A Husky is a medium to large dog breed, and a Chihuahua is a small/toy dog breed. Both breeds have strong personality traits but very different physical builds. An average Husky male stands between 21.5 and 23.5 inches high and weighs between 45 and 60 pounds. An average female Chihuahua stands between 6 and 9 inches tall and weighs no more than 6 or 7 pounds.
A Husky can get a Chihuahua pregnant as both are the same species, dogs, just different breeds. If your female Chihuahua is in heat and is receptive to the male Husky, they might try to mate. However, it is not good to allow a medium to large dog to mate with a small/toy-sized dog. The physical differences in size can cause problems for the female Chihuahua.
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Will a Husky hurt my Chihuahua while mating
A male Husky is much larger than a female Chihuahua. During mating, male dogs may paw and bite. The smaller female may get hurt if the pawing is heavy, or the larger male Husky lies down during the coupling. Additionally, the penis may be larger than the Chihuahua’s vagina can accept, meaning the female vagina may be ripped and damaged during mating.
Male dogs have been known to run around during the coupling, and a smaller female will get easily dragged around. This can result in the female being torn, trampled, and traumatized, in some cases resulting in death. Therefore, it is not good to allow large male dogs to breed with small female dogs.
Some injuries that can occur during mating are:
- Torn or mutilated vagina
- Damaged spin
- Internal injuries
Will my Chihuahua have puppies with a Husky
If the Husky manages to lock with the Chihuahua and impregnates her, there is a chance of puppies. However, because of the size of the male, the pregnancy will be risky. Therefore, your Chihuahua will have to be monitored closely by a vet. It is also likely that your Chihuahua will need a caesarian to give birth. So you will have to ensure that you have the funds to cover these costs.
If your female Chihuahua gets impregnated by a Husky, it may be wise to terminate the pregnancy, as there is a risk of complications to your dog and the pups. In addition, breeding dogs is a tricky business, and it is costly, even if there are no complications.
Unless you are an experienced breeder, it is wise to get your female Chihuahua spayed. This reduces the risk of any unwanted or accidental pregnancies.
Some pregnancy issues that can occur are:
- Puppies too large to be birthed via the birthing canal
- C-section required to deliver puppies
- Over-expanded rib-cage
- Damaged ligaments
- Mother and puppies die
I have seen Husky/Chihuahua puppies
It is possible to crossbreed Huskies and Chihuahua, and their puppies are adorable. However, because it isn’t a good idea to breed large males with small females, it tends to be the larger breed that is the female. So the safest option would be a male Chihuahua with a female Husky. A reputable breeder does comprehensive health checks on potential parent dogs beforehand. I am not aware of any reputable breeders who do Husky/Chihuahua crossbreeds at the moment.
I want a Chihuahua/Husky puppy
As I mentioned earlier, both Chihuahua and Huskies are strong characters. Chihuahua is renowned for its small dog attitude, and Huskies are famous for being independent and stubborn. A crossbreed of these dogs will be a puppy full of energy and attitude, definitely not for the inexperienced.
You may have an image of a handbag size Husky in your head. But remember that the puppies take on traits and characteristics of both parents. There is nothing to say that the puppies will look like a Husky. If you want a little Husky-looking dog, it may be worth looking at the Alaskan Kai Klee, the American Eskimo Dog or a Pomsky.
This puppy will need someone with plenty of time, patience, the experience of training tricky dogs, and enclosed outdoor space. Also, don’t forget that Huskies are the Houdini’s of the dog world. They are expert level at escaping.
Rather than try to breed a Chihuahua/Husky puppy yourself or look for a breeder, it may be worth looking in animal rescue centers. Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, these dogs are not for the faint-hearted and often get given to rescue centers as they can be challenging to manage. However, many adorable dogs and puppies in rescue centers need a loving home. It is much better to save a life and rehome from them than give an unscrupulous breeder your money.
I hope that you have found this article helpful.