Teacup Chihuahua Puppies For Sale in South Carolina

The below information is to help you decide which puppy breeder, dog rescue or shelter is the right one for you and your family.

South Carolina Teacup Chihuahua Breeders and Rescue Organizations

Welcome to our South Carolina Teacup Chihuahua information page.

Below you will find South Carolina breeders, South Carolina rescues, South Carolina shelters and South Carolina humane society organizations that will help you find the perfect Teacup Chihuahua puppy or dog for your family.

Contact the Rescues and Animal Shelters below directly for information on adoption and costs.

Noah’s Arks Rescue
4084 Spring Island
Okatie, South Carolina 29909
843-540-6755
NoahsArksRescue@mac.com

Laurens County Humane Society
793 Poplar Street
Clinton, South Carolina 29325
(864) 833-9060
lchsmanager@gmail.com

Dog, Chihuahua, Animals, Sobel, Brown

www.projectsafepet.com
Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710
(803) 831-0263
adoptdontshoppsp@gmail.com

Furry Friends Rescue Center
2775 Ranger Rd
Clover, South Carolina 29710
(803) 230-3648
melissaspets@aol.com

Jesse’s Place Rescue Inc
66 Timberidge Dr
Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710
704-534-6000
dcpphoto@aol.com

Longshot Farms Run LC.
913 Bethel St. Unit 1205
Clover, South Carolina 29710
704-675-2933
K9Jack@Longshotfarmsrun.com

Rogue Rescue and Sanctuary
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
843-816-0097
roguerescueandsanctuary@gmail.com

Humane Association Hilton Head/Bluffton
PO Box 21790
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29925
843-681-8686
adoptions@hhhumane.org

Lovable Paws Rescue
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927
843-422-1549
lovablepawssc@gmail.com

Big Oaks Rescue Farm
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
(913) 461-7337
bjfarms@gmail.com

Greyhound Crossroads
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
864-995-3112
kim@greyhoundcrossroads.com

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary
5604 New Road
Hollywood, South Carolina 29449
(843) 889-3713
info@halliehill.com

Pet Helpers Inc.
1447 Folly Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
(843) 795-1110
office@pethelpers.org

Carolina Teacup Chihuahua Rescue
Leesville, South Carolina 29070
kellih@comporium.net

Crow Moon Rescue
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
crowmoonrescue@gmail.com

Lancaster SPCA – South Carolina
P.O. Box 3042
Lancaster, South Carolina 29721
LancSPCA.South Carolina@gmail.com

The Animal Advocates
10975 Marlboro Ave (South Carolina Hwy 3)
P. O. Box 1924
Barnwell, South Carolina 29812
(803) 259-5483
f4lfcoffice@att.net

Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina 29487
prbcr@prbcr.org

Grand Strand Humane Society
3241 Mr. Joe White Ave.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 918-4910
grandstrandhumanesociety@gmail.com

Angel Dog Acres Rescue
Loris, South Carolina 29569
843-877-6467
info@angeldogacresrescue.org

My Dog House Rescue Inc.
Richburg, South Carolina 29729
(803) 374-4151
wbtiger_99@yahoo.com

W.A.R.S. Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
P.O. Box 70060
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
843-455-6199
coglebay@sccoast.net

Partners for Pets of Allendale County
512 Hampton Avenue
P.O. Box 678
Fairfax, South Carolina 29827
803-686-0572
editorlyly@earthlink.net

Chester County Animal Control
2714 Dawson Drive
Chester, South Carolina 29706
Chester, South Carolina 29706
803-385-6341
chesteranimalcontrol@chesterso.com

SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare
199 Willow Run Rd
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
(803) 648-6863
adoptions@letlovelive.org

Aiken County Animal Shelter
333 Wire Road
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
803-642-1537
shelter@aikencountysc.gov

The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach Inc.
P.O. Box 3369
409 Bay St.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
843-249-4948
manager@hsnmb.org

Feline Canine Fellowship Coalition
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
(973) 619-2956
christinezois@hotmail.com

Kind Keeper
1500 LD dr
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
(843) 427-4388
Kindkeeper@yahoo.com

Carolina Teacup Chihuahua Rescue
Edisto Island, South Carolina 29438
shirani.tisdale@yahoo.com

Animal Lovers of Edisto Canine Rescue
Oyster Factory Rd
Edisto Island, South Carolina 29438
(843) 869-3869
animalloversofedisto@gmail.com

Safe Haven 4 Cats South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach , South Carolina 29598
(843) 232-6733
safehaven4catssc@gmail.com

Newberry County Animal Care and Control
240 Public Works Dr.
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
803-321-2185
ljenkins@newberrycounty.net

Maqwas Paw Print Husky Rescue
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
864-423-7565
maqwashuskyrescue@yahoo.com

Equine Rescue of Aiken
532 Glenwood Drive
Aiken, South Carolina 29803
(803) 643-1850
adopt@aikenequinerescue.org

Team Stinkykiss
Aiken, South Carolina 29803
adoptions@teamstinkykiss.com

Ruff Life Animal Rescue
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29707
info@ruffliferescue.com

Animal Guardians of South Carolina
PO Box 405
Little River, South Carolina 29566
843-283-6069
animalguardians@sccoast.net

Shelter Animals Advocates
Graniteville, South Carolina 29829
803-334-1219
onlywayout@outlook.com

Operation CARE
PO Box 10703
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
email only please
yorkgirl8000@yahoo.com

Halfway There Rescue
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
halfwaythererescue@gmail.com

Recycled Pets, Inc.
P.O. Box 10626
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29731
803-981-5087
terisluvs@aol.com

Starting Over Animal Rescue
Indian Land, South Carolina 29707
Adopt@startingoveranimalrescue.net

Bully4You Rescue And Rehabilitation Inc.
Warrenville, South Carolina 29851
7064950638

Kerry’s Cats
PO Box 315
McConnells, South Carolina 29726
(803) 628-1654
kerryscats@hotmail.com

Humane Society of York County
8177 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
(803) 802-0902
contact@humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission
1352 Carters Mill Road
PO Box 1179
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
(843) 726-7799
JARM1234@earthlink.net

Maranatha Farm
342 Crabapple Lane
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
(843) 816-6676
karenEdeWilkins@gmail.com

The ARK Animal Rescue & Adoption
P. O. Box 8191
North Augusta, South Carolina 29861
(803) 279-1613

Mollys Militia
North Augusta, South Carolina 29860
Call the foster home listed on pets page
Donnahasty@bellsouth.net

York County Animal Control
713 Justice Blvd.
PO Box 120
York, South Carolina 29745
803-818-6500
animal.rescue@yorkcountygov.com

Richardson Rescue
York, South Carolina 29745
(803) 628-5084
screscuepets@gmail.com

Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue
1200 Chambers Rd
York, South Carolina 29745
803 792 2473
ginaechapman@aol.com

Every Cat Counts TNR and Rescue
457 Sardis Road
Union, South Carolina 29379
everycatcounts@bellsouth.net

Humane Association of the Lowcountry
Okatie, South Carolina 29909
843-846-8502
info@halsc.org

Humane Society of Greenwood
235 Wilbanks Circle
P.O. Box 49776
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
(864) 942-8775
humane@gwdhumanesociety.org

Humane Society of McCormick County, Inc.
Mc Cormick, South Carolina 29835
(864) 391-2349
HSMC2000@gmail.com

Carolina Poodle Rescue
Pacolet, South Carolina 29372
(864) 489-3559
applications@carolinapoodlerescue.org

Daisy Girls Rescue
Gray Court, South Carolina 29645
727-564-7872
cam0172@yahoo.com

PomRescue.com inc
P.O. Box 14
Roebuck, South Carolina 29376
please use email
PomRescuecom@aol.com

Animal Safe Haven
Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316
animalsafehavensc@yahoo.com

Critter Connection
P.O. Box 6886
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304
critterconnectionspartanburg@gmail.com

Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Rd.
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
864.583.4805
adoptions@spartanburghumane.org

Chance Fur Life Animal Rescue
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
(864) 485-3186
info@chancefurlife.org

Pawsome Rescue Project
Chesnee, South Carolina 29323
(864) 237-2503
pawsomerescueproject@yahoo.com

Hugs for Hounds
Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
Ljjspider@yahoo.com

Concerned Citizens for Animals
P.O. Box 1332
Greenville, South Carolina 29681
864-243-4CCA (4222)
CCAadoptions@gmail.com

Kiss for Kittens
PO 655 H
PMB #169
Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
Roccospirit@yahoo.com

Carmen’s Rescue
Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
mt0815@charter.net

Day Before The Rainbow
Greer, South Carolina 29651
(864) 363-7932
daybeforetherainbow@yahoo.com

Greenville Humane Society
305 Airport Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
(864) 242-3626
greenvillehumane@greenvillehumane.com

k9.5 Rescue
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
864-293-0156
adoptions@k95rescue.org

Actually Rescuing Cats
Campobello, South Carolina 29322
actuallyrescuingcats@gmail.com

Soft Landings Rescue
Pelzer, South Carolina 29669
softlandingsrescue@gmail.com

The Barker Rescue Project
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
6147958623
thebarkerrescueproject@gmail.com

Pet Tender Angels Rescue and Rehabilition
PO Box 6691
Greenville, South Carolina 29606
(864) 787-2498
pet10der@aol.com

Carolina Loving Hound Rescue
Greenville, South Carolina 29617
adopt@carolina-loving-hound-rescue.com

Lucky Pup Rescue
Greenville, South Carolina 29617
luckypuprescuesc@gmail.com

Foster Paws Rescue
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
(864) 735-0755
Adoptions@fosterpaws.org

Cleveland Park Animal Hospital
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-242-3300
informcpah@gmail.com

Greenville County Animal Care
328 Furman Hall Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29609
(864) 467-3985
adoptapet@greenvillecounty.org

Upstate Animal Rescue Foundation of South Carolina
P.O. Box 195
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
uarsc@yahoo.com

Anderson County Humane Society
P O Box 2262
Anderson, South Carolina 29622
hartwelldesigns@gmail.com

4PETSAKE RESouth CarolinaUE
ANDERSON, South Carolina 29624
(864) 353-2880
RESouth CarolinaUE_4PETSAKE@YAHOO.COM

Feline Lifeline for South Carolina
Easley, South Carolina 29642
(864) 982-2030

KitsNKats Rescue (501 C3)
PO Box 2101
Easley, South Carolina 29640
kitsnkatsrescue@gmail.com

BREW Animal Rescue
Cliffside
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
Edwardsa2013@gmail.com

Oconee Humane Society
1925 Sandifer Blvd
Seneca, South Carolina 29678
(864) 882-4719
info@oconeehumane.org

Crossroads Animal Rescue-CARE
8409 West Oak Highway
Seneca, South Carolina 29678
(864) 972-9994
crossroadsanimalrescuesc@gmail.com

For the Love of Cats Adopt
Salem, South Carolina 29676
(864) 884-9984
Suzannedaddis@gmail.com

The Fathers House Intl – Animal Rescue Division
Westminster, South Carolina 29693
(864) 647-7777
thefathershouse@truevine.net

All 4 Mutz
Westminster, South Carolina 29693
all4mutz@outlook.com

Freedom Rings Rescue
P.O. Box 3664
Sumter, South Carolina 29153
freedomrings@ftc-i.net

S.P.C.A. of Sumter
1140 South Guignard Drive
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
(803) 773-9292
spca@sumterscspca.com

For Belle’s Sake Rescue & Rehabilitation
Wedgefield, South Carolina 29168
forbellessake@gmail.com

Carolina Helping Paws Rescue
PO Box 52552
Shaw AFB, South Carolina 29152
803-840-5205
carolinahelpingpawsrescue@gmail.com

Angel’s Hope
P.O. Box 207
Dalzell, South Carolina 29040
(803) 669-9500
april@angelshopeinc.org

Windy Ridge Rescue
Dalzell, South Carolina 29040
(803) 421-7775
windyridgerescue@gmail.com

New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue
Holly Hill, South Carolina 29059
murphy@NewBeginningsRescue.com

Waters Edge Great Dane Rescue, Inc.
Bonneau, South Carolina 29431
watersedgerescue@yahoo.com

Second Chance K-9 Rescue of the Pee Dee
4527 W. Belmont Circle
Florence, South Carolina 29501
843-665-5934
humanegirl57@yahoo.com

Jayne H Boswell Animal Shelter/Florence Area Humane Society
1434 McCurdy Rd
Florence, South Carolina 29503
843-629-5456
wwilton@cityofflorence.com

Healing Species
P.O. Box 1202
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29116
803-535-6543
rescue@healingspecies.org

Second Chance of Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition
PO Box 1446
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29116
803-535-9600
cbs1008@aol.com

New Beginnings Animal Rescue
PO Box 557
Orangeburg , South Carolina 29116
(803) 837-3676
Info@newbeginningsanimalrescueofsc.com

Maude Schiffley Chapter of S.P.C.A.
225 Ruf Road
PO Box 1584, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118
(803) 536-3918
adopt@orangeburgspca.org

Save the Strays Animal Rescue
1670-9 Springdale Drive
PMB 143
Camden, South Carolina 29020
info@savethestrays.org

Kershaw County Humane Society
Camden, South Carolina 29020
(803) 425-6016
general@kchumanesociety.org

Darlington County Humane Society
1740 Animal Control Lane
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
843-398-4402
darlingtonhumanepets@gmail.com

Cat Around Town Project
Lugoff, South Carolina 29078
803-237-1550
cat.around.town.project@gmail.com

Rural Roads Animal Rescue
Cassatt, South Carolina 29032
ruralroadsrescue@gmail.com

City of Columbia Animal Services
127 Humane Lane (off Shop Road)
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
803- 776-PETS (7387)

Sandhills Chihuahua Rescue
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Myfaeriegarden@aol.com

Collie Breed Rescue
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
delightinthelord91@aol.com

SQ Rescue
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
(803) 223-9729
sqrescueinc@gmail.com

KitCat’s Heart Rescue
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
631-873-8794
kitcatsheart@gmail.com

Pawmetto Lifeline
1275 Bower Parkway
Columbia, South Carolina 29211
8034659150
info@pawmettolifeline.org

Animal Protection League
6080 Old Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-783-2119
aplpets@bellsouth.net

Carolina Cats
Columbia, South Carolina 29250
carocatsaak@yahoo.com

Basset Rescue Crew of the Southeast
PO Box 2273
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
(803) 658-8229
barcsemail@gmail.com

BONE-A-FIDE Aussie Rescue Krewe
Columbia, South Carolina 29250
BARKaussies@gmail.com

Carolina Hearts Aussie Rescue
PO Box 5038
Columbia, South Carolina 29250
adopt.char@gmail.com

H.F. Help, Inc
Ladson, South Carolina 29456
(843) 343-1202
hfhelprescue@gmail.com

Recycla-Bull Terrier Rescue
Gaston, South Carolina 29053
lauraljenkins@rcbtr.org

Sinbad-Sadie Second Chance Rescue
Summerville, South Carolina 29485
dawn.sinbad.sadie@gmail.com

The Sunset Felines
Columbia, South Carolina 29169
thesunsetfelines@hotmail.com

South Carolina Sheltie Rescue
P.O. Box 11414, Columbia, South Carolina 29211
www.scsheltierescue.com
Columbia, South Carolina 29170
(888) 399-2220
adopt@scsheltierescue.com

Little Paws Dachshund Rescue
West Columbia, South Carolina 29170
lpdr@littlepawsdr.org

Mary Ann Morris Animal Society Inc.
254 Slow Pitch Road
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
(803) 245-7387
mamas.animal.society@gmail.com

Wescott Acres Pet Rescue
6005 Wescott Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
(803) 732-9738
wescottpets@wescottacres.com

Erica’s Waggy Tails, Inc.
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
ericaswaggytails@gmail.com

Saint Frances Animal Center
125 Ridge Road
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
843-546-0780 ext 1
adoptions2@sfanimals.org

Second Chance Animal Rescue
3728 S. Fraser Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
8433443749
secondchanceanimalrescue@outlook.com

Leash On Life Dog Rescue
Charleston, South Carolina 29492
leashonlifedog@aol.com

DogGone Shelter Intervention
Latta, South Carolina 29565
Dsi.rescue16@gmail.com

Cullen’s Archangel RescuE, Inc. (CARE)
PO Box 715
Lexington, South Carolina 29071
(803) 622-9813
caretoadopt@gmail.com

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
PO Box 4335
Irmo, South Carolina 29063
803-454-9094
HomewardBoundRescue@hotmail.com

Homeward Bound Animal Sanctuary
Ruffin, South Carolina 29475
843-866-7203
homewardbound.sc@gmail.com

Greyhound Pets of America – South Carolina
Irmo, South Carolina 29072
(803) 749-3174
cgazella@gmail.com

Greyhound Lifesavers
Columbia, South Carolina 29072
(803) 414-1476
jjacwcola@bellsouth.net

Marion County Animal Shelter, South Carolina
123 Dog Cat Lane
Mullins, South Carolina 29574
8434238730

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29405
(843) 747-4849
cgumienny@CharlestonAnimalSociety.org

Eunoia Rescue
Charleston, South Carolina 29414
843-367-9797
EunoiaRescue@gmail.com

All 4 Paws
708 Petigru DR
Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
(843) 237-7297
a4padopt@yahoo.com

Sav-R-Cats International Inc.
South Seas Village Plaza
1117 Hwy. 544
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588
843-222-8057

MAFIA Make A Friend In Animals
PO Box 302
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180
803 606 1136
mafiapets@outlook.com

Fairfield County Animal Adoption Center
1678 U.S. Hwy 321 Business N.
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180
(803) 815-0805
samira.yaghi@fairfield.sc.gov

Sunset Animal Rescue
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180
sunsetanimalrescue@yahoo.com

East Cooper Pet Relief
3373 S. Morgan’s Point Rd.
Suite 301
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
(843) 884-9838
LWSDVM@comcast.net

Southern Paws Animal Rescue
3369 S. Morgans Pt Rd
Suite 209
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
(843) 388-3422
SparWithUs@gmail.com

WARM – Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission
PO Box 1764
Conway, South Carolina 29528
843-347-6583
warm@sccoast.net

Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
palmpaws@yahoo.com

Pet Peeps Rescue
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
petpeeps10@gmail.com

Feral Cat Care of Mt Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
(843) 475-4141
deborahjmill@gmail.com

Rescued in South Carolina
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
RescuedinSouth Carolina@gmail.com

COASTAL ANIMAL RESouth CarolinaUE
1288 LIMESTONE STREET
MURRELLS INLET, South Carolina 29576
(843) 652-4500
coastalanimalrescue@yahoo.com

Grand Strand Teacup Chihuahua Rescue
PO Box 463
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
grandstrandgoldenretrieverrescue@yahoo.com

Horry County Animal Care Center
1923 Industrial Park Road
Conway, South Carolina 29526
843-915-5172
shelter@horrycounty.org

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue
PO Box 80082
Charleston, South Carolina 29416
(888) 909-2387
rescue@cbhr.com

Carolina Coonhound Rescue
PO Box 80223
Charleston, South Carolina 29416
ccradopt@gmail.com

Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston
PO Box 14533
Charleston, South Carolina 29422
843-343-2982
adoptcharlestongreys@yahoo.com

Weimaraner Rescue of South Carolina
Wagener, South Carolina 29164
info@weimrescuesc.org

Keep Checking Back For New Breeders and Rescue Listings.
Some of the Cities that we plan to include Puppies For Sale and Rescue Organizations are listed below.

Columbia
Charleston
North Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Rock Hill
Greenville
Summerville
Sumter
Hilton Head Island
Spartanburg
Florence
Goose Creek
Aiken
Myrtle Beach
Anderson
Greer
Greenwood
Mauldin
Taylors
North Augusta
St. Andrews
Easley
Wade Hampton
Socastee
Simpsonville
Hanahan
Lexington
Conway
Seven Oaks
West Columbia
Five Forks
Red Hill
Ladson
Dentsville
North Myrtle Beach
Orangeburg
Clemson
Gantt
Berea
Cayce
Beaufort
Gaffney
Bluffton
Parker

We are not associated with anyone listed so it is very important that you do your own research and make sure that it’s the right fit for you and your family.

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Chihuahua Dog Breed Information: 14 Facts and Tips About This Popular Breed

The history of the Chihuahua is uncertain. The dog is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where the dog was discovered about 1850. Some experts think the Aztecs or Incas developed the dog; others say the breed can be traced to Spanish dogs as far back as the 1500s. The use of the Chihuahua long ago also is uncertain.

1. Basic Chihuahua Size

The average weight for a Chihuahua in perfect health is 5 pounds (2.3 kg), although many specimens weigh under 3 pounds (1.4 kg). Their coat varies in color from black to chocolate, though the chocolate variety is the most common. There are two color mutations. In the Gran-Zeta stripe, the coat is yellow with a red-orange strip down the center of the dog’s back and a dark line down the middle of the neck. This variety is slightly longer, the height of the back and slightly shorter in height than the standard Chihuahua. The two colors also have slight variations in face markings, one having a splash of white on its chin and one that has black around the eyes. Both of these varieties have blue eyes.

2. Basic Chihuahua Appearance

The Chihuahua is an active breed and there are few health issues. The Chihuahua may be light in color but most Chihuahuas are either brown or black with tan markings. A very few red, blue or yellow Chihuahuas are available. If the shade of red or blue does not blend with the body of the dog, the color may be aborted or stained after the puppy is born. Basic Chihuahua Health Issues Chihuahua puppies are born without mouths and with hair covering their eyes. After this, puppies are placed in an artificial mouth and can be taught to use it. As the dog grows, the teeth may be filed down so the Chihuahua does not have to work against its jaws. Chihuahuas have allergies to several foods, including carrots, corn and soy.

3. Basic Chihuahua Temperament

The Chihuahua is a lap dog. This breed is affectionate and will follow you around the house. Chihuahuas are also sociable dogs. They make good family pets and can do well as only children pets. They are excellent runners, and because of this, they must be placed in a household with plenty of room. Chihuahuas are happy and playful and, despite their small size, are very stubborn. They need a strong, reliable owner who will stand up for the breed and expect obedience and well-behaved pets. Chihuahuas need a lot of exercise to burn off excess energy. Chihuahuas are very good lap dogs, but not good show dogs because they have a difficult time standing and sitting still. They also are not suited for long-distance travel. Their length is their down side.

4. Basic Chihuahua Health Concerns

Eating Cheese Keeping Your Dog Active Discontinue feeding soft cheese because it will cause the stomach to become enlarged. Instead, hard cheeses or firm cheeses that are chopped with meals are good for a growing puppy. Make sure your puppy receives adequate exercise for health. Avoid providing exercise in the early stages of your puppy’s life. Your dog may be more active and learn faster if he is able to stay off the furniture, keep moving and have some room to run around. Check with your vet to see if your puppy can have access to the apartment complex’s yard. The exercise may be appropriate for dogs over seven weeks old. It is especially important that a puppy, like the Chihuahua, develops a proper bowel routine early on. For more information about your pup’s poo, visit this link.

5. Basic Chihuahua History

Chihuahuas are an original dog, but most of them descend from dogs brought to the Southwest and Southern United States by Spanish colonists. Mexican dogs are native to the country and were occasionally given as gifts to the Spanish by the Aztecs. Among these, the breed most likely to have survived is the Ariege, which is a smaller, terrier-type dog. One other, more widely used breed is the chihuahua papillon, which is a slightly smaller variant of the Chihuahua. The smaller chihuahua is the one most people are familiar with. Most of the dogs used in Mexico as guard dogs were brought to the United States by Mexican immigrants. These dogs lived with the Mexicans and became an important part of the culture of the southwest. One of the most common way these dogs were used was as a guard dog.

6. Basic Chihuahua Exercise

Chihuahuas are very fast breed dogs. They need to be worked on a regular basis to keep up their stamina and have enough energy to get around and play with the rest of the family. Your little Chihuahua will grow up to become a big dog. Chihuahuas are known for their intelligence, trainability, and playfulness. Training and exercising your dog should be a major part of your daily routine. Training exercises can include ball throwing, hiking, frisbee, etc. When working with your Chihuahua, keep in mind that there are two basic forms of exercise for dogs. The first form is loose-dog play. The second form is hard-collar exercise. This article will focus on the hard-collar exercise, which is generally considered a good training method. Chihuahuas love to play.

 

7. Basic Chihuahua Care

Cotton, wool or synthetic blends for coats Water and food dish should be kept bone-dry During cooler months, the Chihuahua can be left out without fear of getting ice-cold paws. Chihuahuas also don’t need a fire to keep warm. Upkeep Chihuahuas have a very short life expectancy; about 12 to 15 years for males, and about 12 to 15 years for females. Because of their long life, they should not be kept as pets unless you really love them. Breed Problems Condition The Chihuahua is one of the smaller of the dog breeds; the average weight is about 9 pounds. And their feet are of course small and dainty. You will need to get a vet to diagnose any issues that may arise in the breed.

8. Basic Chihuahua Training

Chihuahuas are very energetic, and can become destructive and even unmanageable. This dog is used to being the center of attention, not only at home, but also at a dog park or on the beach. The Chihuahua is good at just about anything you ask it to do, even as a house pet. Since these dogs are bred to have long, floppy ears, you can train them to respond to you by whistling, or by doing a simple trick, like putting their ears back, and then clicking your teeth together. Many things you can do with a Chihuahua include Dog Agility. They love to run, jump and play. The typical Chihuahua has a well-developed brain, and would be a good candidate for the Agility Program. Catch and Release. To get a dog used to being caught, first let it have free run of the backyard.

 

9. Basic Chihuahua Nutrition

Puppies need 24-hour care and lots of attention to maintain their weight until they’re about 4 months old. Young puppies need plenty of feedings and special snacks. Puppies that are fed table food should be moved frequently to avoid digestive upset. Use good quality food, free of corn or wheat, and available at stores that carry pet food. Puppies eat small amounts of dry kibble each time they eat. If given too much kibble at once, or more than one time in a row, the puppy can choke and become lethargic. There is no cause for concern if the puppy has a mild upper respiratory infection. How to Feed a Puppy Smaller puppies begin eating with a spoon, but over time they learn to eat straight from the dish.

 

10. Basic Chihuahua Diseases and Conditions

Dog Facts about the Chihuahua Fully grown Chihuahuas stand about 18 to 25 inches at the shoulder and usually weigh 5 to 10 pounds. Chihuahuas can range in color from black and brown to tan and white, but they are almost always black. Chihuahuas are smart, energetic, and playful. They need exercise daily, and they are not good pets for very young children. Chihuahuas also require a low-stress environment. If you are looking to adopt a Chihuahua, ask about the length of the dog’s home stay. Adoptable Chihuahuas for Adopters There are about 10,000 Chihuahuas in animal shelters and pounds across the nation. A dog can have many health problems if it has never been socialized or it was left outside in the backyard too long.

 

11. Basic Chihuahua AKC and UKC Standards

Chihuahua puppies come in various sizes and colors, including black, golden, tri-colored, bicolor, brindle and red/brown. Although not all puppies have the same features, they do share certain important traits: Chihuahua puppies should have short, neat pups. The nose of the puppy should be narrow. These are the coat traits of a Chihuahua: White: Unless the pup is of pure white coat, the gray coat is acceptable. To pass as a black, tri-color, or bicolor, you must have a body that is one inch longer than the height of the white markings on the head. Blue: Although most blues are based on solid colors, some blue-base Chihuahuas come with a solid, light blue back or chest area. This can be a dominant color, and should be considered if you have a color puppy with blue eyes.

 

12. Basic Chihuahua History

The Chihuahua is one of the smallest breeds of dog, with small stature and a short coat of soft, silky fur. As the third largest of all dog breeds, the Chihuahua’s body is rectangular and the muzzle short and squat. This breed is usually short-legged. They weigh between 6 and 12 pounds. The Chihuahua’s coat comes in two basic colors: black and tan. Both are very soft and long-lasting, making this a great dog for outdoor play. The black coat color is long and loose with a contrasting white strip along the belly. The tan coat is more dense and soft. Both dogs come in several solid or solid/cream colored variations. The Chihuahua is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, due in part to its similarity to the many other smaller dogs that are popular in other countries.

13. Basic Chihuahua Price

Chihuahua puppies can cost anywhere from $200 to $600, depending on where you buy them and what the quality of the breed is like. The average price of a Chihuahua today is about $500. The difference between a good puppy and a poor one can be many hundreds of dollars. For instance, sometimes puppies are shipped from China with a few seconds of health care before being slaughtered. These puppies are not perfectly healthy, and the medical care given before and after they ship are rudimentary. Related: Chihuahuas for Dog Lovers Other popular breeds of dog that go for $300 to $600 include the Jack Russell Terrier and the Beagle. The Chihuahua’s name is difficult to spell. The word is spelled Chihuahua but spelled Chiweenie, Chivo and Chiwachicha.

14. Basic Chihuahua Puppies for Sale

As the Chihuahua continues to gain popularity, many people wonder what goes into raising a Chihuahua puppy. With a few common-sense practices, you can create a special pup who will become your family’s best friend. Below are some of the top-notch suggestions that will help you find a puppy who will fit into your family and your home. What to Look for in a Chihuahua Puppy for Sale The first thing you should do is call your local animal shelter. If your dog is a tiny puppy, there are chances that someone just gave him or her away. Local shelters often run sales when they need to get rid of pets, and the puppies can be sold for very little money. Take a look at any available puppies at your local shelter and see what type of breed is in the litter. A chihuahua can reach a length of approximately 10 inches to 15 inches at the shoulder. Chihuahuas are among the most popular breeds of dog. Even with their small size, they can act as guard dogs or act as therapy dogs for children. The Chihuahua comes in three colors: red, yellow and black.