Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Popular Dog Breeds

All about the Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are a pleasant and intelligent breed of dog and a hugely popular companion dog. Very alert, confident and fearless the Chihuahua makes for a great watch dog, but they are also extremely lively, gentle and devoted dogs.

Generally considered to be a one-person dog due to their loyal and suspicious nature, they generally don’t like strangers and are not great with children.

Grooming a Chihuahua

Hair type: Chihuahuas come in short hair and long hair varieties. Long haired Chihuahuas should not appear bald but can have a thin or thick coat.

Daily coat care: The smooth, short haired coat should be gently brushed occasionally or simply wiped over with a damp cloth. The long coat should be brushed daily with a soft bristle brush. Bathe both types about once per month taking care not to get water in the ears.

Recommended groom frequency: The longhaired variety should be professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks. The shorthaired variety may only need professional grooming every 10-12 weeks.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Chihuahua. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

As a tiny dog breed, the Chihuahua won’t eat a lot and depending on its age and weight, you will need to feed it between 24g and 72g of high-quality dry food each day.

Because of their size, choosing a food specially formulated with a smaller kibble is recommended to ensure your Chihuahua has no difficulty eating. Some dog food brands have particular lines designed for smaller dogs, while others have breed-specific food available. To help you choose the right food for your dog, our pet care advisers are instore and are available to assist you.

Activity Level

Although it is tempting to carry these dainty creatures about, these are active little dogs that need a daily walk. Interactive play can take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. They are good little dogs for apartment life. The Chihuahua likes warm weather and dislikes the cold. They need space just like any other dog. just because they are small does not mean they can be kept in a very small area.

Where to get an Chihuahua

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.


To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
  • Canine Massage
  • Blow Dry
  • Expert Nail Trim
  • Ear Clean
  • Eye Cleanse
  • Breed Standard Styling
  • Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
infused with Cocono Oil and Coconut Milk
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
Treatment Includes
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
  • Canine Massage
  • Blow Dry
  • Expert Nail Trim
  • Ear Clean
  • Eye Cleanse
  • Breed Standard Styling
  • Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
infused with Coconut Oil & Coconut Milk
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for Adults: €29 | Price for Puppies: €15
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for Adults: €29 | Price for Puppies: €15
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
During your dog's first dental visit, we will introduce them to the tooth brush and only when comfortable, we will complete the first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Also includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information.
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
What happens after?
Provided your dog was comfortable during their first visit, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone appointment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for Adults: €49 | Price for Puppies: €20
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
We will introduce them to the toothbrush and only when comfortable, we will complete their first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
Provided your dog was comfortable, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone treatment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for Adults: €49 | Price for Puppies: €20
What is involved?