Mixed breeds of purebred dogs are very popular and there are many breeds, one of which is “Chiwamaru”. Shikamaru is a mixed dog with a short history, but it has many charms such as a cute appearance and a cheerful and cheerful personality.
This time, we will introduce Chiwamaru’s body size, personality, and hair characteristics.
What and what mix is Chiwamaru?
Chihuahua is a mixed dog of purebred Chihuahua and Maltese dogs. Both Chihuahuas and Maltese dogs are small dogs that rank high in the popular breed rankings and are very popular because they are a mix of popular breeds.
The impression of appearance is that the coat is often fluffy and close to Maltese, but you can also see parts inherited from Chihuahua such as big black eyes and standing ears, and the charm points of both Maltese and Chihuahua are well-balanced. It is appearing.
Unlike purebreds, mixed dogs do not have a standard size requirement. Therefore, the size of the body cannot be unequivocally determined, but in general, it tends to be around 23 cm in height and 2.5 to 3 kg in weight. Maltese is 20 to 25 cm tall and weighs 2 to 3 kg, so it’s a good idea to think that it will be about the size of a Maltese.
Even if you have a body shape like a Maltese dog, you need to be careful when jumping where there are large steps, because the Chihuahua system inherits the weak skeleton.
It can be said that there are large individual differences in personality because mixed dogs do not know which breed of dog has the strongest characteristics until they are born.
The common personalities of Chihuahuas and Maltese dogs are bright, lively, loyal, and affectionate, hugging-loving sweethearts, and being alert and barking to strangers. Therefore, it can be said that Chiwamaru often has these personality traits. Please accept any personality as your personality.
About Chiwamaru’s hair and hair loss
Here, we will introduce the properties, coat color, and care of Chiwamaru’s coat color.
Shikamaru’s coat is a single coat that does not have a molting period, so there is less hair loss. It often inherits the soft and smooth coat of Maltese dogs and maybe slightly wavy depending on the individual.
Coat color type
Chihuahua’s coat color also shows the characteristics of Chihuahua’s coat color. Therefore, there are a wide variety of coat colors that combine colors such as cream, white, red (reddish-brown), brown, and black.
Regular brushing, cutting, and shampooing are essential to keep Chiwamaru’s fluffy hair beautiful and healthy.
Brushing about twice a week
Shikamaru’s coat is thin and easy to get tangled, so brush it with a slicker brush or comb at least twice a week. Be especially careful of the back of the ears, armpits, inner thighs, and base of the tail, which are often rubbed when moving, as they tend to become pills.
If you have pills, hold the base of the pills with your fingers and gently loosen them with a slicker brush. Then comb it to see if the hair is tangled.
Trimming once every 1-2 months
Chihuahua’s coat has the property of growing only to a certain length, while Maltese’s coat has the property of growing steadily. Therefore, many Chiwamaru individuals have their hair growth, and they need to be trimmed once every one or two months. Depending on how you cut it, you can make it closer to Chihuahua or finish it like Maltese dogs, so it is recommended to enjoy different cuteness each time.
If the coat grows and covers the eyes, bacteria may enter the eyes and cause eye diseases, and hairballs are likely to form, which takes time and effort for brushing. Please trim it regularly.
Shampoo once a month
Shampoo once a month to remove dirt and body odor from your hair and skin. There are many types of shampoos for dogs that are gentle on the skin, such as additive-free, hypoallergenic, and organic ingredients.
Please refrain from using shampoo for humans. It is not tailored to the nature of the dog’s skin and can cause skin problems. Please keep it clean and protect the health of your hair and skin.
Adorable Chihuahua with the best of Chihuahua and Maltese
With its lovely black eyes inherited from Chihuahua and the beautiful silky coat of Maltese dogs, Chihuahua is a mixed dog of both breeds. Also, depending on how you cut it, you can make it closer to Chihuahua or give it a Maltese-like appearance.
There are large individual differences in body size and personality characteristics, but please accept each individuality.