The Chihuahua is a breed of its own
The Chihuahua is more popular than ever. However, if you think that this little four-legged friend is up to nothing more than lap-lying, you are very wrong …
- You have two types of Chihuahuas: the short-haired and the long-haired. All colors are allowed for both short and long haired dogs.
- The dog is small in stature and should be slightly longer than high.
- Their cup should be nicely round and this is called in the breed language ‘an apple head’
- The Chihuahua’s ears are both upright (as a puppy the ears are still hanging) and are quite large.
- Their muzzle is nice and short, although nowadays many Chihuahuas without a pedigree also have slightly longer snouts.
- Their tail runs in an arc over their back and ends in a nice plume.
- The ideal weight of the Chihuahua is between 1.5 kg and 3 kg. The size is usually not really looked at.
Even though the Chihuahua is small in stature, it often feels like a real bobber man. Most wawas are not afraid of large dogs and even dare to turn against them. This often plays to their disadvantage, because their size makes it logical that they cannot win these fights.
If you think you have brought a quiet lap bed into the house with this dog, you are wrong. Just because these dogs are small does not mean that they have no need for energy, on the contrary! Most Chihuahuas love to romp, play, go for walks, and run in the yard together. They don’t like walking in busy streets, but what would you be like if you were only a bag of chips high? A carrying case then offers a solution.
Because they are really smart dogs, they like to learn. They are therefore extremely suitable to go to dog school (if possible prefer private, because they are quickly trampled by the other growing puppies), they also enjoy activities such as doggy dancing, agility and even flyball. Of course you don’t have to go outside all the time to teach them tricks. They master the usual commands ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘paw’ etc. fairly quickly, if you learn this in the right way.
Most people would agree that if you have owned a Chihuahua, you will instantly fall in love with this breed and never want anything else. People are really amazed in a positive way that these dogs can be so sweet and fun.
Another very common occurrence with Chihuahuas is the reverse sneezing, literally translated reverse sneezing. This sounds a bit like a grunt and looks a bit scary, but it is very harmless and certainly harmless. One Chihuahua has more problems with it than the other. They often have it after they have drunk greedily, when they get nervous eg. when visiting or simply to attract attention. It is best not to pay too much attention to this and if you really want to help your dog, pat his throat gently, blow his nose gently or hold his nose for a moment (that way he will swallow or gasp. bite with his mouth and the genius is often over).
Another term for reverse sneezing is ‘chihuahua husk’. I think this is a wrong term as it is still seen in other small breeds.
Now you already know a bit more about this heartwarming breed. But if you have one of your own, you just know that your whopper is one of a kind!