Facts About Chihuahua

dogThe Chihuahua is a small dog with a compact, muscular body, the males practically in a square. Its main characteristics are around the head in “apple”, the stop well marked and large ears, broad at their base, triangular without being pointed at their end but slightly rounded.

The tail is attached high, flat-looking, strong at the base, arched to point towards the lumbar region, it should not be rolled up on the back.

The eyes are big, round, lively, expressive, dark, with no trace of white. (The lighter eyes are tolerated according to colors but not sought).


The Chihuahua puppies does not require special grooming, a monthly or bi-monthly bath will suffice depending on the activity of the dog and especially because it spends a lot of time in your arms and on your couches and beds.

The long hairs will be brushed once a week, the short hairs will be brushed during moulting to eliminate the undercoat.


The Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world, but its character is not the image of its size, it is a large dog in a small body. The chihuahua is dominant, he does not hesitate to jump on a dog much bigger than him.

He is very loyal and attached to his master and his family, a clown in his spare time, very often, he manages to crack his soft gaze the most recalcitrant of people.

He is wary of children without being aggressive.
The Chihuahua is a dog alert, cheerful and full of enthusiasm, he is at the height of happiness in your presence and in the good pet that respects himself, he asks a lot of hugs.

It is called barker but everything is about education.

He needs love and he will do everything possible to get your attention and he will understand very quickly what amuses you and melts you.


Chihuahua is small but healthy, robust and rarely sick. Sometimes a little chilly you can remedy by offering a small coat for harsh winters.

The fontanelle must be practically closed or closed. The risk of head trauma is proportional to the opening of the fontanel.

Main qualities:

The Chihuahua is a dog of equal mood, charming, affectionate, joyful, dynamic, comical, faithful, his small size allows him to accompany you in virtually all your movements, he is very intelligent and quickly understands what you expect from him, so it’s perfect for sports like rhythmic obedience and agility.

Main defects:

The defects of the chihuahua will be mainly due to the lack of education. You must not lose sight of the fact that it is a dominant dog despite its small size, and that it will quickly see where your weaknesses are and it will exploit them to take over you.

So, he can be capricious, barker, jealous, aggressive towards strangers and you and the wonderful little dog that everyone looked at tenderly will gradually turn into a tyrant that you dare not even lead with you in your home friends.

He is a bit stubborn and very greedy and his dominating character makes him tend to fight with his peers regardless of their size, hence the need to be vigilant.

How To Choose a Puppy

The American Kennel Club recognizes over 150 breeds with many different shapes and styles of mixed breeds. Once you have decided that you want to bring a dog into your life, the next phase would be to put other factors into consideration before picking the right dog for you.

In this post, we shall discuss some tips to choose the right puppy for you or your loved ones.


Some people prefer thorough breed while some do not mind having a mixed breed dog. Some dogs have qualities and characteristics linked to their breed and anyone looking for that specific characteristic would do well to adopt breeds that fit into their spectrum.


The preferred sex of a dog should be considered before adoption. We have seen cases where people adopt female dogs only to throw them away or neglect them when their dogs start having babies. This happens because they did not consider the fact that each sex has its pros and cons which should be considered before concluding on the sex of your dog.


the age is mostly dependent on the role you want the dog to play. Most times it is considered better to choose a younger dog if you decide to train it to perform certain tasks. Choosing an older dog for a specific role may not produce the desired result. On the other hand, an older dog already has a fixed character making it easy to cut out the training process necessary for socialization. You can pick a dog that already has the qualities you want.


Dogs vary in sizes therefore before choosing a dog, one should consider the expected size of the dog when it reaches adulthood.


The purpose of wanting a dog in your life should be carefully thought out and dog breeds most suitable for such purposes picked.

Space and Lifestyle

Before you go get a pet dog, you must consider the amount of space available for the pet to live in. Some dogs require plenty of space for rest and exercise. If your lifestyle doesn’t give you room to spend time with your dog, this will greatly impact on your decision in choosing the best dog to fit smoothly into your routine.


Some dog breeds require more maintenance than others which may cost their owners more time and money on health care and grooming. You should be able to decide if you can put in the effort needed for the care and handling of some certain dog breeds or if you would rather buy a low maintenance breed.

Dogs are loyal, intelligent and social animals. The presence of a well-trained pet dog in any home bring lots of laughter and entertainment. It all boils down to proper consideration before making a decision on the right dog for you!

What are the Best Dog Crates

Dog crates are only convenient for traveling purposes. A crate looks like a cage wherein you can comfortably place your dog inside for it to be safe. There are various categories of crates you can have on the market.

You can even choose to have between metal based crates or those made out of superior quality plastic. Sizes also vary so you can really determine
the size of crates you are looking. Below are few points you need to assess
whenever you plan to buy the right crates:

Check the material: this is very important every time you
buy something. For quality and durability assurances always check the
materials. They should be made of top quality materials so it could last for a long time and you could utilize it every time you plan to travel somewhere together with your dog.

There are dog crates that are designed for car use, for travel, and even for your home as well. Try to be sure that your dog will be comfortable while they are inside that dog crate when you travel.  A review site like http://bestdogcrates.net/ will help you decide on a good one.

Right Size Matter: For much comfort and convenience for the
both of you, getting the right size dog crates is a thing to be considered.
Make sure that when placing dogs inside, space is adequate for them to move.

Make sure that the size won’t give them any stress but comfort. For you to be able to get the right size, bring your pet with you while looking. If space is excellent inside, your dog will fit well and can be at the most comfort. The sizes will solely base on how big or small the dog is.

Reasonable Price: After you are through checking all the features, don’t forget to take note of the price. Check if your budget will fit. Choose the kind of dog crates that are worth to be bought. And always rely on those options you think would satisfy your pet’s needs, and your needs, as

Feeding Your Goldfish The Right Way.

fishThere is a wide range of choice when it comes to feeding your goldfish
however, it’s important to be sure you feed them the appropriate type of food.

Fish flakes, while packed with nutrients, should not be the only food that you use.

Think of your goldfish’s diet as you do your own. When you eat the same diet, again and again, you get bored. This is the same situation with Goldfish.

They are simply easy to look after, but a good mixed diet helps to keep them healthy and varies their routine. As described earlier, fish flakes are good in the diet, but they sometimes float on top of the water, so when your goldfish
consumes the flakes, they can sometimes gulp in the air which can bring about constipation and swim bladder problems.

You have to buy food pellets that go directly to the bottom of the
tank. Again, these are nutritious, and most goldfish enjoy foraging around the gravel. Sometimes the gravel or any waste material laying on the bottom of your tank can be mistaken for the pellets which are not good.

There are available clips that have suction cups on them and these can
be placed around the sides of your aquarium. You can add a nice variety of
vegetables to the clips which can spruce up the diet of your fish. It’s a good idea to experiment with a range of green leafy veg to see what appeals to your goldfish.

Vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, and peas are a good starting point. Peas are particularly good for your fish and are almost like a wonder food. They can help with some health issues including constipation.

The main thing is to remember not to overfeed your fish. This can do
more harm than good.  An auto feeder like these ones will help tremendously.

One of the key problems that overfeeding can cause is swim bladder
problems. These can cause your goldfish to act in a very strange way!

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