helpful chihuahua information and facts chihuahua owners should know!

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the chihuahua, with its apple-dome skull and large luminous eyes, can wear a remarkably human expression at times

is the chihuahua the right pet for you?

the chihuahua, with its apple-head skull and large luminous eyes, can wear a remarkably human expression at times and will want to be with you most, if not all of the time.

warning: don’t buy a chihuahua if you don’t have the emotional real estate in your heart or the time for the complete love and attention of this furry little pet.  they are like children.

chihuahuas can be smooth coat or long coat,  apple head or dear head, blue coat or merle coat,  there is no chihuahua breed standard distinction made between the two in the united states since both smooth coat and long coat can occur in a litter.  experienced chihuahua owners say that each dog of this breed has their own unique personality; this is a very individualistic breed.

a few generalizations can be made. chihuahuas are graceful, energetic, and swift-moving canines.  they have often been described as having “terrier-like” qualities; that is, the qualities of being alert, observant, and keen on interacting with their masters.  they are extremely loyal and get attached to one or two persons.

these tiny and sometimes teacup size dogs are certainly unaware of their diminutive stature: they can be bold with other dogs much larger than themselves, and protective of their masters.  they are fiercely loyal to their masters and wary of any strangers or new guests introduced into the household, which the chihuahua considers to be its personal domain.  for these reasons, chihuahuas make good watch dogs (not guard dogs!).

the chihuahua needs a great deal of human contact: touching, petting, and general attention.  if the chihuahua does not get this, she or he will use various attention-getting tricks until you give her/him attention.  like using paws to lightly scratch the hand, a signal that says, “pet me now!” some owners who have had other, more independent breeds may find the chihuahua too needy.  however, they give a lot of love and affection in return for your care.

keeping more than one chihuahua can greatly ease the dog’s stress when left alone each day if the owner works.  they will compete for your attention when you get home though. because they are by nature gentle, loyal, and sweet-tempered, chihuahuas are ideal for single people, the elderly, the handicapped, and shut-ins.

chihuahuas will keep you company for hours by lying on your lap or beside your torso if in bed, and treat you like royalty.  no one with a chihuahua in their household will ever be truly alone.  they are quite happy in apartments, as long as there is enough to play with and explore.

opinions differ on how to bathe a chihuahua.  some say that bathing too often removes the natural oils from the coat, and thus dandruff will result and the coat will look dull. others say that shampooing on occasion with certain brands of shampoo can actually enhance the sheen of the coat.  chihuahuas should be bathed at least twice a month, otherwise they develop an unpleasant smell.  this is actually due to the skin cells that humans sloth off onto the chihuahua!  so humans are the main contributors to that smell that can develop.

when bathing, take care not to get water into their ears, as an infection can develop.  you will need to trim their nails at least once a month too.  on the smaller dogs, cat claw trimmers can be used.  it’s good to start a nail trimming routine early on so that your dog becomes accustomed to your handling its paws not to mention getting used to the clippers.  owners should also be aware that chihuahuas are prone to knee problems like luxating patellas or “weak knees.”  this can occur as they get older.  if it causes difficulty in walking, take your dog to the vet.

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cute chihuahua puppies video compilation

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chihuahua puppies are tiny dogs with enormous personalities.  they’re little dogs with a big-dog attitude and best of all, they’re so darn cute!  enjoy!

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what is a blue chihuahua? how do blue chihuahuas differ from other chihuahuas?

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what exactly is a blue chihuahua and what makes a blue chihuahua puppy different from other chihuahua puppies?  all chihuahuas are special and unique in their own way, but blue chihuahuas are best described as a chihuahua puppy that is bred to have a dull silver-grey-coat with a tinge of blue.

a blue chihuahua is rare and can be an apple head chihuahua or a deerhead chihuahua and is produced from mating a black and tan chihuahua, a chocolate, or even a fawn parent, but the parents must carry the recessive blue gene in their line of heritage.  the blue in a blue chihuahua can also be part of a merle patterned – tri-colored or multicolored coat.

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the chihuahua club of america warns that coat color in chihuahuas is often linked to genes with undesirable traits or birth defects.  the merle pattern and blue coat color can often come with common health problems.  this is another reason that blue chihuahuas are rare.

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like teacup chihuahuas, much controversy exists around the subject of breeding blue chihuahuas by blue chihuahua breeders as hidden defects on the gene that is linked to the blue color can result in serious coat problems and other health issues.  for these reasons, it is advised to never breed a blue chihuahua with another blue chihuahua.

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Please help Nadia keep Famous Chihuahua online! This remarkable woman’s incredible story and drive will inspire you!

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We ask that you please watch the video first as it spotlights some of the most adorable chihuahuas Nadia has ever featured at Famous Chihuahua and highlights some of the most remarkable moments of Nadia’s life!

“Nadia’s life’s journey will inspire and encourage you!”

Despite Nadia’s many past accomplishments, this remarkable woman has only begun to leave her mark of change in the world.  As she reaches high with God’s strength after battling Lyme disease and surviving a devastating car accident, we will continue to be inspired by her unfolding journey

The first thing that stood out when I met Nadia was her indomitable spirit, her incredible zest for life, her sharp and always expanding mind and her passion for Famous Chihuahua.  Having battled Lyme disease myself, I knew the difficult road Nadia had faced, but could sense that she would be one of those who leans in and presses forward even when things got unbearable.

Lyme disease impacts everyone differently and for Nadia it left her bedridden with a myriad of internal issues that come with the onset of an autoimmune disease.  Recovery was slow and a timely process, but with faith and a strong support system, it became a reality.

Then came the devastating car accident in November of 2019, where Nadia was hit head on by another driver.  This resulted in what turned out to be serious injury and nerve damage to the left side of her body that has no specific end date to her suffering.  It will be a long road to healing, requiring an uncommon internal steel.

I have been so inspired by the passion with which Nadia engages in everything she cares about.  Like home schooling her 6 year old son, discerning the treatments her body is able to handle and respond to and growing spiritually and emotionally, even while her body stops her from doing so much of what she loves.

Her courage and relentless commitment to becoming stronger despite the difficulties is amazing to watch.  Nadia’s unwavering faith and the light she carries touches people wherever she goes and they know she genuinely cares about them and wants to use what God has given her to help others.

Nonetheless, with her injuries and the costs of treatment, it has been very difficult for Nadia to maintain the “Famous Chihuahua website” she is so passionate about.

This is an open invitation to fellow chihuahua lovers and Famous Chihuahua followers to link arms together to help Nadia keep Famous Chihuahua online!

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