Princess Belle: How long do Chihuahuas live? Does a Teacup Chihuahua live a shorter life than a normal one?
And how can you give them a healthy life? Should they be the only pet? I will try not to step on it.....
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Answer by Matthew D
Teacup Chihuahua live the same amount of time as normal Chihuahua dogs if you treat them well, give them good food, and yes the only pet.
Answer by ohhchihuahua
They are the longest-living dog breed. Chihuahua lifespan is 15 – 20 years!
They don't need to be the only pet. I have two chihuahuas and two Bichon Frises, it's all good here. Chihuahuas are better with each other though, as my two stick together.
Chihuahuas are so awesome. you should totally get one!
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Answer by Doris
"Teacup" is not an official term but just one of the nice words that we use to describe a tiny dog. It's not only for Chihuahua but for other small breeds too. You can check petit minou puppies - another term that is getting popular.
Answer by JAQUiTA1
you do know that there is no such thing as a TEACUP or TOY.
The dogs may look really small and cute, but they are actually runts in the litter.
chihuahuas are already pretty small; just get a chihuahua puppy.
Answer by tony
That's not true, I have a teacup or what you people refer to as a "runt" for three years going on four. We got her from a lady who had been breeding them and got sick of looking at them. They were all taken by one lady who didn't take care of them but one mine. She killed all hers. Mine is healthy as can be and not frail at all, she gives our dachshund a run for his money
Answer by Suzette Gray
My teacup is 12 yrs old and doing great and if they are runts then why is it that the whole litter is small
Answer by Lisa C
Although words like "teacup", "pocket size", "tiny toy", "miniature", "Mandy" and "standard" have been used to describe different-sized Chihuahuas, the Chihuahua Club of America issued a statement stressing their concern regarding the common usage of such terms.
"Unfortunately, the additional adjectives used to describe the size differences and physical appearances are many and have been misused for so long that they now seem legitimate.
Teacup, Pocket Size, Tiny Toy, Miniature or Standard – are just a few of the many tags and labels that have been attached to this breed over the years. The Chihuahua Club of America is concerned that these terms may be used to entice prospective buyers into thinking that puppies described in this way are of greater monetary value. They are not and the use of these terms is incorrect and misleading."
The Chihuahua Club of America and the American Kennel Club only recognize two types of Chihuahuas: the Long-haired and the Short-haired Chihuahua.
There is NO SUCH THING, except in the world of puppy mill breeders, and I breed and show rottweilers, so I DO know something about it.
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Answer by austinxx50
Teacup Chihuahua's lifespan is up to 20 years - same as other Chihuahuas. Don't overfeed them and walk them every day, not too much though, and they should stay healthy, keep them inside besides little walks.
Answer by Slide1over
Just take care of Chihuahua, like with anything that lives give it love, and a lot of your time, but never, I repeat never give it food from your plate. It will never eat dog food again.
Trust me on that one.
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Comments ( 7 )
I noticed a comment that caught my attention. Someone said never feed ur dog off ur plate or table scrapped cuz they’ll never eat dog food again. And some make it sound like table scraps or human food isn’t good for dogs. Well I have to disagree with all of that. My grandpa had a full blooded Chihuahua that live just a little over 20 Yrs and it lived off table craps. And his vet said for a dog living off nothing but table scraps or human food it was healthier then most dogs he’s seen. I personally followed in my grandpa’s foot steps with my dog because I how health his dog was. And my dog is also very health and he eats table scraps every day and he eats dog food as well. So not all dogs will refuse dog food just because they’re use to table scraps. And I agree with the person that argues about teacups. Cuz yrs there is a teacup breed. Runts are runts but they still get bigger then a teacup. I’m some states there known as min pins but most will say no a min pin is just a miniature pincher. So things are different everywhere.