The Chihuahua enchants for its size and for its sweet and affectionate look. You have to be careful with them around the house, as they are very small, especially when they are young.
The cheeky Chihuahua earned his place as a favorite toy dog for his intense devotion to a single person. He is reserved with strangers, but usually gets along well with other dogs and animals in the house. Some try to be protective, but are not very efficient at it. Some can be brave, and others more timid. It is usually temperamental. Some bark but usually only when they notice something strange and just be firm to stop them.
How to Care for a Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is an excited dog, but he can exercise by running around the house. He enjoys exploring the garden or taking short walks and loves to accompany his family on outdoor activities. The Chihuahua is not a dog to live outside. He hates the cold and is dependent on human interaction. Hair care is minimal. To take care of the hair, just brush it once or twice a week, they are very easy to bathe and dry, in the case of the short hair the work is still less, the long hair is necessary sporadic baths in petshop to make the grooming hygienic (short hair does not have this need).
Main Concerns: none
Minor concerns: pulmonary stenosis, hydrocephalus, dislocation of the patella, dry eye, hypoglycemia
Suggested Exams: heart, knees
Life expectancy: 14-18 years
Observations: It is common in this breed to have a weak point in the skull (softener) due to incomplete closure.