Ruby the Chipin is ¾ Chihuahua and ¼ Min Pin
The Chipin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Min Pin. 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.
"This is Koda at 1 1/2 years old. She is a Min Pin / Chi mix. We adopted her from Petco when she was 6 months old. Jumping, running and swimming are daily activities for this energetic pup. Most of all, this girl loves to eat, so much that she learned how to jump onto countertops and eat everything in sight! Despite her small size however, she loves being around big off-road trucks, including her daddy’s lifted truck which she has no problem jumping into whatsoever. Also, driving her daddy’s truck. She also loves to dress up for Halloween. When it comes to sleeping (after her long day of playing), she has to be under the covers right next to you (she is a major bed hog!)"
"This is Gulley the Chipin puppy at 8 weeks old! He was born on Christmas Day. He lives in Massachusetts, but came from Fargo, ND. He is an awesome little guy, so full of life and energy. He loves to lick people's toes, and lives in a big dormitory filled with teenage girls who wear flip-flops, so he is always happy! Gulley's favorite thing to do is reach out and touch people's faces with his paws, like a little person. If he's not doing that, he's sitting on the windowsill like a cat, watching the world go by! He is currently 6 months old and weighs 9 lbs., and he has the softest, shiniest fur! Gulley loves having his belly rubbed, and if you give him a squeaky toy, he will be your best friend for life :)"
"This is our Zoee, our Chipin (Chihuahua / Miniature Pinscher mixed breed). She weighs 3 lbs. and is estimated to weigh 7-8 lbs. when full grown. This hybrid seems to love being a lap dog, very lovable, fast, energetic, a great little alarm system, very smart and loves to steal the inserts to your tennis shoes."
Bruno the Chipin (nicknamed Cheekie) at about 2 years old, weighing 16 pounds—"He is 50% Chihuahua and 50% Min Pin."
Minnie the Chipin puppy (Chihuahua Min Pin mix) at 6 months old—her owner says, "She is the sweetest, most playful dog."
Zoey the Chihuahua / Min Pin mix (Chipin)—"In this pic she was 9 months old, 18" long, 12" at the shoulders and weighed 8 pounds."
Snoop the Chipin (Min Pin / Chihuahua mx breed dog) at 9 months old
Buddy the Chi-Pin at 4 years old—"Here is our 15 pound Chi-Pin "Buddy". Very fast, clocked him on my road bike at a 26mph sprint. He's a shelter dog and since then we've done mostly Cesar Millan's training with him and he's become quite the little character. He loves to run with big fast dogs and has no problem telling them when they get out of line. When he's not running he's sun bathing all day. Couldn't be happier with such an awesome dog. Will be looking for this mix in the future!"
"This is Shyla. She is the 2-year-old love of my life! Seriously, she's the cutest ever. Weighing in at 5.5 lbs., this dog sounds more like a monkey than a dog. People who hear her down the hall from me have thought she was a young child, a bird, a cat, etc. by the way she talks and yells at me. She is very friendly but also very shy, hence her name, Shyla. She thinks she is a cat, and loves both cats and dogs alike. It's humans she's most shy around!"
"This is Ritzy, who is half Chihuahua and half Min Pin (Chipin). She is 3 years old in this picture, loves people and loves attention."