Long-haired Chihuahua - the true friend
Long-haired Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dogs. The colors of these cute crumbs are varied: pale, white, black and brown, as well as other colors.
A long-haired Chihuahua appeared at the end of the Paleozoic era in Mexico. However, then this breed was represented by dogs Techichi (small, hairless). The name was given in honor of one tribe. In the monastery of Huejottsingo, petroglyphs depicting dogs resembling today's chihuahua were found. Tourists who traveled to Mexico immediately fell in love with such dogs and recognized them as loyal companions of man.
On average, such a dog at the withers is 20 cm and weight is 2 kg. But there are chihuahua-mini long-haired. They weigh about a kilogram (sometimes a gram two hundred more).
In Chihuahua, it is in the shape of an apple. The muzzle is short. Lips tightly fitting. The nose is short (slightly upturned). The eyes are round, large, expressive, dark in color. Of course, there are bright eyes, but they are not desirable. Wide ears, erect. Their tip is slightly rounded.
Small, oval, with well-spaced fingers. Claws of moderate length, rounded. Well-developed paw pads.
Flat, thick, tapering to the tip, high set. The basic manner of the Chihuahua is to keep the tail. During movement, the tail should not be between the hind legs or curl below the back line. In a calm state, it is omitted. On the tail formed "Sultan".
Such a dog will gladly sunbathe or sleep under a blanket. Long-haired Chihuahua - an excellent companion for travel: unlike the short-haired, he suffers the cold normally.
Care for the hair of miniature dogs
You need to brush them daily with a soft brush. Regularly it is necessary to cut the claws and wipe the ears with a cotton swab.
Health of "pocket" dogs
A problem place is the knee joints of the hind limbs. With age, the dog of this breed has weakness in the knees. In addition, there are problems such as fractures, visual disturbances, rheumatism. Weak places are still teeth, gums and cardiovascular system.
Such a dog is very active, besides it is graceful. The long-haired Chihuahua is very watchful and observant. Excellent for living in an apartment. Such a dog always loyally refers to its owners. Although the dog is small in size, it is always ready to rush into the attack to protect its owner. In addition, the dog loves toys, happy to play with you at any time. Long-haired Chihuahua, in contrast to the short-haired, needs good care (regular combing is needed). The nature of this dog is sociable, so it does not need special training. You can accustom to the cat's cat like a cat.
Chihuahua longhair, photos of which you saw in this article, can become wonderful friends and an excellent companion for travelers, regardless of their age.