There are many concerns related to owning an animal and one that is over looked by so many are the possible health issues you may have to deal with in your pets life.
As we all know every living creature can get ill within their life span whether it be minor or major but as with most breeds of dogs there are problems that tend to crop up more often than others which ultimately become associated with the breed.
With the Chihuahua Puppies what we are seeing more and more are Luxating Patellas which is the slipping of the knee caps on the hind legs. This can cause pain, stiffness and walking difficulties but in severe cases to live a normal life your Chihuahua Puppies will need surgery to correct the problem.
So what can we do ?
When buying from a breeder make sure they can offer some proof that your new puppy has had their Patellas checked by the vet and that you have written confirmation of this as we all know that breeders can tell you anything when it comes to sell their pups
Any future operations can be huge amounts of money!
Working closely with our Vet we were able to see on The Vets Internal system recurring illnesses associated with any breed of dog over recent times and the Luxating Patellas really are getting more common with today's Ch
Now personally speaking we think the cross breeding is playing a huge part in the deterioration of the Chihuahua as we mentioned on my Chihuahuas Today section and that these will find their way back into the Chihuahua breeding therefore will introduce the problems of the breed they have been crossed with.ihuahuas.
Believe it or not the Chihuahua Puppies has the longest life expectancy and least common health issues out of all the toy breeds.
Recently we were at a fun dog event and a little girl came up to us to stroke one of our dogs and also introduced her dog which was a Chihuahua crossed with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I think everyone can guess if that was bred with other Chihuahuas what possible temperaments could be added to the Chihuahua bloodlines.
Although this is only one issue we have spoke about there can and will be many more given what breeders are doing to the breed so think beyond designer crossbreeds and how amusing they may look, protecting the real Chihuahua is extremely important.