|Barked: Tue Feb 20, '07 5:58am PST |
|I can only speak from my experience, but I'd say chihuahuas are by fare NOT low maintence dogs.They are quite hard to train and are so tiny that you have to be gentle with them, yet they think they are big so they act all tough, so mostly you have to protect them frm themsleves (jumping off of things too high--picking fights with the big dogs ect)
I don't know if other chi owners would agree or not, but I'd say they require more medical care than most dogs because they are so small and get dehydrated so fast or have their blood sugar drop. Something that is no big deal in a bigger breed can be dangerous for the little ones.
Most chis are picky beyond picky eaters--sometimes it feels like Lucy expects me to stand on one foot and sing twinkle twinkle little star or something when I put her food down before she heats (j/k) They are also very clingy dogs and like to be some how tuouching you twenty for hours a day.
Like someone meantioned, they need clothes and get cold really fast.
But they are BIG cuddlers and don't need much grooming.So if by low maintences, you me not hard to groom, I'd say they'd be good. I think alot of dogsters can give you great advice, you just need to specicify where you want the low maintance.
I hope you can get the advice you need.
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