Are you in the greater Atlanta area and looking to purchase a Chihuahua puppy? Do you want to find out more information about the Chihuahua breed? You are in the right place. Puppies Galore has Chihuahua puppies for sale and we are near the Atlanta area. Additionally, this page has information about Chihuahuas so you can find out if the Chihuahua is the right breed for you. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us.
Lifespan –12 to 20 years The life span of a Chihuahua is typically between 12 to 20 years on average. They can have one of the longest lifespans of any dog breed known to man.
Activity Level – Medium to High – The Chihuahua is known for havig an overabundance of energy. One would not expect a dog of such a small size and stature to have so much energy.
Potential Height – 6 to 9 inches tall at their shoulders
Potential Weight – 3 to 6 pounds. The Chihuahua is one of the lightest dogs in the canine Kingdom. What they lack in mass they make up for in pure spirit and energy.
Barking – High- The Chihuahua breed is known to bark often. Barking is the biggest behavioral issue with the Chihuahua breed. Think of a Chihuahuas barking as a way to socialize swith everything and everyone. They should not bark all of the time. If they bark too often it is because they have not socialized properly. Their barking can be curbed by not giving them attention for barking and making sure they have regular interaction with other people and dogs.
Shedding –Medium – They shed year around. It is important to note that there is a short-haired Chihuahua and a long haired Chihuahua. Both shed year-around but will shed more in the Spring and Fall. The short haired variety’s hair will be less noticeable.
Family Friendly – Somewhat – It is important to note that each Chihuahua has a distinct personality. However, most will pick one person in the family to create a bond with. The Chihuahua will give others within the same household the cold shoulder. They are very small so they have a potential to be injured by small children, especially when they are puppies. They thrive in a one person household.
Pet Friendly – Somewhat – They create a strong bond with one human and tend to get jealous if they sense another canine is coming between them. They can be a territorial breed. They get along with other dogs and even cats when they are socialized at a young age.
Convinced a Chihuahua is the right dog breed for you? Great! We have Chihuahua puppies in the store on a regular basis. Still have more questions about the Chihuahua breed? We are here to answer any questions you have about Chihuahuas or any other breed of dog you would like to find out more about.