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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RJ - 2011-06-23
We found a long-haired chihuahua in our barn in May. It took about 2-3 weeks before she let us touch her. Once we could hold her I immediately took her to the vet. She is about 3 yrs old. She is very shy around other people but is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever seen and beautiful. All of that said, we have another chihuahua that we've had 5 yrs that we got when she was 6 wks. old and is very friendly and out going and has even grown to love our grandchildren. Will our newest member of the family grow out of her some of her shyness eventually? We go camping a lot and take our dogs. I would love to see her be a little friendlier with people. Must admit though she is a good watch dog. We love our babies.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-24
    Chihuahua's are sometimes timid - yep we know that. We don't know what went on with this one before she was found by you and so we can understand why she would be more shy or afraid of other people. I would think the more she is socialized and out and sees other people and is around your other little one, the less timid she would be. They are sweet pups and I would think she would grow out of some of her shyness, especially seeing the behavior of your other one. Good luck with them both.
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diamond - 2011-07-02
How old is a long haired chihuahua when they loose there first tooth????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-02
    They are approximately 6 months old.
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deborah - 2011-06-25
i have a 4 month little boy was longhaired when born and brought him, but now he has lost his longcoat but still long fur round neck and ears. The breeder told me it will take a year for his coat to come properly! Is this correct ????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-25
    This is normal. It is called blowing the coat - sounds nuts but long haired chihauhaus shed (blow) their coat somewhat totally between the ages of 5 - 6 months. It is essentially their baby coat or baby fur. It does grow back and what your breeder was saying it can take up to a year before a complete adult coat is grown in. The pup will have long hair before then but it will take up to a year before an entire adult coat is achieved. They blow their coat as they are going from being a baby into puberty and it is hormonal. Females will also do this frequently after nursing a litter of pups. It is strange but it is normal. Now there are conditions when your pup should be checked by a vet and those conditions can be a result of food allergies or mange, etc. However, based on what your breeder told you (not real clearly) and the age of your pup, I'd say he is blowing his coat and going from a baby into puberty. His coat should start to grow out right after the "blow" but it takes awhile for his length and thickness of his adult coat to grow. His fur takes time to grow just like our hair. Good luck and enjoy.
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kaitlyn - 2011-06-11
Our family has a wonderful 5 year old long haired chiuhauha that we rescued from a puppy mill that was being shut down when he was a few months old. Big Mac is the sweetest dog we have ever owned. He has a personality yhat is out of this world! Biggy is great with other dogs and amazing with our 5 year old daughter. He is friendly and LOVES attention from ANYONE. He is a far cry from the skiddish yippy chiuhauha that hates other humans (like I BELIEVED chiuhauhas to be). We love our Biggy dude!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    I think a lot of a pups personality is his mom and dad (genetics) and good breeder makes all the difference in the world. Glad you are enjoying.
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Elizabeth Bonney - 2010-12-09
I have a wonderful long-haired chihuahua named BUBBLE that I rescued from a puppy mill when he was 5. This is the sweetest, kindest little dog (at 11 lbs he isn't small by chihuahua standards!) He is VERY protective of me, but if people just give him just a few minutes to get used to them he will be their best friend forever! He is a fearless watchdog and incredibly smart with the cutest personality. Because of his background my single life is the perfect scenario for us. I have always had big dogs BUT am now a total convert...I love my "little man"!

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  • mary knapp - 2010-12-17
    Tonight I picked up this sweet long hair chihuahua from a family that found him running around in their yard a week ago. They live 15 miles out of town. He had no collar. Anyways I walked into these peoples house and he came right over too me and jumped into my lap and cuddled with me. I don't know anything about this breed, but your comments were comforting. Tomorrow is day one of our adventure together, just wanted to thank-you for your comments about the breed.
    mary knapp menomonie, wi
  • Elsa - 2011-02-14
    I also adopted "TAZ" exactly one year yesterday (2-13-10). He is a long haired chihuahua and weighs about 9 pounds. DO YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR DOGS WEIGHT? I take Taz for walks but he seems to put on weight little by little. Taz is 6 and a half years old and was fixed right before I got him.
  • The Knight Family - 2011-05-26
    I found a long-haired chihuahua last night roaming around near a friend of mines house. She witnessed her being abandoned in a dirt lot near a 7-11 store. I am extremely grateful that she and I ended up in the same place at the same time. She is an extremely lovable and mild tempered little "Princess" and came in at the perfect moment to complete our family. She is currently at the hospital getting her check up and vaccinations but I am overwhelmed with excitement and cannot wait to start our new life together.
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Deena - 2011-05-13
My 3 yr old longhaired chihuahua just turned 3 on cinco de mayo. He's the best thing that happened to me! He was given ro me as a gift when he was 4 months old. He is very protective of me but has a keen sense of whose good or bad. He's black, tan and white! Gets along with other small dogs. I wouldn't want another dog except him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-13
    For little fellas, they can be very protective. They have so much personality and and they can be such clowns. I trust their opinion on people.
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Linda Townsend - 2011-04-06
I have 2 of these beautiful dogs. One is a short hair and the other is a long hair. I am so tired of the stero-type that they are mean dogs. They are both just the sweetest little guys. Yes they bark at the door bell or strangers that come in the yard otherwise they will just lick you to death. They are even great with my 2 yr. old grandson. If he bothers them too much they will go outside or go lay down. The older one will growl if fed up but has never even nipped at him. I never thought I would ever own a chihuhua but now I have a 15 month and a 5 month. I have had them since they were 5 weeks and 8 weeks and wouldn't give them up for anything.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-06
    I loved mine too. I had 6 dogs over 100 pounds and this little guy ruled but I found him to be affectionete and loving with everything, birds, humans and my kids. Now if he could get along with my kids I'd say he could get along with everything.
  • Anonymous - 2011-05-07
    Ok I'm 11 years old and I have a Long haired one ..... And yes her name is princess cuz she's adorable I took her to a dog traing on Thingy and she hated the social time she does not like being around other dogs but she's fine with children she just gets shy when she meets new people. One time I was teaching her to sit it took 5 minutes and she knew it but when I found her I was taking a walk around my neighborhood and she followed me home and on my way home my neighbor asked me e\if that was my dog I said no and she said that I should keep it because there was a lot of abused sofa being abandoned here so when my dad got home she was in my other dog cage under a blanket I told my dad it was max my other dog and he said ok but then I had to tell him so a Month later my dad said we could keep her so yay. But these dogs are so adorable playful and energetic princess is extremely fast but she's also lazy... Aha but only when I sit down she's my personal stalker she's my little baby!
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Beth - 2011-02-17
Ok, so I'm 15 and a half years old. I do the 4-H Dog project for 7 years. My parents said that I can get a new dog. Which breed is easier to train and to handle; a Papillon or a long-haired Chihuahua? Thanks for your help!

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Shirley Erickson - 2011-02-08
I live in Fl. and have 2 chihuahuas at this time. My third was born yesterday. All females. Chiquita is 14 yrs old and as active as when she was a puppy. She is long haired. Cookie, short haired and is 8 mos old and full of energy. Twice as active as the older dog ever was. She is very fearful of people, running for my lap as they appear. The newborn is long haired and I can't wait to see her. She is in Ohio. My daughter has male and female long haired pair. I will be getting her in May. Can't wait. I will never have another breed. These suit me just fine. Love em. The baby is all white except for black rings around the eyes. Does this sound like "Panda" or what?

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Lisa - 2011-01-19
My family is very fortunate to have a wonderful, 2-year old long-haired Chihuahua named Roscoe. Roscoe is lively, loves to play, and adores members of our family. He is very friendly to adults in our home, but fearful of strangers and children. He loves curling up on a lap for a nap and belly rub. My question is this: our vet recently completed a chem panel on Roscoe that shows he has elevated liver enzymes. She looked back over his records and found that these values have been slightly elevated, even when he was neutered at six months. Has anyone encountered a similar situation with their beloved pet?

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  • Terry - 2011-02-01
    Had this issue with 2 maltese which was discovered as puppies. Never developed into anything. Common in smaller breeds. Elected to monitor their diet and selected dry food with lower fat content to reduce wear and tear on their livers etc. in the processing of nutrients.
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