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Amber Cecilia - 2011-11-09
I have a long haired Chihuahua and I just rescued him 3 months ago I came to find out he is kinda old and he has 2 loose teeth that seem to be bothering him. He has a vet appt. in 2 weeks but he won't eat and he is skinny because of his teeth. Does anyone know what type of dog food I can feed him to fatten him up? Oh and he won't eat hard dog food or anything hard. Only soft.

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  • shelley - 2011-12-01
    Try baby food
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Gucci Oma - 2011-10-27
Hello. We have a 6 month old Japanese chon girl and we are looking for boyfriend for breeding. Pls help us

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-27
    Ought to tell folks where you live. Just a thought.
  • rita - 2011-11-21
    I am in Flordia. I have two great males for breeding. Miso is akc reg. He is black and white then we have Edward and he is not reg but he is a pure breed chin. He is black and white also. They both are super chins in all ways. If your interested e mail us and we will send pictures and answer any thing you want to know thank you
  • Pam - 2011-11-24
    I have a boy looking for a girl friend, where do you live?
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debbie - 2011-11-23
I am fostering a powder puff mom and her pups. She's from a puppy mill and was never walked. She's about 2 years old and is still nursing. She doesn't like to go for walks, but when she does walk, she stops and starts so often that it's torturous. Albeit, it snowed and so it's cold, I can't figure out this odd walking habit. Does anyone have advice on how to get her to walk?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    I would take her to the vet. There could be something wrong with her hips.
  • debbie - 2011-11-24
    Thanks for responding. She walks well in the house and when she does walk outside, she walks fine. It's a stubbornness or unwillingness to walk outside. I've tried coaxing with a treat, but to no avail. (The treat worked well to teach her to climb stairs.) I need to break this negative mindset. Before I call in a trainer, I thought I'd start here! :)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    OK got that part. If she is walking just fine in the house and not outside then it is behavioral. Can't say for sure if this will work but I use very tiny pieces of turkey hotdogs (cut a slice and 1/4 it) and put it in your pocket. As the pup is walking good, give her pieces. If she stops - don't give her pieces. As she walks better on the leash outside then make her walk a little farther each time to get the piece of hotdog. In other words, reward her at first every 10 feet she walks, then every 15 feet, then every 30 feet etc. She should repond and then finally you can take her for a walk and give her the little piece of hot dog when you get back home. Hot dogs are not a staple diet for a little pup like this and you will probably initially be feeding her all the calories she needs for the day but within a couple of weeks she should be walking and moving without problems. Then you have to bury the hotdog in the food so she starts eating what she is supposed to. Good luck and I am glad it is not a bone problem.
  • debbie - 2011-11-24
    Thanks! I will try it.
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Animal-World info on Applehead Chihuahua
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Rusty - 2011-11-17
I have an Applehaead Chihuahua mix Terrier and she`s a little over six months old. She is so friendly with all kids, adults, other dogs. she`s very energetic. and so cute cause her ears still flop over at the tips. she was easy to train like sitting, hand shake, dancing around, lying down, but the hardest was training her to go potty outside and to also do her thing on the paper consistantly. I watch Ceasar Millano he is awesome.

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Justin - 2009-02-24
awww how cute adorable!!!!:)

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  • DeeAnne Hedrick - 2011-11-06
    Yes they are. I got a deerhead puppy when he was 13 weeks old. One parent was applehead and one was deerhead. I got lucky and got one of the deerhead puppies. I'm looking for someone that has a registered applehead female they want to breed and must be disease free. I just want one of the pups.
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aliza - 2011-11-02
Excellent Post! I just noticed this change a few minutes ago and made a short post about it. I will include your post in it.
Thanks for the suggestions

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-02
    You are welcome
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Susan - 2009-12-31
I have a long haired and short haired chihuahua. Two totally different personalities. The long haired (Matrix) is "soooooo cuuuute" as my daughter puts it. The short haired (Max) is the strong willed, independent stubborn one. Matrix is companionable and will roll over to have his belly scratched. Max will come by you only if he can crawl in between your legs or under the covers or sit on your chest. They really don't seem to like each other and constantly fight over toys and bones. Being a large dog owner all my life I didn't think I would be able to cope with small dogs, but they are great and grow on you and if you like to cuddle, they are the dog for you.

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  • Mardi Brown - 2010-11-28
    I also have a long haired and a short haired chihuahua. Your comments sound exactly like my two dogs! The short haired is stubborn and jealous of the long haired one, and is always stealing bones and toys from the long haired one. The short haired one is 8 and the long haired one is 2. I don't think they will ever be buddies.
  • Oleg - 2011-10-29
    Hi,
    I am interested in a long haired chihuahua.
    Could you please send me photos of it.
    Regards,

    Oleg
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Anonymous - 2010-11-19
I have a male english bull terrier, he is 9 months old, and has recently started showing some very worrying behavior problems, we have had him since he was 8 weeks, and he has been fine up until now, he bullies my daughter who is 8, and chases her and bites and nips her, and has started showing me signs of aggression, when I try to discipline him, he jumps up and bites me, and won't stop and has started barking and snapping, I love my dog to bits but this behavior is really starting to worry me, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. He dosen't behave like this for my husband but has no respect for me, I have wanted a bull terrier ever since I can remember, and don't know what to do for the best.

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  • christine - 2010-11-25
    I'm having the same problem with my 16 month old miniature bull terrier he has started showing aggression towards my eldest son he is a fantastic dog but like you I'm very concerned.
  • Dozeydozer - 2010-12-02
    A friend of mine has a deaf bull terrier who used to do exactly the same thing but to her son....he is trying to dominate you and your daughter...try a water spray and a firm "NO"..for some unknown reason all the bull terriers I have had contact with do not like this shock tactic...I have had a few in my time...my own and fosters ;)
  • Kizzy - 2010-12-26
    I have a bull terrier myself too. It's pretty common for a teenage dog to test how far he can go. He sees your husband as a 'pack leader' and if you want to nip this behavior in the bud, you and your daughter need to show him that you are his leaders too. Don't allow any type of dominant behavior, such as, nipping, jumping on you, walk out the door before you, sleep on top of you, etc. Try to be firm and consistent. You can try squirting bottle at him when you disagree with something. Or if it doesn't work, I use my two fingers as a dog mouth, give him a firm touch when he misbehaves (not to hurt him of course). The touch imitates another dog's bite when it does something inappropriate. After he accepts you as his pack leader, he will be a wonderful boy again.
  • Emmy87 - 2011-01-26
    Best advice you could get is to research Cesar Milan.... He is amazing! My family and I have learned so much from his program and he goes by the old age theory that while dogs have been domesticated, they still have a pack mentality... And it sounds like your BT has taken place above you and your daughter in your pack! Trying things like ensuring you and your daughter enter the house before the dog, making visitors speak directly to you before addressing the dog etc show that you have dominance and leadership. Also as hard as it is, staying calm when disciplining your dog... A raised voice is not necessary and simple commands are best. Body language is a huge part in gaining leadership over your dog. Eg.. If he puts his paws on you, remove his paw and gently yet firmly place your arm over his leg, this is a big sign of dominance. If he listens to your husband it is good to have him nearby while you discipline but also make sure you allow yourself and your daughter to discipline and give commands, not just your husband. That's just a few tips but I definitely recommend checking out Cesar! My family and I had an issue with a dog who showed the same signs you described, and I could get no control over him and became quite scared at times... Since watching Cesar and thinking in a pack mentality, I am not as scared and have quite easily through my actions and body language gained dominance over our dog and it is so wonderful to be able to enjoy him now! Dogs NEED discipline and leadership, it makes them feel safe and makes for a happier family all round. Hope this helps : )
  • Brittany - 2011-07-14
    I just bought this book called the puppy primer off amazon. A BT breeder referred me to it. It talks about problems like that. It has really good advice!
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Barbara - 2009-05-07
Can English Bull Terriers swim? We live on the water and have a pool and our puppy bully seems afraid...

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  • Anonymous - 2010-04-19
    Not advisable...heard a story of a lady here in the UK who took her EBT swimming and the dog died.......a short coat + long swim = hypothermia, together with the tremendous muscle strain when swimming....not a good idea!
  • sarah - 2010-11-15
    I don't think they are natural swimmers, they tend to sink because they are so heavy. Although I'm told if you teach them from very young they can.
  • Sarah Kennedy - 2011-09-06
    LOL oh they can swim if they have to. My EBT, Ozzy is rather clumsy and has HAD to swim as he regularly falls into the canal on walks. He splashes lots and is not the most elegant, but he does keep his head above water until I pull him out. Then he forgets and wanders too close for a quick drink and... splash another swim. He has a paddling pool in the garden and wont go in it. So I think the EBT choice is NOT to swim unless forced. I'd like to see one who enjoyed it though.
  • FRED - 2011-10-28
    So nobody just chucked em in and found out? Mine swims fine, not his favorite activity due to lack of hair and body fat which create bouyancy. Working with his fear by having him sit in the river on a hot day but not having to swim helped him realize he could cool without drowning.
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lucia mendoza - 2011-10-27
It looks my dog Canello

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