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My Chihuahua's

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sycadoog
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My chihuahuas are sisters that turned one in December. They are both very small compared to the ones I have been seeing lately. they are about 4&6 lbs. One is Black and tan and one is fawn with black. They are very sweet and love to snuggle when they are done getting into things
 


annika
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Hi there, by any chance do you know how much they weighed at 8weeks? I think my new Chihuahua will be approx 6.5lbs maybe as he's 8weeks old and weighs about 0.9kg. His Dad is about 4lbs and his Mom is about 7lbs (although, she's quite Stocky) He's a little cutie though.. mischievous and confident with Sky (our 10lb Cav/Chi cross) and snuggly with me :)
AngieMStarks

My vet says that the adukt weight of most Chi's is determined by the weight of the Daddg of the pupp;ies; my angel Ben is only two and a half pounds, and his Daddy BK's Prince Regent is only three and a half p;ounds, so they are NOT supposed to be over six pounds total weight which is the AKC standard for all US bred Chihuahua's; I would think that the British Kennel Club also has similar standards; IF the dog is more tban six pounds, it may NOT be a purebred Chi, or it is terriibly obese and the owners need to cut oout human snacks and get the dog on to a lower calorie dog diet from tbe vet, and get them excersizing MORE ! Ben, my little angel, is four months old now and in tbe six weeks that he has been in our home, he has become very loved by Momma Angie bere, and Daddy Craig, and YES even by his BIGGER and older doggiesibs, o9ur two Chow/Sheperd mixes, Steffie, age six and Beau, his favorite playmate and BIG doggiebro, Beah whoi is three. Both of your dogs are healthy and SMALL snf meet the breed standard for AKC registered Chi's, don't worry ![:)]
annika
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Yes, I know that the standard for showing is no more than 6lbs but that doesn't necesarily mean that dogs over 6lbs are not pure bred. I know for a fact the parents of my dog were pure because I saw the papers and have coppies of the KC reg. When keeping a chihuahua as a pet not for show the fact that it may weigh over 6lbs at adult doesn't actually matter..nobody will ask you to weigh your chihuahua in the park!! we purposely picked the bigger one of the litter so that he's a more suitable size for our other dog to play with. Annika
sycadoog
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I have to agree wiht you I know a local breeder of good reputition who ha s several purebred dogs over 6lbs. She will use a larger female for breeding with a smaller male for pet quality pup because it is easier on a large female to carry and give birth to the puppies.
annika
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I'm glad that somebody else actively breeds them a little larger. It's definitely easier on the females when they give birth as I know very small chihuahuas either cannot carry litters or need C-sections. Although the smaller ones are very cute and are very good for some people, a bigger Chihuahua was definitely the right choice for our family. Our chi pup is already 3.5lbs, and it's still really hard to keep an eye on him all the time. I don't think I could handle a tiny dog forever, and neither would our other dog, Sky. (I think she's sick of getting shouted at for playing too rough!) Bigger Chi's make great dogs, you get the gorgeous looks and personality of a chihuahua, but with less fragility. Perfecto!
sekretdezires
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Hi We have 2 Chihuahuas.Both are small. Our girl is only 3lb.and 3oz. Our boy is only 4lbs and 8 oz. we love our tiny Chi's and could not imagine life with out them. Just because they are so small does not stop them from playing with bigger dogs.They rough and tumble with our 10lb. min pin and they all 3 play with the pitbull and sheperd next door all the time with no troubles at all. We will never breed our little female due to her size.but then again,we got them for pets not breeding so it works for us.
AngieMStarks

[:)] Ben is now five months of age as of the ninth of May; I am VERY ticked with my husband because Craig kept forgetting, EVEN though I reminded him DAILY, to be sure and pick up two six packs of the Iam's Ground Savory Lamb and Rice or Chicken and Rice PUPPY Dinner; weCraig brought home Iam's Chicken and Rice Churcks in Gravy which IS one of Iam's ADULT foods, and each day I would tell Craig, "Ben is going to grow TOO FAST and gain weioght TOO FAST on this food PLEASE bring home his regular Iam's Puppy Food; to maake a LONG story shorter, we believe Ben will still fit into extra small but not tiny boy doggie clothes nnow, and he IS back on puppy food although to keep him fropm turning into a bowling ball Chi I am now feeding Ben three meals per day instead of four, and a dot of NutriCal daily to encourage his long coat to grow out which takes time, bathing, NO clipping, and coat supplements like Lipiderm since Ben has dry skin around his neck. Any further suggestions on Ben's diet and coat care are most welcome by his Moomy, Angie, here, so reply away !
sycadoog
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meat flavored gelatine is also a good suppliment for him to encourage good coat growth and to make sure he has enough in his tummy without overfeeding. Yoy can make it by simply boiling in water any meat bones. Boil them for atleast 1 hour and then drain the fluid into a bowl and refrigerate overnight. skim off all the hardened fat and give him a spoonfull of the gelatin with his food or as a snack.

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