Chihuahuas are loyal, courageous, playful, and happy dogs. Most Chihuahuas love to bark at anything and everything.Know More
Proper socialization can help curb the barking behavior of Chihuahuas. The breed tends to bond with one person in the family and may snap at other family members, especially children, out of jealousy. Training with positive reinforcement and affection is the key to making sure a Chihuahua is well behaved.
Another aspect of a typical Chihuahua's behavior is his bravery. Chihuahuas tend not to realize how small they are and are fearless when defending their owners against larger dogs. Their defensive actions range from incessant barking to biting, but proper socialization with people as well as other dogs makes them less anxious and more comfortable.Learn more about Dogs
A reindeer chihuahua is also known as a deer-head chihuahua, and has been named for its uncanny resemblance to that of a deer, as it has an elongated head and neck, a narrower snout and longer legs in comparison to other breeds. Although elegant, reindeer chihuahuas are not show dogs because they are unable to meet the breed's standards, which is to weigh less than 6 pounds.Full Answer >
A Chihuahua and poodle mix is commonly called a chipoo (or chi-poo), but might also be called a wapoo, choodle, poochi or fiesta poo. A chipoo is a designer dog that originated in the United States.Full Answer >
An adult Chihuahua that weighs 5 to 8 pounds should eat 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food twice a day. If the food is not consumed within 15 to 30 minutes, remove it until the next scheduled feeding time.Full Answer >
Mini, micro or teacup Chihuahuas are marketing labels for Chihuahuas that are smaller than average. The American Kennel Club does not have divisions for Chihuahuas by size, and exceptionally small dogs do not receive any preference in the show ring.Full Answer >