Chihuahua Clothes and Accessories at The Chihuahua Wardrobe!
Welcome to ChihuahuaWardrobe.com, the world’s #1 site dedicated for Chihuahua clothes and accessories! Our site is built and ran by a small group of Chihuahua owners, so it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about the breed. In addition to our apparel shop, we also have tons of helpful information and guides for Chihuahua owners. You can learn more about the history of the Chihuahua, how to groom them, common health problems and training tips. Think you have the cutest Chihuahua on the block? If so, send us a picture and we will gladly upload it to our site so others can see!
Whether you’re one of the millions of Chihuahua owners from across the world or just someone who’s a fan of the breed, you've come to the right place. Although our site is still fairly new, we're working around the clock to add new clothes and content to our site. If you don't see the type of clothes you're looking for, try typing it into the search box at the top-right hand side of the page.
Why Your Chihuahua May Actually NEED Clothes
Most owners choose to dress their Chihuahua up in cute clothes simply because they look cute and adorable. After all, a Chihuahua wearing a shirt, dress or hoodie is enough to put on a smile on anyone's face. However, dressing your Chihuahua in clothes may actually serve some unique benefits other than making them look cute. Lets take a closer look at some of these reasons...
So, just how exactly are clothes beneficial to Chihuahuas? You have to remember that Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world; therefore, their bodies aren't able to handle cold weather as well as larger dogs can. When the temperatures begin to drop during the cold winter season, spending just 5 minutes outside can dramatically lower a Chihuahua's core temperature to unhealthy levels. Even if your Chihuahua stays indoors, they're still going to have to go outside to use the bathroom. Dressing them up in a warm sweater or thick shirt will provide a valuable layer of thermal protection for them.
What Clothes Should I Get For My Chihuahua?
If this is your first time purchasing Chihuahua clothes, you might feel a little lost and not know where to start. As you can expect, the process is a bit different than buying your everyday clothes. You have to think about not only how it looks on them, but also how it fits and how comfortable it is on them. Chihuahuas aren't able to express any discomfort they have with clothes you dress them up in, so it's up to you to make sure they're happy and content with their new outfit.
Where To Start...
The first thing you'll want to consider when shopping for Chihuahua clothes is the size. Because Chihuahuas come in sizes ranging from 2 pounds to well over 5 pounds, some of them are going to require clothes of different sizes. Before purchasing any new clothes for your Chihuahua, you should carefully read the description to determine it will fit. Some of clothes are labeled "one size fits all," but most will have specifications regarding what size Chihuahua they fit. For instance, a small shirt may be labeled to fit Chihuahuas between 2-4 pounds, while larger shirts may fit Chihuahuas that weight between 5-7 pounds.
A Quick Overview of The Chihuahua
Unless you or someone in your family has owned a Chihuahua before, you might be wondering what it's like. All dog breeds, Chihuahuas included, have their own unique traits and characteristics. It's important to understand what these traits are before taking on the responsibility of another life. Only then can you rest assured knowing that you're able to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your Chihuahua to grow up in.
Here are some of the unique traits and characteristics shared by the Chihuahua breed:
- Smallest breed on earth.
- Extremely affectionate and oftentimes prefer to lay in their owners lap over playing.
- Require extra time and attention to potty train.
- Love to burrow in covers and blankets, so watch out and don't step on any piles of dirty clothes you have laying around!
- Get cold easily and may shiver as a result of their small size.
- Relatively few health problems.
- Able to live long lives of 10+ years.
- There are two recognized varieties -- smooth and long-coat.
- Require minimal grooming.
- Although they are small in size, Chihuahuas are quite feisty and stand their ground when confronted by larger dogs.
- All Chihuahuas can be categorized as either "apple head" or "deer head."
- The Chihuahua was named after the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, where it's believed the breed originated from.
- American Kennel Club (AKC) standards state that Chihuahuas must weigh less than 6 pounds.
Hopefully the characteristics listed above will give you an idea on what the Chihuahua is like. Before jumping into the decision of owning a Chihuahua, it's a good idea to see them in person. If you know a friend or family member that has a Chihuahua, ask them if you can come over to see it. Depending on how well the Chihuahua was socialized it may or may not let you pet it. Don't take it personally if the Chihuahua keeps their distance, as some of them are raised to be more skittish than others.
Chihuahua Background and Information
Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world with an AKC standard of no more than 6 pounds. However, don’t let their small body size fool you into thinking Chihuahuas are shy and back away from threats. On the contrary, they’re one of the most feisty types of dogs you’ll ever come into contact with. When they’re confronted by a suspicious noise or some other possible danger, Chihuahuas will stand their ground barking aggressively. Some people consider this the “Napoleon Syndrome” since they have such an aggressive, stand-your-ground behavior and small size.
Because of their feisty personality and small size, Chihuahuas need to be supervised when they’re outside. It’s far too easy for Chihuahuas to become injured if they get into a fight with larger dogs. This doesn't necessary mean you have to keep them on a tight leash the entire time they're outside, but instead just keep an eye on them to ensure they don't run off and get into trouble.
If you’re looking for a good watch dog, a Chihuahua is the perfect breed for you. When a stranger approaches the front door, your Chihuahua will be the first 0ne to hear it, and trust me, they’ll let you know. Some people may find this nuisance, but you have to think of your Chihuahua as an alarm system. Lets hope no one tries to break into your house, but a Chihuahua will sound the alarm if it happens.
Is a Chihuahua The Right Choice For Me?
Lets face it, Chihuahuas are undeniably cute and adorable, but there’s much more to owning them than just their sweet puppy-dog looks. Even though they typically have feisty personalities, Chihuahuas are very loving and affectionate, as they oftentimes prefer to lay in their owner’s lap over playing with toys. It’s this type of close bond and connection that brings so many people to seek the addition of a Chihuahua to their family.
If you have children, chances are they will grow to love an affectionate Chihuahua. You’ll need to teach them both how to properly interact with another, but once you, there’s a bond there that will last a lifetime. In fact, studies have shown that children who grow up with dogs in their house are live happier lives, which is something every parent should want. Just remember to teach both your Chihuahua and children the proper boundaries of playing with one another. If your Chihuahua ever tries to lash out in aggression, you'll need to tell them "NO!" to let them it's unacceptable behavior.
As stated above, Chihuahuas are also the perfect guard dog. Whether you live in a house or apartment, a Chihuahua will let you know when someone’s at the door. No one likes to think about a situation when a home intruder breaks into your home, but it's nice to know that a Chihuahua is there to sound the alarm if it happens. This alone is reason enough to want to own a Chihuahua.