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Brenda Boles - 2010-09-21
I have what is supposed to be a Havanese, looks and acts like a Havanese, is very sweet, etc., etc. One thing though -- he is 25 pounds now! When I got him, he was a rescue dog and weighed 22.5 pounds and was thin. Everything I've read says they weigh a lot less. Height to his withers is 11.25". I think he needs to lose about 2 pounds. Is he a Havanese? I also thought maybe he was a Tibetan Terrier, however, his legs are short like a Havanese.

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  • Tammy - 2010-11-20
    I have a purebread Havanese and he is 3 1/2 now and 24 lbs. He is at his healthiest when he is 22 lbs. Havanese can get this big! I have a second 1 1/2 yr. old and he is only 9 lbs. Really, it all depends on the parents, but there is quite a range! They are sweet, funny dogs though, aren't they?
  • Heike Kaden - 2011-08-06
    Hallo Brenda,
    Your maxi-Havanese is just darling! Maybe a little bearded Collie a couple of generations back. Surely there is some other dog beside Havanese in him.
    I have a Havanese, pedigree dates back to Pillowtalk`s, she weighs 5 kg.
    Well, unusual situations, require an unusual handling - Your Maxi-Havanese is a very special one, this kind can not be bought anywhere. How about this?
    He looks a little like my other dog, I brought him to Germany from Turkey, a big big darling.
    All the best for you and Maxi-Havanese,
    best regards from Germany
    (Mrs.) Heike Kaden
  • Audrey - 2014-09-29
    Yes they are sweet, comical, loyal, sensitive, friendly,highly intelligent, prideful breed. We love our Havanese as if she were another child or sibling....
  • Audrey - 2014-09-29
    Our 3 1/2 year old fluctuates between 22 to 25 lbs. The Vet says her weight is perfectly normal. Most of her weight is in her full coat..lol.
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Laike - 2010-04-24
Yes, my dog is the same. He has urine problems since we got him, it started when the previous owner got him spayed... And he whines in the kennel after I put him back in from being outside. But I love him still.!(Spyder)

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  • ina - 2014-09-27
    Your dog should have been neutered not spayed. That is if your spyder is a boy. Spaying is for the female dogs and cats and neutering would be for their male counterparts. Bostons are very easy to house break. You just have to be consistent.
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Jhenna Lance - 2014-09-22
I adopted this beautiful long haired chihuahua from the SPCA June 16,2014. She has been nothing but a blessing in our family after our first child passed away last Christmas I was in need of something to lift my spirits. I was only tagging along with a friend of mine to adopt her new cat I walked the the dog kennels and saw this beautiful little golden fluff ball sitting in her blankets with one eye out observing everything. I fell in love. I called the bank and told them it was an emergency I needed them to cover the funds and -$300 dollars later and some strong convincing of my husband she was mine. She has played such a big role in our healing process and has become my baby. She has the best temperament and is so calm I can take her anywhere and she'll just fall asleep in my lap. Everyone is amazed at just how well tempered and patient she is. Not the typical yapping and ankle bitting chihuahua you usually see. And despite my husband being strongly against keeping her he has fallen in love with her as well. She is now my certified emotional support dog and is rarely not with me. My izabelle is the best thing that ever happened to me and has given me the hope and strength I needed on the days I didn't think I had it in me.

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carmen - 2012-11-11
Could someone, anyone, pleeease tell me where i can get a chion?! The breed would be perfect for me. I am located in philadelphia. Willing to travel to new york, new jersey, delaware and upstate pennsylvania. Looking to purchase or adopt a puppy preferably female. Thank you!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-12
    When you are starting from scratch - quickest way is to Goggle        Chion Breeders.   You will come up with many - all over the US but possibly one close to you. 
  • Gail - 2014-09-19
    Check out the rescue leagues. I got my Wally at one in Florida, Grateful Paws,. He is 16 months old and a bundle of fun! He does bark a lot though! Good luck...
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angelee - 2014-09-10
i was wanting to know why my teacup chihuahua wants to eat so much everytime he takes a nap...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-10
    Teacup chihuahua's eat very small amounts at one time, so it's best to feed them 3 times a day. But watch out, because they will over eat if you let them. It sounds like you need to establish set eating times for your little fellow, then feed him only at those set times.  There's really no need to feed him during naptime. He'll quickly learn the set times when he gets food as long as you're consistent with him.
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arlene - 2014-01-28
Hi, i have a chug tht my father rescued from the garbage disposer he brought her to me when she was 3mths old..my daughter named her beauty.. she is very playful and loves my daughter but unfortunately my daughter has asthma and lately beauty been shedding so much hair and im afraid im gonna have to give her away..it breaks my heart because i already have a year with her and i love her so much..so im writing here to see if this is normal for a chug and if anyone has any remedy or suggestons on what to do.. i know my daughters health comes first but when my daughter hears we giving her away she starts to cry my daughter has no siblings so beauty is her best friend.. :(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-28
    She sounds like a great pet, and I would try to alleviate the problem rather than anything else. Because of their heritage they are big shedders. You can't prevent her from shedding but regular grooming can help reduce the amount of hair that falls out. Regularly brush your chug to help remove loose hair. Bathing once a month will help also, but too much bathing can cause dry skin. Still you can use a wet towel and rub your chug's fur. The damp towel will also catch loose hairs.
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28
    thank you clarice..i will do that.
  • arlene - 2014-01-28
    Thank you clarice, I will do that.. so chugs are big shedders..ohno!!! :'(
  • Alana - 2014-03-27
    Hi Arlene. Before you get rid of your beloved dog, know that it is normal for Pugwawas to be shedders. They lose hair frequently, but if you brush them daily and wash them once every 2 or 3 weeks, they usually are just normal shedders. Do not get rid of your dog; it sounds like your daughter needs her in her life. Best of luck to you, Alana.
  • Barbara Maycott cash - 2014-06-27
    Use flax seed oil. In her food. The SHEDDING WILL STOP. I HAVE AN ENGLISH BULLDOG. HER SHEDDING HAS subsided tremendously. Get it at walmart in the vitamin Area. It's a green bottle. It's only $6 .. In two weeks you'll see a HUGE DIFFERENCE.
  • mike - 2014-09-03
    Barbara could you expand the use of flax seed oil by telling us how much you use and how often,
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Juli - 2013-11-15
My first Blue Heeler was ACD registered and female. She was what I would call the perfect dog. Well behaved and loved everyone. She was protective of me and would attempt to bite only if she felt I was threatened. It took me ten years to get another Blue Heeler without feeling like I was trying to replace her. This time I bought a farm dog, not registered but certainly pure bred. He is very different from my first one. He is very aggressive with everyone except immediate family (this includes about 7 people), I mean he is even aggressive toward people he saw weekly when he was a pup. Doesn't matter if it is adult or child. He also a submissive/excited dribbler. pee pee pee....not as bad now that he is a year old but he still does it with most except me. I don't know what made him the opposite of my previous heeler and I should not compare but I thought I knew the breed from her behavior and he is similar in some ways but different in so many others. SO hardheaded. I socialized him as a pup and had family to include kids around him every weekend, took him to puppy class which he excelled (top of his class in obedience) except after that seems to be when the peeing started. I run him at least 2 miles every day if possible on the treadmill and play ball or Frisbee when time and weather allow. It sucks to have to lock him away every time we have company. Anyway, despite his attitude, I adore him and he makes me laugh. Like a comedian. My first heeler was always so serious and he is constantly being silly. Example...when I refused to play with him because I was watching tv one night, he kept shoving his toy at me and juggling it around in his mouth. I still refused to play so he put his toy in the toilet which I found after I went to the bathroom..eeeew. Any advice on if his aggressive behavior is a normal trait would be great. I am hooked again though even with his faults, I love him.

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  • Donna - 2014-05-03
    I have a female Blue Heeler who has the same characteristics as your male. She is extremely silly a good deal of the time. She is extremely protective of me but not so much my husband. She was also a submissive/excited dribbler up until about 2 months ago. She's now 20 months old. She is very leery of other people, even people she has seen since the day I got her at 6 weeks of age. I, too, have to lock her away when company comes over, at least for about 15 to 20 minutes. I started socializing her immediately upon bringing her home, but she still nips at these same people I socialized her with. From all the reading I've done on the breed, this seems to be normal behavior for the breed. My last dog was a Heeler/Border Collie mix, which the British Kennel Club recognizes as a McNab. She was a wonderful dog, but also leery of anyone outside the household.
  • Michelle - 2014-09-06
    I have a bullterrier that was a demon in the house. The dog used to pee where he wanted,digging holes, and also biting my furniture and clothes. I found a online training system which has taught me how to train very easily ; the change is a 180 degrees. This is the address if interested: www.theonlinedogtrainers.com
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Laura - 2014-09-01
Hello, can any one give us some advice? We have a lovely 2 year and 9 month bull terrier, she is a very good dog, we moved home 9 months ago and in the first few months she was acting very old, very possessive over certain items (furniture ) in the house. We need she wouldn't be perfect with the move and were told by the et this is normal and give her time... She settled down great, but not 9 months on she is doing the same thing, first it was a lazy boy chair, would sit on it but then stare at it, like it was ready to get her, we have moved this and she wasn't happy, tried to attack it, now it's the old little things, the clothes maiden even my feet :-( can any help? Thank you :'-(

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Kelly - 2013-10-21
My daughter has a long haired we call her Grandpuppy (as we have no grandchildren yet) and she is adorable. We take her often for overnights. She is also not a barker and her personality and temperament is fabulous. At our house she goes potty outside only. We have a puppy pad down at all times but she has never used it. She absolutely LOVES people. She is constantly on my husband or myself. As for bed, she sleeps with us. During the night if she becomes chilled she will paw me and all I do is lift the blankets and down she goes, snuggled up to me. I have no idea how she can breathe under there for hours but she does. If she needs to pee during the night (which is rare) she will lick my face consistently. She is such a joy to have around and so calming and funny at her crazy times that we are now searching for one of our own. With the allergies my husband has with animals, she is not an issue at all for him.

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  • Adena martindale - 2013-12-04
    Where did you find her?
  • Louise - 2014-04-18
    We just adopted a Long-haired Chihuahua … she’s 8 years old. She’s amazing. She’s both potty and piddle-pad trained. She seems to do well with people and my grandchildren. Like you Lucy is constantly on me or my husband. She also sleeps in our bed but we’ve taught her when light goes out she has to go down to her end of the bed with her own blanket. Only once I had to take her out in the middle of the night, she came and pestered me … but that was once in the months we’ve had her. I take her for 30 to 45 min. walks, when we get back to our yard she runs around likes she’s put with so much energy. She’s pure joy and we are so happy we adopted her.
  • Anonymous - 2014-09-01
    Cool do you have en dogs you do not what?
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dayana - 2014-09-01
Chewers are a good pet sorry I do not spill good

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