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I have laughed out loud more since my Chihuahua arrived than I have in a long time. He loves to play with the cat and hang by the pool with the grandchildren. He loves going anywhere I take him and he is a very sweet little guy socially.
A Chihuahua can easily be summed up as a tiny dog with a huge personality. Typically standing between 5-8 inches and rarely weighing more than six pounds, these dogs share little in common with their bigger ancestors apart from their big-dog attitude. Their compact size makes them ideal for living in apartments or other small spaces.
Chihuahuas are considered a national symbol of Mexico and are one of the oldest breeds of the Americas. While the AKC did not recognize the Chihuahua as an official breed until 1904, there is documentation of them being raised by the Aztecs in the early 16th century. Standing between 6-9 inches for the standard breed and 4-6 for the Teacup variety, Chihuahuas come in many different sizes and colors, and in both longhair and shorthair varieties. Chihuahuas are typically light to moderate shedders, but the shedding lasts all year.
Surprisingly, these dogs are a top watchdog candidate due to their extreme loyalty and territorial personalities. They may not have much bite, but the bark is often enough to scare away potential intruders. Their loyalty also makes them a great choice for first-time pet owners, just makes sure that children know to play gently with such a small dog.
Those in the market for a Chihuahua should be aware of the time commitment; Chihuahuas have some of the longest lifespans in the canine world, most living between 10-18 years. Relatively speaking, Chihuahuas don't need much exercise, and 30 minutes a day should be plenty to keep these dogs happy and healthy. Chihuahuas are also capable of competing in dog sporting events, such as agility and obedience competitions.
How dog-friendly is Anaheim?
A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Anaheim is ranked as the 93rd most pet-friendly location. The city is one of the top spots for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 33rd of all major cities in the category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Anaheim
Anaheim has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Oliver Hills Dog Park, La Palma Dog Park, and Laguna Niguel Regional Park in nearby Laguna Beach.
When you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog, the city has several great hiking trails for you to explore. A few spots worth checking out are Yorba Regional Park and Santa Ana River Trail.
Life in Anaheim with a dog
Anaheim has many dog-friendly restaurants so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Umami Burger, Ruby’s Diner, Baci di Firenze Trattoria, Board & Brew, Orange Roll & Sushi, and Catch.
Anaheim has plenty of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. Plus, there are ten dog-friendly shopping centers in the city and the surrounding area for you and your dog to browse and buy.
The city is also one of the best locations when it comes to finding a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study ranked Anaheim as the 2nd best city in the entire country for finding pet-friendly rentals.
If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dog as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Anaheim are Ayres Hotel, Clementine Hotel & Suites, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, and The Anaheim Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Anaheim
Anaheim is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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