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We all know chihuahuas think they are big dogs but how well do they get along with big dogs?

large dog and chihuahua looking out of window

I know my little Lucas adored his big 80 pound brother Buddy. In fact, when I came home one day and found that Buddy had passed away in his dog bed, Lucas was laying right there with his head on Buddy’s head. He was heartbroken when Buddy passed. They were the best of friends.

small chihuahua with large dog

Recently I saw a post on our Facebook page where someone was asking if anyone else had a big dog along with their chihuahua. They had an adorable photo of a tiny little merle chihuahua and a big English bulldog.  

I thought this subject would make an awesome idea for a gallery post and put the call out for big dog and chihuahua combos. We got almost 300 responses!

As hard as it was, I had to narrow it down quite a bit. So please enjoy this gallery post of big dogs with their little chihuahua companions.

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This first one is the photo that started it all and was submitted Brooke Carmichael.

merle chihuahua and English bulldog
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I love this one of the little dog sitting on the back of the big dog and the big dog is just looking out the window. This photo was submitted by Angie Blish.

white chihuahua sitting on back of big black dog

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Beth Leach submitted this photo of Yogi and Bob. So cute!

small fawn chihuahua on large fluffy black chow dog

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How cute are these bath buddies? Photo submitted by Bonnie Martin.

large white and tan dog and small white chihuahua in bath tub

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These cuties are Pudgy and Jade and they belong to Cathy Frankie Rodriguez.

long hair chihuahua and Rottweiler

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These 2 white beauties are Buster and Teddy and they belong to Chris Clements.

long hair white chihuahua and large white dog

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Little Loki has climbed Mount Daisy here. LOL. Photo submitted by Dennis Hamilton.

small black and tan chihuahua standing on top of yellow lab

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This adorable duo is SweetAnnie and EllieBelle and they belong to Elise Davis Ellis.

white and tan bulldog and chihuahua on couch

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Isn’t this so sweet? This duo belongs to Fleck Sherman.

large dog laying head across chihuahua

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Heather Callicutt submitted these 2 cuties. Chis sure love to be close to their big buddies, don’t they?

chihuahua laying by big dog

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Heather Oswald submitted this photo of her two fur babies. Rowan is a boxer-bull mastiff mix and is 7 months old. Sully is a chihuahua mix and is 5 or 6.

bull mastiff boxer mix and chihuahua mix looking out window

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Jamie Pinkal says little Jake runs the show. Baby Girl is the pitbull.

man making sandwich with chihuahua and pitbull looking on

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This is Reggie and Itsy Bitsy Mitzi (love that name) and they were submitted by Jennifer Kelly Karle. 

large blue eyed dog and tiny chihuahua

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Ok, I know this isn’t a dog with the chihuahua but it was just so adorable that I had to include it. Photo was submitted by Kathleen Daley.

pig with chihuahua

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Aww, look at these buddies taking a nap head to head. Photo was submitted by Kendra Barbey.

Husky and chihuahua napping together

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How cute is tiny little chihuahua sitting on top of the golden retriever! It was submitted by Kim Justice.

tiny chihuahua on top of golden retriever

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This threesome is Hope (the doberman), Carlie Jane (the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and Zoe Louise (the chihuahua). The photo was submitted by Kristine Thornton.

doberman pinscher, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and chihuahua

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This is Teddy and his tiny brother Rocco. They were submitted by Lilly Long Montague.

large dog looking out window sitting by chihuahua

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The lab is named Katie and her little sister is Jasmine. They were submitted by Lori Barnett.

lab laying by chihuahua

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Little Minnie here is giving big brother Reese a kiss. This photo was submitted by Lynn Deleff.

small chihuahua giving large golden retriever a kiss

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I love this photo with both dogs being the same color. It’s hard to tell where one dog starts and the other dog ends. You can tell these two really love each other. Photo was submitted by Marci Klein.

golden retriever laying with fawn chihuahua

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Michael Schafer Bullard submitted this photo of Lexi, Tibby and Parker. Michael says little Tibby is in charge.

2 large dogs with chihuahua sitting between them

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Norma Cicero says she has 2 other chihuahua besides Dixie here. Dixie is just 2.5 pounds and her big brother Chase is 80 pounds. She says there is love/hate relationship between the littles and big brother.

large dog laying by chihuahua by food bowl

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Look at how pretty these two are posing. This is Sofi and Chiquita.

large dog and small chihuahua posing

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These two are Spanky and Chubbz (love those names!). This photo was submitted by Rebecca Bell.

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This is Kilo and Dobby. What a precious pair. They were submitted by Stephanie Manor.

chihuahua and Great Dane

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Susan Pereira says her big girl loves her little guy so much. But the little guy doesn’t return the feelings. I love the head tilt the German Shepherd is doing.

chihuahua and German Shepherd

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Teresa Faulkner submitted this photo of her Ozzie and Bruno.

2 light colored dogs

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These two are Mick and Thor and they belong to Tracy Marie.

large dog and chihuahua

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This is Thor and Chuy and they belong to Veronica, Doug and Medina Swank.

large blind white pitbull and small chocolate chihuahua

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I hope you enjoyed these big dog, little dog duos. Which one is your favorite?

Cathy

chihuahua dog licking lips by a roasted turkey
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Cathy Mayfield

Thursday 29th of October 2020

They are all so cute. My 4 lb 4 oz Chi will chase big dogs! Scared to death of them and everything else, ugh!

Ann

Monday 12th of October 2020

How on earth do you stop a 21 week old pup eating poop when outside but never his own inside need help quick

Cathy

Monday 12th of October 2020

It's not always easy to stop them Ann. We do have an article on it here: https://ilovemychi.com/why-dogs-eat-poop/

Cindy and Buffy

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Loved the tiny Chis with their big buddies! Great contrast filled with love & admiration.

Cathy

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Thanks Cindy! Glad you enjoyed it.

Dixie

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

What a wonderful group of pictures! I love to see a tiny chi sleeping or sitting with a great big furbaby!! My BO was so good with my Rosa and my William when I brought them home and they were only 5 weeks old climbing in BO's mouth and he was 30 pounds but so gently he would rub them with his big paws! Till this day he will always allow them to eat before he eats. Sweet BO just stands and watches and waits until they are finished, then he eats. BO is so special. William and Rosa do growl if BO gets too close while they are eating, lol, Pinto is kind of in between and he eats when he can. Thanks for so many great pics! I would enclose pics but I don't know how to do that with this new format.

Cathy

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Bo sounds like a great dog Dixie. Thanks for sharing about him. Unfortunately the plugin I was using that allowed people to add their photos no longer works and I haven't found anything comparable to it. I'm still on the lookout for a new one though cos I miss people not being able to share their photos on here.

Sandy n Maddie

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

love all the pictures now Maddie needs another playmate , our cat TC passed away at 18 years old had him when he was a kitten we both miss him very much ... going to adopt another buddy cat or dog ... saw how beautiful these pictures were keep up the good work Cathy.

Dixie

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

Oh, wow, it is hard to pick a favorite from these beauties!! I think I like the one that started it all that Brook Carmiachael sent in, the big bull dog and tiny chibaby, also the pic sent by Kin Justice. Too sweet! It is funny that in each pic they both kind of favor each other. Thanks for this great send!