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kaitlyn - 2011-06-11
Our family has a wonderful 5 year old long haired chiuhauha that we rescued from a puppy mill that was being shut down when he was a few months old. Big Mac is the sweetest dog we have ever owned. He has a personality yhat is out of this world! Biggy is great with other dogs and amazing with our 5 year old daughter. He is friendly and LOVES attention from ANYONE. He is a far cry from the skiddish yippy chiuhauha that hates other humans (like I BELIEVED chiuhauhas to be). We love our Biggy dude!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    I think a lot of a pups personality is his mom and dad (genetics) and good breeder makes all the difference in the world. Glad you are enjoying.
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Nancy - 2011-03-20
We have a 4-1/2 month old Japanese Chin. She does well with most commands such as sit, stay, watch me, drop it, etc. but still does not always come when called. She also seems to get overly excited when meeting new people and dogs. We are retired and spend a lot of time with the training and taking her on long walks. She tends to sleep all evening and then wakes up around 5 a.m. We try to keep her up in the evening but when she is tired, there is no getting her to walk or play. These are concerns that we are wanting to correct - she is great and such a joy in our home. Thanks to anyone that has any suggestions.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
    She is still a puppy - very much so and although she might want to sleep at night, I'd take her out last thing. My guess is she is waking up at 5 am because her bladder is still a little young and it is a small pup. Coming when being called. This is just an opinion but something I learned from a professional trainor and it worked for me. Reward the positive behavior with a little piece of turkey hotdog. I know I taught the dog to come on each and every call, however, I believe I also taught the dog to be a professional pick pocket. Be careful where you hold the little pieces of hot dog. Let us know how it works.
  • Nancy - 2011-04-27
    Thank you for your reply. Had thought about her not being able to hold her toilet duties and think your most likely right. Would like to know more about the Chins if you have time - we are wondering if they really do lose most of their hair around 7 to 12 months and if their teeth have difficulty coming out. She is getting up around 5 and once outside seems to go right back to sleep for an hour or so. As far as the come, she just learned another trick but still doesn't want to come even when given the treats. Will continue working on that command. Thanks again.
  • Jodi - 2011-06-08
    OK chins are not an active breed they are apartment sized dogs not needing much activity. The walk maybe to long and she needs to rest. I own 3 chins they play early in the morning and rest most of the day away. They go for walks ever night but half way through I'm carrying the youngest one home. Being as yours is only a puppy she needs the rest. But if your extremely worried I'd talk with the vet .
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Elizabeth Bonney - 2010-12-09
I have a wonderful long-haired chihuahua named BUBBLE that I rescued from a puppy mill when he was 5. This is the sweetest, kindest little dog (at 11 lbs he isn't small by chihuahua standards!) He is VERY protective of me, but if people just give him just a few minutes to get used to them he will be their best friend forever! He is a fearless watchdog and incredibly smart with the cutest personality. Because of his background my single life is the perfect scenario for us. I have always had big dogs BUT am now a total convert...I love my "little man"!

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  • mary knapp - 2010-12-17
    Tonight I picked up this sweet long hair chihuahua from a family that found him running around in their yard a week ago. They live 15 miles out of town. He had no collar. Anyways I walked into these peoples house and he came right over too me and jumped into my lap and cuddled with me. I don't know anything about this breed, but your comments were comforting. Tomorrow is day one of our adventure together, just wanted to thank-you for your comments about the breed.
    mary knapp menomonie, wi
  • Elsa - 2011-02-14
    I also adopted "TAZ" exactly one year yesterday (2-13-10). He is a long haired chihuahua and weighs about 9 pounds. DO YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR DOGS WEIGHT? I take Taz for walks but he seems to put on weight little by little. Taz is 6 and a half years old and was fixed right before I got him.
  • The Knight Family - 2011-05-26
    I found a long-haired chihuahua last night roaming around near a friend of mines house. She witnessed her being abandoned in a dirt lot near a 7-11 store. I am extremely grateful that she and I ended up in the same place at the same time. She is an extremely lovable and mild tempered little "Princess" and came in at the perfect moment to complete our family. She is currently at the hospital getting her check up and vaccinations but I am overwhelmed with excitement and cannot wait to start our new life together.
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Deena - 2011-05-13
My 3 yr old longhaired chihuahua just turned 3 on cinco de mayo. He's the best thing that happened to me! He was given ro me as a gift when he was 4 months old. He is very protective of me but has a keen sense of whose good or bad. He's black, tan and white! Gets along with other small dogs. I wouldn't want another dog except him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-13
    For little fellas, they can be very protective. They have so much personality and and they can be such clowns. I trust their opinion on people.
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Linda Townsend - 2011-04-06
I have 2 of these beautiful dogs. One is a short hair and the other is a long hair. I am so tired of the stero-type that they are mean dogs. They are both just the sweetest little guys. Yes they bark at the door bell or strangers that come in the yard otherwise they will just lick you to death. They are even great with my 2 yr. old grandson. If he bothers them too much they will go outside or go lay down. The older one will growl if fed up but has never even nipped at him. I never thought I would ever own a chihuhua but now I have a 15 month and a 5 month. I have had them since they were 5 weeks and 8 weeks and wouldn't give them up for anything.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-06
    I loved mine too. I had 6 dogs over 100 pounds and this little guy ruled but I found him to be affectionete and loving with everything, birds, humans and my kids. Now if he could get along with my kids I'd say he could get along with everything.
  • Anonymous - 2011-05-07
    Ok I'm 11 years old and I have a Long haired one ..... And yes her name is princess cuz she's adorable I took her to a dog traing on Thingy and she hated the social time she does not like being around other dogs but she's fine with children she just gets shy when she meets new people. One time I was teaching her to sit it took 5 minutes and she knew it but when I found her I was taking a walk around my neighborhood and she followed me home and on my way home my neighbor asked me e\if that was my dog I said no and she said that I should keep it because there was a lot of abused sofa being abandoned here so when my dad got home she was in my other dog cage under a blanket I told my dad it was max my other dog and he said ok but then I had to tell him so a Month later my dad said we could keep her so yay. But these dogs are so adorable playful and energetic princess is extremely fast but she's also lazy... Aha but only when I sit down she's my personal stalker she's my little baby!
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Zoe - 2011-02-05
I have a chinese crested who has developed a severe food allergy.
Anyone else had a similar problem? He is on just a dry food diet now but still not clearing up.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    I don't know what will work for you vs me but I used Eukanuba and got rid of all problems with my dogs. Shar Pei's are always allergic to something. I even fed it to the pups.
    Vet might recommend Science Diet also. My Shar Pei's always had problems with allergies and food and Eukanuba worked for me.
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Anonymous - 2009-05-12
Nice little doggy, your mine at home.

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  • ariana - 2010-08-08
    Don'ty count on it.
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Beth - 2011-02-17
Ok, so I'm 15 and a half years old. I do the 4-H Dog project for 7 years. My parents said that I can get a new dog. Which breed is easier to train and to handle; a Papillon or a long-haired Chihuahua? Thanks for your help!

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Shirley Erickson - 2011-02-08
I live in Fl. and have 2 chihuahuas at this time. My third was born yesterday. All females. Chiquita is 14 yrs old and as active as when she was a puppy. She is long haired. Cookie, short haired and is 8 mos old and full of energy. Twice as active as the older dog ever was. She is very fearful of people, running for my lap as they appear. The newborn is long haired and I can't wait to see her. She is in Ohio. My daughter has male and female long haired pair. I will be getting her in May. Can't wait. I will never have another breed. These suit me just fine. Love em. The baby is all white except for black rings around the eyes. Does this sound like "Panda" or what?

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Lisa - 2011-01-19
My family is very fortunate to have a wonderful, 2-year old long-haired Chihuahua named Roscoe. Roscoe is lively, loves to play, and adores members of our family. He is very friendly to adults in our home, but fearful of strangers and children. He loves curling up on a lap for a nap and belly rub. My question is this: our vet recently completed a chem panel on Roscoe that shows he has elevated liver enzymes. She looked back over his records and found that these values have been slightly elevated, even when he was neutered at six months. Has anyone encountered a similar situation with their beloved pet?

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  • Terry - 2011-02-01
    Had this issue with 2 maltese which was discovered as puppies. Never developed into anything. Common in smaller breeds. Elected to monitor their diet and selected dry food with lower fat content to reduce wear and tear on their livers etc. in the processing of nutrients.
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