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Chihuahua Breed FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Chihuahua Breed

Created and maintained by Melinda Casino melinda@badger.idiscover.co.uk .

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The information herein is based on some research and my own experiences with one Chihuahua. I take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of this FAQ. Feedback and comments are always welcome.

The Chihuahua FAQ Copyright (c) 1995, 96 by Melinda Casino. This FAQ is FREE and should not be used by anyone for monetary gain. Include full credits in all reproductions of this FAQ.

This FAQ is dedicated to Cocoa; deer, pig, gibbon, mole, bat, and hop-frog, she is more animals than I'd bargained for!

-1. Chihuahuas: Introduction
To know me is to love me. -- Chihuahua's motto, if they ...
-2. Chihuahuas: History
Carvings found in the Monastery of Huejotzingo, on the highway ...
-3. Chihuahuas: Physical Description
Chihuahuas go under the classification of toy breeds. The ...
-4. Chihuahuas: Temperament
Chis aren't dogs, I'm conviced -- they are four-legged babies....
-5. Chihuahuas: Care and Maintenance
Chihuahuas are a good breed for city-dwellers, or those who ...
-6. Chihuahuas: Special Medical Problems
Owners should be aware that Chihuahuas are prone to weak knees....
-1. Aren't Chihuahuas expensive?
If they have their American Kennel Club official certificate papers,...
-2. What is Chihuahuas life-span?
Toy breeds live the longest of any size dog. Expect a life-span ...
-3. How much exercise do Chihuahuas require?
Not much. This little breed has bouts of energy each day ...
-4. Do Chihuahuas require special dog food?
No. They have the same nutritional needs as most dogs. I feed ...
-5. I've heard Chihuahuas are nervous, high-strung dogs. Is that true?
Yes, they are high-strung dogs. I define high-strung as follows:...
-6. Are Chihuahuas good with children?
Generally, no. Be careful when walking your Chihuahua to keep ...
-7. I'm allergic to dogs, but I heard Chihuahuas won't bother me; is that true?
Opinion seems to vary on this point. Some say it's an old-wives'...
-8. What are the difference between a long-haired and a short-haired Chihuahua?
I am told that there is no difference in personality, only in ...
-9. Is it safe to take your Chihuahua on a cold weather walk?
Owners must be very sensitive to the fact that short-...
-10. Are Chihuahuas sociable with other dogs?
Generally speaking, no. However, there are many exceptions and ...
-11. Aren't Chihuahuas kind of dim?
It is understandable how this breed has developed this reputation. ...
-12. Can Chihuahuas be trained?
As you might suspect from number 9 above, yes, they can be trained....
-13. Is my Chihuahua a dog or a mole?
It is a characteristic of the Chihuahua to prefer to sleep under ...
-14. Does my Chihuahua expect a suntan?
Chihuahuas are quite the sun-worshipers. They prefer to bask in ...
-15. My Chihuahua's shivering--is this because s/he's cold?
Chihuahuas shiver when they are wary, unhappy, or frightened....
-16. Is there a Chihuahua mailing list?
Yes. Frank Jackson (fjack01@emory.edu) operates the ...
-17. Is there a Chihuahua Home Page?
Yes! It's maintained by Josh Peck, jbpeck@icon-stl.net....
-18. Is there a Chihuahua Rescue center?
Yes. The contact name and address for the National Chihuahua ...
-1. Chihuahua Resources: Internet
CHIHUA-L, the listserv discussion list....
-2. Chihuahua Books
American Kennel Club, The Complete Dog Book, 17th Ed., Howell ...
-3. Chihuahua Clubs
I'm constantly revising and adding to this section. If you see ...
-4. Chihuahua Magazines
This list only has magazines available in the U.S.--please help ...
-5. Chihuahua Videos
The American Kennel Club offers a video on Chihuahuas for about $35.00....









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