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Old 04-28-2010, 03:17 AM
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My friend's boyfriend apparently didn't love the idea that I was getting a chihuahua. He said something like "That's not a dog, get a german shepherd!" (or whatever breed it was.) My husband and I always laugh about how he said chi's just stand there and shake and he's not shy about making fun of them in one way or another. It frustrates me! Don't compare your dog to mine please, very different breeds and companions! TYVM!

Do you see chihuahua owners saying to people, "Your boxer isn't good for anything but killing!" or some crap? I mean really. I'd like to not be looked at like I have two heads when people ask what breed of dog I have. And I'm sick of people who think they do nothing but yap and shake! Ahhhh!
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:29 AM
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I agree, that attitude is so tiresome, I've gotten the same thing many times. People saying "I can't stand Chihuahua's" or "that's not a real dog" or "all they do is yap" and so on and so forth. No doubt they have probably seen bad examples of the breed, most times due to bad owners, but some people just don't like toy breeds, I suppose.

That said, after meeting my little ones, (who are very well behaved and well socialized) so many of my friends and neighbors who weren't Chihuahua fans before - are now.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:39 AM
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same! i always get "those are rats" i could give 2 s**ts tho lol i love my chihuahuas and have learned to have selective hearing LOL I get this especially because I am young so I have a lot of young dumb friends
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:42 AM
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My Chi's both do shake.. and I think this is something about the breed, however.. I've yet to encounter anyone being nasty.
My husband just calls them the Mexicans.. and he calls Bambi his little Seniorita.
I have to say however.. I had many many nasty comments over the years about my Poodle! oh wow.. everything from "thats not a dog" to " thats a cat that barks"
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:47 AM
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My Chi's both do shake.. and I think this is something about the breed,
Mine shake too. I have heard it is due to Chi's having a high metabolic rate.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:33 AM
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I have noticed when they are exited and playing and running around.. when they come to snuggle and rest they shake, so yes metabolic something and I do think with my dogs it may be a happy thing.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:43 AM
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I can't beleive how ignorant some people can be. I would never in a million years put down another persons pet. I think for most men it is a sign of being macho, big truck, big dog... yada yada yada lol!!! I don't know why it bothers people whether we own a chi anyway, and thank goodness its us and not them. I think anyone who thinks small dogs are useless aren't true dog lovers anyway!! I prefer small dogs for myself but wouldn't think less of someone for owning a big dog either.

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Me being macho a couple of weeks ago at a car show. Im 6', 250lbs too...lol

It was cold so Toby wanted in daddys coat to stay warm!



Just tell him chis are women magnets nut his "big dogs" just scare them away (ask my wife..lol)
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