"Piper (a pleasant accident), shown here at two years old, weighs 8 lbs. She was born on Leap Day! She is a cross between a longhaired Chihuahua and a Japanese Spitz. She doesn't have the shy, nervous temperament of a Chihuahua and her legs are a little longer than Chihuahua's. She LOVES to run full out and she can jump waist high! My wife says she is a ’Spihuahua.’ I say she is a ’Chitz.’ ;-)"
The Japanese Spitz Chi is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Japanese Spitz and the Chihuahua. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in any of the breeds in the hybrid. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.