Good with Kids:
The Chihuahua is an ideal family pet that is easy to train and quite intelligent. They do better when kept in good condition. The Chihuahua is a perfect choice for people who do not have much space in their home. You can easily take them with you everywhere and the cost of feeding them will not break the budget. It is a shame that this little creature is regarded as a toy, it has its needs and will be happy if they are met. There is the long-coat and the short-coat varieties of the Chihuahua.
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Small and tiny dog breeds
Toy dog breeds (AKC)
They are intelligent, brave little dogs but sometimes they are too brave for their own good. They can be stubborn, and can also be sensitive bond with one person.
The Chihuahua is the worldâs smallest dog, weighing between 500 â 2,500g (1 -5 Â½ 2lb).
Chihuahua are sociable animals so that living together with dogs and cats does not usually cause any difficulty. Do not forget that they are so small that they can easily be trampled underfoot by larger dogs. They are not suitable for small children who will tend to regard the dog as a toy.
There are long-coat and short-coat Chihuahuas. Their colour include black, white, blue, red, or wheaten, with or without dark or white markings.
The long-haired type should be groomed normally with brush and comb while the short-haired ones should be groomed occasionally with a rubber brush. Administer eye-drops regularly to prevent âtearâ stains, and check the teeth frequently for tartar, and to ensure with young dogs that new forming properly. Keep the claws trimmed.
Because these little dogs can do little damage, they are usually not trained. This is a shame because the Chihuahua is an eager pupil.