Chihuahua Puppies for Sale
Breed Group: Toy Height: 6 – 9 inches at the shoulder Weight: 3 – 6 pounds Life Span: 12 – 20 years
Although it is the smallest breed of dog in the world, the Chihuahua has a big personality. These little dogs are loyal, intelligent and courageous. The breed is thought to originate from wild dogs which were domesticated by the Toltecs and then rose to popularity in Mexico and later America where they were further refined. Today they are a popular companion dog, favoured for their charming but bold characters and small size. The Chihuahua comes in numerous different colours and can be either smooth or longhaired and has an easy to maintain coat, which can be kept in order by brushing.
Chihuahuas are quick to learn and usually keen to please their owners so training and recall is not normally a problem. They are not suitable for families with small children as they can be snappy and possessive and their size means they are delicate. They do, however, enjoy company and do not like being left alone. Chihuahuas are small dogs that do not require much exercise but should still be provided with plenty of mental stimulation. Despite their small size they can suffer from some health problems so choosing a breeder which tests for these is important.
The Chihuahua is a small dog with a big character. They are alert, spirited and intelligent little dogs that are cheeky and very quick to learn but also have an independent character. They can be cautious in new situations and like to weigh things and are often prone to barking and being noisy. They also pick up acutely on their owner’s character and respond accordingly if they notice them being stressed or tense. Different family lines of Chihuahua can vary significantly in the type of character that they have, so it is important to meet the parents of a litter if you are considering getting a puppy.
They are not appropriate for small children, as they can be snappy. Older children should be taught to be calm and respectful around them, as they will not tolerate prodding and poking. Their big character means they do not always get on that well with other dogs and animals, so socialisation from a young age is important to try and avoid problems. Chihuahuas tend to be extremely loyal and form strong bonds with their owner or family and often do not like being left alone. Their small size means they are not typically used as guard dogs but their noisy nature can mean they will raise the alarm.
Chihuahua Cons: They’ll yap without end unless properly trained and can be difficult to house train.
Chihuahua Pros: They’re easy to carry, they travel well and they’ll often live a good many years.
Learn more about the Chihuahua breed here.
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