Q: Chihuahua and Labrador?
I'm planning on getting a Chihuahua but I have a Labrador right now will they get along ok? Also any other details you can tell me about Chihuahuas? I want one that is black and tan is there a certain name for that?? Thanks to all! :)
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Answer by missingora
Whether the lab and the chihuahua will get along depends mostly on the lab's personality. If it can stand the yapping and snapping, it will be fine, particularly if they're not the same sex.
We got my daughter a chihuahua when she was five and it was a great companion/protector for her. And it was vicious toward Jehovah's Witnesses at the door.
Answer by Michaela
It all depends on you how much time you have to spend with your dogs to bring them upright and to correct unwanted behavior. Labradors and Chihuahuas are both gorgeous loving dogs and they can get on together great but it's all up to you. You should make sure that your labrador knows how to behave around little one so chihuahua won't get hurt. I have two girls and they get on just great. Before I got my Labrador puppy I've read all these comments and I'm glad that they didn't put me off as we are very happy but I have spent a lot of time with my dogs.
Answer by tn_nascar_fan
I have a black and tan Chihuahua. I sadly had my lab put to sleep about a month before the chihuahua was even born. *tears* So, the Chihuahua has been with us for about 8 months now. But we found out we were getting him when he was about a week old. He gets along great with my grandparent's dog and my boyfriend neighbor's dogs. I think you'll just have to watch them together at first and then hopefully they will start playing. Burrito (chihuahua) and my cat (Monroe) never have started playing. Good Luck!
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Answer by Diana A
Bringing in a smaller dog CAN be good because it won't appear as a "threat" to your own lab like a larger dog might. Has your lab been around other smaller dogs so you can predict his reaction? Perhaps you should walk him thru a store like PetSmart to see his reaction to other smaller dogs first? A smaller dog can easily have its leg broken by a rowdier large dog so if there appears to be any possible problem re his reaction to smaller dogs in a
PetSmart situation, I'd hesitate on getting a chihuahua or any other smaller dog…..
Answer by iluvtorofl
They are called black and tans. And they are the preferred color in Mexico. They are considered the healthiest there because they look for health, not color/shape.
Chihs are usually the boss of the house over the other dogs of any size. If you have a lab, I would get a chihuahua of the opposite gender. So if you have a male, get a female chi or vice versa. They should do fine together. My golden gets along great with our chihuahuas. I do have one small 2lb black and tan female that bites and snips at the golden. But the golden ignores it or runs in fear. It's strange to see a little 2lb dog chase a 90+lb dog, but it happens. I am hopeful that as the little chihuahua matures she will develop better dog social skills.
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