Chihuahuas are loyal, courageous, playful, and happy dogs. Most Chihuahuas love to bark at anything and everything.Continue Reading
Proper socialization can help curb the barking behavior of Chihuahuas. The breed tends to bond with one person in the family and may snap at other family members, especially children, out of jealousy. Training with positive reinforcement and affection is the key to making sure a Chihuahua is well behaved.
Another aspect of a typical Chihuahua's behavior is his bravery. Chihuahuas tend not to realize how small they are and are fearless when defending their owners against larger dogs. Their defensive actions range from incessant barking to biting, but proper socialization with people as well as other dogs makes them less anxious and more comfortable.Learn more about Dogs
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 >
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 >
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 >