Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

How to care for your Chihuahua (Smooth or Long Coat). Honest advice on caring for shorthaired and longhaired Chihuahua puppies and adult dogs. Feeding, training, and health care.

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Chihuahua dog breed
Smooth Coat Chihuahua. Her color is called blue.

Smooth Coat and Long Coat
Chihuahua Dogs...
Advice You Can Trust

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014



Chihuahua Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Chihuahua FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Smooth (shorthaired) and Long Coat (longhaired) Chihuahuas.


Training Chihuahuas

I'll show you how to teach your Chihuahua puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Chihuahua Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Chihuahua health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Smooth or Long Coat Chihuahua

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Chihuahua from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Chihuahua puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.