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Pit Bull Chihuahua Cross
Unusual pairings happen

When I said that she looked like a Pit Bull Chihuahua cross, I didn’t really think that’s what she was.  Though our whole family thought that’s what she looked like when she showed up in our driveway, we also thought that such a mating was unlikely.

It didn’t matter much to us—we just enjoyed her for who she was—a delightful dog who was energetic, expressive, friendly, bouncy, and very licky. None of us cared that much about her heritage, but it’s always fun to guess what breeds are in a dog.

When we did ask her guardian if he knew what kind of dog she was, he replied. “You’re probably not going to believe this, but she’s a Pit Bull and Chihuahua.” They had neighbors who each bred one of the breeds, and she was from an accidental litter. (The Pit Bull was the female in case you were curious.)

Do you know of any particularly unexpected crosses, whether they were a result of a “whoops” litter or not?

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Karen B. London, PhD, is a Bark columnist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in the domestic dog.

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Submitted by Anonymous | August 31 2012 |

Labrador Dachshund mix- we call him a Dachsador. or a miniLab - and we love him a lot!!

Submitted by Mark | August 31 2012 |

My dog, Lola, is a 5 yr old Korean Jindo and chihuahua cross.

Submitted by @laursica | September 6 2012 |

Ten years ago I was at a shelter and there was a very sweet natured Rottweiler Corgi mix. Her name was Rosie. I've always wondered about her. And yes, she looked just like a mini Rottweiler on short legs.

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