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The Long-haired Chihuahua is a classy little dog, full of personality and spunk.
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I have always had chihuahuas.It started with my husband giving me one for a wedding gift,and I have had one every since. We have been married 38 years. They are like having extra children .All our kids are grown and out on their on, so our dogs are a real comfort . We now have a short hair white male,and a long hair black & tan female, who we mated, and now have a short hair chocolate female. They all three have their own personality. The daddy is smart, serious,and at times can be an ankle biter. The mom, is so sweet, very curious (which can be dangerous at time) and very playful. The baby, oh my goodness , she is the cutest thing, and she knows it.playful, smart,and dose not know she is a dog.She thinks she is a baby human .They all love both me and my husband, but they all three have a special connection with me . If you are thinking about getting a dog , I highly suggest a chihuahua, but only if you have time to be with them, because they need a lot of attention . Goog luck, and God bless.
We adopted an approx. 5 year-old chihuahua-long haired mix from the shelter about 1-1/2 years ago. His name is Reese and we love him to death. We visited the shelter, adopted him and came back to pick him up a few days later after mandatory neutering. He has adapted well to our loving home and new environment. We suspect he was abused at some point by men as he is a little leary of men until he meets them. He is a mama's boy. Loves Daddy for the walks and playing, but sleeps with Mommy all of the time. He has some kind of allergy and we have spent $1,000.00's trying to get a grip on that problem. We feed him Nutro Natural Choice Grain Free Limited Ingredient Diet (Natural Venison Meal & Potato Formula) after many tries with other vet-recommended dry foods. We no longer use dryer sheets or fabric softener in our laundry and have tried all the expensive flee medications (now using Advantage) although we have not seen any flees on him. We now use oatmeal shampoo and have him bathed regularly. We are hoping this works. Next, if the constant itching problem persists we will try Natural Balance as recommended all over this site. He does, however, have one other problem that I have not seen addressed here and it is really an addiction for him because he never stops!!!!!! He suckles, or wubs (as we call it) on blankets and does this for hours on end! It doesn't bother us, but I am wondering if anyone out there knows why he does it??????????????
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Clarice Brough -
Wow, that's very curious. You are very dedicated to the little fellow, and that is really great, but you do have to wonder what's up with the suckles. As you've mentioned, he was in another home before yours... and maybe not all was as great as it is now for him. Also there's no way to know when he was pulled from his mother. So there could be a combination of things going on, learned coping behaviors for early traumas perhaps? Sounds like he's going to be fine with you though even if he does still have his quirks:)
Sounds like my chi. GiGi sucks on her thigh for hours at a time.... Strange but kind of cute :) If we try to stop her it is very upsetting to her. So we let her do it and clean her leg so it isn't moist. I think it comforts her and the habit developed as a lack of socialization in her previous home. She had fleas when we got her and has been on a nitro diet for 3 weeks. She is recovering from bad fleas and has missing patches of fur and scabs that I wish would just heal so she looks as cute as her personality. She is also learning to be house trained and have human interaction... Her first two years were not in a loving home, but we love her to death.
Small dogs take longer to house train. As soon as you catch the dog relieving himself inside, tell him 'No' in a stern voice...don't yell at him, then take him outside. It may take a little while but patience goes a long way. Never hit the dog or put their 'nose' in it. How would you like someone sticking your face in the toilet?? Then punching you in the face? Think about it. If you are doing this to your pet, then dont have one! God forbid one of your kids slip up!!
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We were 'VERY FORTUNATE.' Our Jay was kinda 'house broken' when he was given to us (6 weeks old). After reading about other dogs like this we are very 'BLESSED.' We use a puppy pad and praise him every time he does his job. Every now and then he will miss the pad but hey he's only a puppy and at least he does not go where ever he wants/when ever he wants. Speaking of that he will sleep from 11pm until 8-8:30-9am without getting up to go. Well since we have had him he has gotten up maybe 10 times before he has woken up.
Mel Moen -
Our little long-haired Chi is 3 1/2 mos. old and weights 1.5 lbs. We decided, when we got her to break her to a potty pad. It is placed inside a small cage (with the door open). So she does not 'miss' the pad. We change the pad 3 or 5 times a day and she has taken to it like a miracle. For a very small dog (such as ours is) I would certainly recommend this potty-training method!
Just wanted to share as my husband drove to the store this morning & what a drive we are in the country. He looked and on the side of the road were 2 teeny tiny long haired chihuahua puppies. He stopped the truck & they ran in terror to what was probably their last home, a burlap sack. He picked them up and drove to a nearby shelter and was told sorry we've got no room. He was furious. Now we've taken in so many strays we have 13 dogs all fed Call of the Wild & probably 30 cats all dumped on our country road. Well can not turn these two away. So I guess it's welcome home holly & belle; may God send those who put you in a sack & dumped you on that road to h** where you can be repeatedly starved and dumped on each of the levels of h**. Merry Christmas to the heartless Scrooges! Thank you for letting me vent.
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I cannot speak for the others but there isn't a thing that would hurt my feelings or bother me. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Hi Lynda, If you happen to live in Southern CA I'll come adopt those puppies. I just started looking for one and stumbled on this website.
I to am considering either an adult or senior long haired Chihuahua. I am 73 and somewhat disabled so could not handle a very energetic dog. I'd love a long haired chihuahua - they look so much like the pomeranian that I lost to Cushings Disease a year or so ago. But I have a bunch of cats so I don't know if they could tolerate cats unless they grew up with them.
I recently adopted a female black and white long haired chihuahua. Her name is Molly. She belonged to a family that kept bouncing her from house to house and wasn't taken very good care of. She ended up being taken by a family member and then shortly after got lost in the heat of a Texas summer for 2 days. Almost died from dehydration. She is 8 yrs old and missing most of her teeth!! So, her tongue hangs out the side of her mouth all the time. The girl that took her from the abusive family was gonna have to put her down or send her to the pound where she would've been only given maybe a week before they did the same to her. She was extremely scared, nails extremely overgrown. She has breathing problems and goes from sounding like a piglet when she's sniffing around to sounding like a goose honking when she's trying to cough something up. My son found her on facebook in our town and called me. I recently had lost my 19 yr old weenie dog, (yes she lived to be 19 and had all her teeth, no major health problems) I had adopted from a family when she was 5. My heart was broken and not ready to adopt again, until I saw Molly's pic on facebook. Long story short....I fell in love with her at first glance and though others wouldn't adopt her because of her tongue hanging out all the time and that she didn't have many teeth. I fell in love instantly and she is spoiled rotten now and is well loved. I think she saved me, not the other way around. (I had recently at the time had a life changing event health wise happen to me) GOD BLESS you for giving them a good home. Don't know where you are but if you are needing to find them a home.....I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM!!!! Tina Hocog (facebook) in Lubbock, TX
I have a Long Hair Apple Head Blue Coat Chihuahua. We got her at 5 months; she had to have heart surgery. Doing Great Now. Has problems with her left knee, holding off on surgery as long as I possibly can. She LOVES people, loves kids, hesitant about toddlers as they try to chase her. She does not like other dogs, just one she grew up with. Went through all PetSmart class and is a Certified Service Dog.
I also have a longhair Chihuahua! His owners abandoned him & we squires him through a friend! He was pretty much trained when we got him!I've read up on Chihuahuas Ans about their temper around others! He plays well with our friends Doberman Pincher! Its funny watching them run in the house!
Hi im new in here. But i have a question my female chihuahua is in heat and i have a small male also. I want to breed her only once so she can know how it feels to be a mom then spay her. But my male kinda sucks he cant seem to find the vulva he misses all the time. Im not giving away the pups i want to keep them for my company for my depression. What can i do to help. She also has 5 sore nipples and her period went away. I wonder if she has conceived if there swollen. Plz dont be rude
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Clarice Brough -
Sounds like she may be pregnant. That would be so awesome for you:) Good luck!
When I got Bonnie, she was in bad shape. She had apparently been given to some children who were not supervised, then thrown away when she bit one. By the time I got her she was dirty, flea infested and frightened of everybody. Now, a year and a half later, she is perky, plays constantly with her best friend, Hero (a Manx cat) and challenges all comers to a duel, then loves them to death. The Vet thought she was mixed Long Haired Chihuahua and perhaps Papillion, but I have doubts. I think she is just a LHC - beautiful, smart and so loving. I am the luckiest doggie mommie alive.
I rescued a 13 month long hair Chi a year ago. We named him Chico. He was advertised as being 8 pounds (big boy). Since then he has grown to 15 pounds. Vet says for his size he can be 15-17 pounds. I love him just the same. He came house broken and very lovable except he picks and chooses his friends. Only likes a couple of dogs and humans in the neighborhood and wants to kill the rest. When I am at work my Mom walks him and I fear for her falling when he meets up with someone he does not like. She spoils him when I am away. Not sure what I can do to stop this behavior...any thoughts?
I just rescued 'cutie pie' and my life has been changed. She is a long haired cutie who is now the love of my life. She is always happy to see me and is very affectionate. I have had her for 6 days and can't imagine my house without her
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Charlie Roche -
Good for you - glad
Sounds like everyone LOVES the outcome and each other. GLAD for you and the dog is very glad, too.