|Barked: Thu Oct 20, '11 12:17pm PST |
We bought our dog a few years ago as a tiny puppy (he fit in the palm of my hand) and we were told he's a chihuahua, but as he grew up he started to show a lot of traits of the Japanese Chin, and none of the classic Chihuahua characteristics!
Either way, we love him dearly, but are curious to see if he's maybe a mix, with Chin and Chihuahua at least.
Here are some of the reasons I think he's a Chin..
He's colored like a Chin.
His temperament is much more like the Chin descriptions that I have read than Chihuahua..
He LOVES to meet new people, he rarely barks, he is obsessed with licking, he's extremely clean, he uses his front paws to clean himself, to hold things, to play with things etc (a lot like a cat).
He's not a "one person dog".. he loves my wife and I equally and like I said, he loves strangers.. never suspicious.
He is extremely easy to train.. knows more tricks and words and even sentences than I can count.
He has a pug face.
He loves to walk on two legs, and does the classic "Chin Spin" all the time when he's happy.
Here's a video of him.. He has shorter hair than other Chins, and is only 5 pounds, which is why I think he might be mixed.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbFR9_dqk4&feature=related
Edited by author Thu Oct 20, '11 12:22pm PST
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