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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tamcouse - 2012-03-04
How long will it take for my nine month old pup to get her long coat?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-04
    Around 6 - 9 months old, they shed (blow) their coat - baby fur and coat. Then the fur grows in and the process takes about 1 1/2 years before they have their adult long coat.
    Their coat will be long before this time but it will take awhile for your little guy to achieve his full long coat.
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WINNIE - 2010-05-21
I live in pa, my dog tego is always chewing himself. Any help with skin problems. The vet wants 700 to test for allergies and @ 700 if he is for the 1st shots. That is air and food allergies both. Please help if you can. I give him 1/2 children benadryl when it gets real bad.

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  • shelley - 2010-10-27
    Change your dogs diet try a food called Natural Balance it has limited ingredients and don't give him nothing else, also stay away from chicken ingredients I have a rottie has skin problems it worked.
  • shelley - 2010-11-27
    Ther is a website called allergicpet.com they sell a herbal medicine that I have my chihuahua on for skin problems which can run in blue chihuahuas try it.
  • Sharyl - 2011-01-22
    It's probably food or flee allergies..My dog only get Natural Balance (by Vandyke) Fish and Sweet potato (Petco has it)..I tried chicken and beef and that really made it bad (all the hormones and crap they put in the dog food) and in the spring she only need 1 flee treatment and she's good. It take a while for it to clear up. but I bathe her in a Tea Tree shampoo to calm the skin.
  • PT - 2011-04-20
    Our 3 year old long hair female chihuhua Precious, has brought nothing but pure joy in our lives. My wife, Ella, and I are retired and just love her so much.
    She is very smart. She is strickly a house dog except when we go for a daily walk. She is not a barker like some small dogs. She is friendly with strangers but rather stay close to my wife. She really knows how to share her love. During the day light hours she would rather go for walk with me or ride in my pickup truck. But, at night she is moma's girl. At our age we are blessed to have her.
  • Jessica - 2011-05-07
    I just bought a chihuahua a 9 wk. old. The first thing I noticed about her is that she was chewing on herself all the time. Two days later I went to Pet Smart and bought some shampoo for dogs that have sensitive skin (has oatmeal in it) and I bathed her in it. She instantly stopped!! And here I thought there was some kind of allergy problem and was going to have to put her on some kind of med. I'm so glad I tried that first!
  • shelley - 2011-12-01
    Try feeding him a food called natural balance get it at pet co it has limited ingredience or a product called skin e z on the internet
  • Suzanne - 2012-01-16
    You could try a food, like Solid Gold for small dogs (pink bag). It has ingredients that are good for allergic dogs: no corn or wheat, etc. They sell it at Petco, but you can find it a little cheaper online. It is expensive, but you just feed it twice a day, dry, by weight.
  • Donna B - 2012-02-18
    My Yorkie also has allergies. Check with your vet to see if he will give you a prescription for Simplicef. The cost is fairly reasonable and it works really well for my dog.
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sammie - 2012-02-08
I've grown up with Chihuahuas. I got my first one about 4 years ago and since that shes had two liters of pups. My dad kept one of the first ones. He was a long hair and we all loved him very much. Just last friday he got hit and dad is so upset over it so we're trying to get a male long hair to breed with Misty, my dog. Wish me luck

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-09
    You will find one. I am sorry.
  • angela - 2012-02-11
    I'm sorry about your loss of your dog. I lost my dog Clarabelle last year she broke both of her legs and then I got my other dogs sister so now I'm happy and she is my best friend. Angela
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Benjamin Cobb - 2012-02-08
i have a Long-haired Chihuahua his name is paco and i love him to death and he gets along with are other 4 dogs just thay like to bairy him so he dont go out with the others

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Tony Estabrooks - 2012-02-02
I also have a long hair chihuahua and his name is Taco aka Taco bell. And i love him to death.Taco bell is very good with my 3 cats and he would play with one of them. And he only 2 years old. And he is also great when i am feeling down and he is my best friend in the world.

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Bella\'s Mom - 2011-07-05
I have a long haired chihuahua named Bella. She's now 13 weeks and her coat is still pretty short, with a little longer coat around her ears and neck. When does their coat normally come in or do some long hair chihuahua give birth to short coats. I saw both of her parents and they were both long coat. New to the breed and very confused.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-05
    I will try and answer. The coat on a your little chihauhua is not really going to grow faster than the hair on your head. Sometimes it just takes awhile. Also, right now her coat is a baby coat. At approximately 6 months old they will "blow" this baby coat and look like a regular chihauhau. Sometimes the coat stays long around the head but usually the coat just sorta dissapears. Don't be alarmed as this is normal. Then your little guy will start to grown his adult coat which the long hairs are known for. This can take as much time as a year but you will have a long haired looking chihuahau before that. But the coat probably won't be the length it is going to be as a full grown adult for up to a year.
  • Bella\'s Mom - 2011-07-05
    Thanks for the info.
  • Jeanette - 2011-07-10
    I have a long hair chihuahua female she is 3 years old it takes a full year for them to get their full coat, in males longer, and in the summer their coat will stay slightly long but not thick. When my baby gets her fur in the winter she is really fluffy kinda like a Pomeranian but not so thick you will notice a big difference as she gets older make sure you brush her you don't want her to start getting knots ;)
  • Alex - 2011-07-12
    Their coats come in around 3 years old. I'm getting a long hair chi in a couple week and I've been doing lots of reaserch :) :) :) :) :) :)
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sandra elizondo - 2012-01-08
I have a long haired male chi he's about 1 yr old he is fully house trained and a very good dog. I only have one thing he always puts off a bad odor, if after a good bath. Can anyone help, I have tried everything?

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  • Linda Brown - 2012-01-14
    Might be anal glands that he releases after a bath or any other stressful situations. The vet will express these glands. It is a defense reaction that is common. I have a Bichon that does the same thing. Hope this might help.
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paul - 2011-12-16
we are looking for a longhair chihuahuas

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  • mike parnell - 2012-01-11
    Did you find a long haired chihuahua?
  • canalpet - 2012-01-13
    hi dear i do have puppies for free adoption to a lovely home that will be willing to take care of my baby lyly
    thanks waiting to read from you
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Cathy Budwash - 2012-01-12
Couple looking for Long hair Chihuahua. Resonably priced.

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Kaye - 2010-11-22
I have a 6 yr old female long hair chihuahua. She is a very sweet dog, good with kids, & a great companion dog. Her only problem is that she vomits all the time. It is the worst at night when she's sleeping. It wakes her up and she usually doesn't even have time to get off the couch or out of her bed. Mostly it is a thick, clear fluid but sometimes contains her dog good. I've banned people food treats and feed her dried food for a sensitive stomach. The vet has scoped her & found nothing. Does anyone have a solution? She's ruining my carpet!

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  • Linda - 2010-12-21
    I would suggest your vet check for tumors around the bottom of the stomach. I had a minpin that did the same thing. He had a tumor that was causing it. The tumor also cause chronic pancreatitis. Something to check out.
  • Wanda - 2011-01-14
    Might be allergies to the foods that she is eating, read the diet for these dogs on this website, beef is not recommended.
  • Josh - 2011-01-21
    My chihuahua had a problem with that too, but I switched up his feeding schedule and it seems to do the trick. He would wake me up early in the morning heaving on my chest! I recommend feeding her smaller portions more often.
  • rosa - 2012-01-07
    MY DOG HAD SAME PROBLEM FOUND OUT SHE HAD ALLERGIES DR. RECOMMENDED BENADRYL CLEARS IT UP EVERY TIME.
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