How to Raise a Fluffy Long-haired Chihuahua?


The fluffy Chihuahua is known for its small size as a gentle and loving breed of dog. It is one of the smallest existing dogs in the world. It is mainly categorized into two types: short-haired and long-haired. Today we will discuss the long-haired Chihuahua.


1.Historical Origins of the Long-haired Chihuahua

The fluffy Chihuahua is a breed of dog that is used for ornamental purposes and has its origin in Mexico. It is characterized by elegance, alertness, and agility.

In the 19th century, the Chihuahua was introduced to Mexico in the United States and was bred by crossing it with other breeds. Initially, the Chihuahua Dog was only available in short-haired varieties, and then through crossbreeding with breeds such as the Butterfly Dog, the long-haired Chihuahua Dog was created.

There is also a belief that the ancestry of the fluffy Chihuahua dog may be related to the Aztec civilization that dominated the area around Mexico in the 9th century. The Aztec royal family allegedly bred a breed of dog called the Techichi. It was similar to the Chihuahua but larger.

Although the fluffy Chihuahua is now a pet, it had religious significance in the culture at the time and was often used as a burial animal for the dead.

2.Basic Characteristics of the Long-haired Chihuahua

Ears: Large, standing ears, slightly angled back, which appear erect when he is tense or alert. When relaxed the angle of the two ears is about 45 degrees and maintain a certain distance between them.

Eyes: Large and rounded, not overly protruding. Its eyes are slightly loosely spaced, and its coloring is predominantly dark and bright. Especially dark brown or jewel toned.

Nose: It has a straight and moderately long nose. The color of its nose will vary depending on the color of its coat.

Chin: It has a short, pointed, round-like chin.

Limbs: The forelegs are straight, the elbows move naturally, and the knees are strong and slightly tilted forward. Its toes are small, tight, and well-separated.

Coat: The Long-haired Chihuahua's coat is soft, smooth, and slightly curly. It has lovely edge-trimmed hair on the ears and a richly coated tail.

Color: The long-haired Chihuahua comes in several colors such as black, gold, and brown.

Lifespan: Chihuahuas live between 11 and 17 years. Long-haired Chihuahuas reach adulthood at the age of one to two years. It enters its senior years from the age of seven.

3.Feeding Advice for Long-haired Chihuahuas

3.1 Don't feed in large quantities

Long-haired Chihuahua has a small appetite and cannot eat too much food. Otherwise, it may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, leading to diarrhea, vomiting, and other problems.

Owners should feed the Chihuahua regularly and quantitatively according to its weight.

3.2 Regular calcium supplement

Long-haired Chihuahuas need to take calcium supplements during the growing period. If it lacks calcium, it will lead to stunted growth. The teeth may become ugly and grow double rows of teeth. So, the owner should give it regular pet calcium tablets, or calcium powder.

3.3 Regular cleaning and hygiene

Owners should provide fresh and clean food for their dogs, and the eating utensils should be cleaned regularly. And provide clean drinking water after eating.

3.4 Deworming vaccine

Long-haired Chihuahua should be dewormed and vaccinated. In vivo deworming is best once every three months, in vitro, deworming is best once a month, triple vaccine once a year, rabies vaccine as well.

If you are in a good financial situation, you can take it for a physical examination every year. This can prevent the occurrence of many diseases.

3.5 Sunbathing

It is important to give long-haired Chihuahua sunshine. Sunbathing can not only promote the absorption of calcium but also make the dog's coat more beautiful. The most important thing is to exercise while sunbathing, the Chihuahua's body will also be healthier.

3.6 Training long-haired Chihuahua

The fluffy Chihuahua is a relatively barking dog. In the process of raising, the owner can give it some more training to make it obedient. Otherwise, it likes to bark at strangers.

The training for the fluffy Chihuahua is very simple, just need to prepare some dog snacks. Long-haired Chihuahua is very gluttonous and will be very active and obedient with snacks.


4.Long-haired Chihuahua Living Supplies

4.1 Comb

The fluffy Chihuahua's coat needs regular grooming. Their long hair needs to be combed with a pin comb and a wide-toothed comb to remove dead and loose hairs. Regular care by the owner will keep their coat neat and healthy.

4.2 Pet Shampoo

Chihuahuas don't need to be bathed often, once a month is enough to meet the cleaning needs. Choose pet shampoo when bathing and avoid human shampoos as they may irritate your dog's skin.

Maintaining proper bathing frequency and using the right shampoo products can help keep your dog's skin healthy.

4.3 Pet hair dryer

After bathing your long-haired Chihuahua, gently dry its coat with a towel. Then use a pet hair dryer, set on low heat or cool air mode, to dry its fur to prevent tangles.

4.4 Pet Scissors

Long-haired Chihuahuas need regular trimming of the hair on the soles of their feet to prevent them from slipping while walking. The hair around the eyes should also be trimmed to prevent eye irritation.

4.5 Aorkuler Pet Tracker

Wearing a pet tracker when taking your long-haired Chihuahua out can effectively keep your pet safe. If your pet is lost, you can find it through the pet tracker.

4.6 Plush Clothes

Long-haired Chihuahua is very cold intolerant, once cold, it is easy to suffer from pneumonia or rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. So, owners need to do a good job of keeping their long-haired Chihuahuas warm in winter by putting on a layer of plush coats for them.

4.7 Pet toothbrush and toothpaste

Long-haired Chihuahuas need to clean their teeth regularly to prevent bad breath and tooth decay. Owners can use professional pet toothbrushes and toothpaste to clean them, or they can go to the veterinarian regularly for oral examination and cleaning.



Owning a pet is something that requires love and responsibility. With reasonable care and attention, we can keep our long-haired Chihuahua healthy and happy.

At the same time, we need to recognize the responsibilities and duties of owning a pet and be a responsible pet owner.

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