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Walking a Chihuahua with a harness instead of a collar protects the trachea from damage, according to PetChiDog.com. Trimming and grooming a Chihuahua's fur is necessary, and the ears must be checked regularly for bacter... More »

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... More »

Caring for a chihuahua-rat terrier mix involves keeping them warm in cooler weather, brushing their teeth daily and not leaving them unattended when outdoors. These highly active dogs also need early training and sociali... More »

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A micro, mini or teacup Chihuahua is a smaller-than-average Chihuahua. The terms are not official as the American Kennel Club does not recognize any Chihuahua varieties based on size. More »

A Chihuahua typically grows to weigh less than 6 pounds as an adult. The breed stands from 6 to 9 inches tall, and there is no notable difference in size between males and females. More »

A blue Chihuahua is a very rare and prized type of Chihuahua whose gray-blue color is the result of a recessive gene that causes the color of a black Chihuahua to become diluted. The recessive trait must be possessed by ... More »

The Chihuahua needs to be trained using positive reinforcement and an authoritative attitude on the part of the owner. Regardless of the temperament of the Chihuahua puppy, the same technique must be used and owners must... More »