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Novaheart
11-07-2012, 12:26 PM
I'm thinking about looking to adopt a Chihuahua. I met a lady who was walking her Chihuahua and asked her if he was yappy and nervous and she said that neither he nor her other "baby" were yappy or shaky.

What's your experience? I think they are so cute, and I would name her MIA (my illegal alien).

Rockntractor
11-07-2012, 12:36 PM
They are very good dogs especially in a climate like Florida, i have found them to be harder to house train and you need to be very diligent and stay on them.
Good little dogs with a lot of heart.

Starbuck
11-07-2012, 01:06 PM
When you pick a Chihuahua, take a look at the long haired variety. I had some close experience with one and he was a wonderfully bright dog. Always knew what I was doing, and was right with me.

I have developed a routine for choosing puppies that seems to work for me:
Take the puppy and hold it right in front of your face. Watch for him to 'lock on' to you. If he doesn't, go on to another puppy.
Then, when he 'locks on', blow gently in his face. If he tries to bite your breath and squirm around to play with you, then that's your dog.

When you try this you will be amazed at the number of dogs who don't even notice that they have been picked up. A little sad, I think.

Oh yeah. The spayed females always make the best pets, to me. (Applies to people, too!)

Good Luck!:smile-new:

Rebel Yell
11-07-2012, 01:22 PM
My wife has one. He's awesome. Rotten, but awesome. She now says the only two breeds of dog she wants is a Chihuahua or Pit Bull, because they're both just soooo sweet.

Molon Labe
11-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Great dogs. I have two. Very sensitive and very loving. Kinda tough to potty train at first, but once they get it they are great at telling you when. They don't handle the cold, so you have to have them as inside dogs I always thought they were yappy dogs I would hate, but it's the way you raise them that makes the difference. But they are lots of fun.

Bailey
11-07-2012, 02:20 PM
I'm thinking about looking to adopt a Chihuahua. I met a lady who was walking her Chihuahua and asked her if he was yappy and nervous and she said that neither he nor her other "baby" were yappy or shaky.

What's your experience? I think they are so cute, and I would name her MIA (my illegal alien).

I had one and his name was Jayden but my Girlfriend couldn't handle him, he was a bit high strung but he was very friendly and lovable. I was on the road 5 days a week so i couldn't force her to take care of him while I was away. (well in spirit he was mine but she owned him) I wish I could have him back and I liked him more then most people

Bailey
11-07-2012, 02:22 PM
Great dogs. I have two. Very sensitive and very loving. Kinda tough to potty train at first, but once they get it they are great at telling you when. They don't handle the cold, so you have to have them as inside dogs I always thought they were yappy dogs I would hate, but it's the way you raise them that makes the difference. But they are lots of fun.

I always called them rat dogs and hated them till he came into my life. I laughed at couples who called their dogs their "kids" but Now i understand. I had outfits for the cold for him.

noonwitch
11-07-2012, 04:13 PM
I prefer bigger dogs, being a single female who lives alone and all, both for security and in lieu of an electric blanket on cold winter nights. When my 14 year old Katie is no longer with me, I think I'm getting a Siberian Huskie, if I can't find another Norwegian Elkhound.


That said, they are the perfect dog for someone with allergies. Even the long-hair version is less allergy-affecting than my norgie.

Zeus
11-07-2012, 04:20 PM
Friend of mine has one. Pain in the ass little spoiled shit. Makes a good head rest on the back of the seat in the truck,until it starts licking your ears. Also hooked on McDonald hamburgers, plain burger on a bun no fixin's

Novaheart
11-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Friend of mine has one. Pain in the ass little spoiled shit. Makes a good head rest on the back of the seat in the truck,until it starts licking your ears. Also hooked on McDonald hamburgers, plain burger on a bun no fixin's

I think you just sold me on them. It never occurred to me that he could ride on the back of the truck seat and look out the rear glass. Why he'd hardly be any tribble at all.

Bailey
11-07-2012, 07:56 PM
Friend of mine has one. Pain in the ass little spoiled shit. Makes a good head rest on the back of the seat in the truck,until it starts licking your ears. Also hooked on McDonald hamburgers, plain burger on a bun no fixin's

They love to lick ears as a breed, since they have large ones, its a grooming thing.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/lars1701c/306162_451324618218230_100000220884341_5767573_154 8448376_n.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
11-07-2012, 08:02 PM
I prefer bigger dogs, being a single female who lives alone and all, both for security and in lieu of an electric blanket on cold winter nights. When my 14 year old Katie is no longer with me, I think I'm getting a Siberian Huskie, if I can't find another Norwegian Elkhound.


That said, they are the perfect dog for someone with allergies. Even the long-hair version is less allergy-affecting than my norgie.
Agree with you, also prefer big dogs. I started out with mini schnauzers as pets, but couldn't stand the yappiness. I started with greyhounds after I couldn't find any more Elkhounds (had 2).

Rockntractor
11-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Agree with you, also prefer big dogs. I started out with mini schnauzers as pets, but couldn't stand the yappiness. I started with greyhounds after I couldn't find any more Elkhounds (had 2).

There just aren't all that many elk around to chase.

Rockntractor
11-07-2012, 08:17 PM
They love to lick ears as a breed, since they have large ones, its a grooming thing.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/lars1701c/306162_451324618218230_100000220884341_5767573_154 8448376_n.jpg

Are you wearing Capris?

SarasotaRepub
11-08-2012, 07:47 AM
Moved to the Pet Forum.

My sister in Jersey now has a Chihuahua mix and she is happy with it.

Bailey
11-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Are you wearing Capris?


thats my knee lol