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I have had Bitsy for over a year now. When we first got her it seemed strange that she would never want to lay or be on her back at all. If I try to lay her down she fights to stay standing up, even when she is in bed with us and I'm rubbing her she won't lay on her back, she will only open her legs so that I can rub her tummy. She is always super tense and really afraid of being off of her feet. Now that we have our second puppy Carmella I can just really feel the difference between them! Somebody told me once that chihuahuas can't breath on their backs, could this be true? Just curious if anybody has heard of this?
 

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Chihuahuas can definitely breath when they are on their backs. Some dogs do not like it though. It is a vulnerable position for them.
 

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It's is definitely not a breathing issue for a healthy dog. All of mine will tolerate it and 3 I can carry around like babies and 2 just dont care for it. lol So it's just a preference of hers.
 
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