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jason - 2010-03-23
I just rescued a dog it is either a shih tzu or a lhapsa opso not sure. I was wondering if there were any distinct differences betweeen the two?

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  • dee - 2010-10-12
    I own both a lhasa and a shih tzu. A huge difference is the length of the legs. The shih tzu has much shorter legs.
  • Ellie - 2013-02-10
    I've got a Lhapsa opso who's 11 weeks old and they're quite similar to a shih tzu.
  • Rosie Veg - 2014-01-10
    A Shih Tzu,(Sheed Zoo) has a smaller Muzzle,like the Pekinese,large eyes,and only has long legs if it's a reg sized Shih Tzu,a toy on will be short about 11' tall, about 9-16lbs and 9-16' long along their back. Males are always on the larger side. I hope this helps? Any q's just ask
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patti casey - 2013-04-28
Any one know how keep short haired Chihuahua from Shedding so much?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-28
    Shedding can be caused by stress, a food alergy, and Warm weather can contribute to shedding too, as they go through a coat change. A bath as well as daily brushing will help. A high qualtity dog food can also help reduce the shedding some.
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-09
    My dog is shedding a whole lot more than usual it's never been a bother but she's white and now just lately I've noticed that there's more so I combed and brushed her last night, but she just came and gave me some lovin and when I put her down I noticed a lot of hair, way more than it should considering I combed and brushed her butt just last night! She's my first dog so I'm wondering if there's something wrong?
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me from mi. - 2014-01-08
My PEPE is a male one, so cute and so funny! Loving little guy. Very smart. We really enjoy him!

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precious - 2013-12-25
I have a male chihuahua an a female chihuahua mix . She is in heat but the male keep missing, does this means he is too short

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anonomys - 2013-12-22
Hi I will not say my name but I havea chi her name is courage and she is only 2 months we got her todah

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Mark guinn - 2013-11-30
We have a female applehead chihuahua named Daisy who is looking for a mate.

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  • Rebecca Miller - 2013-12-22
    I have an adorable male fawn colored chihuahua ( Caesar) with a great personality that I would like to breed. Is Daisy really friendly and calm? Caesar weighs 12 lbs. and since Lilly is smaller that would be perfect. I would like to keep one or 2 of the puppies and then we can talk about the others. Please call me. 312-543-0561. Rebecca Miller
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ruby - 2013-01-18
We have a rescue pug. We love her so much, she is the sweetest thing. We have had her about four years. When i leave or she does not see me she will start hollering. Everyone thinks shes saying mama cause it does sound like that. I would very much recommend rescuing one. You would not be disappointed.

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  • william j.wright - 2013-12-19
    Just got my first pug and she is everything you described. Very playful and demands attention which I don't mind. I have fallen in love with her. I have always had big dogs but she may be small yet she is very big. She (BOO) is 4 years old but still has all the puppy spunk. And she has already shown her devotion and abundant love. Thanks BILL
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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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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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