No pet owner wants their pup to be unhealthy and overweight, do they? Chihuahua’s are full of life and plenty of personality, so if you own one and they are looking slightly podgy and you are concerned about their well-being, then it may be time to take some action to make sure they are as happy and healthy as possible.Continue reading Is Your Chihuahua Overweight? Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
Look at a chihuahua and it is impossible to fall in love, look at a teacup chihuahua and you might as well be in heaven. Chihuahua’s are naturally small breeds of dogs, but just recently the designer “teacup” craze has made its way to chihuahuas. These extra small, extra loveable dogs are highly desirable in the teacup dog world, but many don’t understand what they are or how they came to be.Continue reading Teacup Chihuahua – Facts and information
What is a blue chihuahua?
A blue chihuahua is a chihuahua that has what’s called the Dilution gene. This gene is also known as MLPH or “Melanophilin” and has a strange effect on the pigmentation molecules of hair on dogs resulting in a blue appearance. Black or other coats with the Dilution genes will get a sort of greying effect to it, and in the right lighting, it will look blue. Other effects of this gene may give the Chihuahua’s nose a blue appearance as well.Continue reading Blue 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.
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.Continue reading Brindle chihuahuas
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.
Does your chihuahua instinctively start to whimper or run away the moment it senses you want to cut its nails?
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.Continue reading Quickly potty train your chihuahua
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.
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.Read MORE