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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 Chandler?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Chandler is ranked the 81st most pet-friendly city. Chandler is regarded as a good place to raise a healthy pet, ranking 59th overall for pet health and wellness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chandler

Chandler has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to a Trust For Public Land study, there are 1.5 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 31st highest in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Shawnee Park, Nozomi Park, Snedigar Sportsplex Dog Park, and Chuparosa Park.

Chandler and the surrounding area are home to several great trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore are Desert Breeze Park, Papago Park, and Shaw Butte Trail.

Life in Chandler with a dog

Chandler has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include OverEasy, BLD, Bahama Buck’s, San Tan Brewery, and The Casual Pint Ocotillo.

In Chandler, you’ll find a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Each year, there are also several pet-centered events like costume contests and swimming days to celebrate dogs and their owners. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for finding a place to live with your dog. A Zumper study ranked Chandler 23rd for pet-friendly rental listings.

If you have friends or family visiting Chandler, they too will have plenty of places where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly lodgings in the city are Sonesta Select, Drury Inn & Suites, and The Cays Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Chandler

Chandler is home to a big mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, and Golden Retrievers. No matter what breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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