A black and tan Chihuahua can be an excellent choice for an owner who wants a cute dog for home and yard. However, they may also exhibit a number of undesirable behaviors. This article will address some of the most common problems this breed can encounter. Firstly, it is important to understand that these small dogs are notoriously curious and often have a high prey drive. These characteristics make them prone to slipping stifles, developing a pack leader complex and becoming suspicious of strangers.
It is not clear where the Chihuahua dog came from. It is believed that the Chihuahua breed originated from the Techichi, a native of Central and South America. Despite its small size, the Chihuahua is the most common type of dog in Mexico and was a beloved companion of the Toltec people. They were originally bred to be companion dogs, and were used as hunting dogs.
The black color of a black and tan Chihuahua comes from a recessive gene called “a” in sable dogs. This gene produces a black coat on a Chihuahua, which is then diluted to a lighter blue. Because of the diluted gene responsible for this color, Chihuahuas have either a beige or brown nose.
Ear hygiene is another important aspect of the grooming of this breed. Ear wax and odor can be removed with a cotton ball. A vet recommends using an ear cleanser but be sure not to put it too deep inside the ear. Coconut oil and baby oil are good treatments for dry ear edges. During the winter, it is important to brush the ears and clean out all foreign objects.
Particolored Chihuahua coats can be made from a black or tan Chihuahua. Some dogs are completely black while others have white patches. Some of these dogs have white on their legs and chest. A black and tan Chihuahua could have a sable hair. They are both attractive and unique, but they are not desirable for breeding.
Another problem that a black and tan Chihuahua can face is a condition known as hypoglycemia. This condition occurs when cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) becomes trapped in the brain. The pressure can cause collapse, convulsions, or even death. If the condition is severe, the pup may die within four months.