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Size: Small (2-6 lbs) Coat: Smooth or long-haired Shedding: Yes but little Color: Various colors and patterns Temperament: Lively, energetic, loyal, sometimes stubborn Trainability: Consistency is key Exercise needs: 30 minutes per day Life span: 12-20 years Housing: HDB Approved
Best suited for Owners who can provide proper socialization and training, and who enjoy spending time with a small, lively companion. Not suited for Families with young children, as Chihuahuas can be delicate and easily injured. It's important to note that these characteristics can vary depending on the individual dog and their upbringing, so it's always a good idea to do your research and meet with us to learn more about specific Chihuahuas you may be interested in.
Chihuahua is a small dog breed that originated in Mexico, specifically in the state of Chihuahua. The breed is named after the state in which it was first discovered, and it is believed to have descended from a breed of ancient Mexican dogs called Techichis.
Chihuahuas are known for their small size, with the average weight of a Chihuahua being between 2 and 6 pounds. They have a distinct appearance, with large, erect ears and a rounded head. They can come in a variety of colors and patterns, including fawn, black, white, cream, and chocolate. Their coat comes in 2 types, long coat and short coat.
Chihuahuas are often described as being lively, energetic, and intelligent. They are known for their loyalty to their owners and their tendency to be protective of them. However, they can also be stubborn and difficult to train, so it is important to establish consistent rules and boundaries when training a Chihuahua.
We will also recommend the best nutrition and diet for the puppy.
Overall, Chihuahuas make great companions for those who are willing to invest time and effort into their care and training. They are small, but they have big personalities and can bring a lot of joy to their owners.
Chihuahuas are a small breed, but they still require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. However, their exercise needs are relatively low compared to larger breeds. Chihuahuas typically require about 30 minutes of exercise per day, which can be broken up into shorter walks or play sessions. They enjoy short walks around the neighborhood, playtime in a fenced yard or indoor play area, and games of fetch or tug-of-war with their owners.
It is important to note that Chihuahuas can be prone to obesity, so it is important to monitor their weight and adjust their exercise and diet accordingly. Over-exercising a Chihuahua can also lead to health problems, so it is important to provide your Chihuahua with a balanced diet, appropriate portion sizes, and regular exercise to keep them at a healthy weight. We will guide you on the best food and nutrition available in Singapore. Overall, regular exercise is important for the physical and mental well-being of Chihuahuas, and incorporating playtime and walks into their daily routine can help keep them healthy and happy.
Chihuahuas have low grooming requirements compared to some other breeds, but they still require some regular care to keep their coat and skin healthy, especially in humid weather in Singapore. Here are some grooming requirements for Chihuahuas:
Brushing: Chihuahuas have short or long hair that needs to be brushed regularly to remove loose hair and prevent matting. Short-haired Chihuahuas can be brushed once a week with a soft-bristle brush or grooming glove, while long-haired Chihuahuas may need daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats.
Bathing: Chihuahuas needs to be bathed weekly in Singapore's humid climate. Use a mild dog shampoo (we recommend Silky Shampoo) and warm water, and be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid skin irritation.
Nail trimming: Chihuahuas' nails should be trimmed every 4-6 weeks to prevent them from getting too long and causing discomfort or injury. Use sharp, dog-specific nail clippers and be careful not to cut the quick (the pink part of the nail that contains blood vessels). Leave the cutting to the Professional dog groomer to avoid traumatizing the puppy if nails bleed during cutting (which is very common).
Ear cleaning: Chihuahuas' ears should be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent wax buildup and infections. Use a cotton ball or pad and a gentle ear cleaning solution recommended by your veterinarian.
Dental care: Chihuahuas are prone to dental problems, so it's important to brush their teeth regularly (ideally daily) with a dog-specific toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also provide dental chews or toys to help keep their teeth clean.
In addition to these grooming requirements, it's important to schedule regular check-ups with your veterinarian to monitor your Chihuahua's overall health and address any grooming or health concerns that may arise.