Stuff every Chihuahua needs!
Does a Chihuahua hold your heart?
According to the American Kennel Club, the Chihuahua is "A graceful, alert, swift-moving little dog with saucy expression, compact, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament." It doesn't mention how smart they are, or what devils they can be. Or how Chihuahuas are like potato chips - one is never enough!
Feisty and wonderful, "Chi's" also have some special needs. The dog treats that may be a snack for another dog are more than a meal for these little guys. They need harnesses that won't choke them, toys they can carry, chewies that fit in their mouths, and treats that won't pack on the pounds. We've highlighted a few, but you can find many more ideas in our shop: Golly Gear.
Chihuahuas can do anything! - including herding sheep!
The Perfect No-Choke Harness!
The Choke-Free Shoulder Collar hugs your Chihuahua's shoulders, avoiding any pressure on the neck. Made of soft leather, it also avoids chafing and rubbing issues. Because of it's "hugging" design, precise measurements are important - sizes are inch-by-inch, starting with the very tiniest dogs at an eight-inch girth.
Tootling around town
We love these! Our little dog is safe and secure inside the Padded Carrier by Daba Doo, zipped in and with the tether firmly clasped to her collar. The sides are cushioned - comfy for our little dog.
Zoe loves it because her head is out and she can see absolutely everything in complete safety and comfort. Removable base support ensures a flat bottom if you need to put the carrier down. The base even has its own, removable cushion!
Soft and elegant Tinki Vest
We really don't know whether to call these soft collars, harnesses, or clothes! We do know that the Tinki Vest from Susan Lanci Designs is one of the most elegant, simplest, and finest small dog harnesses we've ever seen. The Tinki Vest has two wide straps, one circles the dog's neck, the other her rib cage, connected at the back with a ring for attaching a leash. The straps close with very strong, wide velcro closures, so some size adjustment is possible.
The design is elegant and simple and the material is fabulous. These vests are made of Ultrasuede, butter-soft. Colors are rich and vivid. Care is easy - a simple occasional brushing, mild detergent for most stains.
For those rough-and-tumble days
The Active Dog Harness by Dogo is adorable and a great practical harness for our little dogs!
Adjust the side straps once, and the Active Dog Harness is set for good! Super-easy to put on your small dog, just put the right front paw through the side opening, bring the harness over your little dog's back and snap the clasps. Then attach the leash to the silver-tone D-ring on the back.
When it's a casual jeans day, your little dog can have his own jeans - red or blue denim! There's even a tiny pocket and studs decorating the front! The Active Dog Harnesses in the new Black and Pink are comfort-mesh with contrasting white stripes down the front, and two studs on a gray strip.
There are organizations, clubs, online forums and groups devoted to Chihuahuas! Share your love for these pups!
- Chihuahua Information | American Kennel Club
Standard for the Chihuahua in the U.S.
- Welcome to the Chihuahua Club of America
This is the Official site of the Chihuahua Club of America, the national parent club for the Chihuahua with the American Kennel Club.
- Chihuahua Rescue and Transport | National foster-based rescue group
CRT's purpose is to extend public education and awareness regarding abuse and neglect. In 2007, CRT placed several hundred Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes in approved homes.
- Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
The net's largest Chihuahua Forum & Community
- New Chihuahua Connection
We offer Chihuahua lovers a great place to hang out, find valuable information, look at adorable photos!
- Golly Gear - especially for small dogs. - Golly Gear
Golly Gear is the place for fun, practical, affordable items for your small dog. Collars, leashes, harnesses, carriers, treats and toys especially for little dogs.
Some of our favorite Chihuahua movies!
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