Chiweenies, AKA Chiwees, are short, stubby little mixes of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. They’re even sometimes referred to as “Mexican Hotdogs.” Chiweenies tend to be very playful, so they do need attention and exercise, but since they’re so small they also make great pets for seniors.
One thing to member though is that these dogs tend to be a pretty vocal breed, so expect a lot of barking from your little man – it just goes to show how much they love you, and they want to alert you to any potential threats to keep you safe! Chiweenies loyal and loving and enjoy spending most of their time by their people’s sides!
The Maltese Shih Tzu
They should really work on coming up with a more creative name for this breed, which is a mix of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. Why hasn’t anyone started calling these guys Maltzus or something? This breed is known for being very gentle and kind natured.
Maltzus love to play, and they need to get exercise like all other dog breeds. However, they’re fairly low energy and, since they’re small, they do better in smaller homes or apartments than their larger brethren. Plus, did we mention how freakin’ cute they are?
This doggo is another one who was mixed with a Poodle, and this time with a Maltese. Aside from Poodles being incredibly smart, they’ve also got a great coat of fur that is low maintenance and doesn’t shed. Malteses are also known for their coat, which has even been referred to as a “lion mane” for how long and luxurious it is.
When combined, you get this adorable, soft little ball of fluff. Maltipoos are known for being easy to train and get along with, and they can be great dogs for seniors. They’re also especially great for cuddles, since they fit nicely on your lap!
Cavachons are also bred down from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, this time with a Bichon Frise. They’re small and spunky, and love to have fun with their families, whether it means going for walks or hanging out in the living room.
Because of their small stature, they do well for those who live in houses or apartments.
The Russian Toy is a small, lively dog. This breed loves to snuggle and be close to their human companions, although sometimes slightly aloof to strangers.
They will dash through the house or yard chasing toys as long as you can keep up, while many others are willing to do nothing more than lounge in your lap all day long, content in knowing that they are the prize jewel in your home. They thrive on human companionship and will let you know if they are feeling neglected.