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09/30/2022

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Aside from being deathly afraid of people, Walter (formerly known as Macho) is WONDERFUL! He’s an extremely fun addition to our lives!

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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 Miami?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest cities in America to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Miami is ranked the 23rd most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best places to raise a healthy dog, ranking 19th for pet wellness. The city is also above average for pet budget, being ranked as the 36th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Miami

With warm, sunny skies, Miami has tons of activities for your pup to enjoy the outdoors. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, there are 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Tropical Dog Park, Amelia Earhart Dog Park, David Kennedy Dog Park, and Perrine Wayside Dog Park.

Unsurprisingly, Miami has plenty of dog-friendly beaches for your pooch to frolic in the sand. A few great beaches to take your dog to include Haulover Beach Park, Hobie Island Beach Park, South Pointe Park, and Lummus Park.

Miami also has several great hiking trails for when you want to take an extended walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend are South Dade Trail and Tamiami Trail Park.

Life in Miami with a dog

Miami has over 230 dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lulu, Catch of the Day, Cheen Huaye, Batch Gastropub, and The Spillover.

Miami has plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. It also has the highest number of veterinarians per capita, meaning you’re never far from professional care for your dog.

Plus, each year there are several pet-centered events and special occasions for dogs and their owners to come together. For example, each year the Miami Marlins host Bark in the Park, where you and your furry friend can catch a baseball game.

If you have friends or family in town, there are countless pet-friendly hotels for them to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Miami include Chateaubleau Hotel, InterContinental Miami, The Altair Hotel, and Dunns Josephine Hotel. 

Popular dog breeds in Miami

Miami is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles. But, no matter what kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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