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A Chihuahua can become aggressive

A Chihuahua can become aggressive
Dogs can act aggressively out of fear. Early socialisation with people and other animals is key to building confidence, trust and love. Although Chihuahuas are small, they make excellent watchdogs (partly due to their acute hearing) and are very devoted to guarding their home. But keep in mind - this breed is completely unaware of their size, often going up against much larger breeds if they feel the need to protect their owner. For instance, if they feel their owner or territory is in danger, they will stand up to a Pit Bull without thinking twice. A Chihuahua can become aggressive, but they are not ill tempered. Since Chihuahuas have no or little comprehension as to their stature, when walking your dog - make sure it is always on a leash or harness to ensure its safety from other people and larger dogs. Early socialisation with people and other animals is key to building confidence, trust and love.

Kiss Your Dog!

Kiss Your Dog!
Dog kisses may also improve your health. A new study aims to show that microbes exchanged between dogs and people may have a positive probiotic effect on the human body that affects our overall health. Keeping your dogs active and fit will not only maintain their physical health - it will keep them mentally happy too. "A tired dog is a happy dog."

Chihuahua Dogs and Puppies for sale in the UK Pets4homes

Chihuahua Dogs and Puppies for sale in the UK Pets4homes

Breed Highlights

Over the years Chihuahuas have found their way into the hearts and homes of many people around the world. The breed hails from Mexico where they have always been highly prized for their cuteness, their intelligence and the fact these tiny characters think they are bigger than they really are. One thing a Chihuahua is not, and that is purely a lapdog. Bursting with energy and character, these little dogs are great fun to share a home with. They are fiercely courageous and will stand their ground no matter what. They are also loyal and affectionate characters liking nothing more than to spend as much time with their owners as they possible can which means Chihuahuas do not tolerate being left on their own for any great length of time.

Positives

  • Highly intelligent and therefore easy to train
  • Very adaptable and just as happy living in an apartment as they are in a house
  • Good choice for households with older children
  • Extremely loyal which is why Chis make such wonderful companions
  • Chihuahuas don't need a tremendous amount of daily exercise
  • They love playing interactive indoor games
  • They are low maintenance on the grooming front
  • Can be taught not to bark excessively

Dogs are Like Two-year Old Kids

Dogs are Like Two-year Old Kids
A dog's intelligence is comparable to that of a 2-year old kid and they are more than capable of learning anything up to 165 words. Our canine companions can also count up to five and they boast great problem solving skills. Dogs can, as any owner knows, get quite creative when they need or want to whether they’re being well behaved or very naughty which best selling dog author Stanley Coren believes is much the same as in people. Dogs just love to please, which is part of their need to be social. They’ll watch what their owners do and take it all in because they want to learn what makes people happy when they live in the same environment. Studies into a dog's behaviour established they are a lot more focused and always ready for a new challenge that humans send their way, literally lapping up the experience with relish.

Playtime with Puppy

Playtime with Puppy

Reward based games can continue outside in the garden. Fetching and retrieving hidden objects will soon become a firm favourite. Just be careful to choose the right objects to play with. Sticks for example are not always a good idea as they can cause splinters in sensitive parts of the mouth. By having healthy titbits readily to hand with which to reward appropriate behaviour, you will soon have a biddable playmate for life.

Don’t forget, you are in charge and make sure he understands. Don’t do this by shouting or being rough, but through calm control. Make sure he gives up a toy when you ask him to and set the pace. If things become too frantic, young puppies in particular can become easily confused. It’s a good idea to keep rotating toys, so he doesn’t become bored and keep them out of the way when you are not playing.

While it’s tempting to always join in, the time will come where you have to let go a little. Your puppy needs to learn to play on his own. Provide toys that will keep him amused for a long time. Bored puppies can become destructive. If this happens, talk to members of the local vet practice or the breeder you purchased him from. They will have encountered this before and have plenty of preventative strategies to help you.

Toys needn’t be expensive. Improvise with things you find around the home such as old soft toys. Just make sure you remove any sharp edges or anything that could cause injury. Standard favourites include squeaky toys and raggers (length of ropes made up of strips of material). Hard rubber rings and chews are particularly welcome when teething.

Chihuahua Breeding

Chihuahua Breeding
Serious Chihuahua breeders have spent years researching genetics and the breed, they breed only the best specimens and screen for hereditary defects in order to obtain superior puppies. Prospective Chihuahua breeders have one more worry than do breeders of most other dogs. All Chihuahuas are little, some Chihuahuas are tiny. Even if bred to a tiny stud, there is a definite risk, that any resulting puppies would be too large to be carried full term, or to be whelped naturally. Cherish your tiny Chihuahua female, but don't risk her life by breeding her. Why do otherwise sane people breed dogs at all? Ethical and knowledgeable breeders seldom do. We breed a litter only after studying the breed standard, pedigrees and individual dogs to find the most advatageous match of conformation. When we do breed, it is because we love the Chihuahua and believe that our puppies could be a worthwhile addition not only to the breed, but to somebody's life.

Dogs Have Larger Brains

Dogs Have Larger Brains

Research carried out at Oxford University back in 2010 established that dogs have larger brains than cats. Their brains are more developed too which means they are smarter. The study explained that dogs are more social by nature and therefore evolved to have larger brains so they could survive. At the other end of the scale, cats are characteristically more aloof and solitary creatures by nature, as such they had less need to develop a social aspect in their lives in order to survive. Researchers explained that being “social” equals having to develop “smart” behaviours, this in turn means certain animals have more developed brains, hence dogs are smarter than cats. Other animals with more “smart brain power” include dolphins, horses, monkeys and even camels because they are all social by nature

Bathing Your Dog

Bathing Your Dog
Dogs need to be regularly groomed and cared for to keep them physically healthy and happy. Their toenails need to be trimmed, their coat needs to be kept clean and brushed free of mats. Dogs also need their teeth regularly brushed to avoid cavities and disease. 

Bathing. The debate is that bathing your dog too often will cause the natural oils in its coat to diminish while others say that shampooing regularly will help to enhance and enrich the coat. Bathing your dog once every month, or two (if they are on the clean side) or every other week (if they get dirty more often) with a mild pet shampoo or tearless baby shampoo will do fine. Each dog varies and some are cleaner than others. You may need to bathe your dog more or less - depending on their type of coat and other factors When bathing your dog, avoid getting water in its ears. If this happens, be sure to use a soft washcloth and dry the ear completely. Water that seeps down into the ear may cause infection. Each time you bathe your dog, occasionally pay attention to its ears for about one week to ensure no redness, oozing or odor has developed. If you notice any signs of an ear infection, contact your veterinarian. Remember that dogs get cold easily so regardless of the season, be sure to wrap your dog in a nice, warm towel and then buff dry or use a hair dryer at a safe distance and on low heat until the coat is thoroughly dried. On bath day, you can expect your dog to want to cuddle more as a way of getting warm.

A Chihuahua Can Become Aggressive

A Chihuahua Can Become Aggressive
Dogs can act aggressively out of fear. Early socialisation with people and other animals is key to building confidence, trust and love. Although Chihuahuas are small, they make excellent watchdogs (partly due to their acute hearing) and are very devoted to guarding their home. But keep in mind - this breed is completely unaware of their size, often going up against much larger breeds if they feel the need to protect their owner. For instance, if they feel their owner or territory is in danger, they will stand up to a Pit Bull without thinking twice. A Chihuahua can become aggressive, but they are not ill tempered. Since Chihuahuas have no or little comprehension as to their stature, when walking your dog - make sure it is always on a leash or harness to ensure its safety from other people and larger dogs. Dogs can act aggressively out of fear. Early socialisation with people and other animals is key to building confidence, trust and love.

Welcome to Tiffany Chihuahuas!

Welcome to Tiffany Chihuahuas!
Welcome to Tiffany Chihuahuas - the World of Love, Happiness and Perfection. We pride by ourselves on Producing the Best quality pure bred Chihuahua & Pomeranian Puppies that are seen in UK these days. All of our dogs are very much a big part of our family, which is evident from their fabulous nature.
We do not operate kennels and we are NOT a puppy farm! All of Our dogs have specially designed areas within the house to ensure they lead healthy and happy life as animal welfare is of utmost importance to us.