is there such thing a quiet chihuahuas?
can you train their anxious personality out?
i want to get a small dog,
i dont have any experiences with small dogs (ive had a pitbull/great dane mix and several samoyed in the past)
I have a chihuahua mix (most prominently with beagle, another "vocal" breed), and she's incredibly quiet, I never even heard her bark until I'd had her for a few weeks. She did howl a little her first night away from her old home, but besides that, nothing. She whines to communicate things like hunger and needing to go outside, though.
shih tzus are really quiet. mine was sweet and loyal but stubborn as heck. if i get a real small dog I'd go with mini poodles... they're healthy and really smart! i don't think they're very cute tho.
Rat Terriers are awesom dogs.
- willing to please
- medium activity level
- easily trainedo
- easy to care for coat
- good with other pets and dogs
- low/med shedding
- 15-25 lbs
- comes in a rainbow of colors.
No breed is perfect. Rat Terriers do have some negative qualities.
- can be needy/clingy
- needs mental and physical stimulation daily
- luxating patella is not uncommon
- popular breed do finding a good breeder is a must
What energy level are you looking for? What temperament are you looking for?
There's a lot more than just BYB chihuahuas, you know. There's many small dog breeds with a variety of temperaments.
I have 4 chihuahuas one is right next to me now. Only one barks. And one other growls but ONLY when we get a package in the mail. Chihuahuas are great dogs. Depends on personality either way.