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Old 10-18-2015, 04:27 PM
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Ok clearly I have a problem and I think another chihuahua may help it. LOL I seem pretty interested in adding another chi to our already large family. Yesterday we went into a store that had the local group that we got our molly from- they have a boy who is 5 years old and was found as a stray with his son who is about 2- more of a smooshed snout on the son. On another note how can they know this stuff??

Anyway we had Molly and they sniffed and were wagging their tails with each other- couldn't let them full on play as the boy had a skin tag removed and Molly was trying to lick it. Here is a picture of him. His age scares us a little- Molly is only 2. Do chi's get cranky as they age? I think I would have pushed hard to bring him home for a trial week if he was a little younger.



I don't know is it really a bad idea to add another chihuahua? We seem to have a very peaceful balance now. Money for food/vets etc isn't a reason for us not to get one. What is one more dog really going to change for us? We already are tied to mini vacations (day trips). Advice about adding another one or not? How will you know it is time or not? How do you decide which one to get when so many dogs need loving homes. Hubs suggested that we wait a few years then add two at the same time so they don't have territorial fights. We have an 10 year old retriever who is really showing his age lately

Here is a picture of my molly- who I seem to think needs a friend about her size. Sigh..
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:48 PM
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Then I see this and think maybe we are perfect now. Sorry such a bad picture if I go out there the moment will be gone.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:23 PM
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We just added our third Chihuahua back in August. Finley came to us as a 7 week old puppy. After we had told the breeder we would take him, and were waiting for him to come home (we'd been talking to the breeder about another pup before the litter was born, so he was ours right as soon as he was born and we had to wait FOREVER to get him lol), I had some very serious second thoughts about taking in a new puppy. We already had our two adults - Tinkerbell is 11 years old and Gizmo is two. They absolutely adore each other, and we've never had three dogs together before, so I was very very concerned about disrupting the dynamics of our household and of the two existing dogs. Now, three months later, I don't know what I wasted so much time worrying about. Things could not have worked out better, and Finley has been a wonderful addition to our family.

Before our existing three, we had another Chihuahua named Shadow. We adopted her as an abused rescue from a puppy mill. Tinkerbell was a little over a year old at the time we brought Shadow home, and Shadow was about 5-6 years old. Shadow was the sweetest dog on the planet, despite the horrible abuse she had endured, and she was with us until she was 14 years old. She never got cranky or short tempered at any point in her life, right to the end. What's more, I fully believe keeping a younger dog with an older dog has some major health benefits to the older dog - a younger BFF helps keep them younger, too!
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I have 6 chi's at the moment and one large mixed breed. Since I rescue those numbers can rise quickly. Mine range in age from 4 yrs. to 16 yrs. Some are rescues and some are not. I have never had a problem bringing in a new dog even when the dog is hurt or sick. The last rescue was a 15 yr. old who was both blind and deaf and had a very bad heart condition. She was abandoned by her owner. A very sad story. Rita was with us for 3 yrs. She died at the ripe old age of 18. A delightful old girl who refused to give in to her problems. The other dogs never had a problem with her and she didn't have a grouchy bone in her body although she did teach the cats to give her a wide berth.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:53 PM
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I have 4 chi's. I always say that 2 is better than one. After getting my first chi puppy I brought home another just 3 months later and it was the best thing I'd ever done. It would be 3 yrs later that I added my third and 6-7 months after that I added a 4th. I say go for it. Don't feel pressured to add the little boy chi you just met. You will know which chi is the right fit when you come across the right one.
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I think only you will know that answer You know your dogs and you know your family, so if you feel that another Chi will be great to add then do!

All I have to say since you are considering another then just buy the Chi! Life's too short
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How about opinions of adding a boy or a girl to our family? Our Chi is a girl- should we look at another girl or do boys and girls get along well too? Should we try for one about her age?

I am not sure why suddenly there appear to be Chihuahua's every where I look! A cute 5 month old boy was posted earlier in my town.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:35 PM
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I personally have never had problems with putting dogs together that were different ages and genders. Of course if all were spayed and neuter.

I just have noticed the first few days are kind of rough but then they gradually start to get along more and more.

Kind of off topic but it'a like this with any animals. I have 3 horses, used to only have 2 for quite a few years and then added a third in. My dominant horse that I already had was a hot mess with the new addition and was very aggressive towards the new horse. After some time my dominant horse slowly began to calm down..after like 2 months lol. But now all the horses are best buds and don't fight anymore. LOL but it was rough the first months. My dominant horse can be extremely nasty to a new comer.
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