These little, trembling, and loving balls of fur are surely something. They might not be the most good-looking breed out there, but they certainly make up for it in charm and uniqueness. I mean, just pronouncing their breed can lift you up in a heartbeat. Skeptical? Come on, repeat after me:
Did you feel that? You can’t finish saying that word without feeling a tug of joy inside. One more time:
You’re probably smiling by now, and who could blame you? Chihuahuas have created a cult following over the past years, not because of their dullness and lack of charm, but quite the opposite.
Their peculiarity makes people proud of owning a Chihuahua. Just think about it, they’re the smallest dog breed out there, they have the widest variety of colors, they’re extremely good watchdogs, and they know how to love their owners like no other breed.
Also, they are enthusiastic sleepers. Dogs sleep 50 percent of the time on average (up to 12 hours), but Chihuahuas sleep for up to 14 or 18 hours a day. Of course, they compensate for all that downtime by being extra active in their awake time, but that’s just one more reason to love them.
If your Chihuahua sleeps like a champ, you might be wondering why? I did too! When I first got mine, I wondered why it laid around all day instead of being as zippy as I thought it would be. Well, I did my research, and it turns out Chihuahuas might be overly sleepy for several reasons:
- They get lots of physical activity
- They’re sick
- It’s their characteristic behavior
Most times, it will be natural that your Chihuahua sleeps seamlessly through the day, but other times, a change in their sleeping habits might be a sign that something is wrong with them. So it’s essential to stay informed and aware of the most common causes of their prolonged sleep routine and how to deal with any emergent issues. Let’s begin