I would like to buy a long haired chihuahua. My son has one and I would like to raise one too. I live in York Pa. Please respond PJ Gryp
I would like to know the price of a long haired chihuahua so I can buy me one sometime before the summertime ends this year okay I really love small puppies and I really want a long haired chihuahua one day soon mary schaefer
Looking to get a Applehead joyce Fagan
We have a 5lb Chorky and would like to breed him so we can have two of them does anyone know who I can get a hold of? Lori
On 11-11-16 I decided to take my fur babies for a walk with me to my mailbox. I had a Chorkie and a Mini Pin. I still have my Mini Pin but a loose Pitbull came out of no wear and ended up killing my Chorkie. He was 3 yrs old and I am still grieving. I miss him so much. He was my shadow, my comforter and my companion. My Chorkie was named Harley and my Mini Pin Davidson.
I am on disability now and can't afford much for another Chorkie. If anyone who reads this can help me out with another Chorkie and of course he/she wouldn't replace Harley but I need to help fill the emptiness in my heart of missing Harley very much. I am still grieving and it's almost Christmas. This will be my 1st Christmas without him.
The memories I have of Harley is he liked to skip. I should of named him Skipper lol. I also taught him to dance like a ballerina when getting a treat. He always had to be in the same room I was. If in bathroom he was right there. When I cried he comfort me by licking my tears away. He didn't like seeing me cry. I am crying now as I type this and he's not here to lick my tears away. Lisa Marie Fox
I'm from Brownwoods Texas and I have chithis will be the last litter and first.my town is very small and Papillon are very very rare and hardly heard of so that's why I would rather sell them to people online who know more information about chion
the mother is Tina Goble
These are herding dog breeds, so are working dogs and are very energetic. They needs lots of exercise and ideally they would have some sort of work to do or get daily walks or jogs. They also need ample time to romp and play off-leash. They are popular among ranchers due to their skill in herding and are also great at sports.
Australian Shepherds are playful, easygoing companions. They are wonderful pets for children due to their gentleness and high energy level. This breed is very intelligent, loyal, and eager to please. Training is usually quite easy. Aussies are protective and suspicious of strangers though, so socializing them well as puppies will help prevent aggression.
When choosing an Australian Shepherd, look for signs of eye problems. Blindness and deafness is common in mostly white Aussies. Other health concerns to be aware of include hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, skin disorders, and respiratory problems.
Breed Type The Australian Shepherd is a working dog. Popular among ranchers due to its skill in herding, the Aussie is also great at sports. This breed is adaptable to a variety of climates.
Background The Australian Shepherd did not originate in Australia but rather was developed entirely in the United States. Some say its name comes from its lineage, others say it is because of the blue merle coloring of some Aussies, and still others believe it is a result of the breed's popularity among Australian ranchers who relocated to the U.S. The Australian Shepherd's history is rather vague as well. It is accepted that the breed was developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but it is unclear exactly which breeds were crossed to create it. Likely candidates include the sheepdogs of Spain and Collies.
Description The Australian Shepherd is a dog of medium size with a well balanced build. Its muzzle is fairly long and tapered, its ears set high and triangular, and its eyes medium and oval. Eyes may be brown, blue or amber, and are often marbled or flecked. The Aussie's coat may be straight or a little wavy. It is short and smooth with the exceptions of the back of the forelegs, breeches, mane and frill. Many Australian Shepherds have naturally short tails, and those that do not are usually docked shortly after birth. Coat colors include blue merle, red merle, solid black, and solid red, and may have white markings or copper points. Aussies with two copies of the merle gene will turn out mostly white. Some unscrupulous or ill-advised breeders sell these dogs at a premium due to their rarity, but most of these dogs suffer from serious health problems.
Care and Feeding Australian Shepherds do well on diets that include lamb, poultry, oats, potato and wheat. Aussies are easy to groom, requiring only occasional brushing and as-needed bathing. For longer or feathered coats, brushing is more important to help avoid matting and tangling. Many Australian Shepherds are born with short tails, but tails over 4 inches long are usually docked at 2 to 3 days of age. Rear dewclaws are usually removed, and front dewclaws may or may not be removed when the dog is very young.
Australian Shepherds need yearly checkups to stay healthy. Vaccinations are due as follows:
Aussies shed moderately. If kept indoors, regular vacuuming of carpet and furniture is recommended. Some Australian Shepherds have allergies, so extra cleaning may be necessary.
Housing Your Dog This active breed needs plenty of space, so it does not make a good apartment dog. A large yard is recommended.
Social Behaviors Australian Shepherds are loyal and loving toward their families. With proper socialization, they also get along with strangers. They usually do well with other animals, although they may chase or nip them due to their herding instincts.
Handling and Training These smart dogs can learn to do almost anything. They are hard-working and love to make their owners happy, so training is usually a joy.
Activities Aussies are very energetic, so they need lots and lots of exercise. They should ideally have some sort of work to do. They need daily walks or jogs, and should have ample time to romp and play off-leash.
Breeding/Reproduction Australian Shepherds have an average of seven puppies per litter. When selecting a mate for your Aussie, check bloodlines for eye problems, hip dysplasia, and thyroid problems. It's not advisable to breed two merle Aussies together, because this increases the chance of blindness, deafness, and other health problems in the offspring.
Common Health Problems The most common health issue in Australian Shepherds is eye problems. The most serious include Collie eye anomaly and cataracts. Hip dysplasia, Pelger-Huet syndrome, and thyroid problems are also sometimes found in the breed. All of these problems become less prevalent with proper selective breeding. Australian Shepherds are also prone to toxicity from certain drugs, including heartworm medications. Tests are available that can determine whether a particular dog is susceptible to this.
Availability Australian Shepherds are easy to find in most areas. They usually sell for $300 to $600.
Evan - 2009-04-28 I once had a sheperd. It died of heartworms, we gave it all it's shots too.
Anonymous - 2010-04-10 You don't give it shots for heartworms. They need the heartworm chew tablets every year just like flea and tick medicine every year.
lisa - 2011-07-27 Heartworm are prevented with either monthly pill or monthly topical application - there isn't a shot... If you are using the proper prescribed meds for heartworm then you or your Vet should of contacted it manufacture..
Anonymous - 2011-10-17 You should have given him heartworm preventative.
Anonymous - 2012-03-16 Heartguard is a toxic to them. Interceptor is what they take for prevention of heartworms.
Racelle LaMar - 2014-07-25 Ivermectin at high doses can be toxic in breeds such as collies, that being said- it is dose dependent. The dose in Heartgard is well below the dose which will cause issues and is not a problem.
josye - 2014-10-21 I'm sorry Ladies & Gentlemen, but there was a shot for Heart worms about about 13 years ago. It would last 6 months, It was great. I never had any problems with it with my Aussie & Chows. Then the FDA pulled it, because of their monthly competition.
Jen - 2012-09-22 Vaccinations do not cover Heartworm - they only cover the Parvo virus, Hepititis, Distemper & Kennel Cough (aka Canine Cough). For protection against Heartworm you would have needed a monthly chew eg Interceptor or Sentinel, Topical Treatment eg Advocate or a yearly injection called 'Proheart' your Vet should have explained all this information to you. Sorry for your loss.