Archive for January, 2013

Choosing The Right Dog Food For a Chihuahua

Choosing a dog food for your Chihuahua isn’t a decision that should be made lightly. Like all dogs, Chihuahuas have very specific nutritional needs that must be met through proper dieting. Unfortunately, most of the dog foods sold in pet stores and grocery stores fail to provide enough nutrients for healthy growth and development. While […]

Steps For Teaching a Chihuahua How To Sit

Sitting is a basic obedience command that every Chihuahua needs to know and obey. Unfortunately, many owners overlook the importance of teaching this command, and as such they lose their position of dominant leader in the house. If a Chihuahua believes they are at the top of dominance totem pole, they may bark, bite act […]

Is It Safe To Raise a Chihuahua Around Larger Dogs?

With an average weight of just 3-5 pounds, there’s no denying the fact that Chihuahuas are small dogs. In fact, they are oftentimes considered THE smallest breed in the world. Of course this is just one of the many reasons why people choose to own pet Chihuahuas over other types of dogs. However, their small […]

How To Train a Chihuahua To Stop Barking

Does your Chihuahua bark up a storm at every little thing they see? Well, you aren’t alone. Excessive and inappropriate barking is one of the most common behavioral problems reported by Chihuahua owners. Some Chihuahuas bark only when a guest approaches the front door, while others bark at the television, vacuum cleaner, broom, radio, other […]

How To Raise a Chihuahua Puppy

Raising a Chihuahua puppy inside your home is an exciting and memorable time that you’re certain to never forget. Just the sight of these energy-filled balls of fur is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face, regardless of what kind of day you’re having. However, the decision to raise a Chihuahua puppy on your […]

Comparing The Differences Between Long-Coat and Smooth-Coat Chihuahuas

Purebred Chihuahuas are categorized as either long-coat or smooth-coat (AKA short coat). Contrary to what some people may believe, these aren’t actual breeds but rather varieties of the Chihuahua. If you’re thinking of adding a new Chihuahua to your family in the near future, it’s important to understand the differences between long-coats and smooth-coats. While […]

Deer Head vs Apple Head Chihuahua – What’s The Difference?

If you’ve done any research into the Chihuahua breed, you’ve probably heard of deer head and apple head being used to describe them. Breeders, veterinarians, experts and owners frequently use these terms to describe specific Chihuahuas based on their physical characteristics and appearance. The fact is that most Chihuahuas can either be classified as deer […]

Teacup Chihuahuas – Separating The Facts From The Fiction

Whether you currently own a Chihuahua or are thinking of owning one, you’ve probably heard people refer to some of them as “teacups” or similar names. Typically, owners and breeders may refer to their ultra-small Chihuahuas using terms such as these. This can undoubtedly be confusing giving the fact that the American Kennel Club (AKC) […]

Dealing With a Shedding Chihuahua

Because of their small size, some people automatically assume that Chihuahuas don’t shed. The truth is, however, that all dogs with fur are going to shed at least to a certain degree. While it may only be a little bit of fur here and there, other times it can blanket the floors and furniture of […]

Top Reasons Why You Should Adopt From a Chihuahua Rescue

Are you thinking about adding a new Chihuahua to your family? Before you start calling around breeders in your area, you should check into some of the local Chihuahua rescues. Many people seem to forget about these organizations and the loving, loyal and downright adorable Chihuahuas they offer. While they may not offer as many […]