Originally Posted by Sideout
I kind of feel like any dog breed would have some shedding that would require a lint roller at some point. The amount of shedding would also depend on genetics and how well taken care of they are (food and overall health). My mom also wanted a low shedder but I'm definitely left with a lap full of fur sometimes. I have a chi mix though so hopefully purebred chi owners can help you out more.
I hope you come back often if you get a chi! You'll learn a lot here.
All dogs shed, for sure! Even humans shed, but I guess I don't mind a bit of shedding as long as it is not all over my clothes after holding/cuddling with a dog. My mom's dog is a jack russell mix and he sheds so much it's ridiculous. You pet him and a huge cloud of fur comes off, and if he sits on your lap, you will spend at least a few minutes with the lint roller if you want to go out and not look like a furball. He's the best dog ever but I couldn't deal with it in my own home.
So I guess I'm more curious about the LEVEL of shedding in chihuahuas, in general. I realize all dogs are going to leave hair around the house, which is fine and unavoidable, but I just wanted to get a better idea of the volume of hair that is shed, I guess!
Sorry if this is an impossible question to answer -- I understand if it is! x