Chihuahua Puppies

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Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed, one that’s distinguished by its impudence, personality and charm. In order to get what it wants, this cute dog will behave so sweetly that you won’t be able to refuse. Perhaps that’s why it has come to be associated with the bohemian show business crowd. This ancient dog breed, known to the Mayan and Aztec tribes, has now become incredibly popular. And it's not because of the small size or simple maintenance, but rather, because of these dogs’ affectionate character and devotion. Their ancestors lived in what is now modern Mexico as early as the 9th-10th centuries AD.

Great reasons to get a Chihuahua:

  1. Inexpensive maintenance
  2. Devoted to the owner
  3. Easy care
  4. Ideal companion
  5. Friendly and fun
  6. Can be kept in a small apartment
  7. Long lifespan

Breed characteristics

The dog comes across as agile, active, friendly and courageous. Chihuahuas move around energetically; their step is springy and well-defined. Manifestations of aggression or cowardice are considered unacceptable for this breed. However, Chihuahuas are brave and fearless dogs, which is why you need to monitor your pet in the presence of animals that are prone to aggression, as it may not realize that the enemy is much larger and stronger. Chihuahuas should not be allowed to bark at large dogs. The dog’s small stature is both a positive and negative trait for the owners. The advantage is that they easily fit into handbags, you can take them along when you go shopping or take a trip.

At the same time, Chihuahua owners need to be extremely careful not to accidentally step on their pet or hit them with a door. Long-term observations have proven that, despite their small stature, the Chihuahua is a very strong personality. They are deeply devoted to their owners and form strong bonds with them. So, if any there is potential danger to the owner, the fearless chihuahua will rush to their defense, barking frantically and loudly. Its energy and spirited charge more than compensate for its small stature. A Chihuahua’s exterior is expressive and memorable – it’s the smallest dog in the world. The breed standard specifies weight, rather than height: a dog of this breed must weigh 1-3 kilograms. Young children may not immediately befriend a Chihuahua. It’s best to explain to them that the dog is not a toy and should be treated with care and respect. Chihuahuas are feisty and sociable, so being alone all day can be a serious stress for them. Contact us, and we’ll be happy to offer you the perfect chihuahua for sale.  

How to care for and maintain a chihuahua

Maintenance and care Most importantly, you need learn how to pick up your dog correctly. The right hand goes under the chest, and the left hand goes under the rump. That’s the only way to do it! Chihuahuas may have either a long or a smooth coat, and there can be puppies with different coat types in one litter. In our opinion, Chihuahuas are the easiest dogs to groom, and we offer chihuahua puppies for sale, among other breeds, so we know exactly what we are talking about! Their coat doesn’t need to be trimmed or specially monitored. The only inconvenience is a slight molt. Smooth-haired Chihuahuas don't shed as much as long-haired ones. To remove excess hair, you need to comb the dog 2-3 times a week, and a little more often during molting. There are special silicone brushes for smooth-haired dogs. Washing. Wash the dog every few months with any mild shampoo. Claws. Try to trim the claws with a miniature nail clipper 2-3 times a month or file them with a nail file.

Clean the eyes and ears of secretions at least once a week with a special treatment from a veterinary pharmacy (there are many of them for every taste). GOOD NEWS! Chihuahuas are hypoallergenic. Your Chihuahua should be dressed in a warm suit for winter walks. For longer (more than an hour) walks in wintertime, you can also put shoes on your dog or treat the paw pads with special wax. Our dogs have continuous independent outside access, so in winter they walk freely without clothing, but for only 10-15 minutes, until they come back into the house. An adult dog should be vaccinated once a year and treated for worms and external parasites on a regular basis. During the warm season, do not forget to use antitick preparations: the forest (ixodic) tick carries diseases that are dangerous for dogs and that are easier to prevent than to treat.

Rearing and training

Every dog, even the smallest one, must be trained right, so that your life together brings only joy. First of all, a chihuahua must learn to approach on command: this command will help prevent conflicts with other dogs and avoid dangerous situations on the road. In city conditions, a dog should be walked on a leash. Chihuahua does not require long walks, but will be very happy with them.

Chihuahua breed standard

The first official Chihuahua breed standard was established in 1923 and included only smooth-coated dogs. But just three decades later, in 1954, the British Chihuahua Club together with their American colleagues created a second standard, which included both varieties of these small dogs - both smooth-haired and long-haired. Chihuahuas appeared in Russia in the latter half of the 20th century. The body is well built and compact. The back is short and strong, the topline is straight. The ribcage is deep and broad, with well-rounded ribs in front that seem bulky (but not extremely so). The abdomen is well tucked up, slightly tucked up is also acceptable, but not desirable. The head is round (apple-shaped), the transition from the forehead to the muzzle is pronounced (wide and deep, and the forehead is rounded near the base of the muzzle). The nose is rather short, slightly upturned, the lobe may be of different colors.

The muzzle is short, broad at the base and tapering towards the nose. It looks straight in profile. The cheeks are very dry and barely pronounced. Lips are dry and tightly pressed. Level or scissor bite, overshot or undershot bite is not allowed. The eyes are large, rounded and very expressive. Convex, (but not overly so), the eyes are mostly dark. Light eyes are also allowed, but not desirable. The ears are erect, large, wide near the base and slightly tapering at the tips, rounded. In repose, the ears flare out to the sides. The neck is of medium length, and the neck’s top line is slightly curved. Neck is thicker in males than in females. The tail is set high, fairly long, thick at the base and gradually tapering towards the tip. The tail should be slightly curved and raised (a distinguishing feature of the breed). The forelegs are straight, of good length, when viewed from the side, they stand vertically, and when viewed from the front, they form straight lines with the elbows. The hind limbs are vertical and parallel to each other. The angulations of the knee and hip joints are good.

The paws are small, oval-shaped, the fingers are not splayed. The coat depends on the breed variation: in smooth-haired dogs it is short and close to the skin, and if there is an undercoat, the coat is a little longer; in the long-haired type, the coat is much longer, soft and silky in texture, straight or slightly wavy, a sparse undercoat is desirable. The hair is longer on the ears, back of the legs, chest and tail, but not too abundant (hair similar to the Bolognese breed is not acceptable). Chihuahua colors are very diverse, and can be practically any color and their combinations. Please contact us, and we’ll be happy to let you know what lovely chihuahua dogs we have for sale at the moment.