The Chihuahua’s history is complicated and has many theories surrounding its origin, although both folklore and archaeological finds show that the breed originates from Mexico.
The Chihuahua dog breed is bold and confident. Always alert in nature and very suspicious of strangers. – this feature makes the breed an excellent watchdog.
The breed is sensitive in nature, and although it is known for bonding with a single person, nevertheless.
The breed desires the affection and companionship of his loved ones and also desires to make new friends. – They can be shy if they are not properly socialized at the puppy stage.
It is best to socialize them early by exposing them to different sounds, sights, experiences, and people when very young. – This will enable them to become a social dog everyone will love to have.
If you are thinking of getting the Chihuahua dog breed, then the first thing to consider should be the Chihuahua dog price.
The truth is this; the Chihuahua breed is costly. – Even though it does not look like it.
So, we will be looking at the Chihuahua dog price in Nigeria before checking out other expenses attached to getting a Chihuahua dog breed in Nigeria.
Expenses that may go along with owning a Chihuahua dog breed ownership, from food, treats and supplies to vet bills, training, and grooming.
No matter the cost of the Chihuahua dog breed, owners of this peculiar breed will always say it is worth the price.
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Some Features of the Chihuahua Dog Breed
The Chihuahua comes in two coats namely:Short-haired (smooth coat) and long-coat
Weight: Male: 2-6 lbs-Female: 2-6 lbs.
Height: Male: 9 inches-Female: 7 inches.
Upright ears (naturally)
Exercise Requirements: <30 minutes/day
Energy Level: Very energetic
Life Span: 12-20 years.
Drool Tendency: Low
Snoring Tendency: Moderate to high
The tendency to Bark: Moderate to high
The tendency to Dig the ground: Low
Social or Attention Needs: High
The Chihuahua breed was bred to be a companion
Chihuahua dog price in Nigeria
How much does a Chihuahua puppy or dog cost in Nigeria? The average price of a Chihuahua dog in Nigeria taken from professional breeders ranges from 200,000 to 500,000 naira.
However, the prices are subject to change, considering factors that may include breeder’s location and reputation.
The very tiny Teacup Chihuahua is more expensive, which costs about 350,000 to 1 million naira.
The Cost of Feeding a Chihuahua in Nigeria
A Chihuahua weighs between1.5 – 3 kg. The Chihuahua dog breed is also a small breed with a decent-sized appetite.
The right serving size for a Chihuahua dog varies depending on the type of food given. It could be wet, dry, chicken, beef, high-quality, mediocre, etc.
Expect a Chihuahua dog breed to eat a tiny amount of food compared to other breeds of dogs, which are larger counterparts.
Chihuahuas within the ranges of 4 to 7 pounds will eat approximately 1/2 to 1 and 1/3 cups per day. – This can be split into many meals, which in most cases, should be three.
Health issues of the Chihuahua dog breed?
On average, the chihuahua dog breed has a lifespan of 12-20 years.
Chihuahua is prone to several diseases and illnesses.
During their lifetime, however, they may come down with some significant health issues like;
Tooth and Gum Disease
Bladder and Kidney Stones
Of all the above-listed health conditions above, obesity and gum disease/infections are the easiest to prevent. Chihuahua quickly put on weight. I will advise that you keep an eye on their weight to avoid further health issues.
As for gum infections, be sure to check out your Chihuahua’s tooth regularly. – failure to do so might lead to your Chihuahua being at risk of tooth and gum disease or infections.
Vet bills are inevitable, but if you take care of your dog’s health overall, you can significantly reduce the money which will be spent on medical expenses.
Consider other costs as you factor out the Chihuahua price
Additional charges or expenses which may come to play include;
Light William is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (ccpdt.org). He is also a professional breeder with membership in some of the world-class and renowned Kennel Clubs. Light William is also a researcher who uses his knowledge and skill to educate dog lovers all over the world.
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