A mix between a miniature pinscher and a Chihuahua is often known as a "chipin" or a "chin pin." The mix results in a small dog, typically weighing between 5 and 12 pounds and measuring between 8 and 12 inches tall. The small size makes this mix suitable for living in an apartment, as long as it is not located in a particularly cold climate.
Chipins are typically small, agile dogs. The hybrid typically has pointy ears and straight fur, but the dogs' coloration varies from black and brown to creamy white. Chipins tend to be affectionate and playful, and they are good family dogs.