The tiny Teacup Chihuahua is a really small breed of dog. They are known among fanciers as being very sweet and charming while also being a good watchdog that will bark incessantly whenever a stranger enters the property. They are quite capable of making good friendships with people but this is dependent upon whether they are introduced to socializing from a young age. Although so small they also require exercise like their larger cousins and in some instances can be rather healthier than other breeds that are small.
When it comes to the coat of the Teacup Chihuahua some have long fur that bears a striking similarity to human hair. If you suffer from allergies the Teacup Chihuahua is for you as it is not likely that their fur will affect your allergies. Grooming is necessary to maintain the coat but it is usually advisable to let a grooming professional handle that. Of course you could do it yourself if you know what you are doing, because if you are nervous your dog will sense that it will be tense and uncooperative.
It is important for the little Teacup Chihuahua to get regular exercise but they prefer to be in soft daylight, not in the heat of the day. Of course this breed can be rather friendly with other dogs while out on their strolls and whereas this is a good thing because they are not afraid, it can also lead to disaster. Many a Teacup Chihuahua has become the chew toy of a larger, more aggressive dog and so it wise to be with them all the way and to keep a watchful eye on any new friends your little Chihuahua might make on their walk about.
Generally speaking the Teacup Chihuahua will make friends with any other household pets you might have, including cats. Even if they are unfamiliar with their surroundings and there are other animals around they will still display friendliness and curiosity. Of course, as has already been indicated, other animals might not be quite as friendly and your Teacup might find that they have bitten off a bit more than they can chew. Around cats one has to be careful because although the cat might just be playing with the dog they can injure them with their claws, especially around the eyes and nose of the dog.
Teacup Chihuahuas need good nutrition, warmth and affection in order to be happy, jolly little dogs. Ideally, they should be fed up to four times a day until they are around six months of age. Afterward, their meals can be reduced to two. It goes without saying that the brand of food that you buy for your dog must be nutritionally balanced so take the time to read the labels. Many dog food varieties are available on the market and some are not high in nutrition. Good nutrition is essential for all dogs and especially for the Teacup.
Teacup Chihuahuas need warmth so a nice, cozy and warm place to curl up is essential. They are known to be playing around and being very energetic and then suddenly they will lie down and simply go to sleep. So make sure they have somewhere quiet and comfortable to call their own when they need to catch up on some sleep. Provided this, as well as correct nutrition and exercise are provided your Teacup Chihuahua will be an integral part of the family and this is when they are the most content. This is one breed that should never be left alone in the yard, separate from the family. This is one breed that really craves and needs human companionship.