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New Baby.... Teacup Chihuahua

Old 03-13-2011, 11:23 PM
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What a precious little doll. I think everyone is giving you great advice. Most important is to treat him like a dog, not a baby. I know it will be hard, since he is such an adorable baby, but Chi's are smart little guys with a lot of heart and you don't want to end up with a dog that no one wants to be around.

He needs a crate, his own little condo. Never ever let him sleep with you, especially now, as tiny as he is now. Humans could roll over on him and that would be bad, or he could jump or fall off the bed, and that would also be bad.

My husband wanted a tiny Yorkie for awhile and we did some research and decided that they were not right for us. I do remember reading that they need to be fed tiny amounts and often. Something about hypoglycemia, I think. Have Nutracal on hand just in case. Or whatever your vet recommends. Oh, we ended up rescuing a 20 pound Yorkie, or Silkie, we are not sure. The breeder was a hoarder and they were all taken away, and she bred and sold both Yorkies and Silkies. . So she could be a mix of the two or a large Yorkie.

We used to raise German Shepherds and from what I hear you can train a Chi the same as a GSD. Start early and have lots of patience. My pups could sit and stay and were pretty much potty trained when they were sold at 8-12 weeks. I see no reason why your little guy could not be just as smart.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:57 PM
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remember you are the boss :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: He is too adorable!
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:31 AM
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OMGosh....that is so funny. That is EXACTLY what my dad use to say to our little one when she was tiny...LOL :D
He always had big dogs like Rots and such so his were always really well trained. Well he said she was an "alpha" and needed to be trained that she wasn't the boss. It was so funny...he would turn her over on her back with his big 'ole hand and she would growl and he'd say "I'm the boss....you're not the boss...I'm the boss". Makes me cry thinking about it. He passed away in July and most of ya'll know that my mom then passed in December so I'm still a bit "raw" but that memory does make me laugh. It was really cool because he was living with us after he got cancer and we'd let her spend alot of time keeping him company. Here is a picture so you can see how funny his big hand was on her itty bitty puppy self... :D Great memories :D

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remember you are the boss :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: He is too adorable!
My dear father and Bbop (Dad passed in July '10)
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:58 AM
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Oh, how adorable! We have a Min. Pin. who just turned 10 yrs. We got him at 12 weeks, he was very small. We carried him most of the time as he couldn't get up/down steps, furniture, etc. and we were afraid of stepping on him. My DD's treated him like a baby and he's turned out fine. He now only weighs 10 lbs. Good luck with your little one! :)
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How big will he get?? He is adorable!!! I would be afraid Id step or sit on him!
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:14 AM
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He is just adorable!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:30 AM
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Is he CUTE, or what???!!!!!!! - Careful when you pour your coffee in the morning!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:32 AM
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He is just about the most adorable puppy I've ever seen.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:38 AM
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when we got our dogs they were only about a pound. hard to see when running around. we put a bell on the collar so you could hear them and not step on them.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:35 AM
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Tinkerbelle says to say Hi! Tink is an applehead Chihuahua just like yours....
She thinks she is a people, not a dog...She grumbles as she walks away, when told NO...she sleeps in our bed, and takes up about half of it. Not good with little kids...but we are still working on it. She has never nipped or bit anyone....but she did teethe on me. I guess those gums must have hurt...and most of all she NEEDS to be cuddled.
A collar with a bell is very important...try a cat collar.
I have a bed for her in my sewing room and in the family room...and she has a queen size bed that she lets me sleep in, too.
They get cold very easily...a jacket is a must in cold weather...a sleeve from one of your sweatshirts works well...cut it off at about the elbow and after measuring cut 2 small holes for her legs.
She is fragile...but don't be afraid.
If she won't eat...try a little meat baby food on your finger and then wipe it on top of her food...that worked with Tink...
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