Long Hair Chihuahua
The long haired chihuahua is believed to have been developed in the United States by crossing the smooth variety with other toy breeds such as the Papillon and Pomeranian. They come in a variety of colors, and their coat length can be very long or only slightly longer than the smooth coat variety.
Long haired chihuahuas are not seen in a litter as often as their shortcoated siblings. This is because the long hair trait comes from a recessive gene. This means that both parents must have the gene for long hair for this trait to appear in any of their offspring.
Maintaining A Long Haired Chihuahua
Long haired chihuahuas have long soft coats that are flat, or slightly curly. The dog has a ruff around its neck, fringed ears, feathering on the legs and a plumed tail.
Teacup Chihuahuas with a long hair exhibit the same traits as their short coated brothers. They are very sensitive and need to be handled with care. It is advisable to acclimatize them to children and other people at an early age, lest they become loners. It is often found that Chihuahuas are intimidated by children. Being small framed, they can be physically provoked even with a mild gesture.
Hence, long haired Teacup Chihuahuas must be handled with care and disciplined carefully. Since they are usually attacked by tracheal infections, they need to be kept away from extreme cold conditions. Also, their fetish for sun makes them prone to sun burns.
Long haired Chihuahuas need regular brushing. They need to be brushed twice a week and washed with a shampoo and a conditioner. Teacup Chihuahuas are very sensitive to chemicals. Make sure that a mild shampoo is used for bathing them. They have more hair on the body than on the head unlike the other breeds. Use a soft brush to brush your tiny pet.
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