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Charlotte Boeker-Burris - 2013-12-16
I live outside of Fort Worth. I have  chorkies, one a year old and three 2 years old. The older ones both parents were registered but I did not register them because I couldn't find papers on the dad. Mom was a blue deer leg chihuahua-very rare in color, dad was silver and black yorkie. I need to find homes for them because I now have too many. The younger one was sired by one of my males and is very unusual looking...he somehow came out with blue eyes.

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Lori - 2013-03-12
We have a 5lb Chorky and would like to breed him so we can have two of them does anyone know who I can get a hold of?

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  • Charlotte Boeker-Burris - 2013-12-16
    Where are you located? I have two male chorkies, 2 years old. Their parents were registered but they are not. Mother was a blue deer legged chihuahua...and father black and silver yorkie...
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Diana - 2013-10-12
My friend had a fox pomerian that looked just like the pic but died and she misses him dearly please let me know how to contact the owner if for sale or if someone who knows who has one just like it let me know 704 402 2565.

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  • haeman - 2013-12-16
    I have a puppy like this.
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Heidi - 2013-10-24
I have a senior Chug rescued from a local Shelter. This baby started off very happy and very playful. After a week this poor baby has stopped being playful and sleeps constantly. She is not eating, and she continues to get sick not long after eating, but it is not food she is spitting up, it is bile. I have taken her to the emergency room and they said her blood tests show no problems. Please anyone, can you give advice to someone who knows nothing about caring for this little girl, she is so precious, and I fear I am losing her quickly.

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  • J Barr - 2013-12-14
    Possible food allergy. Will be a challenge but try starting with various forms of nothing but sweet potatoes for minimum of 10 days to see if any positive result. Resist temptation to add anything to make it more appealing!
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John - 2013-11-28
I have a 3½-year-old Chug named Hitch (so named because he looks a lot like Alfred Hitchcock in profile), who I adopted about a year ago. Despite a rocky start (he's extremely smart and devoted to me; when I would go to work, he very quickly figured out how to break out of his crate and into the kitchen drawers and doors, and I came home more than once to ankle-deep garbage and kitchen detritus), with some patience and training and a lot a lot of long walks, he's become the best dog EVER, and one of the best little friends I've ever had.

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  • Judy Minkin - 2013-12-12
    I adopted Taffy from the Plano Animal Shelter where I was told she was a Chiweenie.  However her tail is curled to the left and now that she is one year old, I am convinced she is a Chihuahua/Pug mix.  Her body is muscular and she weighs just under 15 pounds.  Her muzzle looks like a Chihuahua with floppy ears; her coat is fawn-colored (hence the name Taffy).  I was calling her a ChiPuggy until I learned that there was a mix called Chug.
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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?
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Deena - 2013-02-15
I just got a 3 month old applehead chihuahua and the lady i got it from said she eats puppy chow... is this ok for her to eat?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-16
    I would use a higher quality food.  Look at ingrdients, you do not want the first ingredient to be a filler like corn.
  • Chris - 2013-09-16
    I would not recommend puppy food for even puppies, as most puppy formulas have milk powder in them. This could cause the puppy, or even older dogs to have the runs, which could be hard on both the dog and the owner, and could also cause dehydration. I feed my little dog moist dog food that comes in small packs. He seems to enjoy it much better than the hard 'small breed' foods.
  • Sha - 2013-09-24
    Appleheads do NOT do well on a beef dog food. You should find a dog food with poultry and brown rice as the main ingredients. I hope this helps you and your you lil pup.
  • tina - 2013-11-25
    3 months old is very young to feed them hard food, maybe mix it with baby formula and make sure its warm (not hot) and soft.
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Bob - 2012-01-30
I have an apple head who is coming into heat. We bought another male chihuahua who was representented as a toy but he is now 9 pounds, twice as big as my Mia. What would happen if I allowed them to mate? I love my Mia and do not want any harm to come to her. Would love to hear some first hand experience with this situation. I cannot believe I am the only one with this question. Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-30
    You need to take both dogs into a vet. It might be that they can not mate or it might be that that she will not be able to deliver naturally. I wouldn't go head and allow them to mate till you find out additional information.
  • Cassie - 2012-03-16
    When breeding small breeds your male should always be bigger than your female. The male determined the size of the pups..
  • carol - 2013-01-28
    The male should NOT be bigger but smaller than your female otherwise the pups could be too big for your female to carry and deliver safely.
  • lindaevans Never - 2013-02-21
    When I got my Chihuahua she was about a year old...I broke her to the peep pad but she loops in the flood beside the peep pad....how do l brake her on the pad.?
  • Bethany Maloney - 2013-03-20
    Chihuahuas should be mated for size. The smaller, the better. I would find a smaller mate and neuter your male. My Rosie is a non-spade female, who I have no intention of spaying, but I'm not interested in breeding. If I were to get another chihuahua, she would be female, also.
  • lynn - 2013-06-20
    Please don't breed your dogs take a look at all the dogs in California and all over the US for that matter, that are being put to sleep, needlessly!
  • Carolyn - 2013-09-05
    My experience it is better for your female to be a little larger than the male. If you're breeding for size, the smaller male will accomplish that purpose and the larger female will provide an easier birth and healthier pups and nursing. That said, both should be within size and weight range for their breed standards.
  • Sha - 2013-09-24
    Almost all applehead chihuahua have to have a c-section because the head can't fit through the birth canal. I would consult your vet to get more info about this.
  • tina - 2013-11-25
    I have a male applehead, he has some long hair around his butt and ears, the rest is fluffy, but I wouldn't call it long, he is 2 yrs, 5 lbs, a sweet little boy named Tex, I am sure he would love to mate (or just date) your lovely lady dog.
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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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Anonymous - 2013-11-13
I have a chug, I've had her since she was 11 months old. A friend gave her to us. She is beige and a black face and at times, she is beautiful and loveable. She is great with kids.

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