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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 Eugene?
A study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Eugene is ranked the 17th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A for its number of dog-friendly hiking trails and dog-friendly restaurants.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Eugene
Eugene has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Alton Baker Dog Park, Armitage Dog Park, Amazon Dog Park, and Candlelight Park.
In Eugene and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Mount Pisgah Trail, Row River Trail, and Elijah Bristow State Park.
Life in Eugene with a dog
Eugene has over 80 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to get a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Studio One Cafe, Rye, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Cafe 440, Vero Espresso, and Hideaway Bakery.
Eugene has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are visiting Eugene, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Inn at the 5th, Valley River Inn, Graduate Eugene, The Maverick Hotel, and Campbell House Inn.
Popular dog breeds in Eugene
Eugene is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, Dachshunds, Australian Shepherds, Shih Tzus, and German Shepherds. No matter which breed you want to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.
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