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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 Nashville?
A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Nashville is ranked as the 34th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable cities for owning a pet, ranking 11th overall for pets budget.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Nashville
Nashville has numerous pet-friendly places where you can enjoy the outdoors with your dog. According to a Trust for Public Land (TPL) study, there are 1.2 dog parks for every 100,000 residents. Over ten of these are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without constraint. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Centennial Dog Park, Riverfront Dog park, Two Rivers Dog Park.
In Nashville, you’ll find over half a dozen great hiking trails to explore with your dog. A few great spots to check out include the Trail at Fontanel, Warner Parks, Stones River Greenway, and Richland Creek Greenway.
Life in Nashville with a dog
Nashville has over 200 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your furry friends will always have somewhere to enjoy a meal together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Tennessee Brew Works, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Peg Leg Porker, The Southern, and The Stage on Broadway.
Nashville has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and over ten dog-friendly shopping centers. Plus, every year, there are a variety of local events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, the Dog Day festival where your four-legged friends can participate in activities such as costume contests, pet portraits, and demonstrations.
If you have friends or family visiting Nashville, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will allow their pets for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Thompson Nashville, Hotel Preston, The Hayes Street Hotel, and the Hutton Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Nashville
Nashville is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, and Yorkshire Terriers. 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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