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All About Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Puppies
The Gorgeous Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is known for being the world's smallest dog, but he may well have the world's biggest personality hidden inside that tiny body. That larger-than-life personality makes him or her appealing to men and women alike.
The Chihuahua is also fun loving and busy, Chihuahuas like nothing better than to be close to their people. They follow them everywhere in the house and ride along in tote bags when their people run errands or go shopping. It's not unusual for Chihuahuas to form a close bond with a single person, however is they are raised in a family environment they take well to everyone!
Besides being affectionate little dogs, Chihuahuas are intelligent and extremely fast learners. They can compete in agility and obedience trials with just as much enthusiasm and success as larger dogs. That said, they're willful little dogs. You'll be most successful if you can persuade them that competing — or simply doing as you ask is great fun. Use positive reinforcement in the form of praise and treat rewards when training your Chihuahua puppy. He/she will not respond to harsh treatment, just the same as children. We like to say, “for every time you discipline, praise ten more!”
Chihuahuas are not recommended for homes with children under the age of eight, simply because of the chance of injury by a young child. Regardless of your family situation, it's important to remember to socialize your Chihuahua to children, adults, and other animals. Chihuahuas are mistrustful of strangers, which makes them good watchdogs, but they need to learn to meet people in a friendly manner. It's also important to remember that Chihuahuas tend to forget they are small and will stand up to a larger aggressive dog; therefore. the Chihuahua needs attentive supervision in new situations, while they're on walks, and when they are playing in the yard.
The Chihuahua's personality and unique size make him a wonderful go-everywhere companion. People who live with Chihuahuas become devoted to them, and many say that once you share your life with one, there will be no other dog breed for you. We have personal experience on this for sure!
Choose a Chihuahua breeder who provides personal care to all their Chihuahuas and Chihuahua litters.
The Chihuahua has a long-life expectancy; expect to care for him for up to 18 years.
Chihuahuas are prone to shivering when they are cold, excited, or scared, so, offer your Chihuahua with a sweater or coat when he or she goes outdoors in cold or wet weather.
Chihuahuas love socialization, and love the company of both humans and other dogs, it’s important to introduce them slowly
Don't leave your Chihuahua unattended in the yard. He could be attacked by a hawk, other birds of prey, or larger dogs or coyotes.
Chihuahuas can be a bit reserved with strangers. Choose a puppy that was born and raised in a home with a lot of human interaction (we definitely do this before our puppies leave our home). To get a healthy Chihuahua puppy as you would from us, never buy a puppy from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.
The Chihuahua -- named for the Mexican state that borders Texas and New Mexico -- is the oldest breed on the American continent. Historians believe they evolved from a wild dog called the Techichi that was domesticated by the Toltecs in 9th-century Mexico. Some even claim the modern Chihuahua originated from a cross between the Techichi and a hairless dog that came to North America from China via the Bering Strait. Chihuahuas were discovered around 1850 in Mexico, where merchants were selling them to tourists. They quickly became popular in the United States and were registered with the AKC in 1904.
Chihuahuas are the world's smallest dog breed, normally weighing between 2 and 8 pounds with an average height of 6 to 9 inches. Chihuahuas have a "cobby" body -- stout, stocky and slightly longer than tall -- that still seems flexible, sturdy and muscular. Their rounded, apple-shaped heads feature dark round eyes, pointed ears and a slightly pointed muzzle. The necks slope down to level backs and sickle-shaped tails that sometimes curl up or to one side. Smooth-coated Chihuahuas have a soft, glossy coat, while the long-coated variety have curly or straight hair. Chihuahuas can come in practically any color or combination of colors.
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