Teacup Chihuahuas Are Fun to Own
By Sandra Dean
Teacup Chihuahuas are an incredibly small size dog however their physical fitness does not depend on their size at all. In fact, they are quite steady and healthier compared to other small breeds. Teacup Chihuahuas have a very sweet and charming personality, so despite being a good watchdog, they can make great friendships with strangers once they have been properly introduced. However, when the dog sees a stranger in your yard it will incessantly bark very loudly.
Some Teacup Chihuahuas are blessed with long coat, which is more or less similar to human hair. If you are allergic to dog or cat hair, it is quite likely you do not have to face an allergy problem with your Teacup Chihuahua. Regular grooming is compulsory in order to maintain the beautiful hair of the Teacup Chihuahua. It is always better to take the Teacup Chihuahuas to a professional groomer for a regular grooming session.
Exposure to soft daylight and fresh air can keep your Teacup Chihuahuas lively. All Teacup Chihuahuas need a walk in the sunshine and they also need to do regular exercise. However, if you take your Teacup Chihuahuas for a walk, you should pay close attention due to the friendly nature of these dogs. Most commonly, the Teacup Chihuahua loves to greet other dog while they are walking, which is potentially dangerous as there is always a chance for harm by a less friendly dog.
Due to their sweet and friendly nature Teacup Chihuahuas can make friends with other household animals such as other dogs or cats. Even in a strange environment, Teacup Chihuahuas show their friendliness to other bigger dogs without any apparent fear. However, you should be careful because not all dogs are as friendly as your Teacup Chihuahua. Teacup Chihuahuas become very friendly to pet cats, however you should take care in this case as well. The cats may use their claws while playing with your Teacup Chihuahuas, which may hurt the little dog, especially the eye areas.
While you consider buying a Teacup Chihuahua, you must be concerned about three essential needs. These are good nutrition, warmth and affection. Teacup Chihuahuas need to be fed three to four times a day until they become six months old. After that time twice daily will do. You must read the labels when buying the food for your dog so that you can be sure about your dog’s nutrition because a balanced nutrition is crucially important. Otherwise, the dog may become overweight and become susceptible to developing crippling bone diseases.
In order to stay fit and healthy, the Teacup Chihuahua needs a warm and quiet place to sleep. Usually, you can see them playing energetically and then all of a sudden they fall asleep. The sleeping hours usually decrease as they age. Another important aspect is of course exercise. In order to retain good health and sound temperament, all Teacup Chihuahuas need regular exercise. Lack of exercise may impose improper behavioral patterns in Teacup Chihuahuas. Affection and a sense of being an integral part of a family makes them happiest. As they can be your best friend they also crave your companionship for life.
Sandra Dean is a breeder, dog owner and passionate researcher, predominantly of small dog breeds. Chihuahua types vary depending on their hair length, as the standard defined by American Kennel Club (AKC). If you are looking for Chihuahua information you will be able to learn the fundamentals of this breed from this article.