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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 New York City?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, New York City is the 90th most pet-friendly city. The city’s strength is outdoor pet-friendliness, where it ranked 16th overall.
However, the city does not fair as well for pet health and wellness, with a rank of 71st. Plus, New York City is one of the most expensive cities for pets, ranking 95th in terms of pet budget. The city has the highest veterinary care costs in the country. It also has the highest dog insurance premium.
Dog parks and activities
On the other hand, the study found New York City to have the highest number of dog parks per capita. According to a study by ParkScore, New York City has 1.62 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This means that you’ll always be close to a dog run no matter what neighborhood you live in.
There are dozens of parks, many of which have areas where dogs are allowed off-leash between 9 P.M. and 9 A.M. You can enjoy early morning off-leash walks and meet your fellow dog owners and make new friends for you and your pet. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City, Tompkins Square in the East Village, and Carl Schurz Dog Park on the Upper East Side.
With over 500 dog-friendly restaurants in New York City, you will always have somewhere to get a bite with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in New York City include Barking Dog, Parnell’s Pub, Sidewalk Cafe, and Bistro Les Amis.
Getting around NYC with a dog
New York is very much a walking city, making it a great place for ensuring you and your dog have plenty of opportunities to stay active. New York City is also great when you need to get around the city via public transportation. The New York City Transit allows pets on the MTA bus and small dogs are also permitted on the subway.
Popular breeds in NYCNew York City is home to a diverse range of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Labrador Retrievers. You’ll see more of certain breeds in different areas across the city. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are popular in Upper East Side and Tribeca, and Dachshunds are popular in Chelsea.
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