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Question by kelly
Submitted on 10/11/2003
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i   want a  chihuahua will it hate are hurt my dog i am 11 and is it a goo d pet if i only want it to love me


Answer by chimama
Submitted on 10/13/2003
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Sweetie, you need to talk to your parents about this, getting any dog is a big responsibility.  Chihuahuas can be very loving animals, but they require a lot of care and attention, a lot more attention than many other breeds.

See if you can't go to the library and take out the book 'Chihuahuas for Dummies'.  Read it with your parents and see if they will agree that this is the right kind of dog for you.  If they agree, see if you can't find a rescue dog, or use the information in the book to find a good breeder.

Do Not go to a pet store.  The puppies there may be cute, and they may look very well cared for, but you don't know where they came from or what health or behavior problems they may have.

 

Answer by 11yearold
Submitted on 12/23/2003
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um but im not a dummy and my parents said its ok i get one but the problem is i have to buy it adopt it or however i get it but they are all to expensive

 

Answer by vickygirl
Submitted on 3/26/2004
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I know that you want to get a dog or puppie and cant wait thats how i was. You and your parents should take the time to look and see if thats the breed you really want.If you know anyone with this breed see if you can spend a couple of hours with it to know if it is the right breed.Take the time when looking so you know youll find the right dog for you.Chihuahuas are mostly very expensive,theres nothing i can really change about that.DO NOT BUY YOUR PUPPIE AT A PUPPIE MILL YOU ARE NEVER SURE WHAT KIND OF BREED YOU WILL BE RECIEVING AND YOU MIGHT WIND UP WITH A SICK 11 POUND CHIHUAHUA MIX.

 

Answer by zoe
Submitted on 4/3/2004
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hi Kelly I'm around your age I'm twelve taking care of a chihuahua is harder than it seems my mom told us we might get a chihuahua my sisters and i were like oh we will clean its poop without complaining.We got the chihuahua but it is hard taking care of her we had to take care of her puppies and we always complained who should pick up the poop but not everything about having a chihuahua is bad they are loving fun and when you get home from school they are so happy you can play with them so technically you get something for hard work

 

Answer by Al
Submitted on 4/18/2004
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Getting any type of dog is a huge responsibility! Chis are loving and caring dogs and deserve the best, like any other type of dog. I have Rat Terrier and am thinking about getting a Chihuahua. It's important to discuss the matter with your parents and research the breed as much as you can. I am reading everything I can about it. Don't just pick one because it is "cute". Check it's eyes, make sure they are watery and clear. Make sure the nose is wet. Check inside of the ears for scars, scrapes, and mites. Personality is key, of course. Get the dog from a breeder. BEWARE OF PET STORES! They could have pups from a puppy mill. The dogs may look healthy but they are most likely not. My Ratty has a bad wheezing problems. I got him from a puppy store and have learned my lesson. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper for Chis that way you can see the parents and the other pups of the litter. Good luck!

 

Answer by Lacey
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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hi my names lacey and i recently turned 15 years old, and have been wanting to get a chihuahua for a long time now. my parents finally agreed and im going to look at some today. ive done a lot of research but i would like to know as much as i can about chihuahuas, if you have any information or comments please dont hesitate to help me out! thanks.

 

Answer by pinky
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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Yo! You just need to research and talk to your parents....
It took me 3 years before I was able to get a dog!!!! Time and Patience is the key hun!
Just think!!!!!!!!!11

 

Answer by A.J.
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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as long as your responceable your fine im only 11 years old and i am geting a new born Chihuahua and sense my parents know i am responceable i get one so be responceable

 

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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WOW!  I'm really impressed!  So many GREAT answers!

I suggest getting the book Chihuahuas for Dummies, it is the best book I have and tells you all about this adorable breed.  If, after you read the book, you can say "That's the dog for me", than begin searching for a good breeder.  

Ask lots of questions, expect to spend at least an hour with the litter and answer lots of questions about your expectations for the puppy, where he will sleep, what he will eat, etc.  A good breeder wants to make sure their pups go to good homes, if the breeder wants you to pick one in 5 minutes, pay and go, just go.  Pet stores are bad, because you don't know the parents or how the puppy was raised before it got there.  Don't pay more for a 'teacup' or a 'deer' or 'applehead' because they are supposedly more rare or more desirable.  The smaller dogs tend to have more health problems and are no more loving than their larger littermates.  Pick the pup that picks you, you might need to see several litters from different breeders before you find the right dog for you.  Chihuahuas are very tuned to their owners, so if it's a bad fit, you're both going to be miserable.

They are expensive, and they will take time to train.  However, they give so much love in return, it's a small price to pay.  Think about having to devote time to them, they can't be ignored as can some other breeds, you are the center of their universe and they must spend time with you or they will be miserable!  Plan for the years after high school, chihuahuas can live for up to 20 years, so they'll be with you (or your parents) long after you graduate.  That's more for your parents to consider at this point.

Post questions to the board as they come up, as you can tell, there is a lot of good advice here.

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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actually chihuahuas are not really hard to take care of i am 13 and my mom has 5 chihuahuas but the are kind of hyper but there filled with love for you my mom breeds chihuahuas and we got one now going to have pups soon so i am excited

 

Answer by april
Submitted on 5/24/2004
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First off I have an 8 week old chihuahua
plus two older boy chi's this pup is hard work it's almost like taking care of a child.She sleeps,eats,you have to clean the poop up,play and love her and thats alot of work.I am only fourteen I was ten when I got my first chi.So all you kids,adults,people listen chi pups are hard to take care of.But if you are thinking about geting one or two or three.I suggest you all read Chihuahua's for Dummies book.
But if your up too the work be my guest.Remember don't abuse animals!

 

Answer by reggie_girl
Submitted on 6/9/2004
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Hi im 13 and have been looking into getting a chi for awhile now, and i think it would be a good dog for me. But i have 2 rabbits and a hamster. I'm wondering what the chi's nature would be towards other small animals and how jelous it might get. thanks

 

Answer by moni
Submitted on 6/15/2004
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I think that any pet is hard to take care of.
Whether you get sick of it or you don't want it anymore you should NEVER throw it out of a car in a trash bag. NEVER abuse your pet. Only get one if you are very sure that you want one and will be responsible enough.

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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April you are wrong chis are not hard to take care of if you know what your doing oh i have a new pup hes is so cute just like his mom well bye

 

Answer by Chihauhau's Rock
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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hi im also 11 going on 12 and im getting a chi too,my uncle breds them i was wondering if anyone could tell me what type of questions to ask,and the best methods to train

 

Answer by whitney
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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yeah i think its great that you want a chihuahua.....i really want one..but are they ok with bigger dogs and a cat...the dog is super sweet...shes also pretty old and mellow???does ne one know how they will do with other dogs and cats???

 

Answer by zike
Submitted on 6/20/2004
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Hi!!!!
Im 11, chihuahuas are both hard and easy to take care of. Once you've gotten to know your dog and get it trained then they will love you to death!!!But its hard to get it trained and every thing.
bye for now
ps... I agree t would read chihuahuas for dummies!!!

 

Answer by hip hop
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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Sup....
   im 11 and chihuahuas are hard 2 take care of but if u play and care for them alot they will be easier 2 handle. q:-)

              Hip Hop

         P.S. i hope u get ur dog.

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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Hi I'm 11 going on 12 And I really want a chihuahua! Ive been researching a lot about them and they sound like awesome pets. Ive looked in the newspaper and found a lot of chihuahuas for sale but I don't know which one to pick.I want a chihuahua thats friendly and playful with the whole family. I'm going to get the book about chihuahuas for dummies. Please e-mail me if you have any photos,Information or advice about chihuahuas at Stephanie19922@aol.com. thank you so much for your time.  

 

Answer by bobobobobobobobobobob
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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eat your dogs crap it helps really ive tried

 

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Submitted on 6/23/2004
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Answer by CuTeBuNnY83
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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HELLO! i have a chihuahua that was given to me as a gift.....they are not that hard to take care of but they sure get extremely attached to you..and you to them. They are not like regular dogs much more like little kids..they want eveything you have on your hands...and they want to sleep with you...but they are great protectors...for they smell people from far away... i have one that is two years old and as much as i hate the poop i love him...i just recently found another..well it came to my house.. but it has mites inside the body....i took her to the vet and she is going to go on treatment  that is expensive...but yeah overall CHIS are very cute and all but if you are going to treat it like a dog..then i don't recomend getting one....you have to treat it like a family member ...I LOVE MY CHIS!

 

Answer by KDB
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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Hi my name is Kailey and I am looking a round for a chihuahua. I have talked to my parents, but they didn't seem to thrilled, you see, the problem is my parents are divorced, about a 15-20 min. drive away from each other and I was wondering if chis like car rides. Also, at my dads house I have 5 larger dogs (1 boarder collie, 2 Aussies and to strays one a black lab mixed with something we don't know and another that the vet is unable to find out, probally a mut) They are technically a pack you could say. At my moms house we have a yellow lab and a VERY large shelty (both very nice) I was wondering if this would affect the puppy chi and should I interduce it to them...
Lastly, to all the kids, if you can help me with ways to persuade my parents into buying a dog that would be great :P
Thanks for reading my questions
Kailey

 

Answer by celina
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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Helo my name is celina and i want a chihuahua i am 14 they are addorible but you can not ingnore them they form bad behavior and if you dress them up do not cover the privettes it makes them sick
good names:
tinkerbel(paris hiltons minitures name)
bruser(legally blonde)
nick
fuff
fizz
snuggels
diva
princes
diamond
fidgit
baby
yip nad gab

 

Answer by Chihuahualover
Submitted on 9/19/2004
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Hi i am 11 years old and i just recently got a chihuahua and it is really skinny because it had a heat stroke about a month ago and then laid down in some ants and got all bit up. well he is doing real good except i don't know what food to give him to fatten him up.

 

Answer by Chihuahualover
Submitted on 9/19/2004
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Hi i am 11 years old and i just recently got a chihuahua and it is really skinny because it had a heat stroke about a month ago and then laid down in some ants and got all bit up. well he is doing real good except i don't know what food to give him to fatten him up. it also growls at my German Shepard. i need answers.
                                        Thanks
      Chihuahualover

 

Answer by Dead kid
Submitted on 10/6/2004
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I Want a free Chihuahua !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 11/7/2004
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I'm 11 and I want a chihuahua really badly. My mom doesn't want another animal because we have 2 dogs,3 cats,2 rabits,and we foster cats and there kittens for the Humane Society.My mom thinks that when my puppies turn into dogs I just want to throw them out like garbage,but that's not true.I know alot about chihuahuas and I can't seem to get my mind off of getting one.She also thinks there yappy,but I don't beleive that.Please help me force my mom into getting me one. I know that you should'ntget one from a pet store and there's no souch thing as a teacup chihuahua.Thanks!!!

 

Answer by Anna (Bananana)
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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hey, KDB I think if you save up a enough money for one, it would show your parents you already have enough responibilty. big dogs could hurt that little chihuahua or kill it in a wack! :(  you should get a fenced yard away from them, walk him/her on a leash or chain them up o they couldn't hurt, no matter how nice, accidents happen to.

 

Answer by kAnDi GrL
Submitted on 11/27/2004
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the best way to prosuade your parents is to show them that your responsilbe enough to care for a chihuahua.and also u should keep bring the subject up like say"i think im gonna name my chihuahu lucy." and see how your mom/dad react.

 

Answer by I love my chihuahua roxie
Submitted on 11/27/2004
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Chihuahuas are very good and loving dogs they can some times be hard to take care of in the repsepct that they all ways want to be with you. But you should read up on all the ways to take care of them and diseaes they can get and how to protect them from it. If you follow that you should do just fine  :)  Good luck to all thoughs who want 1

 

Answer by HufferZ
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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Hey, I just got a tiny teacup chihuahua and i can't get her to walk straight cuz of her really big head! she walks on her 2 front legs...its kinda funny, but is there kind of weight i can put on her to make her walk normal???

 

Answer by Linh
Submitted on 12/9/2004
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I'm twelve, almost thirteen in April.  I was wondering if I would be able to care for a chihuahua on my own... since my parents aren't ever home, only at night and in the mornings.

 

Answer by cassiechick
Submitted on 12/19/2004
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Hey! Im 11 and I so want a chihuahua. I think if your like telling her to not get a chi or to think it over, get real. If she wants one she wants one. You go Kelly!!! If you ever get picked on like that bye people, well tell them off. Hun, time for 11 year olds to take a stand.

 

Answer by Animal lover..
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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Look kids pets are great but I can tell you from experience..Chi's are very agressive
little dogs....If you like to play ball or frisbee with your dog a chi is not for you...They are so tiny they can get hurt quite easily and they will defend themselves...They have sharp teeth and will bite you....Not the kind of dog for children..Plus they are very
difficult to house train...If you have bigger dogs the chi may get agressive with them  your larger pet could accidently
end up hurting your Chihuahua..They have tiny legs and break easily....A family down the block had one and after a German Shepard broke his little leg..Pepe needed a cast, stitches and a few nights stay at the vet...The bill was 500 dollars and dad said
no way...So the vet adopted the pet out to
some crazy old lady who has like 10 little dogs...My friends husband was very mad about
the amount of money he spent and now JR. has
a hamster...Choose your pet carefully and think about the what ifs...

 

Answer by SAMMY
Submitted on 1/11/2005
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I LOVE A CHIHUAHUAS BUT MY MUM AND MY STEP DAD DONT .its not that they hate animals .evry time i ask if i can have a CHIHUAHUA of any kind but i mostly want a dog they keep saying NO because they make the house smell and my mum is such a tidy person what shall i do p.s  i have been asking for a CHIHUAHUA for 9 years AND I AM NEALY 15

 

Answer by Hi
Submitted on 1/15/2005
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Gosh, all you little babies who want one have know idea.  You see these weenie little dogs that all you want them to do is "cuddle and love you"  You say you want one, you say you are responsible, well, that is not enough.  Oh, and you probably want a 'teacup' (in reality this name is not a breed, just a spinoff to persuade novices like you), that is weenie, and you won't accept a adult, only a puppy, because you want it to be your best friend forever, right?  Wrong.  After about a  couple of months to a year you will get bored with your little dog who eats a lot, barks all the time because you failed to train it, and who nips you, and you will get bored because that is how all babies act.  Dont just want a dog because it is cute.  If you want a disposable animal get a fish or something. I don't know.  Al  I know is that you are all too young, too immature, and too naive and irresponsible to even be thinking about wanting a high-matinence dog.  So either: research you pants off and adopt a adult, or buy an expensive puppy, or give up.  I suggest the latter.

 

Answer by ILOVE THE OC!!!
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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If my chi had only been with me 4 2weeks, would it be wise to leave it w/ my mom 4 a week?

 

Answer by ::*((AsHleY))*::
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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Hello!!!
I Am Ashley! I am 12 years old, and i have really been wanting a Chihuahua for quite a long time now! I finally got talking to my parents about it and they agreed i could get one if i paid for it! So as of right now i have been working very hard for the money! My friend raises them and said he would sale me one! Well anyway my question is, is it true that if you try training your chi and u scold it, it will become meaner and will be harder to train (( i read that online ))... well if so ... how should i train it then? please answer me soon at cheerbabe5997@netscape.net im really interested and thank you for reading this!
          -XoXo-*AsHlEy*

 

Answer by Mandy
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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I just got a 7mouths chihuahua,two weeks ago.The owns that give to me only told me the age but not the type of chihuahua it is.She's like the length of my hand to my elbow.She's really friendly but she doesn't Lassen all the time but just the sweets thing you ever seen.After the first week I had her,she got her period which drive me and the family crazy. I always wanted a chihuahua and when is there a better time to get.I got mine for my 14th b-day.It's alot of responsibility.Being in the 8th grade, always thinking about guys and hanging out with friends,the dog is the last the I want to think about. Thank God she's not that hard to babysit.Someone help me.

 

Answer by Eliza
Submitted on 2/10/2005
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i have a question 'coz i have a chi too but her ears is dirty inside is it normal? if not how can i clean it  up?

 

Answer by Floz
Submitted on 2/17/2005
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Hi I'm  nearly 13 and i really want a chihuahua for my 13th- i have looked up alot on Chihuahua'sand i know they take alot of hard work- and i know they sometimes get leg problems but i think i would be good with a chihuahua but when i read up on them i found out they normally only get fond of one person and i'm worried if i get a chi that it wont actaully like me and it would prefere someone else and it wouldnt want to sleep on my bed or go in my room or be stroked by me or anything

 

Answer by AutumnLenberg
Submitted on 3/3/2005
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Hi! My name is AUTUMN LENBERG and I'm 12 years old and I reeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy want a chihuahua. I've wanted one for 3 years, but my mom hates chihuahua's Everyone I know knows that I am absesed with chihuahua'sand that I want one really bad. My mom also knows what I'm going to say most of the time so if I say, "Mom?" she says, "Let me guess. You want a chihuahua." I've reserched and bought books and gone on the internet, but every time I ask my mom if I can have a chihuahua, it's always "no." I might be getting a chihuahua when I'm 13 because I offered that I would take pre-ap classes every year and she said "maby." I love to play with my uncles chihuahua and some people from my churches chihuahuas. I ask everybody if it's hard to take care of a chihuahua and they say no. I also know of a websight that sells all sorts of dogs and all you have to do is type in 'puppyfind.com' and then click 'find a puppy' and then click on 'C' and then 'next page' and then when you see 'chihuahua' click 'puppeis for sale' and then if you want to see more info on a certain chihuahua click 'more info and wwaaalllaaaaaa!!!!!!! But I would honastily do anything that my mom would want me to do for a chihuahua. Also, like Kailey, IF YOU KNOW ANY WAY FOR ME TO GET MY MOM TO LET ME HAVE A CHIHUAHUA, TELL ME by writing one of these (you can make one of these at the bottum of this page)because I will be coming to this web page often for advise. THANKS!!!! ***AND KELLY, I HOPE THAT YOU DECIDE TO GET A CHIHUAHUA AFTER ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!***

 

Answer by jme
Submitted on 3/6/2005
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hi im 15 and i have wanted a chi for a long time now. dad has agreed to get one. i was wondering can a chi be an inside dog? please write bac thanx.jme

 

Answer by josh
Submitted on 3/14/2005
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Hi Kelly josh your age and i really dont now the difference between a teacup a toy and a normal chiuahua

 

Answer by lucy
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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hiya, im 15 years old and i have wanted a chi FOREVER!! problem is, my parents are split up. i see my mum for one week, then im with my dad the next. so either the dog would have to stay in one place, or move with me, which might be unfair for the chi. please help me solve this problem as i have done so much research etc and would love to get a chi. lucy xxx

 

Answer by chibebe
Submitted on 5/8/2005
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hi im 11 too and i have a chihuahua she got ran over so tomorrow i get another chihuahua but i think you should always check at pounds, just talk to your mom it took me 5 years till i got my new chi good luck and just wait it takes time:)

 

Answer by thedoglover
Submitted on 5/15/2005
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ok i want one too so bad my mom and dad sead i can get 1 they want 1 2 so i wanna know how much they are . i know that u have to care about it but i will i have nothing to do here i will love to take care of 1.     :*)





 

Answer by r8chi
Submitted on 6/27/2005
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Hello! I am 12. I would like a chihuahua too! But I don't think my parents will let me. So I'll just have to wait till when I'm older. If I were you, I would read that book-chihuahuas for dummies. Even know you're probably not a dummie. It would give you loads of info. I have to black labs. I have a website on animals, just go on: www.freewebs.com/rachelo/ Then you can send me a message! I've just been diognosed with Crohn's diseise so I'm more focosed on my health than a new dog. I hope you find this letter usefull in some way!! I think you should get the dog you want. Love r8chi

 

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Submitted on 7/18/2005
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Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 7/20/2005
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Hi, my name is Lauren and I have been reaserching chihuahuas for about 2 years now.. I am 12 and ill be 13 in about 3 months and I am really hoping I will get one for my birthday, I have a bichon and i dont know how he will react to a new family member. Can someone help me out? please email me at LaurenL1292@aol.com thanks

 

Answer by LOL
Submitted on 8/4/2005
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KDB youre a loser!!! A chi doesnt mind car rides as long as they are by their owners or are shown attention and it doesnt matter about the packs because if you SUPERVISE the interaction between the dogs and the chi you will see if it is able to be left alone with the other dogs and besides no one with sense in their brain will leave a little chi with a pack of large dogs...maybe you dont need a dog at all!!!(just kidding) but seriously if you can show your parents that you can take of the chi by researching and takling care of all the other dogs im sure they would let you buy a chi!!!

 

Answer by Jenn
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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Hi i no how u feel i have begged my mum nearly every day for the last five years to get me a German shepherd but she says i wont take it for walks or clean up its poop
but i will Ive read tons of books and my mums ex boyfriend had one so i have experience, read chihuahuas for dummies and i really hope u get one

 

Answer by Jenn
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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Hi i no how u feel i have begged my mum nearly every day for the last five years to get me a german shepherd but she says i wont take it for walks or clean up its poop
but i will ive read tons of books and my mums ex byfrnd had one so i have expierience, read chihuahuas for dummies and i really hope u get one

 

Answer by Kayl13
Submitted on 8/14/2005
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I'm 11 years old and i have a chihuahua it is a lot of work and even though they are very cute they are are hard to take care of. I also have a cat in the house and she doesn't really like him but they get along sometimes. My chihuahua is good with other dogs though and if your ready for the responsibility I think you should get a chihuahua they are a lot of FUN!!!!!

 

Answer by ChiLover
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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Regardless of what others may tell you about chihuahuas..you need to remember. That they have a mind of their own and will do as they please..A chihuahua is not a dog for everyone. Make sure you really want a dog with attitude and spunk.because if you are looking for a mellow dog that just lays around..it definately isnt a chihuahua.It can be hard to train them sometimes..Because they are very strong willed.But all the love that a chihuahua can give you is beyond words.They really are very faithful little dogs.DO YOU RESEARCH..make sure its the dog you want.and remember chihuahuas live a long time if taken care of properly..

 

Answer by priscilla
Submitted on 9/6/2005
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I'm getting a chi from a friend of my brother's. They seem so cute and I've probably read every inch of info on the web about them. We just gave up our Tibetan Terrier today and I'm really depressed, so my parents offered the pup as compensation. I really want one but don't know how to properly care for it despite the help pages. Could they live in a house of 6? The youngest being 9? Thank you for reading, please instant message your answers to:
SkinnyMiniPri

it's on AIM, I am considering getting the "Chihuahua's for dummies" book but I'd like advice for truly...truly...well not stupid people, but, people who don't like books.

Once Again,
Thank You!

--Priscilla

 

Answer by SarahP.
Submitted on 9/10/2005
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Hi Kailey.
Your dad's dogs could hurt a chi. My 3 doxies were just playing but they ripped my shirt, bruised me in several places and they were hard to call off. You mom's dogs sound ok for a chi. Chis can been little kings/queens. If there is already an alpha dog in your family, watch out for fights!

 

Answer by Nikki15
Submitted on 9/15/2005
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I'm 15 years old and have the problem of actually persuading my parents to buy me a dog! PLEASE...If anyone has any tips on how to persuade them, give me an answer ASAP

 

Answer by nani
Submitted on 9/20/2005
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just keep doing nice things like make sure u r doing your chores and help a little around the house show them that u r more responsable then they think.

 

Answer by Dr.Foo
Submitted on 9/24/2005
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If you are sure you want to buy one I think you might want to go to the pound...dogs there are only about $10.00

 

Answer by beef
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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hey im 15 n hopefully gettin a chihua soon! ive seen lots that are really cute the thing is i dont want one thats gonna grow up to be really big i want quite a small one. how can u tell or what question shuld i ask to make shure i get the right chihuahua? thanx  xxx steph xxx

 

Answer by amareen
Submitted on 10/18/2005
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dogs and rodents might get well together but who knows so ask a vet.i love hamsters

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 11/4/2005
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hey i really want a chihuahua and i mean really bad. my friend has 1 and i see it everyday. how could i convince my parents to get me 1 for christmas?

 

Answer by TC
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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Hi my name is Taylor. I am also 11 and I have a chihuahua puppy he is like my best friend. he gets along great with my stepmoms rat terrier. they actualy run around the house playing tag. I was scared that they wouldn't like each other but when me and Bruiser go back to my moms house Lucey stays under my bed and won't come out. But it really depends on your other dog and you if you don't treat them equal your other dog may get jealous and it won't except your dog. chis are a big responsibility but they are definetly worth it. GOOd Luck KELLY

 

Answer by mandi
Submitted on 11/11/2005
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i am 12 and i know how it feels. last year i wanted a chi so bad but all my parents ever said was that they didn't want to have to do all the work for it because lets just say i wasnt responsible back then. so try doing some work around the house and i bet it will help. i  have been lately too and i might get a puppy for xmas!! :)

 

Answer by kelly the Animal freak
Submitted on 12/6/2005
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YO!
Iv been researching about cute little chihuahua puppies and iv learnt alot iv never had a chihuahua before but my best friend has. Iv study here dog really closely and figured it was the right dog for me. Maybe, you should try and do the same the only problem is they are very fragile so try to NEVER drop them and BEWARE chihuahuas  can sometimes become very snappy, yappy and vicious if not treated and handled in the right way so also research and study any type of pet you are getting

 

Answer by chihuahuagirl
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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KDB u are sooooooooooooooooooooo spoiled you dont need a flippin chihuahua u already have too many dogs nd the poor chihuahua will get squashed. DER!!!!!

 

Answer by chihuahuagirl
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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my dad is geting me another chihuahua cuz he loves dem aswell nd i waz wondering where i cud find 1

 

Answer by chihuahuagirl
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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my dad is geting me another chihuahua cuz he loves dem aswell nd i waz wondering where i cud find 1

 

Answer by Byrd m4n
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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i have chihuahua that is about only 1month old and keeps throwing up and doesn't want to eat anything what can i do????????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?i tried giving her food and milk for puppies

 

Answer by Jennifer
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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i have a chihuahua right now. hes so cute and funny. i really want another one. but I'm not sure if the dog we have now will get along with the puppy. have any ideas about how to save up for a chihuahua puppy?

 

Answer by Thomas
Submitted on 1/1/2006
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I think that your parents letting you get a dog is good enough because my mom at first said i could get it for Christmas and then she didn't get it now i gotta wait till my birthday and guess what now i gotta talk her into getting it again but  what i tell you to do is clean up after yourself and show that you can take care of yourself and your dog and your parents might pitch in and help you buy it but i neccecarlly would buy it from the SPCA good luck

 

Answer by Clemsonchic345@aol.com
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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I love my dog and he has adapted well to my cat. If you get it while it is a puppy, it will
adapt to ANY other animal because it will feel that the other animal as its family.

 

Answer by ally
Submitted on 1/28/2006
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HI I have a chihuahua and hes 10 months old... is it a good i idea to have him neutered? will it stop him from marking things? Would he be ok with anesthesia even though hes only 3 1/2 pound?

answers would be greatly appreciated

thanks!!

 

Answer by Chi Lover
Submitted on 3/27/2006
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I have a chihuahua and he is a cutie but don't be fooled he loves to tear things u need a lot of time for a chihuahua if your parents are at work u should not get one But Hopfuly mine will be up for stud soon

 

Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 3/31/2006
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I am wanting a Chihuahua myself...BUT my whole family thinks they are ugly!!! HOW DARE THEY!!! My mom said that I have to take care of our current pets, and show responsibility for them.

I personally think that is unfair for me I am 12 Turning 13 in the summer.

 

Answer by RoxySoccerChik7
Submitted on 4/2/2006
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i am a freshman in college and just got a chihuahua with my boyfriend. i love Duke (my dog) more than anything but he is much more work than i expected. make sure you know ahead of time that chihuahuas are VERY stubborn and are hard to potty train, so be prepared to clean up after him a lot.also beware that they can get really jealous of other dogs.  duke hates being around new dogs that aren't other chihuahuas but with his own kind he is fine.  ivedone some reading though and if you intro him early he should be ok, but watch him carefully around the other dogs.  besides that, chihuahuas are awesome to have around, they love sleeping under the covers with their owner and always follow you around!!  

 

Answer by Gaila
Submitted on 4/3/2006
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Chi's are difficult to care for. My oney year old, Boo, stays up all the time, chews all the wires, pees and ppos everywhere, barks non-stop, beats up our cat, hides in hard to get places and won't come out, bit my brother's guitar, bit my friends when they try to pet him, tries to sneamk away through any gap in the fence, refuses to eat puppy food, begs and wines no-stop for human food, barfs on on my head at night when he's sick, makes smelly, silent farts after meals, growls at grandma, impregnated the rat terror next door, makes these highpitched screaming noises when I try to bathe him, pees in the car, poops in its carrier, cost us $2200, and it has seizures.  We have to spend almost $30 a moth to give him pills to try and stop the seizures.  Think twice boys and girls.

 

Answer by Shadowcat
Submitted on 4/12/2006
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The best way to "persuade" your parents that a dog is a good idea for you is to SHOW them that you are responsible enough. If you don't already, start by walking and feeding the dogs you have without being told to. It may not seem like it, but parents notice these things. (Mine were that way.) Other things like bringing home good grades and getting all your homework done early really impresses parents. (I liked doing my homework while waiting to be picked up from school everyday, that way it was done.) Also, don't make promises you don't intend to keep, like "I'll walk him everyday and always pick up the poop." What's better, it to make a compromise, like "I'll do my best to potty train him myself if you guys help me from time to time." These kinds of promises sound a lot more substantial, parents can tell when you've actually thought really hard about what kind of commitment you intend to make.
I hope this helps you! And good luck to us all in our search for our new babies!

 

Answer by flora
Submitted on 6/1/2006
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i almost got a chihuahua about a month ago,but i turned it down. i regret that soooooo much now. so,i think u should get a chihuahua. and by  the way chi chis aren't very good w\ other dogs -my cousin has one! and it ate her poodle


                

 

Answer by Ash
Submitted on 6/20/2006
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Hello, my name is Ashley and I will soon be the proud owner of a teacup chihuahua! Her name is Zoe and I'm so excited! Is there any pointers you can give me? I've done a ton of research and I already have a vet picked out. I also want to know if you you guys have your chihuahuas microchipped I think it's a great idea, I watched a thing about it on Emergency Vets, really helps with reuniting a lost pup! Thanks a bunch!

 

Answer by kathryn
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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hey
i'm 14 and a couple of days ago i rescued a chi from the streets. he was running around and was almost hit by a couple cars and a bus. he was going nuts. finaly he ran down a street and into a yard. i went around to get him with my mom and it took us about an hour to get the frightend dog. when we finaly did we took him home and called the oners up the next day, they were college studens and didn't have tiome for him so they asked if we wante him and we said yes. i know he is in a new home and he will be very nervouse but his owners said he doesnt really like ppl and is very timid. my long story was to ask is there anyway i can make my new dog feel more comfortable. he is really good around me and my mom but hides if anyone elts comes near him. hes actually sitting on my lap right now  do you have any suggestions?

 

Answer by Marie
Submitted on 7/1/2006
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Chi's Are Very Picky And Hard To Train they will Always Have An open spot where the brain can be hurt an the dog cant play ruff or if they hurt there head they can have permanent damage done. They are very high strung and temperamental. they Are like babies and will jump off of any thing! We have a dog that jumped out of a pick-up truck and has Neurological Damage + if she gets upset she will pee or poop on you. They Will do any thing they want and will disobey even if you train them well. So I would recommend you get a Toy Or Tea Cup Puddle or Fox Terriers those breeds are little and great protectors, unlike the Chihuahua who will go to any-person if sweet talked to.

If You think I am Wrong then reply back. Also I Am 14 years and 4 months old and I have 8 dogs 5 Chihuahua's 2 toy Fox Terriers, and on mini poodle All Females, 32 fish, 12 tadpoles, 16 Frogs, and 5 kittens (Fosters), P.S. and 4 Rats

Marie

 

Answer by natasha
Submitted on 7/16/2006
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heya im 12 n i live in blackpool there is no one ive herd or seen that has a chi my mums bf sed hell get us one but we dont know were from there like £500 on internet were looking for one that's 200 and were reading lots of books n i wanted a babby chi have any suggestions???

 

Answer by natasha
Submitted on 7/16/2006
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heya im 12 n i live in blackpool there is no one ive herd or seen that has a chi my mums bf sed hell get us one but we dont kno were from there like £500 on internet were looking for one thts 200 and were reading lots of books n i wwanted a babby chi have any sugestions???

 

Answer by Lyssa
Submitted on 7/19/2006
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Kailey, I'm not so sure that your chihuahua to be will like being with 5 other dogs, they tend to get jelous. Your dog to be might like just staying at your mom's house depending on you schedule and your mom. Really talk to your parents and tell them you will take care of your dog.

 

Answer by Liz Wiz
Submitted on 7/26/2006
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hiii Kelly, i want the same dog you want, and i looked at the prices today, $850 for something thats probably not even 8 pounds yet?!?! i was freaked and im one year older than you, 13. And im getting some second thoughts about it. . .

 

Answer by lilodotangel
Submitted on 8/7/2006
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Hey, Im 17, and i just got a chi. We got him at 11 months old wich may be a good thing,he is trained and everything all ready. But he is alot of work to take care of, you always have to keep an eye on them if u have a bigger family and any other bigger pets. So far he loves mi german sheapered nd 2 cats, but they all feel that he is taking over their territory, witch they dont like that much. I had done quiet a bit of reasearch, but i wasnt prepare to work go to school and be takin care of him. At the same time i guess its better to have him then mi own child (wich he acts like all the time) I do love him to death and he is so well behave, barley ever barks at ne one.

 

Answer by ~~ChiHuaHua Gurl~~
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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hey im gonna get a long coat chihuahua and im worried cuz like their legs are very delicate and they can get heat stroke and i dont want my long coat chihuahua to get hurt and idk if i should get one can someone help me and tell me how to take care, make sure its full with love & health & stuff...

 

Answer by Tay
Submitted on 9/27/2006
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I'm Getting A Chi In 4 Days And Im Really Excited What Should i Get For It

 

Answer by mackenzi
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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well i had a chawawa and i did not like it. it barks to much people kept on stepping on her and she got hurt! i do not want this to happen to you. if you have any brothers or sisters well i would not get that kind of dog

 

Answer by grace
Submitted on 10/26/2006
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hi my name is grace i am 12 years old and live in western australia  it is a bit hard to find the perfect chihuahua here. my parents dont want me to get a chihuahua because they dont want anotheer dog as we already have bichon frese/maltese already who is a bit bigger than we thought she would be and wont go for walks without my parents and never lets me groom her and lots more please help me i realy would like a chihuahua!

 

Answer by Louise_Nicole
Submitted on 11/1/2006
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oh if you can help e-mail me if poss louodriscoll@hotmail.com

 

Answer by grace
Submitted on 11/20/2006
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my cousin let me baby sit her chixshi tsu shes so cute and fun and a bi of hard work but then i found there not hard as you just need to be alganized eg... dont leave things lying around that is a temptation for them to chew or shut doors 2nd there will be accidents with your new pup so be sure to have the paper towel ready to clean up the pee and poop and make sure if vaccinated let it out in the back yard for a toilet break 3rd be sure to take them for a walk ifagain has had vaccinations if they seem to be jumpy so then they might sleep while you will have time to justhave a rest or do home work like other responsibilitys u cant forget about that need to be done hve fun  with your new pup i hope this info was usefel!

 

Answer by Paige
Submitted on 12/23/2006
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Hey! I'm Paige and I really think you should get a puppy. I really don't think it will hurt your other dogs feelings. I worried about that too when I got a pomeranian. It ended up going great! My dog loved strutting around like a older brother and having company. But having a puppy is huge responsibility. You need to decide if your going to get a long hair or short hair chi. If you get the long you also need to think about grooming needs. If you keep its hair long you will need to groom its fur every 1-2 days. You also need think about other expenses. You need to buy dog food every few months (do dry its healthier), you need to get water bowl, food bowl, dog bed, comb, shampoo, toe nail clippers for dogs, maybe a crate, and i would go to the vet first thing. You will want to get home and show off your new puppy, but you need to make sure your puppy is healthy. You wont want your other dog to get sick right? Overall you need to think about its care, responsibilty, and expenses. I really think though that getting a puppy is sooooo rewarding. :)Hope this helped.

 

Answer by UGJH
Submitted on 12/29/2006
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Hi my name is Zoe,and I'm 12 going on 13,and I  know you guys are talking about chis, but I want a great pyrenees,but my grandfather won't let me get one because he doesn't care about the abuse it's getting.  the dog belongs to a friend of ours and she only feeds it once every 2-3 days. She's not purpously mistreating it, but I love animals and would take care of it. We already have two bulldogs that belongs to my grandmother and three cats and another little mutt that belongs to me.  I know that's a lot of animals, but we used to have more, and we handled them just fine.  My grandfather doesn't like, or care about animals, but me and my grandmother do, and we want to help this dog.  My grandmother knows if we told the woman we can take him we could get him without charge.  How do do I persuade my grandfather into helping this dog?  Thanks for reading my question.
         Lots of Love,
                Zoe

 

Answer by Anonymous
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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I want to know how to make my parents say yes to a chihuahua or any little dog for that matter. I really want one but my mom is not really budging about getting one. any ideas or tips?



   Thanks and have a great day!

 

Answer by m.smith
Submitted on 1/6/2007
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There is a lot of young people on here wanting a chihuahua, makes me wonder if they have to look after it by themselves or their parents but just class it as their pet because any dog is not easy to look after, people may say 'yeah chihuahuas' are easy or any other kind of breed but as it might be easy to some it's hard for others. I have 2 dogs, got one staffy and 1 chihuahua, both my dogs was not easy, I had to train them to be how they are today and that takes time, you cant just train your dog in like one day. Most people nowadays just want a chihuahua because so many famous people have them, that's not good, they are dogs at the end of the day, i class my dogs as babies but i need to take into consideration they're dogs and you do have to treat them as dogs because if you don't they do go out of control and sometimes wont even listen to a thing you say because they just get their own way. My sister made that mistake of not putting it in its place and still to this very day her dog is not house trained at all, plus other bad things too

 

Answer by newbie ;)
Submitted on 1/29/2007
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Actually, I'm asking a question not an answer. I am planning on getting a chihuahua in the summer, but I have a medium sized dog already. He's extremely sweet and would probably be scared of the chihuahua at first, but would the chihuahua get along with my other dog?

 

Answer by dazzling-e
Submitted on 2/22/2007
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i was just asking. How can i persuade my parents into getting a "small" dog. We have a big house so if my parents  like the dog they can just stay on the 1st 2nd and 3rd floor of the house. GOsh... please let me know how can i ask my parents in the right way so they can allow me to have a dog.

 

Answer by Boobear
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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Just so you all know, do not buy from a back yard breeder, They do not care about the quality of the breed, and most back yard breeders sell their puppies with out ever giving them their first puppy shots, are sold too young, and not to mention the fact that there is a huge pet overpopulation problem.
all these people are doing is adding to overpopulation problems.
I would suggest looking into rescues and shelters. there are THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of unwanted pets looking for homes. if you google chi rescue you Will come up with allot of hi rescue sites.
do not buy from a pet store or back yard breeder, if you insist on buying from a breeder make sure it is a reputable one.
Reputable breeders care about the BREED and not just making a fast buck. a back yard breeder only cares about making money for themselves, almost none of this money that is made on the puppies is ever used for the dogs, such as health, shots and so on.
Also no puppy is easy to take care of, be it Chi's or black labs, they all require allot of care, such as socialization, house training, and so on. it is a huge commitment, puppies be it small or large breed have a lot of needs, I would suggest looking into an older dog that is in a shelter or rescue, please, please do not buy from backyard breeders! or pet stores! there are already so many dogs in this world dying everyday because no one wants them! and yes, even Chi puppies are being euthanised in shelters every day because of so called "breeders" and pet stores.
do the right thing, adopt a homeless pet!

 

Answer by Boobear
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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Just so you all know, do not buy from a back yard breeder, They do not care about the quality of the breed, and most back yard breeders sell their puppies with out ever giving them their first puppy shots, are sold too young, and not to mention the fact that there is a huge pet overpopulation problem.
all these people are doing is adding to overpopulation problems.
I would suggest looking into rescues and shelters. there are THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of unwanted pets looking for homes. if you google chi rescue you Will come up with allot of Chi rescue sites.
do not buy from a pet store or back yard breeder, if you insist on buying from a breeder make sure it is a reputable one.( please Google reputable Breeder)
Reputable breeders care about the BREED and not just making a fast buck. a back yard breeder only cares about making money for themselves, almost none of this money that is made on the puppies is ever used for the dogs, such as health, shots and so on, the majority of shelters animals are the product of a back yard breeding.
Also no puppy is easy to take care of, be it Chi's or black labs, they all require allot of care, such as socialization, house training, and so on. it is a huge commitment, puppies be it small or large breed have a lot of needs, I would suggest looking into an older dog that is in a shelter or rescue, please, please do not buy from backyard breeders! or petstores! there are already so many dogs in this world dying everyday because no one wants them! and yes, even Chi puppies are being euthinsed in shelters every day because of so called "breeders" and pet stores.
do the right thing, adopt a homeless pet!

 

Answer by chi lover
Submitted on 3/18/2007
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Im 11!! and im getting a chi ive did my research there really loving and loyal but my dad is buying mine so i am really excited....im going to take mine to pow-wows and when i dance    contest mt cause is gonna watch it so.....um!....          .  Ps.hope you get that chi!!!                                                                                        

 

Answer by Darci
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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hi i would like to know some in=mformation about chihuahuas

 

Answer by lily
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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Iím 12 and I also want a Chihuahua, and I know that you have researched everything about them. But have you got enough time to care for this dog. Itís not just about buying it. You must buy food for it, leads collars walk it. Because if you don't walk it your dog could end up with behavior problems. donít let it on the sofa because it will become aggressive to other people. So the is allot more to just buying feeding and loving this pet so I think that you should pick another breed like the Papillion. Itís like a Chihuahua but more friendly. and do you have a younger sibling because chihuahua's are also known for attaking children.

 

Answer by lp
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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keep looking online some people will sel them for really cheap.If they are accidents.but they are cute none the less I got a chihuahua pup just yesterday and she is sitting on my lap right now she is a beautiful golden long hair.she is called Paris.The mom's owner said that the litter was an accidents so she was only a 100.

 

Answer by pet Owner
Submitted on 4/15/2007
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Wow, young children can not spell. Don't get a dog, get an education.

 

Answer by Kat
Submitted on 4/24/2007
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Chis are only hard to take care of when you get them as puppies. The first four weeks or so are the toughest. Most people say that training Chis is hard, but you just need to know how, Its actually really easy and quick if you know what your doing because chihuahuas are very intelligent dogs. I got my first chihuahua when I was 14 years old for 500.00. I'm now almost 16, and I'm getting another one  very very soon. They are the best animals in the world! I recommend them to anyone who has time for them and a good heart. If your young, and think about getting a chihuahua, think about your future because they live a long time and you need to be with them for the rest of their lives because its very hard to find another home for them after they get so attached to their owners. Make sure that you will be with them even after school after college, and marriage. Some chihuahua owners will get rid of their loving companions when they get married because either the husband/wife doesn't like them, or allergic. Whatever the reason make sure to be with them for the rest of their lives! Chihuahuas usually don't do well with bigger dogs, but if they are around them a lot when they are puppies, they will get use to them, and also cats. Always make sure to get your dogs from responsible breeders, and make sure they are not "oopsie" litters( meaning they happened by accident). There are people out there that steel these precious dogs to sell them for lots of money and they say things like they are rescue dogs, or going fast, really cheap. If you want to make sure they weren't stolen, visit their home and see how much chihuahuas they have and what kind of conditions they are kept in. Well thats all I can think of to help, but does anyone know how old the male chihuahua needs to be to be able to breed? Thanks

 

Answer by M
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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you are all retarded! not one of you is over the age of 14 and you think you can care for a dog that lives up to 20 years. OK just think of it this way... if you had a baby could you take care of it?NO because you are all immature! you just want one so you can play "Paris Hilton" and think you look cool!

 

Answer by lexi
Submitted on 7/15/2007
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hey i want a chi to but i have a cat who gets lots of attention, ive never had a dog my whole life and im thirteen. could this be a problem?

 

Answer by lilkid
Submitted on 7/16/2007
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hi i am11 and i really want a toy chiwawa but my parents don't think that i am capable on taking care of it what can i do so that they will allow me to have a chiwawa??

 

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