Archive for the ‘Small Breed Specific Info’ Category

Luxating Patella or Floating Kneecap – Patellar Luxation

What is the Patella? The patella is the bone we know as the knee cap. The knee cap for dogs and humans both sit in the same place A groove in the end of the femur allows the patella to glide up and down when the knee joint is bent back and forth. The patella […]

Teacup Chihuahuas

Teacup Chihuahuas, sleeve dog, pocket dog, purse dog, lap dog, micro teacup, micro mini’s….. Teacup chihuahuas, are they real? Teacup chihuahuas are not their own breed, it is a commonly used term too describe the weight and size of a chihuahua. Although not an ‘official’ classification of the breed (As set out by the major […]

The Chihuahua Phenomenon

1 Chihuahua, 2 Chihuahuas, 3 Chihuahuas More…. The chihuahua phenomenon of having more than one chihuahua is not something new. It is everywhere! How many people do you know that have only one chihuahua? If you are thinking about getting ‘only’ one, forget it! They are highly addictive! This phenomenon, “Chi-diction”can be found worldwide! Celebrities […]

How to Socialize Chihuahuas

Understanding why my chihuahua acts like a baby and not a dog…. How to socialize chihuahuas, humm…. first lets take a look at what we do with our little companions. If you own a chihuahua or small dog then chances are you know what i mean by my chihuahua being unsocial or maybe even acting […]

Toy Breed Dogs History and Origins

The toy breed dog has recently been traced through the evolutionary history of the Grey Wolf, wild canines, and a variety of other breed dogs. Archeologists have found ancient canine remains from Belgium, Germany, and Russia that date back 12,000-31,000 years that were similar in size to the Great Dane. Other canine remains discovered in […]

Chihuahua History & Origins: About the Breed Past to Present

Chihuahua History: Ancient History of the Chihuahua Chihuahua history is still debatable and mysterious with many theories and ideas surrounding the origin of the toy breed. Some archeologists have uncovered artifacts showing that the chihuahua did originate from Mexico. One of the most common theories of the chihuahua history is that the breed is a […]

Amazing Chihuahua Coat Colours !

One of the amazing characteristics about chihuahuas is all the different colours Chihuahuas can come in ! Literally, a whole rainbow of Chihuahua coat colours. We have had quite a few different chihuahua colours here at Pet it Chihuahuas, take a peek below! What colour is your Chihuahua ? Send us some pictures of your […]

Hydrocephalus Water on the brain

Hydrocephalus and toy breed dogs Hydrocephalus or “water in the brain” is condition of the head that can occur in toy breed dogs as well as other canines. Hydrocephalus increases pressure in the skull and results in swelling of the head. Hydrocephalus is caused by abnormal dilation of the ventricular system as a result of […]

Molera or Soft spot on Head

What is the molera or soft spot on the head? The molera on a chihuahua’s head, can best be described as a “soft spot” or hole in the top of the chihuahua’s skull where the skeletal structure has not fused. Similar to a fontanelle in human babies, the parietal and frontal bones of the head […]

Cherry Eye or Ben Eye for Small Breed Dogs

What is Cherry Eye? “Cherry Eye” or ben eye is a congenital eye defect where the canine’s ‘third eyelid’ the nictitating membranebecomes prolapsed or visible. This third eyelid is responsible for keeping the eye moist. Cherry eye often looks like a swollen red blister at the corner of the eye. Cherry eye is common in […]