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Finding the Right Dog for You -The Chihuahua

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The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog; very popular among common households and celebrities. You may recognize the Chihuahua as the little Mexican dog from Taco Bell commercials, or maybe from the squeezing arms of Celebes: Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, and others.

Chihuahua’s are grossly skinny and have extremely short fur; tan Chihuahua’s look naked. This popular breed of dog has thin-long legs, a small-apple-shaped head, huge-pointed ears, and short-sharp muzzle. This dog normally has a medium length tail.

The Chihuahua comes in a couple different colors, but all are around the same size. Many people think that there is more than one type of Chihuahua due to their different fur colors, but they’re all really the same breed. Their fur colors are: black, tan, and brown. It is not uncommon for these colors to blend and make patterns in the Chihuahua’s fur coat.

Height:

Both male and female Chihuahuas’ will stand to be 6-9 inches (15-23cm) tall. It is not common to find a Chihuahua shorter than 6 inches (15cm) tall, but it is rather common to find Chihuahuas taller than 9 inches (23cm).

Weight:

Both male and females weigh in to be about the same weight. The Chihuahua genders will normally weigh somewhere in between 2 and 6 pounds (1 and 3kg). It is VERY important that your Chihuahua does NOT drop below 2 pounds (1kg), and that it does NOT go 4 pounds (2kg) over 6 pounds (3kg).

Temperament:

The Chihuahua will sometimes become so attached to their owners that they will become jealous of other people and animals that may be accompanying the dogs’ owner. This breed is very loyal, extremely active, jumpy, quick to movement, and strong-willed. Though this dog is not stupid, it is hard to train them. Mainly because this breed is also highly independent and don’t like being told what to do.

The Chihuahua does not enjoy annoying children, and will usually snap at them. So, if you have kids and they enjoy pocking and prodding at the doggy you may want to think about a different dog. Chihuahuas’ do not normally enjoy the company of other dog breeds, and could become snappy toward any other dogs of different breeds. This dog normally does well with its own breed.

Average life span:

The Chihuahua will live to be 15 or more years. It is not uncommon for this breed to hit its 20’s.

Living conditions:

Apartment life is perfect for the Chihuahua. They don’t need a yard if you litter train them. Litter training can be quite difficult in this breed, but it is possible.

Before getting a new dog, it is advisable to learn some of the things about the breed of your dog, behavior, things they like and don’t like, the food allowed to them, the do’s and don’ts when taking care of them and among others. For more information, you can click to read more from this website.

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