Are Chihuahuas high-strung?
Yes, Chihuahuas bark, run around and jump up when excited. They also behave this way around strangers because they are nervous or because they show territorial behavior depending on the temperament of the dog. To compensate for this behavior over time, consistent training is required.
Should I get a male or female Chihuahua?
Concentrate more on the dog’s personality than on its gender. You want a dog that is compatible with you for life.
In either case, you will probably have the dog neutered or spayed. If you are not a professional breeder, you should have your dog neutered or spayed.
A neutered bitch will no longer have menstruation or “estrus” because the uterus and ovaries have been removed.
A castrated male dog has had his testicles removed so that he can no longer produce sperm to reproduce. Although this sounds like cornea, it is necessary to control the animal population. And it also has many indirect benefits for the health and behavior of the dog.
Health benefits of neutering or castrating your Chihuahua:
Castrated bitches do not get a painful and potentially life-threatening uterine infection called Pyometra.
Castrated bitches also have a significantly lower risk of developing breast tumors.
Male dogs that have been castrated cannot get testicular cancer and have a much lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Castrated males also roam less and have milder behavior or less aggression than non-castrated males.
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