Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Shichi

Chihuahua / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A long coated, tan ShiChi dog is sitting on a mattress and it is looking forward. The dog has long fringe hair all over it.

This is Maximus, a beautiful, cheeky, 4-year-old Shih Tzu / Chihuahua cross (ShiChi).

Other Names

Chi-Shi

Chi-Tzu

Shi Chi

Shi-Chi

Description

The ShiChi is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Shih Tzu. 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 either breed. 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.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = ShiChi

Designer Breed Registry = Shichi

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = ShiChi

International Designer Canine Registry® = Shi Chi

A white with grey and tan Shi-Chi puppy is laying on a pillow on a green wooden bench. Its head is tilted to the left.

Ellie Mae the Shi-Chi puppy at 4 months old—"This is my sweetheart Ellie Mae McKinney. She was born and raised in our home by our other Shi-Chi, Daisey McKinney. Her father was a full-blooded Shih Tzu from a friend of ours. Both of the parents were blonde, which confuses us on how she is white and brindle. Ellie is our sweetie of the house who can be very shy at times, but is completely full of love when she gets used to you."

A fluffy, tiny little tan, cream and black puppy sleeping belly-up in her back on top of a colorful blanket that has peace signs all over it. The pup has a purple collar on.

"Henny is a 6 week old Shi Chi puppy. Her mother is a Chihuahua and father is a Shih Tzu. In the picture she was sleeping after just getting a bath."

Close up - A long haired, cream ShiChi is laying on its back on a bed and it is looking up. The dog has small perk ears with fringe hair on them.

This is Maximus, a beautiful, cheeky, 4-year-old Shih Tzu / Chihuahua cross (ShiChi).

A fuzzy little tan, white and black ShiChi puppy is sitting inside of a persons bag on top of a glass table and it is looking forward. The dog looks like an Ewok from Star Wars.

Lulu Bluebell the Shi Chi as a puppy at 5 months old—"Lulu is a sweet little girl with the nicest nature and loves everyone. Her mommy is a Shih Tzu and her daddy is a longhaired Chihuahua. She loves to go everywhere with me and everyone stops to fuss over her as she is so striking and adorable."

A tan, white and black ShiChi puppy is sleeping on its back belly-up upside down in a persons bag.

Lulu Bluebell the Shi Chi as a puppy at 5 months old sleeping

The back of a tiny brown with black Shi Chi puppy that is standing up against a door and it is attempting to look out of a window.

Lulu Bluebell the Shi Chi as a puppy at 5 months old looking out the car window

The front right side of a fluffy white with black and tan ShiChi puppy that is laying across a tiled floor. It is looking forward and its head is slightly tilted to the left.

"Bonny is our first dog, so we are new to dogs, as is our cat Laramie. Bonny's parents were surrendered to the pound after an unplanned pregnancy. We travelled 11 hours by car just to see her and instantly fell in love. Bonny is the middle pup of 2 brothers, Max and Jack. Her mum is a longhaired Chihuahua and dad a Shih Tzu. We have begun to train Bonny using tips from a Cesar Millan DVD and subscribe to his online sessions; this helps us out every time we need advice. Thanks to Dog Breed Info Center I could see what Bonny might look like before she was adopted. Bonny's parents and siblings have been re-homed thanks to Pet Rescue Australia."

Top down view of a small white with tan and black ShiChi puppy that is sitting in a room in front of a closed door. It is looking up at the door handle. There is an orange cat sitting on the opposite side of the door on a brown wooden deck.

Bonny the ShiChi puppy with Laramie the cat

Two ShiChi puppies are sitting on a blanket and they are looking forward. The left one is wearing sunglasses and sticking its tongue out. The right one has its hair spiked up and is looking forward.

ShiChi puppies Darla and Butch at 4 months old—"They have blue eyes and great personalities. Darla is a lovable, cuddling cutie and Butch (the white one) is bigger and loves to wrestle and play catch with his toys."

Two long coated, ShiChi puppies are standing and laying outside in grass.

ShiChi puppies Darla and Butch at 6 months old

A fluffy white with grey ShiChi puppy is laying in dirt, its mouth is open, its tongue is out, it is looking up and to the right.

Snickers the ShiChi (Shih Tzu / Chihuahua mix breed dog) puppy at 4 months old

Close up - A white with black ShiChi puppy is wearing a blue bandana, it is sitting on a black tiled floor, it is looking up and to the left.

Snickers the black and white ShiChi (Shih Tzu / Chihuahua mix breed dog) puppy at 4 months old

Close up - A tan ShiChi is sitting on a carpet and it is looking forward. The dog has fly away brown hair on its head.

Missy, a one-year-old ShiChi—her mother was a small, tan Chihuahua and her father was a small Shih Tzu. Missy is five pounds and always looks like she is having a bad hair day!

Close up front side view - A brown with black and white ShiChi puppy is sitting on a dog bed, its head is turned forward, but it is looking to the left with its eyes like it knows something the rest of us do not.

Max the ShiChi puppy at 4 months old (Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix)

A tan with white ShiChi dog is wearing a plaid jacket, it is sitting on a floor covered in leaves, it is looking up and to the left. It has long fringe hair on its ears and neck.

Max the ShiChi puppy at 10 months old (Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix) wearing a plaid jacket

A shaved tan ShiChi dog is sitting across a tiled floor and it is looking forward.

Max the ShiChi puppy at 14 months old (Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix)—"At 18 months Max weighs a whopping 7 pounds, but makes up for his small size with his huge energy. He is a very gentle dog and rarely barks. His mom is a longhair Chihuahua and dad is a Shih Tzu. The unusual things about Max are his long legs, which makes jumping over things a synch."

Topdown view of a tan and white ShiChi that is laying on a carpet and it is looking up. It has straggly looking hair on its bottom side and large perk ears.

Precious, a 7-year-old female ShiChi looks a lot like her mom, who was a tan, smooth Chihuahua; her dad was a white Shih Tzu. She has both personalities mixed and her dad's beard. She has a strange coat; it is smooth and short in the middle of her body.

A small brown with white and black ShiChi puppy is laying in a pair of red shoes and on top of a tiled floor.

Amber, a 9-week-old Shih Tzu / Chihuahua mix (ShiChi)—whenever she is tired, she seeks out a pair of shoes to curl up on!

Front view - A white with tan ShiChi is laying at the edge of a bed, it is looking up and forward. The dog has an underbite and one of its bottom teeth are showing.

Sami the ShiChi at 3 years old—"She is the spunkiest dog I have ever had and I attribute that to the Chihuahua in her. I have owned Shih-Tzus in the past and they were never this personality-plus!!!"

Close up - A tan ShiChi is laying on its right side on top of a bed and it is looking forward.

Sami the ShiChi at 3 years old

Close up - A brown with white ShiChi puppy is laying on a blanket, its head is turned to the right, but it is looking forward.

Destiny the ShiChi puppy at 4 weeks old—"Her mom is a black and white 8-lb. Shih Tzu, and her dad is a 5-lb. longhaired red Chihuahua."

Close up - A small, fluffy brown with white ShiChi puppy is being held in the air by a persons hand.

Destiny the ShiChi puppy at 8 weeks old and 2 pounds—"She is full of energy, she loves attention and loves to play."

A white and tan ShiChi puppy is laying on a round, orange dog bed and it is looking forward.

"Bodhi the ShiChi at about four and a half months old—her dad is a black and white Shih Tzu; her mom a black and tan Chihuahua. Her eyes are green now, but were blue when she was very little. She weighs about five pounds here."