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The loyalty of the Chihuahua dog and the need to be close to their owners make them an excellent companion and their compact size makes them very convenient for most owners. Often a Chihuahua can ride in a coat pocket, in a purse or tote bag and just within the safety of the owner's arms. They enjoy outdoor activity in favorable weather and are very easy to travel with. Although at times they can also be curious and mischievous. They will often find something to get into and make a mess if you leave them alone for long periods of time at home. The Chihuahua will get along fine with their own breed, but often not with other breeds. Therefore, you should only get Chihuahuas or choose carefully before adding another breed to the household. You also have to be careful since the Chihuahua doesn’t recognize their small size and can often get into trouble when they try to spar with a larger breed dog, especially if the other dog has a dominant personality or gets too rough when playing. Therefore, either keep your Chihuahua on a leash or carry them in your arms when you are outside.
As a result of movies and advertisements such as the famous Taco Bell commercials the popularity of the Chihuahua dog has risen. Sadly this now means that you can easily find a poorly bred Chihuahua that won't work with your household. Many families falsely believe the dog is perfect for their household because of their self-confidence and easy trainability. However, by buying from pet stores, newspapers or on the internet you will have no way of knowing whether or not a dog will work with your household and you can get a dog that was bred without any concern for their health or temperament. The good breeders will refuse to place a pet in a household that has a child under the age of twelve. The small litter size of the Chihuahua has led to a limited number of puppies available from good breeders. Therefore, before you decide if the Chihuahua is right for you it is best to carefully consider their temperament.
For the Chihuahua dog you need to focus on feeding requirements, exercise needs and grooming procedures. At each meal your Chihuahua only needs a small amount of dog food. For most dogs two or three ounces of high quality dog food with a few puppy biscuits is enough although a few of the larger Chihuahua dogs can eat up to a half can of dog food. Rather than having one large daily feeding it is better to have two or three small meals per day. The Chihuahua is capable of walking as long as the owner wants to walk, but they also won't object if you want to carry them around. What makes them an excellent choice for the elderly is that they get most of their exercise simply by playing around the house. When grooming you should rub them down with a wet towel or glove to make their coat shine and use a soft brush. Trim the nails regularly and make sure you keep their ears clean.

TheChihuahua is excellent for some households, but isn't right for everyone. To determine if the breed is right for your household you should carefully considerChihuahua information

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