The truth about the different chihuahua breeds
In todays age, Chihuahuas are one the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. For us Chihuahua owners, it’s hard to imagine life without them. However, with all the growing popularity surrounding them, many people don’t know the different breeds of Chihuahuas. In this article, I will help you seperate the truth from the fiction regarding the different breeds.
I bet you’ve heard the term “Teacup”, “Miniature” or “Toy” Chihuahua, you may even think these are a specific breed of Chihuahua. Well, the truth is that these terms are not recoginized by any major kennel association. Terms like these are used by breeders soley for the purpose of trying to add more monetary value to their Chihuahuas. Whats unfortunate is that when breeders start trying to breed their Chihuahuas to become so small, they start to develop serious health problems, some life-threatening. If you are looking to purchase a Chihuahua you should consider staying away from sellers who claim to have these. You don’t want to deal with unethical breeders.
So, what are the different Chihuahua breeds? There are only two different ones; short-haired, and long-haired Chihuahuas. The long-haired Chihuahua has, as you probably might have guessed, longer hair than the other breed. They may have more hair, but the long-haired Chihuahua actually sheds very little. This makes them a perfect choice for people who suffer from allergies. The short-haired Chihuahua has a much shorter coat of hair and sheds a bit more than the long-haired.
Chihuahuas are one of the most loving pets one could have. They are loving, affectionate, and downright cute! However, we are responsible for their well-being and safety. Let’s take care of our Chihuahuas and show them the love that they deserve.
I hope this article sheds some light on the facts about the different Chihuahua breeds. Remember to avoid breeders claiming to have breeds other than long-haired and short-haired, and pass this information on to any other Chihuahua lovers that you may know.