According to NetPets, hairless Chihuahuas require protection from the elements to reduce the risk of hyperthermia and hypothermia. Hairless Chihuahuas should wear sunscreen on hot days, and sweaters keep them warm in the fall and winter months. VetInfo notes that hairless Chihuahuas require bathing every one to two weeks with a mild shampoo, followed by daily application of a hypo-allergenic lotion to prevent their skin from drying out.Continue Reading
NetPets explains that hairless Chihuahuas are more susceptible to dental problems because the gene that is responsible for its lack of hair also causes accelerated tooth wear. Tooth loss over time or teeth missing from birth is a common condition with hairless dogs. In extreme cases, all but the incisors may be absent. This condition also causes the front teeth to point outwards.
According to VetInfo, hairless Chihuahuas are prone to developing skin infections and blackheads that require careful treatment. Extracting blackheads from a dog's skin requires a gentle touch, and it is best to do it with the skin under warm, running water. Post-removal, the owner can treat the dog's skin with a medicated shampoo. Frequent bathing, while gently scrubbing with a bath mitt, helps remove dead skin cells and prevents future outbreaks of blackheads.Learn more about Dogs
Adult teacup Chihuahuas range in size from 2 to 3.5 pounds. This can be subject to argument from breeders, as normally-sized Chihuahuas typically range from 4 to 6 pounds.Full Answer >
Young Chihuahua puppies and Chihuahuas with a genetic disposition for droopy ears have floppy Chihuahua ears. Mixed breed Chihuahuas also may have droopy ears. Adult Chihuahuas that normally have erect ears can have droopy ears from time to time as well.Full Answer >
Pet Care Rx explains that an albino Chihuahua dog has some of the common characteristics of normal Chihuahuas, but its albino nature means that it has pink eyelids, a pink nose, a white coat, pale skin and eyes that are either blue or red. The condition is caused by an extremely rare genetic mutation.Full Answer >
Although there are few statistics kept on mixed breed dogs, the average litter size for both Chihuahuas and Miniature Pincers is two to four puppies. This suggests a Chihuahua and Miniature Pincer pairing is most likely to result in two to four puppies per litter.Full Answer >