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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Debbie - 2013-01-19
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.

lisa digirolamo - 2012-11-24
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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  • Jim - 2012-11-25
    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 - 2013-01-11
    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!
Lynda - 2012-12-21
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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  • Jim - 2012-12-22
    I cannot speak for the others but there isn't a thing that would hurt my feelings or bother me. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
  • Wanda - 2012-12-23
    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.
  • Nancy - 2012-12-31
    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.
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-08
    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
Gloria - 2013-01-03
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.

tommy - 2012-12-29
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!

Jennie Green - 2012-12-21
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 - 2012-12-21
    Sounds like she may be pregnant. That would be so awesome for you:) Good luck!
Toni - 2012-12-03
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.

pete walsh - 2012-11-15
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 - 2012-11-15
    Good for you - glad
  • Jim - 2012-11-21
    Sounds like everyone LOVES the outcome and each other. GLAD for you and the dog is very glad, too.
Michelle - 2012-11-13
My little Chihuahua is named Chico, he's so sweet and unlike most of his breed he loves everyone! He prefers mommy still, but he adores dogs, cats, and humans of all shapes and sizes. I don't know if this is normal in his breed, the only time he barks is when someone approaches the door and he's not sure of the situation. He's learned tricks fast, and barely barks, he's almost Litter Box trained as well, since I live in Maine and its way too cold now a days to take him out. I am trying to afford a doggie coat for him. Do you think it will work? Anyways he's adorable! I didn't actually think I wanted a Chihuahua, my grandmother had one who died, and I loved him. But he was so small I was scared, then I saw Chico and I fell in love instantly, I just had to have him. I got lucky he was only 250 dollars! He's the BEST dog I've had, next to my child hood dog of Ginger who was a collie. Michelle

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  • Jim - 2012-11-14
    My wife brought home our dog when he was about 6 weeks old. I wear a size 12 gym shoe(because of my wide feet, not length) and he could fit inside. Forgot to take pics but... My first words when my wife came home and said 'Look what we got' was 'AWW SHIT!' (love him to pieces though).
Jim - 2012-10-20
Well, all I can say is this dog is like a little baby. DAG, he finds twist ties, strings, and other things. When I say 'What do you have now?' He runs behind the chair and the little bouger knows what he has in his mouth... he 'shouldn't have.' NO! I do NOT yell at him. Hell, he's only a puppy/baby.

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  • Michelle - 2012-11-13
    I had a similair situation with my puppy Chico, and now he knows how to drop it. Patience will pay off, but do not yell just use a very stern voice. A simple 'Chico drop it' works. Michelle
  • Anonymous - 2012-11-14
    We NEVER yell at him. We just say firmly 'DON'T' or 'NO' but he thinks we are playing and 'runs' behind the couch when he gets anything he 'knows' he shouldn't have(I say this because he/they know) gotten. Another thing we have to be careful about is leaving Kleenex/paper towels laying around. He tears them up in strips and when we go to get them from him he runs behind the chair. It takes both of us to catch him and them I will 'try' to open his closed mouth and get the stuff out. A couple of times he actually swollowed a piece of a Kleenex so we couldn't get it from him(that little booger).
  • Jim - 2012-11-14
    Jim here forgot to add his name.