Chihuahua Rescue

October 16, 2009

Dachshund and Chihuahua House Training Dilemma

I use Dachshund and Chihuahua as a foundation for starters because my little dog, Hollie, I believe is part Dachshund and part Chihuahua. When I found her at a rescue, the information I received was that she was a four month old miniature Dachshund. But as she grew her legs got very long and her belly area became more concaved like a Chihuahua. I also found her mannerisms to be mixed between the two breeds as well. This included the dilemma of housebreaking.2771311854_e9163e850b

Because the Dachshund is a strong working dog, they have a very willful personality. This tends to make them stubborn and/or independent. Although the Dachshund is trainable they may not be easy to train. As a matter of fact the Dachshund may attempt to train its trainer. The owner of this breed needs to be comfortable letting the dog know just who the “leader of the pack” really is. The stubborn temperament of this dog makes them resistant and not the easiest to house train. With positive and continual scheduling the Dachshund does learn and with a determined owner the Dachshund will develop the training quickly.

The fact that Chihuahuas are so small makes house training them a little challenging. Chihuahuas can hide under furniture or sneak into corners unnoticed and leave little surprise piles to be found at a later date. Patience will be needed in the house training process of this dog. The Chihuahua will learn quickly with positive reinforcement training. Some owners never get their Chihuahuas fully house trained especially in bad weather. The Chihuahua does not like the cold and tends to shiver. They do not like to get their feet wet so going outside to damp grown or wet grass deter the Chihuahua from going outside to potty.

In either dog breed there are two recommended training methods to house training your dog. The first is to crate train or confinement train your dog. The second is to paper or puppy pad train your dog. In either case, consistency is the essential key. Once a bad habit starts, it is much harder to break and retrain your dog.

Hollie, my Dachshund-Chihuahua has a little of both temperaments which has made house training her quite the challenge. She was originally paper trained when I got her. As she got a little older I put her in a pen during the day with a doggie door access to the outside. Hollie would use the carpet piece just inside the door as her potty. She did not like the grass because she was so small that the grass rubbed her belly. When the grass was watered she did not like getting her feet wet. So, when she did go outside she would use the patio instead of the grass and the carpet piece right outside the door as her potty. When she visited other homes she would go to another room and leave the owner a little surprise in the corners even though they had a doggie door she was able to use. As last winter set in the pen was too cold to keep her in and she was given a little more room to roam so to speak. Now she thinks the throw rugs are her bathroom area.

With this frustration at hand, I set out to find some answers. I never had a dog previously that had these issues. Once introduced to the doggie door the rest was a done deal. Not with Hollie! I found a training for dogs that has helped me to overcome Hollie’s behavior issues.


October 14, 2009

Chihuahua – A Faithful Companion

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where it was discovered in 1850. Some scholars believe the Chihuahua to be descended from Chinese hairless dogs-who may have crossed over from Asia to Alaska on a land bridge before continental separation created the Bering Strait and bred with the ancient Techichi dog, creating the modern-day Chihuahua. But due to the lack of archaeological proof to support this theory, it was later believed that Chihuahuas were brought to Mexico by settlers from Spain. The American Kennel Club registered its first Chihuahua in 1905.MicroTeacupChihuahuaWhiteTanSpotFemale0521492621

There are two Types Of Chihuahua. One of which has a smooth, soft glossy coat, which covers the whole body except head and ears. The other version has a long coat with an undercoat. This type of coat could be curly or flat. The Chihuahua falls under the AKC’s toy category. Generally their height is 6 to 10 inches at the shoulders and their weight is 2 to 6 pounds. Chihuahuas come in various colors, from plain white, to solid black and spotted, or other colors like silver, blue or gray, chocolate, fawn or tan, tricolor-chocolate, blue or black with tan or white markings, merle and brindle, and each of the colors vary in tone and shade. Chihuahuas are mostly known for their small body and large, sharp ears. A Chihuahua’s nose is usually short and slightly pointed. They have lean jaws and cheeks and blue, mole or chocolate colored noses. However a pink nose is permissible in blonde Chihuahuas. The tail is either up or curled in a loop with the tip of it slightly touching the back.

Many Chihuahua owners often are confused by the variety of dog foods available on the market. They often complain that their pets suffer from intestinal disorders, itching, dandruff, allergies etc. As a responsible Chihuahua owner, you should provide your pet with meals containing proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fatty acids and minerals. A proper balance of these components will not only keep the dog healthy and happy but it will also save you from the hassles and frustration of frequent vet visits and costs. Dry foods usually help to keep the dog’s teeth clean and also, help to work his jaws. This kind of dog food is easily digestible. Aside from a few premium quality dog foods , you should avoid branded food items or commercial dog food. They contain preservatives, additives, artificial colors, non-nutritive residues, etc. and can adversely affect your dog’s health. The chihuahua’s diet also must contain vitamin and mineral supplements in balanced concentrations.You can safely give your Chihuahua a normal lamb and rice combination. This not only takes care of the nutritional needs of your Chihuahua, it reduces the risk of allergies and other health disorders. Due to lack of proper nutrition, Chihuahuas can suffer from vomiting, belching, loose stools, gassiness and stomach ache after meals. Some foods commonly enjoyed by humans are dangerous to Chihuahuas like, chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, macadamia nuts, alcoholic beverages, salmon (sometimes triggers allergies), etc. Also, do not overfeed your Chihuahua. Obesity is dangerous. In order to give your Chihuahua a long, happy, healthy life, you need to be conscious about what you are feeding it.

Chihuahuas are prized for their devotion, ferocity and personality. Their curious nature and small size make them easily adaptable to a variety of environments, including the city and small apartments. Chihuahuas are usually intelligent and independent by nature. Some dogs are bright and can learn quickly, while others are more stubborn and obstinate. Some are outgoing and friendly towards strangers while others are withdrawn and aloof. Whatever your Chihuahua’s attitude now, your love, care and training can change your dog completely, from an unruly, out-of-control dog to the best dog in the neighborhood. Chihuahuas, in general, are delightful characters, and are lively, entertaining, and very loyal. They crave for constant love and attention from you and your family members.Chihuahuas are not well-suited as small children’s pets because of their size, temperament and tendency to bite when frightened. It is recommended that children be school aged or older before adding a Chihuahua to one’s home. Also, many Chihuahuas focus their devotion on one person, becoming overly jealous of that person’s human relationships. This can be nipped in the bud through proper socialization. Chihuahuas also tend to have a clannish nature, often preferring the companionship of other Chihuahuas over other breeds of dogs. Chihuahuas seem to have no concept of their own size and may fearlessly confront larger animals, which can result in injury.

Chihuahuas get sick from parasites, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungus. In some cases, these diseases and infestations are fatal unless caught early and treated. Sometimes they sow the seeds of death or debilitation years down the road by causing chronic illness or damaging organs. Fortunately, veterinary researchers have developed drugs and treatments that reduce the occurrence and effects of many diseases and parasites, but they do not eradicate the diseases, they only hold them at bay. Immunizing Chihuahuas against disease is a simple process. Pet owners may even take vaccinations for granted. It is the most routine procedure performed in veterinary clinics. The major viral diseases are rabies, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and coronavirus. The major bacterial diseases are lyme, leptospirosis, and kennel cough. Diseases like Rabies, Lyme, and Leptospirosis can also infect people.
Chihuahuas can also get sick from debilitating diseases like arthritis and hip dysplasia but are most common in older Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas are also very susceptible to hypoglycemia and diabetes. Before trying any treatment options, you should get an accurate diagnosis of your Chihuahua, which is usually done by a physical examination combined with x-rays performed at your veterinarian’s. Treatment and prevention are personal choices but involve several options when considering your Chihuahua’s health. You can either go for modern day medicines or homeopathic treatments.

Proper Chihuahua health care also involves grooming. You will often notice many Chihuahuas with dirty, rough or greasy hair, their nails too long, teary eyes, and dirty ears. Obviously, these Chihuahuas are not well-groomed. Remember, a well-groomed Chihuahua not only looks good, but he feels good from within as well. This paves the way for better health for your Chihuahua. Incredibly enough after grooming, chihuahuas can look very different and seem to have more pep. Ticks, fleas, manges and other parasites often breed on a Chihuahuas coat. With regular grooming you can avoid this.

Physical exercise is important for your Chihuahua. Puppies, adolescent, healthy adults, and senior pets alike need lots of regular daily workout sessions to maintain their health. The type of exercise depends on the age and fitness of your Chihuahua and your own lifestyle. Chihuahuas are adaptable and are happy to play Frisbee in the park or take long walks in the neighborhood. Daily exercise is recommended unless the weather is especially dangerous or a medical problem limits your Chihuahua’s activity. If there is a medical problem, consult your veterinarian about exercise limitations. Keep in mind that obese Chihuahuas and those with heart and lung diseases may have a problem, and be sure to consult your vet before starting a new regime.

You know your pet best and can often notice subtle early warning signs of illness that someone else may not detect. If you observe symptoms or other signs that worry you, call your veterinary immediately. The safest approach would be to have your pet examined before it is too late. Although figures often vary, as with any breed, the average lifespan for a Chihuahua is approximately 8 to 18 years of age.

Although an owner needs to take great care of a Chihuahua it will be your best friend and faithful companion for their life. And will give the owner great joy if taken care of properly.

October 12, 2009

Helping Your Chihuahua Stay Warm

If you are a lucky Chihuahua owner like myself, then you probably know how easily they can get cold. In fact, it’s quite common for them to shake and get cold shivers because of this. However, there are many different things an owner can do to help their Chihuahua stay comfortably warm.chihuahua_puppy

You may be asking yourself why Chihuahuas have a tendency to get colder than other dogs. Well, the fact is that mother nature did not bless them with the ability to naturally ward off the cold. This is largely in part because they originated in the warm state of Chihuahua, Mexico, where the climate is downright hot year round. Obviously a Chihuahua wouldn’t have much need for protection from the cold in a place like that.

Keeping your Chihuahua warm isn’t hard to do. Using some common sense, following simple steps, and taking the necessary precautions will ensure they stay warm and healthy during those cold months.

One of the best things an owner can do is get their Chihuahua a warm sweater or shirt to wear during the cold part of the year. You can usually find one at your local pet store, or at an online retailer. Look for a sweater or thick shirt that is warm and made to fit your dogs size. Your Chihuahua doesn’t have to wear it all the time, just during the cold seasons.

Another easy thing one can do to keep their Chihuahua from being cold is to get your dog some warm blankets for both their bed and wherever they rest during the day. Chihuahuas love blankets and will grow to love them. They will even burrow underneath them to get even more warm.

Chihuahuas, just like all other small dogs, can become frigid cold if left wet for a long period of time. You can help prevent this by limiting the amount of time they spend outside if it is raining or snowing. If it is snowing, you should also clear a path your Chihuahua can walk to outside. This way your Chihuahua won’t have to keep walking through the cold snow. If your Chihuahua does become wet, simply dry them off using a towel.

If you live an area that gets really cold, you could even lay a portable heater out in your living room. I have three Chihuahuas all of whom absolutely love laying in front of it. It is a great way to not only warm your house, but also keep your dogs warm!

To most of us owners, Chihuahuas are more than just our pets, they are a member of the family. This is why it is important for us to keep them warm and give them a healthy place to live in.

October 10, 2009

Choosing A Healthy Chihuahua Puppy

Choosing a Healthy Chihuahua Puppy is an important task for anyone thinking about becoming a chihuahua owner. Chihuahuas can make great pets. They are very loyal, curious and have great (and often funny) personalities. Being the smallest breed of dogs in the world, they are great if you live in an apartment or in a cramped house. Their devotion to their masters and their desire to please is what really sets these dogs apart. Please note however that Chihuahuas are quite fragile animals that require special attention and may not be the ideal pet for you if you enjoy a very active lifestyle.teacup-chihuahua

There are several things that you can look out for to ensure that your puppy is healthy. Making sure that your puppy is healthy before you make a purchase is very important. Start by making sure that the teeth of your puppy are straight and clean. Make sure that they do not have an overbite or other teeth and gum deformations as this can lead to complications later in the Chihuahua’s life. The fur of the puppy should be clean and regular, with no spots or flakes on the skin. You should also check the fur for fleas and parasites which could be an indication of bad health.

Don’t be fooled by breeders who advertise their puppies as being a certain size. They may use terms such as “teacup”, “miniature”, “tiny toy” or “pocket size”. The “Chihuahua Club of America” maintains that these names have no basis and they are merely used by breeders to help sell their dogs.

If a puppy seems to be very lethargic (i.e. if they have a slow reaction rate and don’t respond well to changes in their environment), this could be an indication that your puppy has hydrocephalus. Although we understand that you may want a puppy that is calm and quiet, we recommend that you choose a puppy that seems alert and awake – this will avoid heartbreak in the future.

You will also need to choose whether you would like a male or female Chihuahua. Males tend to guard their territory more aggressively than females. This could be useful for you if you live in a house, but if you live in an apartment (and especially if there are other dogs around), their barking could become a problem for your neighbors. Whether you choose to adopt a male or female puppy, it is very important that you get your dog neutered. This will limit certain unwanted traits such as agitation during mating season. Some people claim that female Chihuahuas are easier to train than males, but this has never been proven scientifically. It all comes down to personal preference.

It is very important to ask to see both parents when you go and choose your Chihuahua. They will give you a good idea about how your Chihuahua will grow. If they have a bad temperament, or if they appear unhealthy, it is best to find another dealer before it is too late. This will also assure you that both parents are in fact Chihuahuas and that your puppy is not a mixed-breed.

Chihuahuas can be great pets if you choose one wisely. Be sure to contact your vet when you have purchased your puppy, as he will ensure you that the puppy is in good health. Good luck and have fun with your Chihuahua!

October 8, 2009

How Much Attention Does Your Chihuahua Need

Most dogs want lots of attention, but Chihuahuas seem to need a lot more than many other breeds. Just how much attention and time does your Chihuahua really need? The answer is that your Chihuahua needs all the attention you can give him. As far as he is concerned “too much” does not exist. For many owners their Chihuahuas become like children.uvkennels_image2

Many owners spoil their Chihuahuas rotten, showering them with huge amounts of time and attention. This is fine and your Chihuahua will absorb it all. He will repay you with all the love and affection you can stand and then some. That said you must be careful. If something happens in your life that doesn’t allow you to spend the time with your dog that he is used to, he will not understand and is liable to react as a result.

To avoid sulks and bad behaviour the best thing to do is to establish the time you can spend with each other. Make it part of your daily routine and stick to it. Dogs love routines. Make sure that during this “Chihuahua time” all your attention is focussed fully on your dog.

During the rest of the day you can go about your daily business. Allow your Chihuahua to follow you around the house and whenever possible take him with you if you have to go out. However do not take him every time you go out, otherwise when the time comes that he can’t go with you he will not understand and there is no way that you will be able to explain that to him.

To recap, it is fine for you to spoil your Chihuahua provided that there aren’t going to be any changes in your life that could affect the amount of attention you can give him later. If this is a possibility try not to spoil your Chihuahua too much or you will both suffer.

October 7, 2009

Raising a Chihuahua

Raising a Chihuahua is a fun and challenging time. Chihuahua’s are very loyal, loving and very stubbornly smart dogs. So when you are raising a Chihuahua it can very much test your patients.miss_fiesta_chihuahua

Chihuahua’s are temperament and can be neurotic if not raised correctly. So it pays to do your research before you own a Chi, to make sure that you know what is expected while you are raising a Chihuahua.

Toilet training is a big issue for Chi’s. As they hate the cold and wet, they are happy to go wherever they want. As they are stubborn when it comes to toilet training it does pay to get training advice that is Chihuahua related. This way you know how to get the best out of your Chi.

As they are small and have low body fat they do get cold and will shiver a lot. They usually are happy to wear a jumper or jacket to keep warm. They also tend to like burying themselves under blankets, clothing or even towels to sleep, so it pays to be careful where you stand or sit down.

Chihuahua’s suffer from health problems. The main one being low blood sugars, this means that you can not over exercise them and that they must have food to snack on available. Low blood sugars can kill your pup or adult dog.

As they are small they are easily hurt and small children tend to be rough with animals so it pays to have larger dogs that won’t get hurt as easily.

If you have small children, then a Chihuahua is not the dog for you.

Rearing a Tempermental Chihuahua With Your Family

Chihuahuas are loyal little dogs that usually bond well with one or two people. They are noted for their fierce personality and being a high strung breed, are not good to mix with children. However, with proper training and a lot of socialization, a Chihuahua can learn to adapt to almost any type of environment.hot_chihuahua

Children and Chihuahuas:
Nervous by nature, a Chihuahua can bite without any type of warning or provocation. Chihuahuas are not good breeds for homes with children under 12 years of age.

Any responsible Chihuahua owner will teach their children the best way to handle a family pet, both as an added precaution and because of a moral obligation to the wellbeing of the pet.

Socialization of a Chihuahua :
The best time to bring a new Chihuahua into your household is between the ages of 12-20 weeks old. Once your pup has settled into the household, you need to begin socializing immediately. Since Chihuahuas are preferential to one or two people, and other Chihuahuas, it is very important they learn to coexist and get along with everyone in the household including; adults, children, pets and visitors.

One of the first things your Chihuahua needs to learn is how to accept being handled by family members and others. Constant handling will help the dog overcome fears and prevent it from becoming frightened, startled, growling, teeth baring and biting. It will also help ease the acceptance of being handled by a veterinarian.

To get the process started, your Chihuahua needs to get used to being petted and having its ears, teeth and paws examined. Once the puppy is comfortable with these types of things, you can allow other people to hold the dog.

How to Eliminate Any Chance of Food Aggression:
Your Chihuahua must also learn at an early age to deal with the fact that food might have to be taken away. If you have several animals in your home, it is possible that another one of them may eat from the Chihuahuas bowl. Praise your puppy when he resists showing aggression towards other animals when this happens.

Taking Your Chihuahua in Public:
You can train your Chihuahua to be comfortable around a variety of noises and strange sounds. A Chihuahua puppy used to living in a quiet home might have a harder adapting to a public environment. You may also want to consider taking the puppy out on a leash and allowing strangers to pet it. This will also help foster better socialization.

Traveling with Your Chihuahua Companion:
Since a Chihuahua may be timid or aggressive in a crowded situation, it is important to introduce it to public transportation methods. This training is quite valuable if using public transportation is the only way you and your pet can get to a veterinarian. Always carry your Chihuahua in a pet carrier big enough to allow the dog to go to the other end of the carrier to find a calm place.

A Chihuahua will need to be familiarized with the motion of a moving car, especially if you plan to use a car to transport your pet to the vet. A scared dog may urinate in the car, vomit, bark or whine and jump around and distract the person driving. Begin with short trips around the block and instruct your Chihuahua to lay down or sit in the car.

How to Handle Excessive Barking:
If your Chihuahua is an excessive barker, you will need to break him or her of this habit. Chihuahuas can make vigilant watchdogs by alerting owners to strangers through barking. The downside of barking is that they might do it to be petted, when they are lonely, cold, bored or overexcited.

Your Bored Chihuahua :
Many Chihuahuas will bark if left alone for any given time period. They suffer from severe separation anxiety. You can get the dog used to spending time alone by leaving him or her for short intervals and gradually increasing the amount of time you spend away.

A well trained and properly socialized Chihuahua can temper most behavior issues and allow the dog to be a great family pet.

How to Get Clothes for Your Chihuahua

The secret to buying the right dog clothes is all about knowing the breed for which you are buying. It’s not that different from buying clothing for a human. The key to shopping for a furry little person is attention to detail. Accents like belts, or trimmings can make or break the style in dog clothes. This is because it’s very easy for a designer to overdo, but the right amount of accent can change an ordinary piece into something unique. When purchasing small dog clothes moms and dads need to pay heed to the size and proportions of the apparel as well. Small dogs are shaped differently than large breeds, so pay attention to the physical aspects depending of what you’re buying. After you fill your dog’s needs with essential clothing, you can play around with what style to give them.flying_chihuahua

It’s of the utmost importance to buy the bare necessities of clothes for your dog no matter how big or small they are. Dogs that live in colder climates will need some good cover during fall and winter. This is especially true of small breeds that won’t step out if it’s too cold. If the dog lives in a rainy area or if it’s spring, your dog may want a raincoat to stay dry on walks. This is true for any size dog. Another universal need is paw protection during the winter. The ice and rock salt on the sidewalks and streets can be very painful and damaging to their feet, so it’s important to have some good dog boots in the closet.

When it comes to picking a style for a dog, remember to have fun. Different breeds’ beauty shines in different kinds of dog clothing. Small dogs such as Shih-Tzus and Pekingese look great in flashy, accented fashions because of their glorious hair. Delicate ribbons, fancy bandannas, gold collars and leashes are the best way to dress up these small dogs. Chihuahuas and Miniature Pinschers can pretty much make any piece of small dog clothing look fantastic. Also, because of the trademark “Chihuahua shake”, a well knit small dog sweater is a must at all times during chilly times.

Things To Consider Before You Adopt A Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are loving pets. They are small enough for you to cuddle. They are very alert and they make an excellent guard dog. Every dog lovers would love to have a Chihuahua as a house pet. But before you get one for yourself, there are some things to consider before you adopt a Chihuahua.Brokeback-Chihuahua-61937

There are some things that your need to review before adopting a Chihuahua. If you are willing to adopt a Chihuahua, are you mentally prepared to be fully committed to take care of this pet no matter what happens?

When it comes to adopting a Chihuahua, it matters a lot whether the dog that you adopt is an adult or a puppy.

Generally, Chihuahua Puppies are easier to take care. Adopting a baby Chihuahua is definitely an advantage, as you will get to raise it up according to your wish. This also helps to ensure that the pup gets proper treatment and it will eventually grow up to a healthy and happy adult Chihuahua. By getting the chance to train the Chihuahua personally, you will get to forge a stronger bond with your pup. As such, both of you will be best friends in no time.

A Chihuahua puppy is able to adjust to new surrounding better than adult Chihuahuas. However, you must be prepared of some damage that it might cause in the house. This calls for house training. Again, this will take quite some time but if you train your Chihuahua well, she can be very obedient.

Adult Chihuahuas do not require much attention. This is because they already have certain behaviors established. But adult Chihuahuas can be temperamental, so keep a look out for that.

The thing about adult Chihuahua is that it is difficult to re-train the dog again. The dog is too accustomed with its own habit such that it resists any changes. As such, you will have to put up with any disturbing habits from your Chihuahua.

Overall, Chihuahuas are very fragile creatures. They can be severely injured with just a fall. As Chihuahuas can be pretty adventurous both in and out of the house, they love to climb on high surfaces. As aforementioned, these pets are very fragile. Thus, if you are thinking of adopting a Chihuahua, check to see if your house is well protected. As these dogs are tiny, we tend to step on them and such. They might go missing at times and it pretty hard to keep a look out for them especially if you have a big house.

So, if you are not prepared to play hide and seek, it is best that you adopt a dog that is slightly bigger than the Chihuahua.

Chihuahuas are definitely adorable, but because of its small size, they are more prone to diseases. Some of the healthy problems would include respiratory problems and dehydration. Because of this, you got to spend quite a large sum of money for regular check ups.

These fragile Chihuahuas have weak ligaments that cause the kneecap to float in and out of place. So, if you plan to make your Chihuahua be your jogging partner, think again.

The Chihuahua is such a delicate creature such that it is almost impossible for it to live by itself, unlike other dogs.

A Chihuahua would require your 100% attention all the time. And if you fail to do so, it might get pretty upset and jealous. It is best that you get a friendly and east going dog for adoption, if you think that you are not up to the challenge.

Chihuahua Dog Names

Most of the people are aware of the fact that Chihuahua is the tiniest breed of dog in the entire world. The average height of the Chihuahuas ranges around 15 to 25cm with 2.7kg weight. Interestingly Chihuahuas are one of the more popular dogs as can be seen in dog shows and by some rave reviews. Even you can snapshoot Chihuahuas in hands of celebrity and eyes of photorazzi. The tiniest breed of dog because of its fragile features has made them more popular becoming the spicy talk of the town. Mainly these tiny dogs are preferred by those people living in apartment.id178_chihuahua_beagle_v05

While buying Chihuahua it is advisable to verify the dog is of pure breed. And if you want to cross check then you should possess good knowledge about Chihuahua. The unique physical features of Chihuahua has the full potential to separate out themselves in midst of other dogs. The Chihuahua club of America and the American Kennel Club have recognized two types of Chihuahuas namely the short haired Chihuahua & the long haired Chihuahua. A distinguish feature is the smooth coat of the short haired ideal and flat or curly hair of long haired Chihuahuas. Chihuahua is also known for their fidelity, rage, and individuality. You need to take the utmost care of Chihuahua having delicate body. Because of the unique breed of dog they are also known as ‘natural toy breed’. The physical appearance can categorized Chihuahua as “Teacup”, “Pocket Size”, “Tiny toy” and “Miniature”.

These tiny dogs are seen in varied color combination and pattern. The sporadic color and in demand is blue. They may be found in solid, spotted, marked, or splashed in pattern. The demanded color in Chihuahua is black, white, fawn, chocolate, and blue.

Chihuahua dogs though delicate but still can perform tough physical activity. These dogs are trained efficiently for the dog shows. At times they can be said as whimsical minded, as in no time they show their reaction in a ferocious way if you fail to behave in a modest way. It is advisable not to keep them near your infants and small children. Danger always lies as Chihuahuas get excite very easily. The Chihuahuas is dynamic enough and at the same time loving and caring too. Chihuahua dog has their own way of showing love and caring gestures for their owners. It becomes your prime duty to train and socialize your Chihuahua to handle them in your way.

These tiny dogs are prone to certain diseases too, so take the utmost care to maintain their health. Proper care of them can lead these tiny dogs for nearly 15years. Keep away your Chihuahua dogs from toxic elements.

Thus, Chihuahua puppy dog can be the best companion of yours. Chihuahuas are found to be the most common American lap dog. Chihuahua is a great dog breed for an adult and responsible person.

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