The amazing personality in a tiny sized body makes Chihuahua a fun and lovable dog. Moreover, this breed seems to be the most popular one as it already had a Hollywood movie. It is also considered the female celebrities' favorite pet dog. The Taco Bell endorsement added more glory to its stardom. Since Chihuahuas are extraordinary dogs, its owners must have an equally adorable personality, so they can both live happily.
For a pet lover to be a good dog owner, he or she must understand the breed of his or her dog. One of the prevalent misconceptions for the Chihuahua breed is that it is classified into even smaller variations like toy or teacup Chihuahua. Note that most experts claim that Chihuahuas with unusually small size may be sickly and at risk of serious health problems. The normal weight for a healthy Chihuahua is four to five pounds.
Another thing to consider is early training for your Chi. This dog is most often labeled as stubborn, but any dog could be as stubborn as a typical untrained Chihuahua if training is not given at an early stage. Just like teaching kids how to behave, dogs should also be taught obedience. Consistency with rules is the key.
Be aware that pets also have health concerns. They should visit the veterinarian on a regular basis. Vaccinations are also important. Note that Chihuahuas are predisposed to knee and hip weakness problems because of their tiny size. A responsible owner should also pay attention to his or her dog's diet.
Lastly, you should treat your tiny Chihuahua just like how you treat a regular sized dog. You need not carry your little dog all the time just because they seem weak in their tiny frame.