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Yo Quiero Chihuahuas: The Tiny Lap Dog With The Big Personality

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This small, spunky dog breed is famous for coining the phrase Yo quiero
Taco Bell. Who doesn't remember the commercials in which the Chihuahua
expressed his love for Taco Bell food? Tiny and energetic, the Chihuahua
typically weighs between 2-6 lbs and is 6 inches to 9 inches in height.
They are one of the longest living dog breeds, sometimes living up to 20
years.

The Chihuahua is recognized by the AKC. Any color including solid,
splashed and marked are acceptable coat co...


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This small, spunky dog breed is famous for coining the phrase Yo quiero
Taco Bell. Who doesn't remember the commercials in which the Chihuahua
expressed his love for Taco Bell food? Tiny and energetic, the Chihuahua
typically weighs between 2-6 lbs and is 6 inches to 9 inches in height.
They are one of the longest living dog breeds, sometimes living up to 20
years.

The Chihuahua is recognized by the AKC. Any color including solid,
splashed and marked are acceptable coat colors. The Chihuahua has two
coat types. One is smooth, short, close and glassy. The other is long,
soft, flat and slightly curly with an undercoat. Contrary to what you
would expect, the short coated dogs shed more than those with long hair.
The short and long haired dogs are actually the same breed so you will
often find both short and long haired puppies in the same litter. Short
haired Chihuahuas need an occasional brushing wh ile long haired
Chihuahuas need brushed daily.

Born to be a family companion, the Chihuahua needs lots of attention and
family time. They are very energetic and need plenty of play time. Since
they are active indoors, they make good apartment dogs, but th ey do enjoy
an occasional walk outside. They love to be spoiled and will encourage
you to spoil them. Many owners find themselves buying puppy clothes for
their spoiled Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas work best when they are the only pet
in the household. They can be aggressive with other dogs and pets, even
those that outweigh them by 100 pounds. If you have other pets in the
household, they should be socialized with them from puppyhood. Homes with
small children or children that are not well behaved are not ideal homes
for Chihuahuas as they can be quick to snap if they are being picked on.
They make great watchdogs as they will let you know if they hear an
unfamiliar noise or see a stranger. They have a tendency to be wary of
strangers. You need to be aware that sometimes the Molera or soft spot on
their head does not close until they are older and sometimes they never
close at all. Be careful to avoid injury.

Mexico is considered to be the Chihuahua's country of origin. Many
sources believe that they have Asian ancestry as well. Their name is
pronounced chi-WAH-wah. They have always been known as companion dogs.

Small, energetic and affectionate, the Chihuahua is a loyal family pet.
They will be like your shadow when you are at home and are happiest when
they have someone home with them most of the time. They also like to
travel with their families. Light on the wallet as they eat little and
are a fairly healthy breed, the Chihuahua is an excellent choice for
families willing to let them have the spotlight and att ention that they
need.

				
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