Chihuahua Corgi Mix FAQ (13 Important Facts)

A Chihuahua Corgi mix is an extremely popular breed and it’s no wonder why! With two small, sweet breeds this mix creates the ultimate loving little dog that is adorable!

Also called a “Chigi” this mixed breed dog make a social and adaptable addition to any home. 

Before you add a Chigi to your family you may have a lot of questions. In this article, we will answer some of the most common questions and help you decide if a Chigi is right for your family.

Is a Chihuahua Corgi Mix a Good Mix?

A Chihuahua and Corgi mix or “Chigi” make wonderful pets. This mix breed takes on all the good qualities of both breeds to make a lovely mix that is a loving and loyal pet that is great for families including being well behaved with kids and other pets.

How Much Does a Chihuahua Corgi Mix Cost?

Chigi puppies cost between $300 – $1000. Typically the more expensive the puppy, the more its appearance tends to lean towards the fluffy corgi look. This price is reflective of purchasing a Chigi puppy from a breeder. If you rescue a Chihuahua Corgi mix then you can expect to pay a lot less, in the range of $100 – $300.

How Long Do Chihuahua Corgi Mixes Live?

The average life expectancy for a Chigi dog is between 12 – 20 years. Chihuahuas tend to live between 15 – 20 years, while Corgis average 12 – 14 due to their susceptibility to a handful of health issues.

The lifespan of your Chigi puppy may be depending on if it takes more after its Corgi or Chihuahua ancestors and if it inherits any genetic disorders.

Are Chihuahua Corgi Mixes Easy to Train?

Owners have mixed results and reviews when it comes to the training of their Chigi puppy. Corgis are great trainees and are motivated and eager to learn, while Chihuahuas tend to be quite stubborn. With patience, consistency and the right motivation, you can train your Chigi. 

Are Chihuahua Corgi Mixes Aggressive?

The Chigi mix is known for being loving and adaptable so they do not tend to be aggressive by nature. In saying that, Chihuahuas are known for being mildly aggressive when threatened or defending their human.

If a Chigi puppy takes after its Chihuahua heritage then it may become overly attached to one person and display aggressive behaviours to others. This is easily avoided by properly socializing your puppy with other dogs and humans.

What Is the Best Age to Train a Chihuahua Corgi Mix Puppy?

All puppies should be trained from a young age for a well-behaved adult, the Chihuahua Corgi mix is no exception! You can set some basic ground rules and commands as young as 8 weeks. With consistent reinforcement, your Chigi puppy will learn its manners quickly. The optimal time for any additional training is around 6 months.

How Do You Discipline a Chihuahua Corgi Mix Puppy?

Discipline is helpful for training manners into a Chigi puppy. Chigis are a small breed and can easily be scared if you use any physical or threatening discipline so you should never yell at or hit a Chigi puppy. Discipline should come in the form of setting boundaries and being consistent and firm with them. Puppies are still learning and need consistency to learn the rules!

What Is Bad About a Chihuahua Corgi Mix?

Chihuahua Corgi mixes are a shedding breed so will have high grooming requirements. Lots of brushing (and vacuuming the house!) is required. This breed also tends to bond strongly to one person, ensuring proper socialization is important that they are friendly towards everyone.

They are loyal and territorial so this may come with some barking. The negative factors are all something many breeds may display and part of dog ownership, as long as you are prepared they will not make your Chigi any less of a valued member of your family.

Can a Chihuahua Corgi Mix Protect You?

Both Corgis and Chihuahuas are small breed dogs so the Chigi mix does not possess any brute strength. But the Chigi is territorial and will not back down when it or you are being threatened and will try to do its duty to protect you. They might not be very successful but can make a great guard and alarm dog to any threats.

How Do You Bond With a Chihuahua Corgi Mix? 

  1. Communication – although for the most part, your Chigi won’t understand you, talking to a vital part of forming a bond with your dog. Dogs pick up on the tone of your voice and body language so if you exhibit calm, relaxed and friendly vibes then your puppy will feel much more comfortable around you will build trust.
  2. Feeding – food is the key to a dogs heart! Providing your pup with its dinner will teach it to associate you with the joy of food. Hand feeding treats also builds trust and love.
  3. Play – Chigi’s have a lot of energy and love to bounce around and play. Play behaviours are how dogs bond with each other and it is how you can bond with your Chigi too!
  4. Exercise – going out for walks is a wonderful time for your Chigi and a great way to spend time together and bond.
  5. Affection – this loving breed loves to feel safe and secure and you can bond this way by providing lots of cuddles and petting.

Can Chihuahua Corgi Mixes Be Left Alone?

Chigi mixes can be left alone for periods of time if they have a safe, warm and stimulating place to be. They might benefit from having other dogs so they don’t get lonely.

Do Chihuahua Corgi Mixes Like to Cuddle?

Chihuahua Corgi mixes are extremely affectionate and will absolutely love to cuddle their owners.

Are Chihuahua Corgi Mixes Lazy?

Chigi mixes are a reasonable high energy breed and love to go out on adventures. They will be just as happy to spend the day cuddling on the couch sometime too!