Merle chihuahuas

What is a Merle chihuahua?

When bringing up types of chihuahuas, a Merle chihuahua isn’t an official “type” recognized by the AKC for chihuahuas, but rather a special coating type for dogs. The Merle is a gene modifier that affects the pigmentations in dogs that changes the color of their coating. The gene also affects the color of their eyes which normally results in blue eyes or more unusual colors.

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Brindle chihuahuas

What is a brindle chihuahua?

When referring to a brindle chihuahua, we aren’t speaking on a type of the breed, but rather on the color and patterns of the chihuahua’s coat. The coating of a brindle chihuahua can be described as “striped” or “blotchy” or “streaked”. The dark stripes on brindle coats may have the appearance of “heavy” or “light”. A heavy brindle will give the chihuahua more of a dark appearance, while the light brindle will be much less of a dark dominant overall color.

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Chihuahua names, naming a chihuahua made easy

Naming your chihuahua dog can be fun!

For some of us, we just need to see some examples before we can get the brain ticking with the creativity we need to name a chihuahua. Being dogs with a very large personality, you may enjoy choosing a name that fits its character. A funny, ironic name for these tiny dogs is a popular choice. The name “Hulk” may seem funny, but if your chihuahua destroys everything, then I’d say it’s a perfect fit.

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Shy or timid chihuahua

Being one of the smallest breeds of dogs, a shy or timid chihuahua is a regular problem. There are many reasons why this may happen which actually has little to do with their size, and more to do with their environment. Let’s take a look at reasons why your chihuahua is shy or timid, and then we can figure out about how to make your little chi more confident.

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