are chihuahuas a good dog to own?

I wanted to know if chihuahuas are good dogs to own when you live in a small apartment. The thing is, me and my husband are gone 8 hours a day for work so I don't want the dog to not be happy and have it be a mistake.

I would consider some other kind of pet since your are gone from the house for most of the day. Something that doesn't need as much attention.

  • Madison N

    it depends on what you like
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  • Ivan E

    you should play with it 4 about 30 minues every6 hours if u want it to be a little happy
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  • joossa

    I would consider some other kind of pet since your are gone from the house for most of the day. Something that doesn't need as much attention.
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  • Jessy

    If you like yappy dogs, then yes a chihuahua is good for you. I suggest something else like a dachshund, or toy poodle. But it's your choice! :)
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  • Edward P

    no because they hap alot
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  • zane b

    Chihuahua's are great
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  • in3uk

    I don't care what other people say – I don't think it's fair to leave a dog alone for eight or ten hours five days a week. Others may feel differently, but I wouldn't place a puppy or dog, particularly a Chi, with someone who was out more than they were in.

    Toy dogs thrive on attention – they were bred as companion dogs and they bond very closely with their human pack, and can get anxious, lonely, stressed and fretful when left alone too much. That's where you get behavioural problems. That you live in an apartment isn't a problem in itself, as long as you intend to toilet the dog at regular intervals and exercise it enough.
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    Owner of two Chis and daughter of Chihuahua and Whippet showers and breeders.

  • Stacey

    Yes. i own 2 =)
    Mine dont yap either.
    they are small doggies so itll be good for where u live.. make sure u take him/her out for walks after all their shots =) and if u r gone that long make sure your dog has plenty of toys and stuff.

    happy holidays!
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  • julie b

    I don't care for the little ankle biters.
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  • cattle Baron

    they are the best of the best. I've two of them, as for mistakes, It is easy to train them to a litter box. Too bad I can't post pictures.
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  • Koko

    I just got a baby chihuahua. I'm a teacher so I work for 10 hours. Get a a baby gate. Put her /him in it with toys, food, water, a bed, and some things she/he likes. They are great with places apartments and trailers. Make sure you don't have small or poisons they could get into ( beads, rat/mouse poisons, animal traps, ect).
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  • mac

    make sure u get the right chi
    i didnt pick mine but i love dogs so much i deal
    but keep in mind chis r teritorial, sassy, hyper and hard to train. i think it is all worth while when they cuddle wit ya at the end of the day, they are great gaurd dogs they bark at everyone that walks buy if they seem suspicious
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The Chihuahua Manual