Information about chihuahua
Chihuahuas are a small breed of dog that originated in Mexico. They are known for their big personalities and their loyalty to their owners. They are also one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States.
One of the best things about Chihuahuas is that they are incredibly easy to take care of. They are small in size, which makes them perfect for apartment living. They are also low maintenance when it comes to grooming. They do not require regular haircuts and only need to be brushed once a week to keep their coat shiny and free of tangles.
Chihuahuas are also known for being very energetic and playful. They love to play and run around. This makes them great companions for children, as they can keep up with their energy levels. However, it’s important to note that they can be very protective of their owners and may become aggressive towards other dogs or strangers if not properly trained and socialized.
When it comes to feeding your Chihuahua, it’s important to make sure they are getting the right amount of nutrients. They are small dogs and do not need to eat as much as larger breeds. It’s best to feed them high-quality dog food that is specifically formulated for small breeds.
In conclusion, Chihuahuas are a great breed for those who want a small and low maintenance companion. They are energetic and playful, making them great companions for children. However, it’s important to make sure they are properly trained and socialized to prevent any aggressive behavior. Visit FloofersPets.com for more information on Chihuahuas and other dog breeds. And don’t forget to check our online shop for all the necessary supplies for your furry friend.
There are some questions which are commonly asked
Why chihuahua is shaking
Chihuahuas, and other tiny dogs, tend to be high-strung and easily anxious or excited, so they tremble a lot. Not all of them do, but a fairly high percentage. They have very high metabolisms, so they tend to be a bit hyperactive, too.
Because they are so small, they also can have trouble regulating their body temperature and blood sugar, so they make shiver if they feel chilly (you’ll often see Chi’s with sweaters on, if the temperature is below about 70!), and they may shake if their blood sugar is falling and they need a snack.
Some Chi’s never get the chance to build their self-confidence, because their humans always carry them in their arms or in a purse or papoose, so they get nervous when strangers approach, because they don’t know how to react. They really should be trained like any other dog, because working with your dog builds its confidence. My little one is Chihuahua and Papillon. She is about 8 1/2 pounds, but she grew up with a Doberman and a Chinook Dog, and she thinks like they do – and I also taught her everything the big dogs know, so she feels quite good about herself.
Chihuahua can bite around
Best food for Chihuahua
As we all know that Chihuahuas are small in size so it is very easy to feed them properly. They need some nutrition and special diet to stay healthy, happy and long. It is not necessary that you feed them high value food, you can feed high quality food which you can afford. Here are the top brand of foods to help prevent your Chihuahua from becoming overweight and keep them healthy:
· Nutrisource Weight Management
With the help of these most refined foods, you can maintain the physical condition and health of a Chihuahua. If you take care of your Chihuahua properly they will love you and listen to all your commands.
Typically average age is12–14 years although some make it much longer. I don’t think you’ll find many past 18–20, though. I’ve owned chihuahuas for 25 years and although they have the longest expected life span of any breed, the smaller they are, the more prone to health problems they are. My very first chihuahua lived to be 14, but developed cancer and had to be put to sleep. Several others have passed due to other things like issues with hydrocephaly and 1 died (very young) giving birth.
Why chihuahua is so angry
First of all, your Chihuahua isn’t cute if it’s aggressive.
It’s a dog that has assumed dominance over you and it is trying to assert dominance over all other things as well.
You’ve taught it that it can get away with anything. The size that you think is so cute, doesn’t mean anything to the Chihuahua or other dogs. especially Chihuahua’s don’t care about how small they are and will attack anything that is a threat to their dominance. It’s a good thing they’re so small, otherwise they’d be categorized with the dangerous attack dogs.
On the other hand, if they were normal sized, they wouldn’t be treated as little cute dogs, and wouldn’t get away with their aggressive behavior.
What you need to do is forget it’s size, and forget that you treat it like a baby.
Your Chihuahua is a DOG.
It’s not a toy.
It’s not a dress up doll.
It’s not a baby.
You need to make clear to the Chihuahua who the leader of the pack is. Don’t take shit from it, because it’s cute. Take it for walks on leash. Don’t pick it up. Make it walk, and walk with it. If you meet other dogs, don’t pick it up. You wouldn’t pick up a Golden Retriever, don’t pick up the Chihuahua. Let it socialize with the other dogs. If it’s aggressive reprimand it, and walk on. Treat it like any other dog.
It’s aggression comes from the fact that it is used to always be spoiled rotten. Normal dogs only show aggression in extreme circumstances.
Barking is not aggression, growling is not aggression. Those are stances. Just like wagging a tail, or making a forward bow.
Real story of what is it like to have chihuahua
Ah, time to repeat my old story of Pancho, the killer chihuahua.
Once upon a time, we had two dogs, a kelpie called Molly, and Pancho the chihuahua. The guy living two doors away had a very mean Dobermann. This dog definitely had serious mental issues, and would attack any other dog on sight. I must admit the owners were very responsible, and never let him out unless he was on a leash.
One day we were out with both dogs, talking to our neighbours, when the dobermann escaped because a visitor had not latched the gate properly. Molly, being the sociable type, started ambling over in his direction, and the dobermann immediately went into attack mode. The owner ran out of his house screaming at us to get our dogs away (not in an abusive way, but simply out of fear.)
We knew the dog’s reputation and bolted in that direction to try to get Molly out of danger. We were fast, but Pancho, who in his youth could run like a greyhound, was faster. He leapt at the Dobermann, and latched on to the loose skin on his throat and simply would not let go. Because he was under the dog’s chin, it had no way of getting to him, and eventually, after rolling on the ground and pawing at his throat in panic, tore off up the street with Pancho still attached.
We raced after them expecting at any moment to hear the sound of our little twit being torn to bits, but we couldn’t catch them, and by the time we reached the corner, they were out of sight. We stood there wringing our hands and wondering what to do, when suddenly at the the end of the street we saw Pancho trotting back towards us, looking extremely smug and pleased with himself, and found he had not a scratch on him.
The dobermann’s owner then went looking for his dog and eventually found him another half street away, trembling and hiding under somebody’s car. He tried to bring him back along the street but the dog refused to go, and eventually he had to take him home in the opposite direction right around the block. From that point on, if they wanted to take their dog anywhere, they had to drive their car into their back yard and load it into that, because he refused to go out of his gate because of the rabid monster up the street.
Real story of why people love Chihuahua
I’ve worked in canine rescue for a little more than 30yrs. I’ve had everything from cocker spaniels to giant german shepherds and afghan hounds float through my home. Hundreds of different dog breeds, both pure bred and mix breeds in all different kinds of conditions have lived with me except chihuahuas. I have always hated them. When I was a very small child my grandmother kept a small herd of them. They attacked me and nearly removed my nose from my face. I’m now 56yrs old and I still bear the scars, though faded. So I have never had the desire to keep the little yapping, screeching, shivering devils.
About two months ago a young man from our neighborhood was walking down the street with a very long lead and teeny, tiny dog at the end of it. The little dog was white and was bouncing around at the end of lead like a balloon on the end of a string. It was an adorable sight. He saw me smiling at the sight and he came jouncing over to my yard, despite all my big dogs barking and howling at his tiny companion. I came out of my fence to talk with him. My dogs went absolutely bat-shit crazy jumping and barking at the fence. I scooped up his tiny, adorable spot of white, and I just don’t know what happened.
Suddenly, this little bundle of energy had me by my heartstrings. It’s the first time in my life a chihuahua got hold of me. The young man said to me that he was going away to school and had no one to take his little dog and he liked how I cared for all my dogs (I have seven others). He wondered if I would take his Gizmo and love him. I told him to give me couple days to think about it, since I had so many others already to take care of. So he did. He came back two days later, and I couldn’t say no. Gizmo came to stay.
It took three days for my dogs and Gizmo to acclimate to each other, but in the end, everyone gets along just fine. Although, Gizmo does have to eat in his crate because he’s just too small to defend his food. He also sleeps in his crate because he’s not neutered yet and still tends to want to mark if I’m not keeping an eye on him.
Now, that’s the backstory. All of that, just to say, Gizmo is not what I have experienced in chihuahuas. He is clean about himself, he’s quiet. He is not all shivery, snappy and yappy. He’s patient and loving with my granddaughter. He LOVES to be pet and loved on. He’s courageous (all my dogs MUCH bigger than him). He’s a great watch dog. He listens well, walks well on leash, crate trained easily. He’s far sturdier than I thought he’d be. He can be bathed in ten minutes in the kitchen sink and dried in about fifteen minutes with a hand towel. And the very best thing of all, he LIVES to be near me.
I’m getting older now. In the next 10yr or so all of my bigger dogs will have passed on. After that has happened I won’t be having big dogs anymore. I won’t physically be able to handle them. I am so happy that despite my elder years frailties I’ll still be able to have a big dog in a tiny body. My later years will be spent with at least one or two chihuahuas. I’m so glad Gizmo came into my life, he has saved me from a lonely time in the future.
Stop chihuahua from bark
Dogs are built to run and walk-DAILY! We need to fulfill their needs in order for them to be content, happy and calm. Do you spoil your dog? Pick her up all the time? Sleep with her? Put her on the couch? etc. This is not good for the dog…leadership is needed to be established in a pack…Are you the boss in the household or is the dog? If it is the dog, those dynamics need to be changed. Firstly, take your dog out for a long walk, run…interact, explore parks, woods etc. Dogs need to be stimulated both physically and mentally in order to be content, calm, and happy. Do some research in order to find out how much they should be walked. I have large German Shepherd, Husky mixes and Flat-coated retriever mixes that are HIGH energy dogs and need hours of physical and mental exercise daily. I knew this and chose these types of dogs that fit my lifestyle. We are out anywhere from 4–6 hours daily exploring the world, running, walking, playing ball/frisbee etc. Take your dog out, take control and give them what they really need each and every day in order to be calm and happy.