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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monica barnett - 2012-04-09
I just adopted a Chihuahua, and I think she's long haired. She weights about 13 lbs. I think she is also dachsuand. She is the sweetest thing and loves to sleep with me in my arms all night and under the blankets.
Because I got her at a shelter she was used to being in a room for 14-16 hours a day before going potty out side. I can't get her to go outside at all and when she goes, she goes inside the house. Any advice?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-09
    That is hard - cuz not really housebroke. Try the wee wee pads - many people swear by them and say they work terrific. Your little one is in a crate or in a room or whatever and just place the wee wee pads there. Place a wee wee pad by the door - where you go out taking her for a walk. When she goes potty on the wee wee pad - take the pad and place it outside. If she goes somewhere in the home - try and clean it up with a wee wee pad and take it outside. What we are trying to do is take her scent from potty and place it outside so she starts to understand it is safe and OK to go potty outside.
Maria - 2012-02-28
I am wanting to get a small dog within the next few months. I am researching to make sure I will get the right breed for us. The dog will be left alone while we are at work (7:30am-5:30pm). Will this breed be suitable? Or if you know of other small breeds that would not mind being left alone during the day please let me know.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-28
    This is a good pup, love their humans, quite entertaining and definitely not timid. Intelligent and coat is fairly easy to groom. Have fun
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-28
    This is a good pup, love their humans, quite entertaining and definitely not timid. Intelligent and coat is fairly easy to groom. Have fun
  • Kokomo - 2012-04-04
    I own a longhair chihuahua and she just sleeps while I'm gone. She's totally fine as long as you're ready to play when you get home. She was easy to indoor potty train as well.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-06
    I have a long haired Chihuahua and I love him. The only thing is that they do shed a little bit so there is fuzzy to sweet or vacuum. The other thing is also their behind. You may have to spray water to clean it. It depends more on what you feed them. He snorts when he is happy like a little pig which is very cute. He is very potty trained and yeah they do tend to sleep when one is gone. They also love their toys. Get them a stuff animal toy that you can press to make noises.
Sandy - 2012-03-25
I have had Chihuahuas all my life---I only have one now Bambi, she is long haired, just turned 6 years old, she loves everyone and all animals, she keeps me entertained all of the time, she was housebroken in a week, she gives me far more than I could ever give her----I will always have a Chihauaha. I had three at one time, Popeye, Deno and Pebbles, I lost Popeye in 12-05 at 17 and Pebbles at 10 14 weeks later that is when I got Bambi, I had to put Deno to sleep in 2010, he lacked one month turning 20.

Chihuahuas are special, loving, entertaining, always giving more than you could ever give to them. I will always have a Chihuahua

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.
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 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.
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
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

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.

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 :) :) :) :) :) :)
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.