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Desi R.

11/01/2022

Chihuahua

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.

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Chihuahua Characteristics

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.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

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 Aurora?

A recent study from SmartAsset analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Aurora is ranked as the 11th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the best places to have a dog because of its high number of dog parks and dog-friendly shopping centers.


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Aurora as the 62nd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 28th out of all the country’s major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Aurora

Aurora has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. According to the SmartAsset study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents.


Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include First Creek Farm Dog Park, Grandview Dog Park, and Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area. When you want to take an extended walk with your dog, you two can explore the scenic Sand Creek Greenway Trail.

Life in Aurora with a dog

Aurora 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 are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Logan House Coffee, Parkway Bar and Grill, Legends of Aurora Sports Grill, and Sam’s No. 3. 


Aurora has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study found Aurora to have the 34th most pet-friendly rental listings in the country.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Aurora are Red Lion Inn & Suites, Hyatt Place, and WoodSpring Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Aurora

Aurora is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, and Rottweilers. 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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