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chris - 2012-02-08
My chinese crested powderpuff puppy (8 months) loves greek yougurt in her dry food (I only put 1/4 tsp with water). Will this cause any problems?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-08
    You can do that - it won't cause problems.
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Tony Estabrooks - 2012-02-02
I also have a long hair chihuahua and his name is Taco aka Taco bell. And i love him to death.Taco bell is very good with my 3 cats and he would play with one of them. And he only 2 years old. And he is also great when i am feeling down and he is my best friend in the world.

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Becky - 2012-01-25
We adore our big wooly bear dog. Pablo, our 3 year old Giant Schnauzer, follows us from room to room, obeys very well (except for the occasional selective hearing if he air sniffs an irresistable scent). Giants are the absolute best breed for any family who desires a dog that will be actually under your feet. . . literally!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-25
    They are neat pups - good personality and non barkers and lay around with the family.
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Brianna - 2012-01-23
I want to get a bull terrier and a friend has one that's nine months old... I'm afraid that's too old ... What do you think ?? Will it be hard to train? Can I teach it a new name ? Could it be dangerous around kids??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-23
    The benefit to nine months is you can see/hold/watch etc the pups personality. 9 months is pretty young and at least at that age, there should be bladder control. Is it housebroken? Bull Terriers are usually pretty stubborn, independent dogs that require a strong, consistent trainer. Can you teach it a new name - easily. Could it be dangerous around kids? Yes. Any animal can be dangerous but it seems the bull terrier has the leading reputation in this regard. Some dogs are much easier to have around children and are known to get along great with children. The bull terrier is not one of them. They require strong leadership, strong training, strong discipline and they are not inclined to adapt well to new people so they require a lot of socialization. They do not like commotion. They prefer a consistent, organized lifestyle. They can be snappy and they frequently snap without provocation. Some folks absolutely love and adore their bull terriers but they are devoted, patient, and excellent trainers.
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Linda Wyatt - 2012-01-22
I have a rescued red heeler mix we found in a garbage bag with a rope tied around his neck and a rope tied around the bag. He was a puppy, and he has been neutered and has all shots and is healthy. He will snap for no apparent reason and attack another dog. All my dogs are rescues, neutere or spayed with all shots up to date. I had to take a little chihuahua rat terrier mix that came up to our house to a no kill shelter, because Champ tried to kill him. What can I do to help this situation. We love Champ and he loves us.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-23
    This little fella had a rough start and hate to hear these kind of things. Some folks are just cruel. The Heeler/Cattle Dog mix is an independent breed and they don't really do well with other dogs. Some will become agressive with other dogs or with people they don't know. They also are usually a one person dog. It is also a herding animal or a working dog and they do snap/growl/circle or whatever to keep the HERD in line. It is their nature. I would consult a behaviorist or a trainor as you would be trying to stop a natural behavior that is a part of this pup. Genetics for centuries. You see Chihauhau and Champ sees stranger/threat. I wouldn't know of anything else to do accept consult a behaviorist/trainer or allow Champ to be an enviornment where his genetics and protective behaviors are a plus.
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Anonymous - 2012-01-21
he is so beautyful!I just love him! I want to snatch him right up!

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lel - 2011-12-04
i have a 9 month old ebt she been fantastic ive been very strict on her and have trained her to the best of my ability she has just had her first season and a few days ago i noticed her nipple area had started to look bigger theres no way she could be preggars as ive had her on a lead and kept her close during her season so just wanted to know is this the norm after every season she also has been humping my pillows lots help is this normal for a bitch ???????????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-06
    Yep, it is pretty normal or common for this type of dog. Seems a little strange to me too but it happens.
  • tykemyler - 2012-01-20
    give her to me, she be sound. my little soldier here, tyke, he will look after her. he's white all over and has a boss head shape, she will love him and save you buying dog food, let me know. tyke.
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Joan Adleman - 2011-05-24
I have a one year old Japanese Chin that gives me lots of love and laughter. She loves her toys and plays a lot. Only problem with her is I can't find food that she likes and eats. BY HERSELF. I gave her and still do wet food and if I sit and hand feed her she will eat most of it. If I am with her and put hard food on the floor (not in a dish) she will play around eating it. I really need help as I am afraid she will get sick. What kind of food should I give her or as some tell me let her go a day or two and she will eat but that is so hard to do. She likes her doggy treats and bones but only gets 2 little bones a day and 2 treats a day. Any ideas I'd appreciate.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-24
    OK been there and done that. I had two Great Pyrenes (two sisters) one named Sugar and one named Shack. I got them when they were about 3 months old. Well Sugar ate just fine but Shack just wouldn't eat unless I sat in the floor and fed her. Sugar weighed more and would gobble everything down and Shack and I would still be sitting on the floor while I fed Shack. Great Pyrenes are not small. After many weeks, I am now sitting on the floor after mixing in hot dogs, soup, ground meat etc into Shacks food to get her to eat because she was 15 pounds lighter than Sugar but weighed 60 pounds, I am still feeding Shack by hand sitting on the floor. My daughter finally says "Mom, are you nuts?" I taught the dog to not eat unless I hand fed her or improved whatever her diet was via soup, hotdogs, broth, hamberger etc. Now why she did not weigh as much as Sugar, I don't know. Possibly she got bored cuz it took me so long to feed her. I do know I did stop and it took a couple of days of Shack begging and me being firm before Shack finally ate on her own without problems. She caught up to Sugar in weight. Thank goodness because they weighed about 100 pounds apiece. Now a Japanese Chin is a little fella and I am sure you are worried but possibly he has you trained like mine trained me. Enjoy and they can always make you laugh. Good luck.
  • Pam - 2011-11-24
    My Jap Chin loves Iams small bites. I think its in a blue bag. He even eats the cats food.
  • Paul Yip - 2011-12-30
    First of all, an hungry dog is an healthy dog. So, I'm suggesting to cut off all treats, these 6 lb dogs can not eat too much a day, and do not hand feed, every meal give a little more than quarter cup with high quality food, 2 meals a day. At first few days, to give the food only 10-15 minutes, and then take the food away to make her hungry. Later she will eat herself. I have a Japanese Chin from a championship breeder, (please check it out from my facebook) I feed him a little than 1/4 cup dry food at mornings and a medium scoop of fresh raw ground beef mixed up veggie and rice (actually, the raw beef is the best food for dog). If you would like to know how to make raw beef dog food, please let me know.
  • sol barket - 2012-01-18
    I have two Japanese Chins. Brother and sister, two years old. I have tried the better foods and my dogs seems to like Fromm. I think they make a good food. I would stay away from beef based foods. I just got a new blend. Fromms, Game Bird Receipe for Dogs, grain free. I bought a bag of the Pure Vita, they did not like it. I started them out on Wysong as pups and they did well on that food. The Fromm is easily available, where the Wysong I had to mail order from the company. Chins can be picky about their food. I hope this helps.
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Bella\'s Mom - 2011-07-05
I have a long haired chihuahua named Bella. She's now 13 weeks and her coat is still pretty short, with a little longer coat around her ears and neck. When does their coat normally come in or do some long hair chihuahua give birth to short coats. I saw both of her parents and they were both long coat. New to the breed and very confused.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-05
    I will try and answer. The coat on a your little chihauhua is not really going to grow faster than the hair on your head. Sometimes it just takes awhile. Also, right now her coat is a baby coat. At approximately 6 months old they will "blow" this baby coat and look like a regular chihauhau. Sometimes the coat stays long around the head but usually the coat just sorta dissapears. Don't be alarmed as this is normal. Then your little guy will start to grown his adult coat which the long hairs are known for. This can take as much time as a year but you will have a long haired looking chihuahau before that. But the coat probably won't be the length it is going to be as a full grown adult for up to a year.
  • Bella\'s Mom - 2011-07-05
    Thanks for the info.
  • Jeanette - 2011-07-10
    I have a long hair chihuahua female she is 3 years old it takes a full year for them to get their full coat, in males longer, and in the summer their coat will stay slightly long but not thick. When my baby gets her fur in the winter she is really fluffy kinda like a Pomeranian but not so thick you will notice a big difference as she gets older make sure you brush her you don't want her to start getting knots ;)
  • Alex - 2011-07-12
    Their coats come in around 3 years old. I'm getting a long hair chi in a couple week and I've been doing lots of reaserch :) :) :) :) :) :)
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sandra elizondo - 2012-01-08
I have a long haired male chi he's about 1 yr old he is fully house trained and a very good dog. I only have one thing he always puts off a bad odor, if after a good bath. Can anyone help, I have tried everything?

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  • Linda Brown - 2012-01-14
    Might be anal glands that he releases after a bath or any other stressful situations. The vet will express these glands. It is a defense reaction that is common. I have a Bichon that does the same thing. Hope this might help.
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