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Chico - Chihuahua (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Naples, FL, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-24293
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Date Listed: 03/05/2016
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rescue
Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Chico

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Golden/Chestnut
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/05/2016
Location: Naples, FL 32086
USA
USA
Tags: Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Naples, FL, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Please contact Pam (pam.alvarez@comcast.net) for more information about this pet. CHICO With his sleek cinnamon-colored coat, Chico, the 3-year-old chi, wears the classic good looks of his tiny breed wonderfully well. From his trademark ears and wide-eyed look of impish innocence to his gaily wagging tail, this 8 lb. cutie was born to be petted, pampered and played with. It’s no surprise then, that his favorite activities include snuggling on people’s laps, playing with the other dogs – even the cat – in his foster home and going for long walks. Although his shy side shows when he first meets new people, he’s been warming up more quickly with each new person he’s met. Walking well outside on leash, what Chico most enjoys is meeting up with his many friendly neighbors; then, once he’s back inside, he races straight for his cache of toys. Potty trained as long as he’s taken out often, neutered, up to date with all of his shots and heart worm negative, cheeky and cheerful little Chico is on the hunt for a forever home, preferably one with a canine companion already in residence. If you have an empty lap just waiting to be filled by the ultimate lap dog, simply fill out an application form.

Chihuahua

Overview: The Chihuahua is a tiny bundle of joy. Kids love him ' and for good reason. This breed seems always excited about something. They do best as an indoor dog, but they love to scamper around in the yard ' in suitable weather.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 6
Height (in): 6-9
Colors: Any.
Coat: Smooth with soft, glossy hair or long with soft straight or wavy coat and fringed ears.
Character: Chihuahuas are very intelligent little dogs that are much more brave than their small size suggests. They often bond with only one person.
Temperament: This breed usually lives with other dogs and cats very easily. Children should be taught how to play with this small dog as many try to treat it as a toy.
Care: The Chihuahua requires occasional grooming with a brush and comb. Trim claws and check teeth on a regular basis. Care of the long coat entails brushing 2 to 3 times a week.
Training: This breed is eager to learn, so don't let the small size deter you from properly training him.
Activity: Chihuahuas can typically get sufficient exercise by playing indoors.
Country of Origin: Mexico
Health Issue: This breed has a short nose and large eyes, which can cause some problems (e.g., wheezing, dry eye, glaucoma). They are prone to slipped stifle, gum problems, colds, stress, and rheumatism.
Life Expectancy: about 15 or more

More About Chihuahua Breed
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