The Chihuahua Belgian Malinois Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Chihuahua and the Belgian Malinois. This is a designer breed that is probably best avoided. Is it more like the Chihuahua or the Belgian Malinois? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Chihuahua Belgian Malinois Mix.
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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.
Belgian Malinois History:
The Laekenois, the Groenendael, the Malinois and the TervurenIn Belgium are all four types of belgium herding dogs. The breeding of the actual Malinois can be traced back to a Shepherd called Janssens. It originated in the area around the city of Malines, Belgium, which is where it got its name. As well as being used as sheep dogs, and in sheep dog trials, they were also used as draught dogs, guard dogs and police dogs. In the early 20th century he was exported to other countries including America. After World War I many were brought back by servicemen. Recently there has been an increase again in importation because of their success in the military, search and rescue, police and drug detection.
They are often times mistaken or confused with the German Shepherd. They are an outstanding working dog, highly clever, protective, focused on their “pack,” sensitive and intense. They are extremely high energy with a very strong prey drive.
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: 22-26 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55-75 lb.
Lifespan: 12-14 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 powerful and strong breed that will have a lot of energy and a high prey drive. Both of these parent breeds have higher energy and a very strong prey and drive instincts. 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 Malinois mixed with the Chihuahua might be prone to just avoid this mix
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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