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Breed Group: Toy
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Overview
The Chihuahua is the smallest of all breeds and has the distinction of being the oldest breed in America. They were named after the Chihuahua region in Mexico. It is believed that this breed descended from ancient breed that was larger in size and highly prized by Aztec royalty. The Chihuahua of today has a very fine bone structure, but are actually quite muscular.
Character
The Chihuahua is a very individualistic breed. They each have their own unique personality, so only a few generalizations can be made. They are commonly referred to as a "Chi". They are energetic, graceful, and display a human-like expression. Their life span is the longest of any size dog.

Does your Chihuahua bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Chihuahua is deeply devoted and fiercely loyal. They typically become extremely attached to one or two people. They are bold, fearless, and highly protective of their masters. They thrive on inordinate amounts of attention. The Chihuahua is by nature gentle, loving, and sweet-tempered. They are wary of strangers and make excellent watchdogs. This breed is not well suited for children or other pets. However, they are sociable with their own kind. Chihuahuas are excellent companions in the right circumstances.
Care
The Chihuahua requires minimal grooming. The Smooth coat variety requires only occasional brushing. The Long coat variety should be brushed several times a week with a soft bristle brush. Both varieties only need bathing once a month using a mild shampoo. Special care must be given to not get water into their ears as they are prone to ear infections. Dental hygiene is a must to prevent tooth loss. The health issues that affect this breed include slipped stifles, open font or soft spot, eye problems, and heart disease. The Chihuahua does not tolerate cold climates and must be protected when taken outside.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Chihuahua coat comes in two varieties: The Smooth and Long coat. The Smooth coat has a glossy, soft, and close coat which is full textured over the entire body, but quite scanty on the head and ears. The Long coat has a soft, longer coat that can be slightly curly or flat. This variety does have an under-coat. Either coat type comes in a variety of colors such as fawn, brown, black, and white. The coat may be solid in color, marked with splashes of color, or tri-color. They are an average shedder.
Training
The Chihuahua can be difficult to train, but with patience, love, and consistency do well. They respond best to positive reinforcement. Chihuahuas can be housetrained by either the crate method or the paper training method. Early, extensive, and intensive socialization is an absolute must for this breed. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Chihuahua puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Chihuahua is an excellent apartment or condominium dweller. The majority of their exercise needs can be met indoors with toys or play sessions. However, they greatly enjoy going with their owners and benefit from daily walks. Using a harness is recommended instead of a leash is best given their delicate neck and bone structure. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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6 lbs
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6-9 inches
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Member Since: June 2005
Location: Logan, Utah
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Anonymous asked:
I have an 8 month old chihuahua. I noticed he is growing his adult k9 teeth under his tongue(behind the baby ones). So he's had 4 on the bottom for about 1 month. Last week I noticed his top teeth are doing the same besides the adult k9s are growing on the outside or on top of the other ones. Is this a problem? Or will they eventually fix themselves? This is the 1st time I've seen anything like this

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Anonymous

We had the same issue...usually the adult teeth will eventually loosen the baby teeth and they will fall out. Chihuahuas lose their baby teeth a little later than other breeds.

Anonymous

I have the same problem with my long hair miniature teacup chihuahua. I took her in to get her pulled because she was well over 1 and they still hadn't fallen out

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How do you know when a Chihuahua is going into labor?

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When a dog is going into labor, the female will dog eating, she'll start nesting/going to a safe place she has picked. She may become more cuddly with her owner and her temperature will drop. If you do not know the signs of labor, and your dog is pregnant, please take your dog to the vet a.s.a.p. With Chihuahua's, they can have difficulty delivering because of the size of the puppy's head compared to the body.

Anonymous asked:
How come Chihuahuas heads are all different shapes and some Chihuahua pups have big bug eyes?

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The Chihuahua breed can come with different head shapes, as there is a big difference between confirmation show quality Chihuahua's and pet quality Chihuahua's now a days. The confirmation show quality Chihuahua and kennel club standard says that the Chihuahua breed must have a round, apple shaped head. While some breeders have bred away that head shape so that it is easier on the dam to give birth. Sometimes the eyes of the Chihuahua can be bigger than the skull and seem like they are bulging out because the skull is more rounded and apple shaped and/or there are different head shapes in the pedigree of the dog.

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How do Chihuahuas stay small or big?

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Anonymous

The Chihuahua breed is considered the smallest dog on earth. They are a mighty little breed that ranges between 3.5 - 6 lbs when full grown on average.

Anonymous

I just recently DNAd a merle Chi (as I know isn't a "natural Chi color" and DNA tes results came back 100% Chi in at least the last 3 generations.This dog weighs 8-9 lbs! It just shocks me to have people "create these new colors and stuff and look at the large sizes we are getting! Disappointed.

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What is wrong when a new Chihuahua puppy has blood in its stool?

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No matter the age of the dog, if there is blood in the stool, it is time for the vet. This could be something such as easily treatable as coccidiosis or even the Parvo virus which can be fatal. Please get your dog into the vet a.s.a.p.

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Updated: 12/3/2016