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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 Denver?
A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Denver is ranked as the 16th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for pet health and wellness, ranking 7th out of all major cities. The study also ranks Denver 31st for pet health and wellness.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Denver as the 10th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city’s high walkability score and high concentration of pet-related businesses are among the top reasons Denver is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denver
Denver has a wide variety of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to the SmartAsset study mentioned above, there are 1.9 dog parks for every 100,000 residents in Denver. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Kennedy Dog Park, Lowry Dog Park, Berkeley Lake Dog Park, Fuller Park, and Railyard Dog Park.
Denver also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to hike with your dog include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum.
Life in Denver with a dog
In Denver, you’ll find over 276 dog-friendly restaurants for you to grab a bite to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Denver Beer Company, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, Kaos Pizzeria, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, and Washington Park Grille.
Denver has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, pet stores, and six dog-friendly shopping centers.
If your friend or family are in Denver for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Hotel Teatro, The Crawford Hotel, The ART, a Hotel, and The Maven Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Denver
Denver is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter, which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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