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Scotchi

Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua Hybrid Dog

Information and Pictures

Top down view of a shorthaired, white Scotchi dog that is sitting on a carpet looking up. The dog has large ears. One ear is up and the other is folded over.

Sparky the Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua cross puppy at 4 months old—his mom was a Chihuahua and his dad was a Scottish Terrier.

Description

The Scotchi is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Scottie. 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

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

A white Scotchi puppy is laying on a bed and it is looking forward. In front of it is a bone chew. It has very large perk ears.

Sparky the white Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua cross puppy at 4 months old

A white Scotchi puppy is sitting in a brown purse and it is looking up at a table in front of it. The table has an empty plastic white bowl and a tin container of chicken on it. The dog has large ears that stand out to the sides like a muppet.

Sparky the white Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua cross puppy at 4 months old wanting some dinner

A white Scotchi puppy is laying on its side and its paws are up near its head. There is a person with its hand out next to the puppy.

Sparky the white Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua cross puppy at 4 months old

A white Scotchi puppy is sleeping on a bed. It has large ears that are pinned back. The dog's eyes are closed.

Sparky the white Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua cross puppy at 4 months old

A wiry looking, black with tan and white brindle Scotchi puppy is sitting in grass looking forward. The dog has a patch of white on its chest and under its chin and very large perk ears.

Monster the Scotchi as a 6-month-old puppy—"He is a Scottish Terrier / Chihuahua mix; his mother was a Chihuahua and his father a Scottish Terrier. He gets most of his features from his father, like his wire hair, beard, and he looks more like a Scottish Terrier in the face, but you can still tell that he is part Chihuahua, because of his big ears, short hair, long legs and long tail. He also has a unique multi-colored coat that is tan and black, and he has a white patch on his chest and he has white on his paws. Like most Chihuahuas, he also likes to burrow in piles of blankets, and lie outside and sunbathe all day in the summer. He's a very energetic and playful puppy who loves to play fetch; he's always full of energy and ready to play. I personally like to refer to his hybrid as a Scotchahua, which would be pronounced SKA-CHOW-AH."

A brindle black with tan and white Scotchi puppy is laying curled in a ball on a red pillow. It has large perk ears and a long tail.

Monster the brindle Scotchi as a 6-month-old puppy

Side view - A brindle black with tan and white Scotchi puppy is laying across a bed and against a pillow.

Monster the brindle Scotchi as a 2-month-old puppy