7 things you should know before buying a chihuahua puppy
They are everywhere, chihuahua puppies …
Almost every time you turn on the television or open a
magazine, you see a chihuahua puppy on a Hollywood star
handbag. Whether it’s Paris Hilton’s partner, Tinkerbell, or
Reese Witherspoons lovable pooch Bruiser in “Legally
Rubia, “Chihuahuas have triumphed and everyone wants
Now before you buy a Chihuahua, there are absolutely a few
things you need to know about this breed, its health and
These 7 factors are the most important.
1. They need to be well socialized. If you don’t have time
to socialize your Chihuahua puppy, then you shouldn’t get
one. Chihuahuas need to socialize properly as
have a tendency to bond only with their owners and already
has a predisposition to be sarcastic with strangers.
2. It seems that Chihuahuas are carried everywhere and that is part
of their attractiveness, but be sure to drop them and get
let them walk on their own. When you don’t let them walk
yours can get very uncomfortable out of arms
of their owner and react with aggression to cope
with your discomfort.
3. These dogs are not good with children unless they were
raised with them. Chihuahuas are very nervous and have a low
tolerance. They don’t cope well with antics and
mischief of small children. They can be sarcastic and
will bite a child if provoked. This breed is more suitable
for busy people without children and for older people who are
looking for a companion and low maintenance (these dogs
require little exercise, are excellent apartment dwellers, and
can be trained to use the litter box.)
4. Chihuahuas are very loyal and tend to bond.
with his owner … alone. They are very dependent and they like
be around you and do what you are doing. If you have little
time to spend with your puppy and you want a dog that is a little
more independent, that this dog is not for you.
5. Chihuahuas have the longest life expectancy of any breed of
dog. If you’re not ready to make an 11-18 year commitment
for them, and your interest in them is just a novelty (they
he looks so cute in those celebrity magazines they load
in a bag), then don’t get a chihuahua.
6. If you move around a lot, this may not be the breed for
you. Chihuahuas do not adapt well to new environments and
will often misbehave with barking and inappropriate behavior.
They prefer to have a stable environment, so if you are
constantly traveling (business, etc.), then consider a
less nervous breed.
7. They can be aggressive dogs, so if you have another dog in
home you may want to reconsider buying a Chihuahua and opt
for a more dog-friendly breed.
That being said, the Chihuahua is a great dog and suitable for
the right kind of person. Before buying a Chihuahua puppy
Think about the various points mentioned above and decide
if you see parts of your life in the checklist above.
Chihuahuas are intelligent, alert, and loyal companions.
They love to give and receive affection but again this is
It depends on your understanding of the nuances of this breed.
and how well they are trained and socialized since they are puppies.