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Having A Chihuahua Dog

Jan 6, 2008
Individuals must know what to expect from Chihuahua dogs before they bring them home. Although they are the smallest breed of dog, they still needs lots of space to run and play. Individuals wanting a personable dog should choose Chihuahua dogs as they greatly enjoy being around people and other Chihuahuas. Chihuahua dogs are very possessive of the individuals who primarily care for them, which is why it is important for people to understand their traits and behaviors before adopting or buying them.

Due to limited living spaces many individuals choose to adopt Chihuahua dogs and make them their pet. These animals are the smallest breed of dog in the world, and many individuals assume they don't need much space to live. This is not true though, and this emphasizes why it is so important for individuals to gather lots of Chihuahua information and learn what to expect before bring a Chihuahua home.

Although Chihuahuas are very small they actually need quite a bit of space when they want to run and play. In fact many experts recommend that you provide your Chihuahua with a fenced-in backyard that allows them to run around freely. If you live in an apartment or condo where this isn't possible, you can still provide your Chihuahua with room to run around by taking them outside on an extended leash. This allows them to run around fairly unrestrained while you still maintain control of them.

Chihuahuas are also dogs that enjoy being around people. They are highly interactive and get lonely rather quickly, thus it may be best for you to place your Chihuahua in doggy daycare if you are away at work all day.

Chihuahuas also enjoy being around other dogs, so it may be advisable for you to purchase another Chihuahua to keep the first pet company. Having two Chihuahuas together can provide some relief if the dogs are left alone all day while you are at work if you choose not to put them in doggy daycare. Due to the fact Chihuahua dogs enjoy being around other dogs, you should have your pet fixed as soon as possible. They are the smallest breed of dog, which makes them very vulnerable to attach if they get out when they are in heat. Dogs that want to be left alone will have no problem providing serious injury or death to your Chihuahua.

One thing that many individuals and families don't expect with Chihuahua dogs is their possessive nature. Chihuahuas have the ability to develop a special bond with people they are frequently around such as their owners or caregivers. They often bark, growl, snip at, bite or attack individuals that appear to be invading their space and their bond. This is why Chihuahuas will even attack fellow family members that live in the same house. Before you purchase or adopt a Chihuahua it is important you are fully knowledgeable and aware of their possessive behavior since it is one of the main reasons individuals get rid of them after only having them for a few months.

Even though they may be possessive, Chihuahuas can make great pets for individuals and families. They have a lot of desirable qualities and are quite intelligent. However, you should become fully knowledgeable about Chihuahuas and know what to expect before you bring one home.
About the Author
Being a lover of all dogs, Sandra Dean particularly enjoys Chihuahuas due to qualities such as their intelligence. In order to ensure a Chihuahua is right for your home, you should know what to expect before you purchase or adopt them. This article can provide you Chihuahua information about the behaviors and traits of this breed so you know what to expect when they become your pet.
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