Animal Stories - Long-haired Chihuahua

Animal-World Information about: Long-haired Chihuahua

   The Long-haired Chihuahua is a classy little dog, full of personality and spunk.
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allie - 2010-01-09
Me and my family got a 6 week old chihuahua. He is the sweetest little thing. He gets freaked out if people he dosen't know pet him. He likes his belly rubs and is very playful. We are recently potty training him. We feed him a non salted greenbean every now and then, it is said to be good for the dog. Any tips on potty training?

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  • shelley - 2010-10-27
    Best thing you can do is crate train your dog look on web site for crate training. I have a 8 month old and a 5 month old both doing great on crate training and I also have an exercise pen inside I keep them in when I can't watch them in the house.
Ruby Jewel - 2010-10-10
I have a 9 yr. old longhair chihuahua who barks when people go out the door, how can I train her not to, as I have tried a lot of things and nothing works she will also run at the person as she is barking and jump up on them please help me she is a great dog other than this problem but it is way out of control thank you!

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  • shelley - 2010-10-27
    Hum you need to make a loud almost at at at sound every time she barks say it and then say no, barking it is a repetitive thing you will have to do for a while or try to use a can empty soda can and put coins in it every time she barks shake it near her and tell her no barking.
kelly - 2010-08-14
My long haired chihuahua is shedding excessively! She has never shed like this, her hair is everywhere. I brush and the hair just keeps on coming. I could brush one area a number of times and just keeps getting lots of hair. She has no bald spots or anything.

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  • SassaFrass88 - 2010-09-07
    Try Salmon Oil. Usually, most animals should not have 'excessive' shedding. Supplementing with oil will immediately remedy this (and increase the sheen of their coat).
  • pj - 2010-09-27
    My 5 yr old chi shed excessively when I first got him, the vet told me to add flax seed oil to his diet, I did this and can't believe the improvement.
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-22
    There is a shampoo at wal mart for shedding.
  • shelley - 2010-10-27
    You need to maybe change her food I am a chihuahua breeder and I feed my dogs Natural Balance it has limited ingredients and I find my dogs shed less it comes in dry and can food and you can only buy it in a pet store the supermarket will not have it.
Brittney - 2010-06-04
I have a long-haired chihuahua and she is as sweet and affectionate as dogs get. I love her to pieces!

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  • Elaine - 2010-06-17
    I had my long hair chihuahua 3 days,
    she just had her first litter of puppys,
    her owner had to move and could not keep her, sold the puppys,
    she is having a change in her life at this time, I want it to be easy as possible for her.
    I have 2 more puppys 1 full blooded poodle and a mix breed poodle, they are all small dogs.
    Any advice on how to help her and feed her, make her as comfortable as we can?
  • CATHY - 2010-09-06
    Do you know anyone who would like to adopt a black long haired chi? I have one that is 2 years old-very lovable. I live on Long Island, NY
Debbie - 2010-07-07
I have a one year old black and tan chihuahua named Coco Puff. I brought her home when she was 8 weeks old and introduced her to my Beagle, Chow/Shepherd and German Shepherd right away. They were taught from the beginning that they must be gentle with her and she loves them all. At bedtime and when no humans are home, she is confined to the upstairs and the others are kept downstairs just so there is no unsupervised excitement where she might get squished by accident. She is quiet and gentle and loving and playful. I plan to go through certification to have her be a visiting therapy dog for the elderly or ill.

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  • Christine - 2010-08-24
    Do you mind sharing information on how to be certified to use her as a therapy dog? I am interested in doing the same! Thank you!
Rosie - 2010-08-11
I love my long haired chi, he is almost 5 months now and he lost all his hairs =(...he looks so skinny without all his fluff but he's the happiest puppy in the world and he loves his toys lol I cannot wait for his coat to come in feels like forever.

Stacie - 2010-05-06
I have a long haired chihuahua and he is amazing. He's a little over a year old. He's quiet and well behaved, although he's found his voice when he may feel he's protecting his owner, or maybe he just wants to be heard. When I first got him he hid and ran from people a lot, now I have him out walking almost everyday and he loves going "Bye Bye". He's come a along way since first getting him, learning fairly quickly. They make wonderful pets and I'd love to get another one.

cheryl Fitton - 2010-03-03
I have a 1 yr old boy, long haired and is the captain of my other 4 dogs. @ labradors, ridgeback x and a kelpie/staffie x. He is the smallest and youngest. First time I'v had a small dog. He's the star of the show. He loves them all and enjoys his walk. Recommend to anyone who has the time as they love attention.

Joe Saylor - 2010-02-21
I have a long hair. BUT he licks his front legs for about 10 minuted at a time during the day. Is this normal? Buddy is very important to me.

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  • Bev - 2010-04-19
    I have a little dog, not a chihuahua but, he had allergies to chicken and licking can be one thing they do if they have an allergy. I hope this helps in some little way.
  • janella - 2010-05-24
    I have a long hair. He is solid white with dark brown eyes. He is so frisky. When I bought him I knew the was the one for us. He was very hyper and loved attention. I named him spunky, he is 2 years old now. I raised him from a small puppy. He is very protective of me. He loves to be outdoors and run around with my cat. Him and my cat are best pals. They never fight.
Tiffany - 2009-11-16
I've had a long haired chihuahua for five years, and she's an absolutely great companion. We've traveled everywhere together and she's always been happy and healthy. But she can't stand other dogs either, no matter how friendly they are. The best thing I've found for that is to have a high place that she can get away to and they can't reach her. Usually she just runs up to the back of the couch if she needs a break from the sniffing and grooming. Though your dog will probably get used to dogs a bit easier since they'll be raised together, it probably would help if he could be a little higher up once in a while.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-02-18