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Question by Jamie
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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Where can i see different breeds of Chihuahua's, and how big can a chihuahua get?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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According to the American and United Kingdom Kennel Clubs, there are two breeds of chihuahuas, long-haired and short-haired.  The only difference is the length of their coats.  

There are many people who use the terms 'teacup' to describe a dog on the small end of the spectrum, three pounds or less, or who describe their dogs as 'deer type' or 'apple head'.  I'm not going to get into that, there's been enough discussion both ways, but suffice it to say that these dogs deviate from the accepted breed standard descriptions.  I would be careful that a breeder doesn't use those terms solely in an attempt to get you to pay more money for them because they are 'rare'.  They are not.

Breed standard allows only dogs between the weights of three and six pounds to be shown, although a dog up to nine pounds is usually considered to still be normal.  An exact answer to how big a chihuahua can get is dependent on whether the dog is kept in good shape or is allowed to gain an unhealthy amount of fat.  Some people state that they have a purebred chihuahua in good condition that is well over nine pounds, in my experience that usually means there was some non-chihuahua introduced into the gene pool at some point in the past.  A dog under three pounds is possible but they tend to have more health problems due to their tiny size.

I suggest you invest in the book Chihuahuas for Dummies, which is the best and most thorough I have about these adorable creatures.


Answer by Janet
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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I have a question about a male chihuahua that I bought for a stud and he turn out to be over 10 pounds.


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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He could indeed be pure-bred, but if you are going to breed him you should have gotten papers proving he is pure-bred and he should have a complete vet exam to make sure he has no genetic defects to pass on.

Since you are breeding, if you are hoping to breed show dogs, his large size may be a problem, since any dog over 6 pounds is disqualified from the ring.  You will also have to carefully choose the dams so that they do not suffer damage trying to carry pups too large, which is why it is usually recommended that the dam be at least 1-2 pounds larger than the sire.  This would definitely likely result in dogs too large for the show ring.


Answer by Shannon Alexander
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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what is the best kind of dog you can get for a good price and I would expect, good lisener, watch dog (but would not bite just grawl,) healty, a normal sized dog, how much it eat? These would be the things i would want a good dog to be like or/and know!



Answer by cgdb
Submitted on 6/13/2004
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Answer by Chrylsq
Submitted on 12/30/2004
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I have a chihuahua pup that is papered as a deer chihuahua and is right at 10 lbs and is about 10" tall...... he is registered and thin but very tall


Answer by (name)
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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I would like a chihuahua. i have looked up about thier health food they need ANd exersize but is it true some chi's grow really big?????
cos i would like a msall chi


Answer by asia
Submitted on 6/2/2005
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my chihuahua is 10lb. But he is does have an apple head, he is is about 10inches high


Answer by kate
Submitted on 7/30/2005
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hi im doing research on buyin a chihuahua but i just wanted to know around about how much it would cost for a long haired black chihuahua..  as a baby


Answer by amandalovesryan
Submitted on 1/24/2006
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Is there a special name for the furry chihuahua's  I want one that has alot of furry hair.


Answer by shannon
Submitted on 5/2/2006
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do some chihuahas have long legs?


Answer by Lynne
Submitted on 7/19/2006
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we purchased a chihuahua with papers from "the puppy store" in tampa, fla.  she is less than 1 year old and weighs almost 16 pounds.  she is not overfed and she gets lots of exercise.  she looks just like some other chihuahuas I have seen in books EXCEPT she's HUGE.  she has a small head w/ears that don't stand up.  her waist is small and her chest is big and her legs are long.  we got ripped off right??? she's not really purebred right???


Answer by marcus
Submitted on 7/31/2006
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I'm so excited and cool


Answer by shawnees58@yahoo.com
Submitted on 8/25/2006
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Answer by silvergray98
Submitted on 10/22/2006
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does anymone know how much a mexican hairless would cost to buy and where can i find one .. i lov them but i cant seem to get one around.. thank you . everyone..


Answer by *jennah*
Submitted on 11/25/2006
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i dont really get the question. ;)


Submitted on 2/14/2007
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Answer by AJK
Submitted on 2/28/2007
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Hi, I have a chih/min pin puppy and he weighs around 2.5 pounds and his mom weighs 8-9 pounds and his dad weighs 4.5 pounds, how big do you think he will get??

Thank you


Answer by Steven Jones
Submitted on 3/14/2007
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I need a size between a chihuahua mixed with a short haired Lhasa Apso I am confussed. Can you guys help me out on this problem?


Answer by belladonna
Submitted on 3/24/2007
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Can a larger breed chihuahua, breed with a smaller breed chihuahua. the sire looks to be around 7-8 lbs and the dam looks to be around 5-6 lbs her nose is smaller than his nose?


Answer by taimarain
Submitted on 6/5/2007
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You would have to do research.  It also depends on who lives with you.  Some dogs get along well with others and other pets and some don't.  My chihuahua is well socialized and plays great with my daughter (he ALWAYS initiates play with her and she's 6) and plays with other dogs too.  Doesn't even bother the cat (although the cat isn't fond of him).  Dogs need proper training.  That's the key to good dog behavior.  A dog isn't born a good dog, no more than he's born a bad dog.  He needs training.


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