This breed is one of the smallest dogs on Earth. They are bred in various colours and sizes. The length of coat varies as well.
Chihuahua for Sale
If you do not know which name to choose for your dog, try these ones.
Boys: Aaron, Benjamin, Biscuit, Casper, Chico, Devil, Elvis, Kong, Pie-Boy, Scooter.
Girls: Annie, Bitsy, Candy, Daisy, Emma, Foxy, Genie, Havana, Penny, Yasmine.
These dogs are the smallest ones. Their coat can be smooth or long. Both of the coats are easy to groom. Apple head dogs are born with round heads and short ears while Deer head kinds have flat heads and ears wide set. Both of the types have small body which is not very muscular. Their coat includes a wide variety of colours. They can be solid or spotted. Most popular colours are black, white, cream, chocolate and red.
According to American and British rules pure bred dog of this type should weigh around 6 pounds. In Britain weight of 4 pounds or 5 pounds is recognized as well. International standards consider dogs from 3.3 pounds. The size of this breed ranges from 6 inches to 9 niches.
This factor mostly depends on genetic origins. Some of these dogs can be too aggressive and inappropriate for a family with children. They get attached to one person only and may act overprotective when other pets are around. They are not very patient with other breeds either. They love to sleep and burrow themselves in pillows.
When you dog is under 3 months it can be free fed. The dog of the age of 6 months needs to be fed up to 4 meals per day. Older dogs need 2 meals per day. Homemade food is the best choice for this breed. They will be happy to eat organs, lean meats, vegetables and fruits. Carbohydrates are very important to maintain energy of your dog.
Chihuahua Intelligence / Trainability
Things depend on your dog’s personality. Some of them are smart while others are stubborn enough. In most cases these dogs tend to display aggression and reluctance to training. However, if your dog’s parents were easy-going and well-natured, it will be easier to train such a dog. You need to be calm and patient. Aggressive approach will not help.
This breed needs extra care in sphere of berating and teeth. Like other toy dogs they suffer from hydrocephalus. Many types develop moleras. Low blood sugar is on the list of problems along with chronic bronchitis.
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