The excitement of owning a Chihuahua Puppy Dog

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Breed Description:

The Chihuahua is a breed of dog recognized by the American Kennel Club. They are classified in the toy class. Where they originated from is not exactly clear, Mexico or Egypt is thought to be possibilities.  Their name is commonly misspelled as Chiwawa.
Physical Attributes:
The Chihuahua is the smallest of all dog breeds. Teacup Chihuahuas can be as small as seven inches high but they can also be as high as 15 inches tall. They will rarely weigh more than 6 pounds and Teacup Chihuahuas can weigh as little as 2 pounds. There are two types of coat known to this breed.  They may have a long coat in which their fur will be thin or they may have a dense coat with very thick fur. The Chihuahua coloring may be varied.  The most common color is tan which often has hues of silvery grey in it. They may even be spotted. The Teacup Chihuahua or even a small regular Chihuahua can easily become cold, which explains why their owners will often buy them coats or even knit them sweaters.

The Chihuahua is often said not to know its own size.  It can act fearless and mean even in the face of a huge dog.  That is because the Chihuahua dog is full of self-confidence.  They can be extremely feisty and brave. This self confidence and stubbornness makes the Chihuahua a difficult dog to train.  This may surprise people who view this dog as helpless and sweet because it is so little.  It; however, will not surprise someone who has ever owned one and has had to face this stubbornness on a daily basis.  Their confidence and tendency to protect makes them a good guard dog because the fierce angry bark heard from behind a door can be as much a deterrent to a burglar as the low deep growl of a larger dog.  The Chihuahua can make itself sound as though it is enraged enough at the gall that a stranger would touch its door that there is no telling what it will do. This breed is possessive of its owner and may become jealous; therefore it is not the best breed to have around children.

Chihuahua Puppies:
You can find many Chihuahua puppies for sale on the internet and locally. Chihuahua puppies are very fragile when born and usually grow into being 6 pounds and about 6-9 inches on average. Chihuahua puppies are prone to low blood sugar and shouldn’t go for long without eating. A premium small bite puppy food is best and there are prescription puppy foods that you can get at the veterinarian’s office if your Chihuahua puppy is especially tiny and weak.

Health Issues:
The health issues that Chihuahuas are prone to are epilepsy, diabetes and eye infections. They may also be prone to knee problems such as patella luxation or tracheal problems. If a reliable breeder has been selected then most likely the breeder will be breeding the Chihuahuas to outbreed these genetic problems. It does not harm to discuss with the breeder which health problems their line has experienced to date. Chihuahua dogs do not have voracious appetites and may need to be coaxed into eating.

Lovable and Spunky:
The Chihuahua can be a lovable and cuddly dog. The owner best suited to them will be someone who can be patient yet firm with their training. A good relationship can be enjoyed between dog and owner if the owner realizes from the start that owning a Chihuahua can be a challenge because of their stubbornness but can also be rewarding because of their spunkiness and protectiveness.


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