Long-haired Chihuahua - the true friend
The long-haired Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog. The colors of these cute babies are varied: fawn, 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 - 20 cm, and weight - 2 kg. But there is a Chihuahua mini long-haired. They weigh about a kilogram (sometimes a gram is 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 little dog with joy sunbathes or sleep under a blanket. The long-haired chihuahua is an excellent travel companion: unlike the short-haired, it tolerates cold normally.
Miniature dog grooming
You need to brush them daily with a soft brush. It is regularly necessary to trim the claws and wipe the ears with a cotton swab.
Health "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.
Long-haired Chihuahuas, the photos of which you saw in our article, can be excellent friends and an excellent companion for travelers, regardless of their age.