So, you’re thinking about adding a Chihuahua to your family. But first, you want to know…do Chihuahuas shed?
The short answer to your question: yes. Chihuahuas shed. BUT, there are many reasons why this fact should not deter you from adding a Chihuahua to your family. Why should you still consider a Chihuahua?
Grooming is easy!
First, Chihuahuas are tiny. That means, regular grooming (to decrease shedding) is actually really easy. Baths and brushing take minutes instead of hours. And there is no need to dirty the entire bathroom in an effort to clean your Chihuahua…a simple bath in the kitchen sink works perfectly!
If you prefer to have your dogs professionally groomed, you will still benefit from having a Chihuahua as most groomers have a lower fee for smaller dogs that don’t need haircuts. All you would need to book is a bath, brush, and nails!
Chihuahuas have different types of coats…some shed more, some shed less…
If shedding or other types of grooming are a big concern, you can still find the right fit for your home in a Chihuahua with their different coat types! They have long hair and short hair, and they have single coat and double coats. What does that mean?
Long hair Chihuahuas require more brushing than short hair Chihuahuas or else their coat will tangle and develop mats (really bad tangles that can cause pain and skin irritation). Short hair Chihuahuas will benefit from brushing to help with shedding, but it is not required to prevent tangles or other problems.
Single coated Chihuahuas shed less than double coated Chihuahuas as they literally have less hair. However, due to their near “nakedness”, they require more maintenance in the form of clothing and blankets to keep them warm since they do not have enough hair to do a sufficient job on their own.
Do you have a Chihuahua? How do you feel about their shedding?