But I just love chihuahua's! We always had them growing up and they were the best little dogs!
This is Bella. She is mum and dads dog, but spends a lot of time at my house cause she is Madison's best friend. Plus she loves hanging out with the chooks (hanging out, chasing, nipping tails, same thing)!
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Post by Silvercloud on Jan 13, 2007 14:48:48 GMT 7
OMG Matt how terrible.
B she is absolutely gorgeous. We used to have a chihuahua x pomeranian and he was the best little fella except when he stole mums falsies out of her bag and was running around the house with them in his mouth. LMAO
So tiny! Reminds me of the one I looked after last year when house sitting, it was 17 and died overnight....remind me NEVER to house sit again!
and remind me to never ask you to house sit .....
They live to a good age. Our first chihuahua Chilli lived to about 13 I think it was. His heart just gave out one day - but he was fit as a fiddle otherwise! And Pepi died of old age. Hardy little dogs.
Bella has been having seizures for about 12 months though now so we need to watch her. Mum keeps avoiding putting her on meds to control it but im inclined to start her on them. Its really scary when she has one. The vet was telling us that the cause of them has actually been breed into the chihuahuas. Something to do with how they get the high forehead on them now means something rubs against something else or something along those lines which makes them more inclined to seizure. How disgusting is that - all for a look! *shakes head*
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Post by Silvercloud on Jan 14, 2007 22:22:41 GMT 7
Unfortunately the dog breeding world used to be rife with people breeding for particular characteristics with no regard to the animals welfare. The bulldog is an obvious one where it was bred for tiny back end and massive shoulders to the point where most births were done by caesarian cos the BOBBA couldn't give birth naturally due to being so small in the rear end and the pups heads and shoulders were too large.