What are the advantages of choosing an adult over a puppy?
For starters what you see is what they are. They are not going to change.
They are at the size they are going to be with the personality they will
have. They are usually housebroken, had all their shots, ring ready, possibly
a champion and already spayed/neutered! All they need now is a loving lap
to nestle into for the remainder of their lives which can be 20 years or
Having had people ask the question, "Aren't older boys
I would have to say, "they can be". We must keep in mind
boys do have a natural instinct to mark their territory, but they can learn
matters in the home. If you buy an older male that has been bred, he probably
will attempt to mark his territory.
The first plan of actions is: You must learn to discipline
yourself and be aware they can be questionable. Make it a habit to be one
step ahead of them. In other words, don't trust them, until they earn your
The second plan of action is: use a belly band. Our boys
are housebroken, but occasionally they will get "territorial", so out comes
the belly bands, which they hate. I tell them they have been bad as I put
the belly band on. Now if I see them getting"questionable" all I have to
do is show them the belly band and they will go outside or on the potty
Having lived with chihuahuas all my life, I know for a fact
some girls will hike their legs and can be temperamental, so let's not just
label the boys.
Newborn chihuahua puppies are born with their ears and eyes
closed. Between 11 days and 2 weeks chihuahua puppies begin to open their
eyes for the first time. It is then up to us to allow them to see the beauty
of the world. When selecting a chihuahua puppy look for one that is NO younger
than 8 weeks and preferably 12 weeks. The first 8 weeks of a puppies life
is very important and they need this special time with mama. It is during
this time puppies learn the basics of just being a chihuahua. They learn
to walk, eat, play, bark and trust humans.
When picking out your puppy observe how they act with each
other and with you as the stranger. If one bounces around happily barking
at you,keep in mind that puppy will be a very active adult. This bold puppy
might be happiest playing catch with a very active family.
On the other hand there might be one puppy that kinda hides
in the corner just watching. Remember if the puppy is shy, it doesn't necessarily
mean he is sick. Perhaps this puppy is just very sensitive and might be happiest
curled in a gentle quiet lap watching TV. Chihuahuas are like us. Some like
sports and bored sitting still reading books, while others love to visit
the library and read. When picking a life time friend, make sure to pick
the personality that is best suited for you.
Regardless of what age you bring a chihuahua into your home
they usually will adapt to your life, because they live to be loved. They
have no voice to speak, but their eyes tell us their heart and look to us
for their constant protection.