What is too cold for a small chihuahua?

Samantha: How cold is too cold for a small chihuahua?
I have a chihuahua she is full grown but very little prob about 2 lb. I live in northern california and it gets very cold here, and sometimes snows. what is too cold for a chihuahua?
My chihuahua is also an outside dog, she does not come in the house, and also she's a chihuahua so she shivers pretty much all the time even if it's hot out.

chihuahua winter photo

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Answer by Taliesan
If your dog shivers, its too cold. Generally, in the house she'll be fine as long as its reasonably heated, if you go out its best to get a jacket for her.

Answer by Sally

It depends on the chihuaha and the climate it's normally used to.

Taliesan is right if it shivers the chihuahua is too cold. I live in upstate NY and my ma has a little chihuahua (4lbs) . When it's too cold out she just puts a good wool sweater or a doggy jacket on him if he has to go out to pee.

Answer by hihihi

If shes only two lbs then you need to get a coat for her no matter what chihuahuas are little delicate dogs and are easy to lose so even if you think oh its just chilly its 50 degrees your wrong! if you weigh 100 lbs you weigh 50 times more than her!! she might have fur but just a little coat. And small twig like legs. My answer is yes you DO need to get a coat for her.
thanks, hihihi

Answer by New York Diva

Chihuahuas usually don't do well in cold weather and that's why many people buy clothes for their chihuahuas. My chihuahua needs to wear her clothes in winter. Otherwise, she gets really cold and gets sick sometimes. I usually buy her clothes from Amazon where they've got a lot of chihuahua clothes

Quality clothing for very reasonable prices. I recommend that you get some clothes for your doggie as well. Winter in northern California is too cold for Chihuahuas!

Answer by Hawk

a chihuahua can stand about 75 degrees.I have a long hair chihuahua that stands about 60 degrees if you have a short haired chihuahua it would be about 75 degrees

Answer by RV

Anything below 60 can be too cold for the chihuahua.

Answer by casey

Hi,I pretty much agree.So many people think they have fur coats. I laugh when I hear that.

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  1. Anna'n'Chi says

    I live in Alberta, Canada, in a town where its snows tons and its not unusual for it to hit minus 40.
    My chihuahua will still cry at the door to go out for a pee when its minus 25. He runs outside, does his thing, and comes right back in. I guess really it depends on your dog. My chihuahua is male and is about 5 pounds.

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