Q:

What is the normal behavior of a Chihuahua?

A:

Quick Answer

Chihuahuas are loyal, courageous, playful, and happy dogs. Most Chihuahuas love to bark at anything and everything.

Know More
What is the normal behavior of a Chihuahua?
Credit: Jamie McCaffrey Flickr CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

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

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How much should I feed my Chihuahua?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you spell "chihuahua"?

    A:

    Chihuahua is spelled like so. The breed is named after the Mexican state Chihuahua, spelled the same way, where the dogs were first discovered in the mid to late 1800s.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a merle Chihuahua?

    A:

    A merle Chihuahua is a Chihuahua with a dappled coat. Merle is a coat pattern found in many domestic dog breeds; it consists of darker blotches of color on a lighter background of the same hue.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you train a Chihuahua?

    A:

    The Chihuahua needs to be trained using positive reinforcement and an authoritative attitude on the part of the owner. Regardless of the temperament of the Chihuahua puppy, the same technique must be used and owners must remember that while Chihuahuas are very intelligent, they are also quite stubborn.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore