How Do Chihuahuas and Other Pets Get On? | Chihuahuas as Pets

 Before I got three Chihuahuas, I wasn't convinced they would be good urban pets. How wrong I was.
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The fact is Chihuahuas are pretty much like small children themselves. They find it difficult to put up with other pets unless they are also Chihuahuas. They are intolerant of young children and, depending on the dog, they may even get very jealous of human relationships. However this latter behavior is normally restricted to Chihuahuas that have formed a very strong bond with their owners.
Chihuahuas tend to be loyal to their owner and can get snappy with other people but if socialized early they can be very good family pets.
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Chihuahuas are amongst the oldest and smallest dog breeds in the world. Their small size, engaging temperament and affectionate nature make them popular companion pets especially for urban or apartment life. Teacup Chihuahua puppies are those are born in litters with regular-size Chihuahuas but are smaller than the other puppies in the litter. Their tiny size tends to make them fragile during the puppy stage of life; special care and attention may be needed to ensure your teacup Chihuahua puppies live a long healthy life. Because I would never have imagined enjoying life with Chihuahuas so much, let me share five reasons I think Chihuahuas are awesome urban pets.
Photo provided by FlickrChihuahuas are very loyal pets, and with some patience and work on your part, you can help lessen your Chihuahua’s hyperactivity.
Photo provided by FlickrChihuahuas are loyal, friendly and good family pets when treated respectfully. They can get all the exercise needed in the house or apartment.
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The saucy Chihuahua has earned its place as a favored toy dog because of its intense devotion to a single person. It is reserved with strangers but good with other household dogs and pets. Some try to be protective, but they are not very effective. Some may be quite bold; others may be timid. It is often temperamental. Some bark.imply put, Chihuahuas do not get on well with other pets. However, while this is true in most cases there are several things you can do to try to alleviate the problem.The typical allergen produced by pets is their dander, "a protein found either in an animal's skin cells, saliva or urine," according to the Mayo Clinic website. The dander does not come from the hair as some believe, but it can collect on the fur along with other airborne allergens. Some breeds create less dander than others. Per the American Kennel Club, the Chihuahua is not on their list of dog breeds recommended for people with allergies.This doesn’t mean that Chihuahuas cannot live peacefully with other pets. To make this happen you need to bring the Chihuahua into a home where other pets already reside, not the other way round. Another way of accomplishing this is to introduce the pets when they are both very young so that they “grow up” together.Unfortunately this is pretty much where a Chihuahua’s tolerance of other pets ends. Generally Chihuahuas will not put up with the presence of other animals in the home. There will be fights and the Chihuahua will almost never back down whatever the size of the other pet.Similarly, while most Chihuahuas get along great with other pets in their own family, they tend to raise a ruckus when they spy a strange dog. Again, YOU have to put a stop to this from day one or it will get out of hand.