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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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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Heather Rahming - 2011-12-14
I just got a 10 week old long haired Chihuahua (Willow) She is just like a little baby. I have a 3 lbs toy rat terrier (Bella)and they get along just fine.Willow sleeps through the night right above my head. She's the most perfect Christmas present and fits in perfectly w our family. Ryan heather, keira ( my daughter ), Bella ( toy rat terrier ), Jada ( cat that was born on my wedding day), klara (keiras lil adorable hamster ) and now Willow!!! So thankful!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-16
    You have a houseful - it is fun and so much company.
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margaret mott - 2011-12-12
Give baby food with no onion or salt

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Mary Greene - 2011-06-12
I have a 4yr old long hair chi (Cody). He was a stray. It was love at first sight! He is very skittish when going outside to do his "business". He, sometimes, walks with a limp. Our vet says his kneecap slips out of place and he has to stretch it back into place. He says this is common to chi's. We have not gotten a second opinion, yet. Has anyone else had this problem? I hate seeing Cody in any discomfort.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    I haven't heard of this which doesn't mean it is not true. However, I would try a different vet. I would get a second opinion.
  • Danita - 2011-06-15
    I have a two year old long hair Chi, and yes my dog has this problem. I was told that it was common in small dogs. My vet told me to make sure he doesn't jump from high places. The sofa is fine but my bed is not.
  • KittyandChichi - 2011-08-28
    Yes, absolutely a common issue with chihuahuas and many small breeds. It is known as luxating patella. Sometimes a surgical procedure can help, other times it is enough to watch your small dogs activity and be sure they do not do anything that will aggravate the situation. (Jumping off of high surfaces, running on unstable ground, etc.) I have a five-ish year old purebred longcoat chi and he LOVES trying to be airborne off of the back of the sofa or a patio table. So far his strong genes have preserved his patellas but I still have to keep a close eye on how high he goes.
  • shelley - 2011-12-01
    Is he over weight? This will make it slip and if not try a product called NUpro find in pet- co or pet stores
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nancy cassidy - 2009-02-04
I do too! My dog is supposed to be a pom, as well. How can I tell the difference between a pom and a long hair chihuahua?

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  • Pamela Mize - 2011-06-15
    I rescued Titus from going to the pound. The vet says he is most likely a long-haired chihuahua or may have some Pomeranian in him. He is for sure the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can't believe how he came into my life. I've never had an inside dog before but he is the bomb! In looking at pictures of both breeds I think my Titus looks more like a long-haired chihuahua but he seems to be larger than the breed typically is. Although he was skinny and malnourished when I got him, he still weighed 12 lbs. Only had him 1 month and he is 13 lbs. I know this isn't answering your question because I too would like to know how you tell the difference.
  • KittyandChichi - 2011-08-28
    Sometimes you can tell by the ear size and definition. Or by the muzzle or chest cavity definition. I see many pom-chi combo dogs that their owners identify as one or the other but someone familiar with either or both breeds will know is a combo. My five year old longcoat chihuahua is DNA certified as a purebred but people often think he is a pom. (Including a highly reputed chihuahua breeder in my state!) If you are really determined to find out, you can get the DNA testing kit off the web for about $70. It's fun to do and I only did it to prove the all-knowing breeder she didn't know as much as she thinks.
    Also, longcoat chis are the result of breeding strategy which means somewhere back up the dogs genetic line a different breed was introduced in order to get that long hair effect. More than any other long coated breed the pomeranian has been used for this purpose. (Likely because Poms and Chis are so similar in many ways.)
  • shelley - 2011-12-01
    Poms have a much thicker coat where as a chihuahua has a much thinner long coat and chihuahua have feathers which poms don't. Best bet look on internet for breed info
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Sara Higbee - 2011-06-25
I have two Golden retrievers and I've been looking in to getting a Long haired chihuahua and I am also trying for a Baby right now. Anyway what I would like to knos is are they good with other dogs and are they good around babies? I've always been a skeptic about getting little dogs cause I've heard so many mixed things about them. Can someone clear this up for me and help me out? thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-27
    Golden Retrievers are beautiful dogs and make excellent family pets. They are eager to please and love their humans and are relatively easy to train - because they are eager to please. They are calm. A Chihauhau is for fun. They are high energy, love to get into stuff, somewhat territorial and believe they are the boss. A baby is a very demanding lovable needy creature and it will take all your time. It will take all your time because you love it.
    I think it would be better to wait until the baby is older before considering a Chihahua just because of the Chihauhau territorial behavior and high energy. Best to have the baby first and then the home is the babies territory prior to brining in a Chihauhau. Retrivers will just accept and love.
  • JKH - 2011-06-29
    I currently have a long-haired chihuahua and she is incredibly lovable and playful with my husband and me. However, she is very aggressive with other dogs and with strangers. When my baby nephew comes by, she fortunately just avoids him altogether, but if pressed I can easily imagine her taking a nip at him. Use caution if considering this dog and a baby at the same time.
  • Amy - 2011-08-14
    I don't agree with the other posters - I have a long haired Chi that loves kids and other dogs - I think it all depends on how the dog is socialized. On all the websites I have visited, they say that a properly socialized one should be fine with other dogs and with children who are taught to be careful because they are so small and can be injured.
  • melissa - 2011-10-12
    I agree with Amy, I have 2 chis and they are wonderful with children of all ages. My older one(2 1/2) barks when people first enter my house but its only her way of saying 'hi, pet me, pet me'. The younger one is quite, she is still just a puppy-3 months, she does not care for other dogs, the bigger they are, the more scared she seems. I think its because she is still a puppy. But my older one loves when my brother comes with his pit bull, they are the best of friends. So it just depends on the dog.
  • Minnie - 2011-10-16
    I have 2 long haired chihuahuas. A light brown very small female- Foxxy and a reddish brown male - Koyote.

    They are very loving and smart; but are not very good with children. Ours require a lot of attention and hate being left alone. Their coats are just beautiful; we never have them shaved down; they lose the look of the Long Haired breed. We adore them.
  • shelley - 2011-12-01
    All on how you socialize any dog just bring them a round a lot of kids when young
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Amber Cecilia - 2011-11-09
I have a long haired Chihuahua and I just rescued him 3 months ago I came to find out he is kinda old and he has 2 loose teeth that seem to be bothering him. He has a vet appt. in 2 weeks but he won't eat and he is skinny because of his teeth. Does anyone know what type of dog food I can feed him to fatten him up? Oh and he won't eat hard dog food or anything hard. Only soft.

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  • shelley - 2011-12-01
    Try baby food
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yong - 2011-01-23
I've got 2 chihuahuas. 1 is a short coat (female), 1 is a long coat (male). They are very sweet. The only problem is our female is jumping on our male very roughly, because we just got him. I also have 1 daughter and they never nip at her or bite her....

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  • Jeanette - 2011-07-10
    If your female was there first then she is just showing him who is boss like hey I was here first this is my place my rules she will hump him. I had the same thing happen to my 2 they will try to dominate each other.
  • anne - 2011-09-01
    its okay usually, because even though long haired chihuahuas are very loyal to their owners, they can be sometimes agressive to strangers. that is because they aren't as socialable as dogs like golden retrievers. usually if they are too aggressive and actually seem to hurt each other, it best to separate them for a period of time and wait for your chihuahua to become more use to her surroundings. hope it helps :)
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sheila - 2011-08-22
I have a toy Long Hair Chihuahua And she Doesn't really Eat her food, What's the Best Dog Food to Feed Her. She's About 3 Years Now. Please Give me some Advice ..


Thank Sheila

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-23
    She must be eating or she would be really lethargic and then not moving. They dopn't eat much - seems impossible how little. If you are giving her that little piece of toast in the morning, that little piece of chicken from your salad for lunch etc - then she isn't eating her food cuz she knows there are better things.
  • KittyandChichi - 2011-08-28
    The other response is very accurate. A little corner of this and that throughout the day will often be equivalent to your dogs daily caloric needs. And little dogs who weigh (on average) four to seven pounds don't require much!
    A quality brand of food intended for the specific breed recommended. Mine eats Royal Canin for Chihuahuas. It was a suggestion by the woman with the rescue who knows the breed very well.
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