Getting A Companion For Your Companion Chihuahua
Does your companion dog need a companion?
If you own a Chihuahua, the chances are very good that you need a companion for him. Chihuahuas require a lot of time and attention. They have an incredible amount of energy, and they become bored easily if they don’t have all of your attention.
If you are considering a friend for your Chihuahua, there is just one thing to keep in mind, Chihuahuas don’t like other breeds or types of animals. They are a bit snobby in this aspect, as they only get along well with their own kind; other Chihuahuas.
Introducing another Chihuahua to your home is actually quite easy because of this. Your current Chihuahua won’t even ‘question’ it, and will be most happy to have a new friend to play and share with. There may be a few squabbles, but in most cases, it will never be anything very serious.
If you are planning to get companion for your Chihuahua, you could contact the breeder that you previously used. However, if you plan to mate the Chihuahuas, you might want to use a different breeder, as you don’t want to breed dogs that are closely related, as this can result in genetic problems. The less related the dogs are, the better off the puppies are.
In most cases, the Chihuahuas will not be jealous of each other, as long as you give them equal love and attention. There won’t be any dominance battles, and this will not increase the instances of marking territory. Again, just make sure that you are equally devoted to both dogs and everything should be just fine.
Unlike many other breeds of dogs, owning two Chihuahuas does not create twice the work. If anything, it just creates twice the fun. The Chihuahuas will play together, sleep together, eat together – and of course go everywhere together. They will become inseparable.
The only problem that you may experience is the loss of one of the dogs. When one dies, the other could very well grieve to death over the loss. If this happens, the best thing you can do for the remaining Chihuahua is to get yet another Chihuahua to replace the lost friend fairly quickly. Also, if one Chihuahua becomes ill, it is imperative that you separate the dogs, at least until you know what is wrong with the ill dog, so that they aren’t sharing an illness.
Written by Paul
When we got our Toy Chihuahua, Peanut, we already had a 30 lb Rat Terrier & a 13 lb Cat, both females. Peanut is a boy!!!! Peanut was almost 1 yr old. The woman was selling him because she was having surgery & couldn't take care of him, even though there was another woman living there. After we got him & took him home, he slept in the bed with us & even though it took a while for him to get use to our other FurBabies, he loved them. They were all equally jealous of each other & wanted our attention. We've had FurBabies for years & they are like humans, they all have their own likes & dislikes & personalities. When I've thought of getting another FurBaby, because our other two have passed away, I don't think of what breed to get, but of whether to get a boy or a girl. It does make a difference to them. Peanut does not like other boy dogs very much, but doesn't seem to have a problem with girl dogs. He is neutered. He is also almost 9 yrs old. It would be hard on him to get another Chihuahua or other breed as he has not been around other dogs or cats much in the past 2 yrs. It's just my opinion, but there are times when a human is so close to their FurBaby, the FurBaby wouldn't accept another FurBaby. I may be wrong, but I have spoiled him rotten!!! So it would be my fault & would hurt his feelings to get another. He doesn't mind too much if one visits for a while!!! Just not a permanent one!!!!