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Chihuahua Blue

A Chihuahua blue is not a cute tiny dog that is feeling sad, nor is it a sky blue dog either. Often, breeders use the term “blue” to represent a gray fur color; this means that a blue teacup Chihuahua is actually grayish in color.

Chihuahuas come in many different coat textures and colors. The reason you do not see many silver Chihuahua’s is that a recessive gene is responsible for the gray color’ this is one of many interesting Chihuahua facts.

It is possible to have Chihuahuas in two-color combinations such as the brindle Chihuahua or merle Chihuahua, but it is also possible for them to be completely ‘blue’. (Often, the gray of a "blue" colored Chihuahua is part of a multicolored coat or pattern.)

Blue Teacup Chihuahua

As mentioned before, blue Chihuahuas are relatively rare because the gray fur is a recessive trait. This does not mean that the parents of a Chihuahua blue need to have this blue coat, they merely have to carry the gene. A combination of a brindle Chihuahua and a merle Chihuahua could possibly result in a blue Chihuahua, but the chances of course are much less likely.

 

If you have limited space available, a Chihuahua will settle in just fine. They dislike the cold and prefer warm weather. However, it is important to remember that just as with any dog, the Chihuahua blue does need its exercise and space. Just because they are miniature dogs does not mean that they should be kept in tiny areas.

blue teacup chihuahua

Different types of Chihuahua have different needs. If you have a Chihuahua with a long coat, it is important to use a soft bristle brush to brush them daily. If you have a Chihuahua with a shorthaired coat, you can wipe it down with a damp cloth or gently brush it occasionally. Both types of Chihuahua need their monthly bath.

When taking a bath, it is important to avoid getting water in their ears (difficult as this might be due to the size of their ears). It is important to keep their nails trimmed and that you check their ears regularly.

The Chihuahua Club of America warns that coat color in Chihuahuas is often linked to genes with undesirable traits or birth defects. The merle pattern and blue coat color often come with health problems. This is another reason that this color Chihuahua is relatively rare, since a reputable dog breeder will never breed a Chihuahua blue with another Chihuahua blue or a merle with a merle. If you are interested in breeding your dog, it is possible to have tests done that would find any negative color inheritance-linked traits.

Whether you decide to go a little smaller and get a blue teacup Chihuahua or decide upon a larger variety such as the deer Chihuahua, you can rest assured that your Chihuahua will be both loving and protective. They enjoy being around people and will grow increasingly close to the family. The average lifespan of a Chihuahua is estimated at approximately 15 years old.

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