Are you a Chihuahua person?

Find out if this curious breed is for you.

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If you have boisterous children in the family, then yours is probably not the right type of household for a Chihuahua. If you live alone and can spend most of your time doting on your pet, you are just the right owner. Some say that Chihuahuas are not dogs at all, but "four-legged babies." Now, what better baby could you possibly want? And if you decide to enlarge your family, why not just add another Chihuahua? That makes sense to me!

You will be able to keep yourself busy with a little "hairdressing" from time to time. Apart from regular grooming, a Chihuahua usually needs a bath about once a month, and the long-coated variety can certainly have one more frequently. This is a fun activity. You'll love it!

Lastly, if you are one of the sun-worshipers of the human species, you will have a willing canine companion to share your pleasure. There may not be enough sunshine in your yard for you to sit out, but if there is even the tiniest ray, you can be sure your Chihuahua will find it. Just take care that neither of you gets sunburn or sunstroke!

In short, your Chihuahua will give you oodles of love and attention, and you will only be the right owner if you are prepared to give just as much in return.

Next step: Chihuahua Overview

Reprinted from Breeders Best: Chihuahua © 2004. Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.

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DEB   Livonia, LA

7/22/2010 9:39:33 PM

I am a Chihuahua person! So glad to know for sure. I better be with four CHI furbabies! They are so full of uncondtional love.

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DILLON   LANCASTER, PA

7/17/2010 1:49:42 AM

DO CHIHUAHUAS POOP AND PEE INSIDE ALOT IF I DONT PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO THEM OR IF U HAVE ANOTHER DOG ?

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

6/30/2010 7:30:53 AM

good article thanks

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Dy   Dalzell, SC

2/3/2010 12:01:27 PM

I have one and another that is 1/2 rat terrier...I couldn't ask for a better pair! I absolutely LOVE them! They love to travel and are the best dogs I ever had! Trixie was my retirement present from me-to me! Moose came along shortly after a friend saw how much love we had! Now there is nothing but love for all of us! Greatest dogs on earth!

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