Ever wonder if a Chihuahua can Impregnate a Pit bull female dog?
With a Chihuahua being a small dog breed, when crossbreeding them with other breeds like the pitbull or husky, the larger dog is always the female who carries the litter. And, if you are going to have a couple of dogs of different breeds in the same household, it is important that the smaller breed is male and not the other way round.
While having tolerant dog breeds under one roof is almost every dog lovers’ dream, larger dog breeds impregnating smaller breeds like Chihuahua is dangerously reckless for you as a pet owner.
Though you get to benefit a lot from multiple dog breeds and learn more about the breeds and how they interact with each other as well as the rest of the family, the risk of an unplanned mating between dogs is inevitable.
That’s why having different breeds of different types and sizes raises concerns of larger dogs impregnating the smaller ones, which if you are not concerned probably you should. One common case is when you have a male Chihuahua and a female pit bull.
With proper training, these dogs can get along just fine, but during the mating season, they may become closer than usual, which leaves us asking.
Will the Chihuahua impregnate the pit bull female?
Yes, your male Chihuahua can get a female pit bull pregnant, but it certainly doesn’t work the other way around. If you have a male pit bull and a female Chihuahua, your pit bull may successfully impregnate your small dog breed but carrying the litter for a small dog can easily kill the Chihuahua- plus, crossbreeding dogs increases genetic diseases in mixed dogs.
Despite the fact that they are so different in size, the male Chihuahua can work his charm with the female pit bull. After all, we have all heard the old saying “where there is a will, there is a way.” But in this case, the actual mating will largely depend on the female too.
If the female accepts his advances, then it will work and she will most likely ovulate. However, if you want to terminate the pregnancy, you have about 5 days, during which can have the female get an estrogen injection that will prevent the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.
What should expect when these two mate?
Crossbreeding a Chihuahua to an American Pit Bull results in a slightly bigger mixed dog breed called a Chipit- which is basically the combination of the two names. The other commonly used name is Pihuahua.
These mixed breeds measure somewhere between 15 and 20 inches in height, which is rather bigger than your average pure breed Chihuahua, and much smaller than a Pit bull. Also, they have a life expectancy of around 10 to 13 years.
However, the Chipit, just like other crossbreeds, has its pros and cons. this will explore some of the characteristics of this breed, its temperament and health issues, to help you decide if this is the right breed to welcome into your home.
The Chipit breed and its parents
As we mentioned earlier, the Chipit comes after crossbreeding the Chihuahua and the American Pit Bull Terrier, so the Chipit is a perfect blend of the two. In most cases, she is known to be very intelligent, quite protective, yet social and courageous.
Because the breed is very intelligent, you will find it very easy to train. But, it will be a lot harder to train her if she inherited more behavioral genes from the Chihuahua side.
This being the case, you are going to need help in training your dog. You might even consider joining a professional training school.
Normally, you can obtain great results with positive reinforcement, without even having the need to join a professional training school.
The key to this is to start potty training and basic obedience training when the pup is about 6 weeks old. You should not allow your pup to cross limits.
Uncertain adulthood appearance
The appearance as an adult is quite unpredictable. This is because she can inherit genes (of physical characteristics) from either parents.
This is very hard to determine, mostly because there are so many variables to take into consideration, such as the size, colors and the type of coat, too. If both parents have a short coat, it would be easily to know the pup will follow suit.
But when it comes to colors, the crossbreed’s coat can be a blend of any of the following:
- Tan(dark) brown
Is the Chipit a great family dog?
Just like their parents, the Chipit is very loyal to its owners. These dogs are known to create a special bond with one person, especially in a larger family, and this one person is usually the one who spends the most time with them. As such, they are great family dogs and they also suit those that are living alone.
Besides their great loyally, the Chipits are quite affectionate, and playful, which makes them suitable for children of all ages. If you have very small and inexperienced kids, you may want to teach them on how best to interact with the dog.
Because they like to spend so much time with their owners, these dogs can’t handle being left alone. Like many breeds, the Chipit is known to develop separation anxiety and depression when it has been left alone for an extended period of time. To handle this behavior (or at least minimize it), try crate training.
In terms of the grooming, both the Chihuahua and Pit bull parent breeds area easy to maintain, which means the Chipit is likely easy to maintain as well.
That said, they shed very little, so you won’t be spending too much time grooming them. To keep the pet hair under control, you have to brush the hair regularly.
Here’s the simplest grooming schedule that you can follow:
- The Chipit’s coat must be brushed for 10 to about 15 minutes, three times a week. This will keep the hair glossy and beautiful.
- But take your dog to the groomer if it has a long coat, as those can be harder to handle, especially for a first time dog owner.
- Nails must be trimmed once in a month, or whenever needed.
This goes without saying. The most important factor you should know about the Chipit is that it is a very active dog. The dog has high energy levels and doesn’t tire that easily. As such, the dog needs to be exercised regularly in order to stay healthy and fit.
Here, you should consider taking her for walks on a daily basis. This could be followed by daily play sessions before calling it a day.
Besides the walks, you should also take your dog to the park every now and then. Not only will this let her socialize with other dogs, it will also strengthen the bond between you and your dog since you are spending so much time together, and she will love you for that.
As we said a while ago, a chipit naturally very intelligent. Such dogs usually need physical training that is accompanied by mental stimulation. This stimulation keeps your dog from getting bored easily when there’s nothing to keep her interest.
To solve this, you should buy and provide your dog with high-quality dog toys that will keep her busy.
And lastly, by all means, make sure that your dog is protected from bad weather, as neither of her parents likes staying out in the wet or the cold, especially for a very long time.
Be prepared to spend a lot of money
These dogs can be very rare in some states, so may end up spending a lot of money to get one, especially from a reputable breeder.
But even after you do get the crossbreed, you will have to spend more money (something in-between $1, 720 and $2, 000) for things like spaying/neutering, vaccinations and other expenses, not to mention a crate for your new dog.
Just how much does it cost to maintain the dog?
Well, according to the American Kennel Club, raising your Chipit crossbreed can and will cost you between $2,600 and $2,800 a year, and this is when your dog reaches adulthood. This is just as yearly cost.
So, try multiplying that by the average lifespan of a Chipit, which would be 12 years, and you’ll have an idea about the possible costs. To be honest, the total cost is a bit excessive.
And on top of those costs, you also have to worry about the pet’s health. It is, however, recommended that you should obtain medical insurance, which is normally called pet medical insurance.
Just as the Chipit takes on its parents’ appearance and behavior, it will also inherit some of the parents’ diseases. But then, a large number of these dogs can live a healthy life.
Here are the possible hereditary diseases that can affect a Chipit.
- hip dysplasia
- heart problems
Once you have secured the right medical insurance for your dog, it will add between $200 and $700 per annum, which means you will be saving. However, the amount largely depends on the dog’s age and the type of medical coverage that you are going for.
To wrap it all up, your male Chihuahua can very easily get your female pit bull pregnant, but that’s only if she reciprocates to his advances. And a while after that, you will be welcoming a mixed breed Chipit or Pihuahua.
This breed is very active and makes a great dog. If you have a lot of time to spend, then you will love the Pit bull Chihuahua mix. These dogs love to play and be close to their owners. With proper training and socialization, you will have a faithful and loving companion for life.