Mixed dog breeds are the order of the day. From adapting to a new home with relative ease to having a better disposition, there are many advantages of having a mixed dog breed.
Most crossbreeds are more cost-friendly than purebred dogs.
Plus, with the new technology, it is now possible to have a clear picture of what to expect from a mixed-breed puppy in terms of physical behavior and behaviors before birth.
Today, let’s shift our focus to the mix between the Great Dane and the Chihuahua, also called the Great Mexican dog or Chi-Dane-Dane.
A Great Dane is a hugely friendly and noble dog.
A Chihuahua, on the other hand, is tiny, sweet, and cuddly.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, to want the best of both worlds.
But, just how possible is it to have a mix of a Great Dane and a Chihuahua?
An Overview of the Two-Dog Breeds
Before we delve into the topic, here’s a succinct description of both dog breeds.
The Great Dane
The Great Dane is mostly known for one thing—its huge size. Many people refer to it as the “Apollo of Dogs” or a gentle giant.
The males weigh 140-175 pounds while the females weigh 110 – 140 pounds.
Males can stand up to a height of 30-32 inches and females, 28-30 inches.
With this weight and height, the Great Dane towers over most other dog breeds.
They are taller than the average person when standing on their hind legs.
These superior dog giants are the exact depiction of balance and elegance.
Don’t let the physical stature fool you—a Great Dane is one of the most dependable, patient, and friendly dog breeds you’ll ever come across.
He’s a great joy to live with unless, of course, you are an intruder.
As a naturally alert dog, a Great Dane has very little patience and sympathy towards a stranger around the home.
The Chihuahua is described as a “purse dog” because of its size and the fact that they never leave its owner’s side when shopping or moving around with them.
It is the oldest American breed and Mexico’s national symbol.
Chihuahuas weigh 4-6 pounds and stand up to 6-10 inches tall.
Despite its size, a Chihuahua has a huge personality. He’s a graceful little beast with an apple head, luminous, expressive eyes, and erect ears.
Chihuahuas in general, possess charm, loyalty, and a big-dog attitude. They are mostly ideal as companion dogs but make for great watchdogs as well.