DoggieLawn Explores: Breed Spotlight on the Chihuahua!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 01:14:52 PM America/Los_Angeles

Apartment dwellers, rejoice! The hunt for the perfect pooch that will fit within your landlord’s weight requirement has come to an end – meet the Chihuahua, the pint-sized canine who has become famous as the former face of Taco Bell and Paris Hilton’s sidekick. So what does a Chihuahua bring to the table as a pet? Chihuahuas are the perfect apartment dog and love using DoggieLawn’s indoor grass potty patch.

1) Devotion: For the one lucky person this pooch sets its sights on, be prepared for an intense and deeply devoted dog that will be attached at your hip as long as it can be. Chihuahuas tend to strongly prefer the company of one or several people. Their love will stay with your through thick and thin!

2) Easy and efficient! Chihuahuas are certainly not immune from shedding. But for those who become owners of short haired pooches, grooming is considerably easier than their longer-haired counterparts, who will require more brushes, according to WikiHow.

3) Energy: Chihuahuas will likely encourage you to embrace an active lifestyle. These dogs have plenty of energy for walks around the neighborhood. Once you whip out that leash, your dog will be ready to bolt outdoors for a brisk walk!

4) Alert: As small as they are, these dogs can be “yappy”, as described by Animal Planet. The website notes that the personality of these dogs vary – not all of these pint-sized dogs are "bold" or protective, but there are certainly Chihuahuas that can be. Luckily for dog owners and apartment dwellers, Chihuahuas make excellent candidates for our Petite Pooch DoggieLawns! Our dog sod potty patches will keep him indoors for an easy potty solution. Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box. We also carry poop baggies that come in a variety of colors and fun patterns to match your stylish pooch!

Photo: Pico and her usual head tilt (Picture by C.); Tommi Virtanen;