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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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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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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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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Does your chihuahua instinctively start to whimper or run away the moment it senses you want to cut its nails?
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Are you scared stiff of causing bleeding when trimming your pet’s nails?
Are your chihuahua’s nails getting so long they’ve become gnarled and unsightly?
I’m sorry about your carpet, that poor carpet. Everything will be ok, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you the best way to quickly potty train your chihuahua. The process will work for puppies and full grown chihuahuas.
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In the proper conditions, chihuahuas can be good with children. Although without any kind of training for both your chihuahua and your child, both may have some kind of accidents or injuries. Chihuahua’s are very loyal and protective of their owner and more importantly in this case, can be very jealous as well. There are quite a few things to consider when attempting to bring a chihuahua around a child and should be approached carefully.
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Understanding the types of chihuahuas
When it comes to the different types of chihuahuas, there are only two official different types of chihuahuas. The two types being categorized by their coat length, the long haired and short haired chihuahuas. Although that being said, there are a few other unofficial different types of chihuahuas that aren’t recognized by the AKC as any official type. So for the sake of making things simple and easy to understand, we still call them a type of chihuahua. The differences are quite easy to tell just by looking at them so let’s take a look at the different types there are.
Is my chihuahua ok?
This can be answered in a number of ways, there are a few factors when trying to figure out why chihuahuas shake or if it is cause for concern. The main reason why your chihuahua is shaking could be one of the main reasons humans shake, to warm up.
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What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a not so well known sleeping disorder that causes the person or animal or your chihuahua to stop breathing in the middle of it’s sleep. Either by obstructions of the airways, allergies, the position they sleep in, or just because they get so relaxed their brain is forgetting to breathe. It can be cause for concern, and in some rare cases it could cause death.
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