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Question by Noren Ng
Submitted on 7/7/2003
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My dog name is Ricky! He weight 6kg!Why is my chihuahua so big while others is so small and cute?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 7/14/2003
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Is he overweight?  If you can't see a definite curve up between the rib cage and his 'pee pee', or you can't feel his ribs, that could be part of the problem.  My 3 pounder looks emaciated, you can see her hip bones.  But that's normal for her, she eats freely all day and has energy to burn.  My larger one is a bit more stocky, but again, she has a beautiful curve to her tummy and that's healthy for her.

It's also possible that he had larger parents.  To get a small dog, you need to have small parents.  If he doesn't conform fairly well to breed standard, especially if he's not overweight, it's possible he has a non-chi in his background.

Smaller dogs come with bigger problems, my little one had to have all her baby teeth pulled, as they were getting in the way of her adult teeth, and she has slipped kneecaps ( luxating patellas).

What really matters is that your chi loves and adores you unconditionally, no matter what his size.


Answer by Chiwowow
Submitted on 7/30/2003
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If someone plays with your dog what happens if it loses a tooth? Was she too rough? Or.....?


Answer by Chihuahuamom24317
Submitted on 8/3/2003
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It all depends on the dogs age at or around 6 months of age they will lose their baby teeth and get their adult teeth


Answer by bruzer and gordtia(spanish for fat girl)
Submitted on 8/23/2003
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my chi is 7weeks old and chewing EVERY THING he can find,when will he lose his teeth ? i hope soon!!!!this site rocks!

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Answer by chimama
Submitted on 11/3/2003
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He's likely started losing them by now.  Chewing can be controlled, you have to puppy-proof the area where he is.  If he has something not allowed, take it away from him and say "Puppy No, No for Puppy".  Then give him something that IS ok for him to chew and say "Yes for Puppy".  

Caution, if socks are forbidden, than all socks are forbidden.  He can't tell between a ratty old sock and a fresh new one.  If he's allowed to chew stuffed toys, make sure the only stuffed toys he can get his mouth on are those that are OK for him to have.  A nice rubber ball is good, my petstore sells tiny tennis balls just the right size for chihuahuas.


Answer by Willa
Submitted on 3/2/2004
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My little chihuahua weighs eleven and a half pounds.We took her to the vet for her rabies & six in one shot. He weighed her she is just under twelve pounds. She looks petite and there is a curve from her rib cage to belly. That curve the judges look for in dog beauty championship shows. She's not fat but I thought I read somewhere a full grown Chihuahua is to weigh six pounds. The vet told me she is healthy and there are weight variations for pets just like weight variations for people.


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 3/16/2004
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She just may be a bigger chihuahua.  As long as your vet says she's not overweight, then she's probably not.  The accepted breed standard disqualifies any dog over 6 pounds or under 3 pounds.  Unless she is supposed to be a show dog, it doesn't matter as long as she's healthy.


Answer by oz
Submitted on 9/17/2004
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hey mi chi's name is Charlie and he is a cute little 1.6 pound tiny little thing. My problem is that when ever he goes poop he does it where he is supposed to do it (he has a little pad) but he does not wait until he is done so he gets little poop on floor next to his pad... I was wondering if there is any way I can train him to stay on the pad until he is completely done?


Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 10/6/2004
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My 1 year old miniature pinscher weighs 12 pounds. she was thin and energetic when we got her at 2 months old. she is still energetic but she sleeps a lot more now i noticed she lost some weight when i was on vacation for 2 months and she had a dog to play with but now that i am back home and there are no other dogs around and i only have time to walk her once or twice a day. i feed her a cup of food twice a day and she always looks hungry...and begs for food. What do i do to get her to lose weight without starving her?? she is supposed to be from 7-10 pounds...


Answer by Rick
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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gust love him and care for him and god will look down at you and say your a good person


Answer by kenzie_jw2001
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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my chi is 6months old and his ears still haven't popped up should i be worried?


Answer by lily931
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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i have a 8 week chi/poo she weighs 1 1/4 lbs.. i was wondering if there is anyway to find out about how big she will get full grown?


Answer by Shirl
Submitted on 8/20/2005
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Sorry, I don't know if this account is about show chihuahua's only or to include a very sweet love pet.
I would like to discuss why my dog is so spooked.  I have never hit her but she goes ballistic if I move too fast.  How do I stop that.  She is 3 years old and solid breed.  Getting chunky.  


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Submitted on 1/2/2006
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Answer by ChiChi
Submitted on 1/13/2006
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Answer by cali209209209@yahoo.com
Submitted on 1/22/2006
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my chi (baby) is 15 lbs over weight and looks like a walking pig. its cute tho shes a minature teacup long hair..i realy dont know what happend to her, but she gained alot of weight within 2 weeks after she was attacked by lab.


Answer by CountryHomePets
Submitted on 6/23/2006
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According to AKC standard, a chihuahua is fine as long as it under 6 lbs. There is no minimum otherwise my 2 lb female would have disqualified from show.


Answer by Kimberly
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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I have a obviously mixed chihuahua who is 5 months and a week and is already 6 lbs. When do chihuahua mature? I read that smaller dogs mature faster than larger dogs..ie. at about 6 months.


Answer by arianna
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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Chihuahuas over 6lb are considered not to be such pure breed. They have someone in the family who wasn't a real Chi. So far my Chi Gilda weight 3lb , Sonny will be 5.5 lb and Orazio (my mom's) weights 9 pounds (and I got him with a pedigree) but he's so cute and funny we never change it with another dog, but unless you want to show him in a show , who cares , only must be healthy and loved :)


Answer by zee
Submitted on 6/16/2007
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why is my chihuahua so fat ?


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