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Chihuahua: A Tiny And Robust Breed

The Chihuahua is not very big and in fact may be termed to be tiny that has a head that is shaped like an apple and it also has a short muzzle. The eyes of the Chihuahua are round and large as well as very dark that may look like rubies as well as illuminates its face and it also has erect ears. The body of the Chihuahua is stout and it has more length than height and there are short haired as well as long haired versions with colors ranging from fawn to sand and chestnut and silver and steel blue. There are also black as well as tan colored Chihuahuas and it is a robust breed having a level back as well as straight legs.

An Ideal Companion Dog

The Chihuahua makes for a good companion dog that is known for its courage as well as being lively and proud and also is enterprising. It is nimble of foot and is also bold and though they can be strong willed are very loyal, becoming attached to their owners and are mostly very wary of strangers and may often be difficult to train. So find out as much as you can about the Chihuahua before you bring one home. The Chihuahua can be intelligent and will respond to proper reinforcement training and can often be snappy. It goes without saying that the more time you invest in training your Chihuahua, the better relationship you’ll have.

The Chihuahua is aggressive towards other dogs but fond of its own breed and may need to be socialized and is a breed that does not like the cold and prefers warmer weather and is ideal pets for living in apartments. It may suffer health problems such as slipped stifle, problems with its gums as well as colds, stress and rheumatism. It is therefore vital you pay attention to the care of your Chihuahua. It should not be fed heavy meals but given plenty of nutritious food and should be taken for walks that will ensure its fitness and its life expectancy could be up to fifteen years.

The Chihuahua is the oldest breed found in America and also the smallest breed in the world.  A native of Mexico, there are many types of Chihuahua, but it is believed to have been introduced by Chinese and was found in Europe around the beginning of the twentieth century and is named after the Mexican state Chihuahua and was sacred to the Indian people of Mexico. Its history can be traced back to a slightly similar breed of the Aztecs called the Techichi and there are many theories touted regarding how it came about though they first appeared in America when brought from across the Mexican border.

The Chihuahua can be bought from many different sources including advertisements, pet stores or a Chihuahua Rescue / Adoption centre, though one should be careful that one does not buy indiscriminately because it may have been bred solely for profit and thus be a product of indiscriminate breeding. One should find a responsible Chihuahua breeder and because this breed has a small litter it may be difficult to find adequate numbers and in any case, the owner should choose this breed and seek out a sturdy pet that has a moderate temperament, especially if it is to be around young children.  Spend as much time as you need around the Chihuahua puppies available before making your selection.

The Chihuahua does not require much grooming and may make do with occasional brushing and a soft bristle brush may be used to brush it a number of times every week. It should be bathed once a month with a mild shampoo and its ears should not get water into them as that could cause ear infections. One should select this breed if one wants a small size dog and one that will make a good watchdog. Before proceeding further in purchasing a Chihuahua, one should learn all about the Chihuahua dog.


 

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