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   The Long-haired Chihuahua is a classy little dog, full of personality and spunk.

The Long-haired Chihuahua is one of two recognize types of Chihuahuas, the other is the Short-haired Chihuahua or Smooth-coat Chihuahua. There are some other names applied to these toy dogs with special characteristics. These include the term Teacup Chihuahua for very small dogs, and Applehead Chihuahua for those with the AKA standards preferred head-shape, being "a well rounded apple domeskull". However all of these cute little toy dogs, are still simply Chihuahuas.

The Chihuahuas are the smallest of all types of dogs, and are the tiniest of the small dog breeds. They are classified as toy dogs. They make wonderful pets for good consist ant keeper. These are dogs with a strong-will, yet are extremely devoted to their owners. They are quick learners with a curious nature and make for an entertaining companion. Their suspicion of strangers makes them excellent guard dogs as well.

There are some important things to be aware of when selecting a dog of this breed. They have large and prominent eyes, so they are prone to eye problems. These little toy dogs are also susceptible to respiratory problems. To protect them and to keep them healthy, Chihuahuas need to be kept in a clean environment.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Canidae
  • Genus: Canis
  • Species: lupus familiaris
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This cute little Chihuahua from Dogwork.com, "We went to a restaurant that let dogs in. Here's my dog dancing every time the waiters go by with food. He is a salsa dancer!"

Common Name(s)

Long-haired Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Teacup Chihuahua, Long-haired Applehead Chihuahua

Breed Type

The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world. Classified as a toy breed they make a most suitable pet. The Chihuahua is most comfortable in warm climates.

Background

The Chihuahua is said to have been discovered in Mexico in 1850. They were sometimes bred for food, but they were also used in religious ceremonies and prized by royalty. It is speculated that Chihuahuas are descended from Chinese hairless dogs and ancient Mexican breeds. There are only two recognize types of Chihuahuas, the Long-haired Chihuahua and the Short-haired Chihuahuas, but no distinction is made for registration purposes.

Description

Chihuahuas are small dogs with large heads and pointed muzzles. They have prominent, dark eyes, and may have short or long hair. They come in a variety of colors, and all are acceptable according to breed standards. Puppies sometimes have a molera, or soft spot in their skull, which may or may not close when they get older. The sizes of males and females are similar, with an average height of 6-9 inches and weight of 2-6 pounds.
The Long-haired Chihuahua has a fluffy sleek appearance due to soft, fine guard hairs padded with a soft undercoat..

Care and Feeding

Chihuahuas do best on a diet that is composed of poultry and brown rice. They can be sensitive to some foods, and beef is not suggested for their diet. Give your Chihuahua a bath monthly, but be careful not to get water into its ears. Nails should be trimmed as needed. The Long-haired Chihuahua requires no trimming of its coat, which can actually take up to two years to fully grow out, and needs very little grooming.
Chihuahuas should have annual checkups, and receive vaccinations as follows:

  • 6-8 weeks: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, and Corona virus (DHLPPC)
  • 10-12 weeks: Second DHLPPC
  • 14-16 weeks: Third DHLPPC and rabies
  • Annually: DHLPPC and rabies booster

The Long-haired Chihuahua does shed, but it actually sheds less than it's Short-haired counterpart. But because they are prone to respiratory problems, try to keep dust to a minimum. It will be necessary to remove hair from the furniture and vacuum on a regular basis.

Housing Your Dog

Long-haired Chihuahuas are indoor dogs. They enjoy playing with small toys and they need a warm environment. They will often find a cozy place to snuggle up in and go to sleep. Keep an eye out, as they are very small and that place may be under blankets.

Social Behaviors

Chihuahuas are very loyal to their family but not so sociable with other humans. They can get along with other Chihuahuas fairly well, but around other dogs and other types of pets they may become aggressive. They are also not recommended for children.

Handling and Training

Long-haired Chihuahuas are intelligent and fast learners, but they are also strong willed. Sometimes this can make them difficult to train. Using positive reinforcement is the most effective method, and patience, as this breed is often difficult to housebreak..

Activities

Much like other dogs, Long-haired Chihuahuas need daily walks, but these can be short walks. They also enjoy playing both indoors and out.

Breeding/Reproduction

Mates for Chihuahuas should be examined for gum problems, rheumatism, and eye problems. Females sometimes need Cesarean sections due to the size of the offspring's heads.

Common Health Problems

The design of the Chihuahua's eyes and nose make both susceptible to problems, including wheezing, colds, and glaucoma. They may also suffer from rheumatism and stress. They should be seen by a vet if they display signs of these problems.

Availability

Long-haired Chihuahuas can be obtained from breeders or in pet stores. Prices vary greatly, but are generally in the $500-$800 range.

References

Lastest Animal Stories on Long-haired Chihuahua


lou Camil - 2017-05-27
We are looking for a loving, forever family home for our 5 month old, beautiful 'Luna' and presly, chihuahua pupsl.They are all full enthusiasm, playfulness, are loving and affectionate. They have a great personality and love attention! they were imported from Lamma Islands, completely house trained, crate trained and sleeps through the night and are currently being lead trained. they are through their teething phase and are fully vaccinated for the next year and are licensed . We will only let them go to a loving family who will care for them with a big heart. they are great around children, adults and other dogs. It would be beneficial if you have outdoor space/garden near by for them to run free and you must be knowledgeable and prepared to care for puppies, in particular this very gentle breed. Due to lack of free time as my company gained a market in the construction of 3 football field i will be busy for quite some years.

  • Connie Colton - 2017-06-15
    Am interested in a 5 months, potty trained long hair chihuahua pup?
  • Glenna Schumann - 2017-06-21
    Do you still have them available?
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Ryan - 2017-06-09
i bought a long haired chihuahua 2 years ago. He was small and I expected him to remain that way, but he is now 2 years old and weighs 15 pounds. He is beautiful with long silky hair and a face that looks like a Collie. I love him and he's very close to me, but is 15 pounds excessive? I try to limit his food & treats and let him run.

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Cathy Budwash - 2012-01-12
Couple looking for Long hair Chihuahua. Resonably priced.

  • Dawn - 2017-01-27
    I have a 5 month old long haired male chihuahua for free. You pay to get him if you want him. MeNing if you have to travel. Great dog loving and loves to cuddle. Reply and he's yours. Wally can't wait..
  • Lynn - 2017-04-14
    Interested in your free male long haired Chihuahua, was going to buy one in 6 weeks. But if you still have him. I'm excited. what color is he, and where do you live?
  • Debbie Glover - 2017-05-03
    Can I come look at your dog .

    I live in Memphis TN .

    My sister has been in contact with a person who has a dog like yours. That person lives in Saltillo TN. Is that you ?
  • Dianne betcalf - 2017-05-21
    Go to the pounds and shelters. There are sooo many there :( they need a loving home ♡♡ That's where i got my 2 yr old long haired Chihuahua. He is absolutely adorable ♡ He gets along great with my Sheppard who was also a rescue from a high kill shelter. They are best friends♡ Save a life. Best feeling in the world♡♡
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Christina - 2017-05-04
Last year on September 11, 2016, I lost my best friend. She was gifted to me at a time I needed her most when I took iIl. Her name was Angel. She love to cuddle, to be carried and sit on my shoulder ( hence how she got her name). I can't seem to get past her lost. I believe having another like her would help fill the void. She had long blond hair weighing in at 5 lb. and lived 17 years. If you have any small long hair chihuahua you can not take care of I would be honoured to take the dog and would give all the care the dog could need. I need the dog to be small and around the 5-6 lb. range so to be light to carry. I live in Chatham, Ontario. Thank you.😇

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lou Camil - 2017-05-27
We are looking for a loving, forever family home for our 5 month old, beautiful 'Luna' and presly, chihuahua pupsl.They are all full enthusiasm, playfulness, are loving and affectionate. They have a great personality and love attention! they were imported from Lamma Islands, completely house trained, crate trained and sleeps through the night and are currently being lead trained. they are through their teething phase and are fully vaccinated for the next year and are licensed . We will only let them go to a loving family who will care for them with a big heart. they are great around children, adults and other dogs. It would be beneficial if you have outdoor space/garden near by for them to run free and you must be knowledgeable and prepared to care for puppies, in particular this very gentle breed. Due to lack of free time as my company gained a market in the construction of 3 football field i will be busy for quite some years.

  • Connie Colton - 2017-06-15
    Am interested in a 5 months, potty trained long hair chihuahua pup?
  • Glenna Schumann - 2017-06-21
    Do you still have them available?
Reply
Cathy Budwash - 2012-01-12
Couple looking for Long hair Chihuahua. Resonably priced.

  • Dawn - 2017-01-27
    I have a 5 month old long haired male chihuahua for free. You pay to get him if you want him. MeNing if you have to travel. Great dog loving and loves to cuddle. Reply and he's yours. Wally can't wait..
  • Lynn - 2017-04-14
    Interested in your free male long haired Chihuahua, was going to buy one in 6 weeks. But if you still have him. I'm excited. what color is he, and where do you live?
  • Debbie Glover - 2017-05-03
    Can I come look at your dog .

    I live in Memphis TN .

    My sister has been in contact with a person who has a dog like yours. That person lives in Saltillo TN. Is that you ?
  • Dianne betcalf - 2017-05-21
    Go to the pounds and shelters. There are sooo many there :( they need a loving home ♡♡ That's where i got my 2 yr old long haired Chihuahua. He is absolutely adorable ♡ He gets along great with my Sheppard who was also a rescue from a high kill shelter. They are best friends♡ Save a life. Best feeling in the world♡♡
Reply
Christina - 2017-05-04
Last year on September 11, 2016, I lost my best friend. She was gifted to me at a time I needed her most when I took iIl. Her name was Angel. She love to cuddle, to be carried and sit on my shoulder ( hence how she got her name). I can't seem to get past her lost. I believe having another like her would help fill the void. She had long blond hair weighing in at 5 lb. and lived 17 years. If you have any small long hair chihuahua you can not take care of I would be honoured to take the dog and would give all the care the dog could need. I need the dog to be small and around the 5-6 lb. range so to be light to carry. I live in Chatham, Ontario. Thank you.😇

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PJ Gryp - 2016-06-10
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

  • Dale - 2016-06-28
    I have a 12 month old long hair he was bought by a family that ended in divorce , I took him in , he is sweet puppy I've gotten attached to him but I'm retired and can't really take of him .
    I'm willing to give him to a good home , that can send me pictures of how he's doing
    He's white w one bkl ear he's really gorgeous
    Thank you
  • doggie43082 - 2016-07-11
    Do you still have the pup you took in?
  • Desiree - 2017-01-20
    I have a female long hair for sale

  • Bet Willey - 2017-02-26
    Hello Dawn,
    Do you still have your long hair to give away? Why are you giving the dog away? Tell me about the dog, age sex etc. Where do you live?

    Thank you,
    Bet








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