
King
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Fetch
My Chipin is very energetic so I have to ensure he gets enough exercise and walks to keep him from getting bored. Grooming is easy and no serious or major health problems.
2 years, 5 months ago
Mimi
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nap
Walk
Sweetest most loyal dog I have ever had! She forgets she’s tiny and can sometimes annoy her big boxer sister, Stella! Luckily Stella is very sweet and just wants to play with tiny Mimi!
2 years, 5 months ago
Little Miss
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase each other
Play keep away
We have known our baby since the day she was born. My husband's cousins dog got pregnant and we got her from him when his dog gave birth. My Little Miss is such a joy. She really is my best friend in the world. She cuddles with me all of the time. There's not a time when I'm at home and she's not continuously attached at my side. She loves to run and chase after toys. She has so many toys, a favorite being a long snake with six squekers in it. She always goes so crazy. I love this dog with everything I have, even when she gets into the trash and shreds it all over my house!
2 years, 6 months ago
Odie
9 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is a proper baby, loves people but not that keen on dogs, he does live with another dog but he is definitely boss. He loves cuddles and sleeping. Very funny little dog with funny ways.
2 years, 6 months ago
COOKIE
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
EASY TO TRAIN, EASY TO SPOIL, LOVING GREAT WITH CHILDREN CRAVES ATTENTION, ALWAYS UNDER FOOT LOVES TO BE CLOSE TO YOU, STRONG WILLED VERY SWEET LOW MAINTENANCE A LOT OF FUN LIKES TO CUDDLE GOES EVERYWHERE WITH US LOVES TO CHASE DOGS CATS ANY ANIMAL BIG OR SMALL AND VERY FAST! VERY GOOD BREED WOULDNT TRADE FOR THE WORLD AWSOME! SHE'S OUR BABY
2 years, 6 months ago
Bandit
9 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
naps
Shopping
Walking
Playing fetch
My ChiPin is a very smart dog, who lets me know when I am home, he has to go potty. He will whine and go to the door and stand up & look at his leash, to let me know he has to go out. He loves walking, running and loves fetching. He loves attention & craves it every day that I am home. The best part of coming home to my Bandit, is that he greats you excitedly every day, even if I have been gone only 10 minutes away from the house
2 years, 6 months ago
Ryder
1 Year
6 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is very hyper he loves playing but he hate when we give him tummy scratches
2 years, 6 months ago
Hazel Grace
1 Year
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
playing fetch, running with, hanging out with her
she was supposed to be a teacup chihuahua but then i seen how long her legs were getting. so i just knew that she wasn't straight chihuahua so i did some research so i think she is chipin. she definetly has the characteristics of them so nosy, shes to tall for her own good, but i love her and i wouldn't change a thing about her.
2 years, 6 months ago
Honey
3 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She's very smart and super sweet to me but she's very barky, territorial and aggressive to strangers, been trying to change this since I first got her at age 1 and its not getting better :(
2 years, 6 months ago
Binks
6 Weeks
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling hes just a baby
My mom got him for my 19month old son and hes only 6weeks old so for now we just love on him and play with him. We will start training little Binks when hes about 10-12 weeks old. Hes so loving but kinda whiny but overall sweet and adorable!
2 years, 7 months ago
sundance
10 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He loves to go on car rides
2 years, 7 months ago
Chip
2 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Watching him play with the cat
New to this breed! I lost my jackhuahua just before thanksgiving and Chip looks a lot like him! He's ornery and cute! I hope he will howl I love you like Pepee did!!!
2 years, 8 months ago
Voo- doo
4 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My chipin.he does not like children. He is very loyal and is my shadow.he plays outside but mostly indoors.sleeps in the bed very spolied .eats the best did food and has plenty of chew toys and loves to play and I really enjoy him
2 years, 8 months ago
Coffee
5 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play keep away
Chase
very great dog in my opinion. Very energetic. i suggest to do more research on the breed before buying or adopting. OKAY with other dogs
2 years, 8 months ago
Peanut
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Peanut is the sweetest dog I've ever owned but she is very territorial and is loyal to her family
2 years, 8 months ago
Ranger
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Playdate
Perfect dog!!!! Adopted him 11/11/17 from a shelter
2 years, 9 months ago
Lucky
12 Months
5 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My experience is awesome he is a great dog really fast and when I howl he howl but when he does it.it sounds like I love you
2 years, 10 months ago
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