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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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
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 :)
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.
ANNA - 2011-01-09
Oh my heavens....I cannot believe the vaccines recommended....the vet org has finally said they're only needed every 3 years and the rabies vax has always been every 3 years! AND they ALL cause massive problems from skin issues right on up to cancer.

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  • KittysandChiChi - 2011-08-28
    I have heard that as well. However, if you ask the doggie daycare up the street from me you will hear a VERY different story! I don't allow my dog near other dogs all that often and think these really small breeds are vulnerable to toxicity issues but that hardly makes a dent in the minds of the people who run the daycare/boarding facility. It leaves me in a pinch whenever I need to find a safe place to put "puppy" up at the last minute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.