Pit Bull Chihuahua Mix Breed Information, Size, Price & Puppies

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Puppy

The pit bull Chihuahua mix, also known as a chipit, is a cross between an American pit bull terrier and a Chihuahua.

This rare breed is intelligent, confident, courageous, and loving.

They make the perfect choice for families who want both a small and sturdy dog.

In this guide, we share everything you should know about this unique mix so you can decide if this is the right dog for you.

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix

What Is A Pit Bull Chihuahua Mix?

This dog is a pit bull and Chihuahua mix and first emerged in the United States. The Chipit is a designer dog that was first bred to be small, loyal and strong.

Some people ask is it possible for a pit bull and the world’s smallest dog to mate?

The answer is yes! With some exceptions.

This mix can only occur when a female pit bull mates with a male Chihuahua.

A male pit bull cannot mate with a female Chihuahua. It is biologically impossible due to their size difference!

In order to get to know this unique mixed breed, we will first introduce his parents.

The pit bull
Pitbull Puppies

The American Kennel Club does not recognize the “pit bull” as a separate dog breed. The name pit bull is a term used as a classification of dogs that includes many pit bull breeds and types.

This classification includes breeds with similar appearance and traits:

  • American pit bull terrier
  • American Staffordshire terrier
  • American bulldog
  • Staffordshire bull terrier

This means your Chihuahua mix with Pitbull is a cross between a Chihuahua and any of the four breeds above.

All of these dogs are strong, powerful, confident and carry a zest for life.

The Chihuahua
Short Haired Chihuahua

This dog hails from the state of “Chihuahua” in Mexico.

It is believed that they are an ancestor of the Telchichi breed.

This breed was first domesticated by the Toltec civilization in Mexico. However, some believe domestication occurred earlier by the Mayan civilizations.

Both civilizations believed this dog had a great connection to the afterlife.

They are now known for being the world’s smallest dog with an alert and spicy temperament.

Why We Love The Pitbull Chihuahua Mix

  • The Chihuahua Pitbull mix can make a great addition to active families.
  • This mix is a loyal and loving dog with a playful personality.
  • They are very easy to train.
  • This dog is very healthy and has a lifespan of between 10 to 14 years.

Breed Facts



15 to 35 pounds



12 – 18 inches



$200 – $500



10 to 13 years

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Puppy

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Puppy

This Pitbull mix can vary in appearance and size.

Some puppies are larger with flat heads, while others are smaller with apple-like heads.

Generally they mature in size and appearance at 12 to 18 months.

What you can know for sure is that any combination will be cute and playful.

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Price

Their price will vary anywhere from $200 to $500.

They are more difficult to find than purebred Chihuahuas because there is not an official breed club or list of registered breeders.

Typically each litter has two to three puppies. This is a rough estimate and can vary due to the difference in the breed sizes.

Pitbulls are a larger dog and are biologically more capable of carrying more puppies.

What Does a Chihuahua and Pitbull Mix Look Like?

Pitbull Chihuahua mix

The appearance of the Pitbull Chihuahua mix varies based on their parents.

Some puppies are born looking more like their Chihuahua father.

Others bear a closer resemblance to their Pitbull mother – it also depends on the type of Pitbull their mother is!

This dog is stockier and more powerful looking than a Chihuahua and has a lot more muscle mass.

Facial features of this mix include: short necks, slightly elongated muzzles, and long ears (although sometimes their ears are short).

Many of these dogs inherit the Pitbull’s long tail that hangs down low.

Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Full Grown

On average a fully grown male adult will be 20 to 35lb and females are smaller at 15 to 30lb.

Females also stand smaller at 12 – 16 inches compared to 14 – 18 inches for males.

This Pitbull mix is classified as a small to medium dog.

You can get a good idea of their potential adult size by looking at both parents. Take both of their weight and divide by two – or use a puppy weight calculator.

Coat Color

The coat of your Pitbull and Chihuahua mix can be long or short and will depend on their Chihuahua parent’s coat. The Chihuahua dog comes in either a short or long coat. Pitbulls always have a short coat.

This mix has a single smooth coat and sheds moderately.

The color of their coat can be any one of eight:

  1. Black
  2. Brindle
  3. Brown
  4. Chocolate
  5. Golden
  6. Gray
  7. Tan
  8. White

The most common colors are tan, chocolate and brown.

Pit Bull Chihuahua Mix Temperament

  • Strong
  • Loyal
  • Loving
  • Protective
  • Barking
  • Alert

The pit bull Chihuahua mix has a good temperament.

However, any dog is only as good as their socialization training is.

This dog will naturally be very protective of you because of their Chihuahua-like personality. Sometimes this can be a bit much.

Early socialization is key in ensuring your mix grows up to be a well-mannered dog.

They are not known for unnecessary howling.

However, they may develop unwanted barking habits if they are left alone for long periods of time.

Barking is not always a negative trait – especially if you want a watchdog. Your Chihuahua Pitbull mix will alert you of any intruders or strangers in their surroundings.

Make sure whenever you leave your dog that you give them something interesting and stimulating (e.g. frozen kong or chew).

Leaving your dog alone for long periods may lead to separation anxiety.


Pit bulls are commonly labeled as “dangerous” and “aggressive”. However, this is completely false.

The pit bull Chihuahua mix has an affectionate, active and playful personality.

Like Chihuahuas they are very affectionate towards their owners and loved ones.

They make great companions. However, because of their pit bull parent they are fairly active.

If you want a dog who will patiently sleep next to you all day, this is not the right breed.

With great parents this mix can thrive and be an extremely loving companion.

Are Pit Bull Chihuahua Mixes Good Family Dogs?

Chihuahua Pitbull mix

The pit bull Chihuahua mix can make a great addition to active families.

They are a very playful breed that gets along very well with children.

Pit bulls were historically known as nanny dogs and this trait has been passed down to this mix.

Unfortunately the pit bull and Chihuahua mix can be aggressive towards other dogs and animals.

Unwanted aggression can be reduced through early socialization and training. Introduce your puppy to a range of dogs and animals from an early age and use rewards during introductions too.

This breed makes an excellent family dog for active families without other pets.

The pit bull Chihuahua mix is an affectionate, loving and caring breed and will let you know this.

Known Health Issues

The Chihuahua Pitbull mix has a lifespan of between 10 to 14 years.

Unfortunately, they are predisposed to two inherited conditions from their parents:

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Patellar Luxation

Hypothyroidism is an abnormally low production of the thyroid hormone. This effects your dog’s metabolism and dogs with hypothyroidism usually show signs of lethargy, hair loss and weight gain.

If you notice any sudden or notable changes in your dog’s health it is best to visit your local vet.

Patellar luxation is commonly seen in Chihuahuas and occurs when your dog’s knee dislocates.

Pain and discomfort should be noticeable in your dog and it is usually caused by genetic malformation.

Care Guide (Grooming, Feeding & Exercise)

Pitbull and Chihuahua mix

Feeding Guide

Daily Food Consumption
Guide ~800 calories
Cups of Kibble Two Bowls of Kibble Required per Day

The amount a pit bull Chihuahua mix eats per day will depend on their size. Use this puppy weight calculator to determine how many calories your puppy needs.

Your dog’s ideal calorie intake is their weight in pounds multiplied by 30:

  • If your puppy weighs 20 pounds then they will require 600 calories per day.
  • If your puppy weighs 35 pounds they require 1050 calories.

Ideally split up feeding to two times per day.

We recommend feeding a well-balanced diet that is high in protein. Following any AAFCO approved diet works well.

Exercise Requirements

Daily Exercise
Minutes 60 minutes
Activity Level This is a high activity dog breed
Favorite Exercise Long Runs

This mix does well with active owners.

They can be very active and have a lot of energy to release.

We recommend exercising your pit bull Chihuahua mix daily for 30 to 60 minutes.

Exercising is simple and can involve daily walks, trips to the dog park, play time or agility!

It is important that your dog is exercised daily to keep them fit and healthy. It will also help to prevent them from displaying boredom behaviors such as barking or chewing.

Your pit bull Chihuahua mix can get excited. Their active personality can cause them to pull so don’t forget to practice leash training.

Training Tips

Pit bulls love to please and are great listeners. Here are some puppy training tips for your pit bull.

They are usually very easy to train – thanks to their pit bull parent.

With early and reward-based training this dog’s obedient personality will come to light.

Reward based training techniques have been shown to be the most successful dog training methods.

Keep training sessions light and entertaining to keep your dog interested.

Your mix will require mental stimulation. An intelligent breed requires mental entertainment and enrichment to keep them out of trouble.

Interactive games are an excellent way to increase bonding time with your puppy.

You can also use rope toys. They are great for teething puppies and are fun for interactive games such as tug-of-war.

Grooming Guide

The pit bull Chihuahua mix does not usually have high grooming requirements. They normally have a very easy-to-care for coat, especially a short haired mix.

We recommend brushing twice per week.

Bathing your dog is not necessary and may strip their coat of their natural oils. Ideally only bathe them once every couple of months.

Regular dental care is also important because they may be prone to naturally poor dental health.

Chihuahuas are known to suffer from many dental issues.

Brushing their teeth daily is the best option. However, if your dog doesn’t tolerate this we recommend using dental treats.

Finally, clip or grind their nails once a month. You can try touching your puppy’s paws and feet repetitively when they are young so they are used to being handled.


The Chihuahua pit bull mix provides lots of entertainment for active families.

They are a loyal and loving companion with an active and playful personality.

Because of their pit bull parent’s intelligence they are very easy to train and are great with kids.

Their Chihuahua parent’s personality makes them alert and kindhearted.

What is your favorite trait about this unique and very rare mix? Let us know below!

Other Pitbull and Chihuahua Mixes

If you’re interested in learning about other pit bull breeds and types or Chihuahua mixes, check out the hybrid dog breeds below.

Pit bull Mixes

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John Woods is the founder of All Things Dogs, member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, graduate in Animal Behavior & Welfare and recognized author by the Dog Writers Association of America.

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