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 he sees? Well, you aren’t alone. Excessive and inappropriate barking is one of the most common Chihuahua behavioral problems reported by owners. This behavior can become a nuisance and make life difficult for both you and your family, but you can train even the […]

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?

Chihuahuas are often referred to as being either “deer head” or “apple head,” depending on their appearance and physical characteristics. It’s a common assumption that deer head and apple head are official varieties of the Chihuahua. But if you read the breed standards for the Chihuahua, you won’t find them listed as such. The American […]

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

Whether your Chihuahua is a deer head or apple head, long coat or smooth coat, he’s going to shed. With the exception of certain hairless breeds like the Xoloitzcuintli or Chinese Crested, all dogs shed. It’s a natural and ongoing process that’s actual beneficial for our canine companions. As an owner, though, you may have […]

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 […]