Female Chihuahuas tend to be a little more on the serious side, but they are less likely to snap at you. They are also a little more suspicious of strangers. Males are much more playful but take a little longer to train because of this. Each dog is an individual, though, so go with your gut when choosing your Chihuahua!
In this article we’ll answer the most common questions about male and female Chihuahuas, as well as behaviors specific to the breed. Let’s take a look at the questions that people are asking the most!
Table of Contents
- Are male Chihuahuas more aggressive?
- Are male or female Chihuahuas easier to train?
- Which type of Chihuahua is best?
- Is it better to have two Chihuahuas or one?
- Should I get a boy or girl Chihuahua?
- Are Chihuahuas good lap dogs?
- Can you leave Chihuahuas at home alone?
- Do Girl Chihuahuas hump?
- Do female Chihuahuas mark their territory?
- How much does a Chihuahua cost?
- Which type of Chihuahua is the smallest?
Are male Chihuahuas more aggressive?
In general, males tend to be more aggressive but females tend to bark more. That said, it really depends on the individual dog. You can have males that tuck tail and run at the first sign of trouble and females that will chase your friends out of the house! A lot depends on the dog and how they are raised and trained.
Are male or female Chihuahuas easier to train?
Female Chihuahuas tend to mature a little faster than males and they are much less likely to be easily distracted. This makes them a little easier to train than males, who take a little longer to mature and have shorter attention spans until they do.
You can train both males and females equally well, but males may take a little longer to learn their lessons.
Which type of Chihuahua is best?
A popular type of Chihuahua is the Long-coat Chihuahua, which are known to be a little sweeter to their families than other types of Chihuahuas. Aside from this laid-back attitude towards their family, they are also quite confident and fearless. A big and loving dog in a very little package!
Is it better to have two Chihuahuas or one?
It is better to have two Chihuahuas if you have the space, just be prepared for ‘double trouble’. The two Chihuahuas, once they bond, will need a bit of training so that when someone knocks on the door you don’t get two little dogs barking their heads off in unison.
That said, if you are willing to put in the extra work, having two dogs is a great way to make sure that your Chihuahua always has a friend when you need to work late and that they always have a playmate when they want one.
Should I get a boy or girl Chihuahua?
Male Chihuahuas tend to be a little more affectionate and loyal, while females are affectionate but a bit more independent. A lot depends on the individual dog, as they all have very distinctive personalities, so the best thing to do is to visit a breeder directly.
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If there is a puppy are considering, take them aside from their littermates and see how they act when they are alone with you. Come back later that week and do it again and you’ll have a good idea of their basic personality.
Are Chihuahuas good lap dogs?
Chihuahuas are great lap dogs. They love to sit in your lap while you watch TV or play with them, but it should be noted that they’ll most likely reserve this behavior for you alone. If a friend or their children try to pick up the dog and put them in their lap, they will very likely get a bite for their troubles.
Just be sure to warn visitors not to pick up your Chihuahua and everything will be fine. They are great lapdogs… for one!
Can you leave Chihuahuas at home alone?
Provided that there is food and water, an adult Chihuahua can remain home alone for a period of up to 8 or 9 hours. It is better, however, if they get a break for a walk during this time, so if you can come home from work during lunch or have a friend pop by to walk them then this is much better.
Dogs are very social creatures and too much time alone may result in depression, so be sure to give your dog lots of praise and love when you get home so that they don’t feel neglected.
Do Girl Chihuahuas hump?
During their heat cycle, female Chihuahuas will definitely engage in humping behavior, especially if they’ve just taken a walk and caught scent of a male dog. Spaying your Chihuahua can help to reduce and possibly eliminate this, but otherwise this behavior is normal and to be expected.
Do female Chihuahuas mark their territory?
Yes. Females, especially unspayed females, will occasionally mark their territory with urine. Even spayed females will do this from time to time if they smell another dog and want to send the message that their territory is off-limits.
Use an enzymatic cleaner to clean up the urine so that the smell is gone and this can help to keep your Chihuahua from repeatedly marking the same area. You also consider spaying if your Chihuahua has not yet been spayed. It can reduce marking behavior and comes with a number of health benefits.
How much does a Chihuahua cost?
The cost of a Chihuahua puppy is going to vary based on the breed and its particular lineage. As a ballpark figure, you can expect a price range of $500 up to $1500 for a purebred Chihuahua of a particular breed and with specific coloration.
The most expensive breeds are Blue Chihuahuas, which look rather like a miniature Pit Bull and may cost anywhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 and up!
Which type of Chihuahua is the smallest?
The smallest Chihuahuas that you will find are called ‘Mini Chihuahuas’ or more commonly, Teacup Chihuahuas. These little doggies stand about 9 inches tall when fully grown and they weigh in at just under 5 pounds.
Teacup Chihuahuas come in an assortment of colors, with long or short fur, so if you are looking for the smallest Chihuahua that you can find then a Teacup breeder in your area can help you to find your new best friend.