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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 Charlotte?
WalletHub has reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Charlotte is ranked as the 94th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 56th out of the country’s major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Charlotte
There are several great dog parks in the city of Charlotte, many of them letting your canine friend roam off-leash. Some of the most popular parks in the city are Frazier Dog Park, Skiptown, Shuffletown Park, and William Davies Park.
In Charlotte, you’ll also find hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few popular spots to hike with your dog include Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve and the Charlotte Trolley Trail.
Life in Charlotte with a dog
With almost 300 dog-friendly restaurants in Columbus, you and your dog will always have a place to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe, Futo Buta, Angry Ale’s, and the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew.
Charlotte has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One fun place to take your dog is AquaPups Charlotte. There, you’ll find an indoor pool that is open year-round for your dog to take swimming lessons.
If you have friends or family visiting Charlotte, there are over 280 dog-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Charlotte include Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park, and Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne.
Every year, there are a variety of local events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, Bark in the Park where you and your dog can enjoy a Charlotte Knights game at Truist Field.
Popular dog breeds in Charlotte
In Charlotte, you can find a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: Labrador Retrievers, Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, Miniature Poodles, and Rottweilers.
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