Living With A Chihuahua

Living With A Chihuahua

FORGET IT! I want you to forget every preconceived idea you have ever had about the Chihuahua. Why? Because they are every dog wrapped up in one. Discovering this tiny little dog is pure joy
and enlightenment.

As a Toy dog, the Chihuahua is naturally active and alert. They enjoy all types of exercise, even swimming and hiking. Hunting you ask? You bet! These little dogs will relentlessly hunt and even point a butterfly as it flutters between those gigantic ears, almost landing on their tiny nose. These loveable dogs are well-rounded and make a great companion that will happily accompany you anywhere you want to go, doing anything you want to do.

It is well-known the Chihuahua is a great watch dog. They mimic the WORKING dog as property protectors and no one will enter your property without first being announced by the Chihuahua. They are quick to learn and very intelligent. Those big heads have big brains and they know how to use them.

They will bay in unison like a HOUND when you are late with their dinner. A favorite squeaky toy is relentlessly run down like a prized quarry. Their stamina is exhausting to watch when they make up their mind they are going to have something that is just out of reach. These little guys are not quitters.

It is well-known the Chihuahua is a great watch dog. They mimic the WORKING dog as property protectors and no one will enter your property without first being announced by the Chihuahua. They are quick to learn and very intelligent. Those big heads have big brains and they know how to use them. One must be smarter than the Chihuahua, otherwise they will conquer and control, and ultimately you will be a slave to this tiny little dog. With this in mind, training is a necessity. These little dogs, do not think of themselves as the smallest of all dogs so their owners will need to protect them from themselves and those giant canines they think they resemble.

Long coated and smooth coated Chihuahuas have distinct differences besides the length of their coat. They are as diverse as the NON-SPORTING dog. Living with smooth coats requires the more energetic personality, while the long coats frequently appear to exhibit a more laid-back temperament and might be [better suited] for those who prefer a more relaxed lifestyle. The smooth coats will shed a little more than the long coats, but they love to be groomed and will jump for joy when they see the brush come out. The two-pound tiny little dogs are highly sought after as pets to be carried in designer bags, to the delight of onlookers, while those three-to-six-pounds can be seen in the show ring and are more common. They vary in size, temperament, and looks. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone has a different interpretation, which explains the question, “Is that
a Chihuahua?”

As a pack, these little dogs prefer the company of other Chihuahuas. They band together and will even HERD each other when it’s time to go in for dinner or spend time in bed with mommy and daddy. They are truly dedicated to their family, both two-legged and four-legged. They enjoy caring for each other and exhibit a respect toward one another that is amazing. They know their personal beds, but will gladly invite a friend or two (or three or four) to share theirs. The Chihuahua makes an excellent companion, and contrary to belief, they respond beautifully to training and exercise. They are always eager to please and enjoy showing off with an innate desire to outshine
all others.

The AKC Chihuahua Standard states the Chihuahua should have TERRIER-like qualities. This doesn’t mean they are going to hunt down a live rat for the kill. It suggests they are a frisky and energetic dog. These little dogs are engaging in every way and are eager for a spirited argument. They are determined to have it their way, so one must take charge early in ownership or you will find yourself at their beck and call. They require owners who have determination to match their lively character and dramatic flair.

Most Chihuahua owners joke that, “we are owned by our dogs.” There is definitely some truth to this whimsical statement. Most of us have owned other breeds, but in time, we finally found our way to this fabulous little creature known as the Chihuahua. Once owned by one of these little dogs, you will never be without one in your home—the more the merrier.

Chihuahuas are a TOY dog and they definitely embody sheer delight. Their life’s desire is to please their owner, showing so much loyalty and love that you feel they are a special gift from above. Toys were developed for companionship and these little dogs take their job seriously. They don’t require much space and prefer full body contact 24/7 if possible. The cost of feeding these little dogs is reasonable and clean-up is easy to control. They are great city dwellers, since they don’t need a lot of space to exercise. What’s not to love about these little darlings?

Most Chihuahua owners joke that, “we are owned by our dogs.” There is definitely some truth to this whimsical statement. Most of us have owned other breeds, but in time, we finally found our way to this fabulous little creature known as the Chihuahua. Once owned by one of these little dogs, you will never be without one in your home—the more the merrier.

They (the smallest of all dogs) are tuned in to us, and at times we think they must possess a human gene. They are so intuitive they appear to feel our feelings, and at times when we are sad, you can literally see tears running down their face. The Chihuahua can be unrelenting when they bring you their favorite squeaky and leave it at your feet. When you refuse to notice, they will perform the most endearing antics, rendering you helpless to resist their appeal. Their wish is your command. They just seem to know when YOU need to play.

These faithful little friends will charm you, cheer you, and warm your heart. The beauty and grace of the Chihuahua is a pleasure to watch as they master amazing feats that keep you entertained most of the day. When siesta time comes around, these “energized” angels will find a sunny spot and lie there for hours, absorbing the sun as if they were recharging their batteries. Surely this gives them their special ability to spread sunshine in every room in the house.

So forget all of your preconceived notions about these little dogs and know that living with the Chihuahua is the ultimate definition of “man’s best friend.”

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