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Old 09-10-2018, 03:20 AM
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Default Tell us about your chihuahua.

Let's get to know each other a little.

Tell us about your chihuahua(s). How you got them, how long you've had them, What they're like.

I have so many, I thought I'd start with one at a time.


First one I found was Reggie. I walked outside on the way to the store at night and found him in the gutter. He either got hit by a car, bit by a dog and thrown into the gutter or been kicked. He didn't walk very well and was in a lot of pain. A trip to the vets and we found out he was about 5, never fixed, he had multiple bites on him, and a hairline fracture of the pelvis. It took about two months of mostly bedrest until he was able to walk and run again. He was very afraid and jumpy at first, but he's grown into a macho, swaggering top dog now. I found him in 2010, I've had him 8 years now. He started me on loving the breed. He weighs a chunky 7 pounds, but is the shortest of my dogs. And my only long hair. He's a doll that loves to be held like a baby on my arm, he will fall asleep as I am on the computer. I'm so happy I found him that evening!
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:00 PM
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I have two: one longhair, and one shorthair. The longhair is Bonnie. I got her from 2 kennels, both very well known show kennels. One was in Indiana and one was in Oregon. They used each others dogs for breeding. I called the Indiana one, and was told she didn't have any pups, but the Oregon kennel had 4 babies. After much discussion she was finally flown into Indiana, and I drove down and got her. She is white, with tan markings. Unfortunately, she is terribly shy. Has such an overbite, with no 'fangs', she cannot eat without 'snorking' and wheezing. I am through with 'highly bred' chihuahuas! I feel breeders look for what judges want and the hell with what temperment/health issues there are

The other one is 10 years old and also 'highly bred'. I got her at 12 weeks and she was already a fear bilter! My heart overruled my head, and I took her home. With a lot of work, 4 weeks later she no long tried to bite, and is over that. At 2 years of age she was diagnosed with focal epilepsy. She does well on phenobarbital. She is my 'heart' dog. Where I am she is! This one is named EmmaLee. She is black and white shorthair.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:52 PM
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I hear ya about the 'well bred' dogs, the only dog I bought rather than rescued is Billy. He's got a chunky body with tiny legs so he can't jump up or down anywhere, enormous ears and a short string for a tail. But, I love him with all my heart!
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:57 AM
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I need the name of some good rescue chihuahua groups here in IL. Some of them charge up to $400, and I just can't do that. Don't need them now thankfully.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:55 AM
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Wow, people give them away on Craigslist here in CA. The shelters are full of them. Pit bulls and chihuahuas are the most euthanized at our shelters here is in CA. It's heartbreaking.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:16 PM
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I live in AZ and same, shelters are full of Chihuahua's and Pit Bulls. And CL is full of them, many for "free to good home"

I have 4. Sunshine is mainly black but has a bit of brown and white. She was literally a "drop off" honestly if I could have changed things I would have made my parents have the people "family members" who dropped her off take her back within the same day. But we kept her she hated men (now she tolerates them) and was very nervous/scared it took her 2 years to trust me. But I will say she is very special as being the only female dog I've ever had she's literally "my girl"
Buddy Bear came next he was my "fault" a small dog was in our yard in a hot day in July. I offered him water and left him outside. Later in the day he was still out there. I asked my parents if I could keep them and they said yes. Later to find out he had a home in the neighborhood but they didn't take him back I should've been like here's your dog back but I offered to keep him.
Then was Jr he is my "heart" dog. I got him as a puppy. He shortly after got sick. I had no clue how I'd pay for a vet bill. I borrowed money from a family member and offered to pay as soon as possible. Dad ended up paying it all. And honestly he's my dad's "favorite" Jr is very sensitive him and Sunshine can't be separated and honestly both of them "need" me. I once left for 3 days. And he cried for 3 nights straight.
And lastly is Jojo he wasn't meant to be a "forever dog" I got him as a puppy but as time went on he sorta just stayed until I realized I had him for 2 years. And after that it was like well he'll stay. Plus he has "issues" behavior wise

I want no more dogs until all of mine pass on. And honestly I don't want my next dog to be a Chihuahua. I honestly would love a medium to large size dog.
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Hello i have my little rambo he is 4.5 pounds now...i got him when he was 3months.he is short haired...he is a year now he is a big dog trapped in a little body..he loves to be carried.....He has so much energy...i just love him so much

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Old 09-13-2018, 05:30 AM
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Thank you all for your stories! My next dog I got was Gonzo, name for Hunter S Thompson, the father of gonzo journalism. I wanted another little dog for Reggie to play with as the other dogs I had at the time was a 10 year old Pekingese and a 17 year old dachshund mix. He was at the pound, all alone in a cat cage, and being passed over because he had sores on his ears. He's 5 pounds, all legs and a tiny little body. I sometimes wonder if he has Italian Greyhound in him because of those legs! Through him, I finally got to hear the chihuahua scream of death, he got his foot caught in the fence and tore his dew claw slightly. It sounded like someone was stabbing him slowly. Both me and my neighbor flew out of the house to see what was happening to this poor little dog. lol He barks and grows at the big dogs here, but if they look at him, he screams and runs away. Got his nails trimmed the first time, he let loose that scream, the whole store jumped and was startled. He's become my brain damaged daughter's emotional support dog. He just chose her as his heart person, petting him can sometimes calm her enough to avoid a melt down. She's not 100% nice to him, but he's learned to go away if she starts getting violent. He's a double coated chihuahua and the only one I'm allergic to.

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