Everything you need to know about Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas are typically less active dogs.
They are small and light, and can be long or short-haired. Chihuahuas can have varying coats, from short-haired and smooth to long-haired and tufty. They can also be a variety of colours including black, brown, fawn, cream and white.
There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Chihuahuas, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.
Thinking about giving a Chihuahua a forever home? Here are some Chihuahua facts that might help you decide.
Caring for Chihuahuas
Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Chihuahua.
How much food does a Chihuahua need?
The amount of food a Chihuahua needs depends on their:
- activity levels
You can use the information on dog food p...
How much grooming does a Chihuahua need?
Chihuahuas will require grooming according to the length of their coat, but both types are relatively low maintenance. Both short-haired and long-haired Chihuahuas shed moderately. Short-haired Chihuahuas might requir...
What size crate do you need for a Chihuahua?
When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to:
- sit and stand up at their full height
- turn around without touching the sides
- lie down fully stretched out ...
Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.
To find out more about potential health issues for Chihuahuas...
Chihuahua behaviour and training
Even if you think you know about Chihuahuas, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.
Are Chihuahuas easy to train?
You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...
What’s the temperament of a Chihuahua?
Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Chihuahua temperament is different.
As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. The...
Are Chihuahuas good with children?
Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...