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09/30/2022

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Aside from being deathly afraid of people, Walter (formerly known as Macho) is WONDERFUL! He’s an extremely fun addition to our lives!

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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 Bakersfield?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, they found Bakersfield to be the 83rd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city fairs well when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 43rd out of all major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Bakersfield

Bakersfield has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the warm California sun. According to a Trust For Public Land Study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 18th highest in the country.


Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks, so your dog can roam without restraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Kroll Dog Park, Centennial Dog Park, University Dog Park, San Lauren Community Park, and Seasons Dog Park. When you want a scenic walk with your pup, you can take them to the dog-friendly Kern River Parkway Trail. 

Life in Bakersfield with a dog

Bakersfield has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have plenty of tasty options when you want to grab a bite with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Eureka, Moo Creamery, Old River Grill, Tembkir Brewing Company, and Cafe Smitten.


Bakersfield has many other dog-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city also has a high number of pet-friendly rental listings, so you won’t have trouble finding a place to live with your new pup.


If your friends or family are visiting Bakersfield, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Bakersfield include The Padre Hotel, Home2 Suites, and Residence Inn.  

Popular dog breeds in Bakersfield

Bakersfield is home to many different dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Labrador Retrievers, Bernedoodles, Cavapoos, French Bulldogs, Labradoodles, and Cavalier King Charles. But, no matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.

 

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