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Title: Chihuahuas


1
Chihuahuas
  • By Brittany Combs

2
About Chihuahuas
  • Originated in Mexico.
  • Named after the city Chihuahua Mexico.
  • 19th century someone found the trace of chihuahua
    dogs in Sierra Madre, in the area of Chihuahua.

3
.Appearance.
  • Small, graceful, alert, swift-moving with saucy
    expressions.
  • Weigh 6-10 pounds.
  • Head is well rounded.
  • Eyes are full but not protruding. Set apart and
    are luminous dark or luminous ruby.
  • Ears are large.

4
Chihuahua Colors
  • Black
  • Black and tan
  • Black and red
  • Black and white
  • Brown
  • Brown and tan
  • Brown and silver
  • Brown and white
  • Cream
  • White
  • Cream and White
  • Fawn
  • Red

5
Health Problems
  • Parents should be screened for luxating patella.
    Its a hereditary disease.
  • Sensitive to anesthetics, vaccines, and other
    chemicals.
  • Wheeze and snore.
  • Eyes are susceptible to corneal dryness and
    secondary glaucoma.
  • Colds, stress, and have gum problems.

6
Continuation Of Health Problems
  • NEVER let them lick or eat toxic products,
    fertilizer, or chocolate.
  • Smooth coats tend to shiver a lot from being
    cold.
  • Best to keep out of rain. It could cause them to
    catch a cold. Should be fed lightly.
  • Under three pounds more susceptible to
    hypoglycemia.

7
Puppies(Supplies)
  • Play pen
  • Pet Carrier
  • Dog bed
  • A good brand of puppy food
  • Food dish or container
  • Water dish or container
  • Training harness (Use a cat Harness.)
  • Leash
  • Puppy training pads
  • Dog grooming kit
  • Pig ear chews
  • A few dog toys

8
Continuation of Puppies
  • Born with large heads. (Causes problems during
    birth.)
  • Some born with molera. (Enclosed section of
    skull. Prone to water on brain.)

9
Classification
  • Toy group
  • Very tiny

10
TEMPERAMENT
  • Alert, active dogs
  • Self confidence
  • Devotion to owner make breed a popular companion
    dog.
  • Courageous watch dogs
  • Willing to defend their territory against strange
    people and dogs.

11
.Questions.
  • Good with children? Yes (but only older ones)
  • Good with other pets? Possibly (but keep away
    from large aggressive)
  • Exercise needed? 10 minutes per day
  • Activity level? High.
  • Trainability? Fairly stubborn.
  • Average life expectancy? 12 years
  • Minimum living space? Apartment or house with
    little or no yard.

12
FuN fAcTs
  • First registered in 1904.
  • Smallest breed on Earth.
  • Sleep under pillows or covers for warmth.
  • Unaware of their diminutive stature.
  • Bold with other dogs much larger them themselves.
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