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Old 02-21-2010, 09:35 AM
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Piggy was a bit different from the time she was born - tail first.
She was born substantially larger than the other puppies.
She originally got her name from her larger appetite, but it seems to fit her in other ways too - her pig-like tail and her selfish attitude.
She sometimes tries to take all the chew toys and not let her mother have one.

Even as a young puppy, she didn't quite seem to understand how to be a dog, and seemed to be watching the other puppies closely to learn.
When going on a walk, Inken likes to save some of her urine for marking spots along the way.
Piggy drops her urine pretty soon out the door and never marks a thing.

She also seems to be running a little late for her first heat.

Which is sort of weird for a dog that thinks she is now Alpha in other ways.

What bothers me most is her treatment of her mother, Inken.
I thought that when one dog establishes herself as Alpha, and the other dog shows submission, that the Alpha dog should back off and not keep bothering the Beta dog.

It is taking its toll on Inken.
She is sometimes wanting to hide in the cupboard, because Piggy won't let her nap.
Also, her appetite is off.
Though she needs to lose some weight anyway, I would rather it were not stress making her lose the weight.

Piggy has also during cuddly moments with us, had an abrupt mood change and growled or snapped at our faces !

We had at first wondered if Piggy were autistic, but now wonder if it might be schizophrenia.

Any ideas?

Here's Piggy's youtube channel
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oh no, i have no idea what could be going on. have you spoke to your vet about her? x
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oh no, i have no idea what could be going on. have you spoke to your vet about her? x
I haven't mentioned it to the vet yet.
I was hoping to get more opinions from people who know chihuahuas first.
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She sounds a bit different alright. It would seem that she is socially off..but she is in a socail situtation. She has not been taken from the mopther too early, or abused neglected or any of the other things that one would think of off the bat to explain strange behavior.

Was there other behavior as a younger puppy that was "different" ?
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She sounds a bit different alright. It would seem that she is socially off..but she is in a socail situtation. She has not been taken from the mopther too early, or abused neglected or any of the other things that one would think of off the bat to explain strange behavior.

Was there other behavior as a younger puppy that was "different" ?
Nope, she was always an oddball.
I forgot to mention, but did in another thread, that she was attacked by a neighbor dog just before xmas.
We started seeing a bit more aggression from her after that.

I have her earliest videos on another youtube channel here.
The other similar looking puppy with two dots on her head isn't Piggy, but her sister.
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My Fynn was born a singleton pup and her siblings were mummified, she does a few things the same as your Piggy.
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My Fynn was born a singleton pup and her siblings were mummified, she does a few things the same as your Piggy.
Just curious... which things?
Have you ever had a guess of diagnosis for your dog?
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When she was young it was like she was short of something upstairs unlike any dogs ive had,then one day it was like a light bulb went on in her brain.....She acts Alpha dog to Sully our top dog and will go for her if she comes into the room she is already in, but wont face her in any other way, she hates rosie and herds her wherever she is and pees ontop of her pee but then lifts her leg to her in submission,shes loving and kind but in the same moment you have to watch you dont get your face bitten off.She marks and pees leg cocked like a boy but also squats like a girl.We used to see her as slightly not quite right but shes as bright as a button in other ways,i must admit i do baby her.
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