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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 Henderson?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Henderson is ranked as the 56th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 24th overall in the category.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Henderson

Henderson has a plethora of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to frolic in the warm Nevada sun. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has five dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 3rd highest in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Park, Capriola Park, Cactus Wren Dog Park, Esselmont Dog Park, Paseo Vista Dog Park, and Acacia Park.

When you want to go a nice long walk with your dog, there are also several great hiking trails in Henderson and the surrounding area. A few great spots to explore are River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Hiking Trail.

Life in Henderson with a dog

Henderson has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you’re hungry and want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Gold Mine Tavern, Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub, King’s Fish House, Craft Kitchen, and Mountainside Restaurant and Tavern.

Henderson has a variety of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When you go to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of choices in Henderson. According to Zumper, the city is the 42nd best location in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.

If your friends or family come by Sin City for a visit, they too will also have no trouble finding a place to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, Homewood Suites, and The Westin Lake Resort.

Popular dog breeds in Henderson

Henderson is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, American Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherd, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find plenty of its peers across the city.

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