I'm a pretty good trainer/ dog owner, but I've got a problem with the last pup in the litter my dogs had. His name is Dipstick, and when he is just with me and my husband, he is a perfectly rounded little pup. But when a person comes to look at him and possibly buy him, he is so shy and close to terrified that he cries, tucks his tail, and scoots to hide behind something. I don't know what to do. I've tried everything. After about 20 mintues with someone, he starts to relax a little, or so it seems, until they move and want to pick him up. then he cries out again. I don't beet my little ones. I make a loud noise with a piece of junk mail or something, or a plastic bag when he is doing something bad. I don't get it. My other pups were very very out going. He is the only one to be like this.
***Edited By: sasperilla23 on 1/18/2007 12:24:15 AM*** Reason: misspelling
Yes, i've got a real life, do you? Anyway, my family seemed to like it and its a temporary name until someone buys him. Yes he is a mix breed, but a special mixed breed. A pomchi is usually scary smart and you don't have to deal with the ugly bulging eyes of a pure Chihuahua. They have pretty little brown eyes.
Thats what I'm saying. He has no agression towards people, just play and he is a holly jolly little munchkin, but around some one he doesn't know, he just gets spooked and cowers, but not to the point where he pees on himself. Just the tail tuckthing and if you pick him up he ducks his head. But he'll let you pet on him all you want. Its strange. I just don't understand it though. NONE of my dogs or any of the puppies where like that.. just him. Its wierd. I've never had a dog do this.. mine anyway. My grandma did, but she liked it and didn't like her dog warming up to others. She was wierd like that. I don't want that sort of life for this little one. I want him to have a happy full life with many friends waiting around every corner. Just like my dogs now. I'm not encouraging his behavior and I do socialze him with friends, and family, but he still cowers and the only way he will stay around is if I'm there with a squeaky toy to get his tail to untuck and change his focus a little.
***Edited By: sasperilla23 on 1/18/2007 1:09:00 AM*** Reason: spelling
4 pounds at 10 weeks, yep the pup will be pretty big at maturity. Out of standard for either breed in the mix. But still make a great pet though. No toy, mini, micro etc of those 2 breeds. They are part of the toy group, only one standard for each breed. But that wont matter for a dog that will be fixed and be a loving pet.
Well not so with Pomeranians but before you go getting all hyper towards someone you might want to check your facts because there are teacup Chihuahas which are the Chihuahuas that only get to be about 2 lbs full grown I have done alot of research because I have always wanted one so chill out and byw irish it's Dalmation so next time check your spelling before trying to make a point and it's not illegal to name a pet after a favorite movie or even if you don't have a favorite movie it's still not illegal I had a rat named Shasta which is the character of a Husky puppy in the Disney movie Snow Buddies.And I have a Chihuahua Jack Russell mix named Pepe I didn't name him the shelter where I got him from did but still so don't go getting your pants all in a twist over a name.Byw I think Dipstick is not only a cute name for him but also perfect and hes a cute little guy it would be the perfect breed for me because I have always wanted both.I used to have the best dog in the world before I had to put her down after she got cancer and I hated seeing her suffer anyway her name was Candy and she was a Pomeranian and Golden Retriever mix I had her for 14 years and no dog will ever compare to her she was truly one in a million
Hey angeleyes, just keep posting so you can show us how smart you really are
See how in irish's post DALMATIAN is blue and underlined, that would be because it is spelt properly, thus turning it into a link with info about the breed.
The standard for Chihuahua's is "under 6 lbs" meaning any dog under 6 lbs is within the standard for the breed, which oddly enough includes those under 2lbs, leaving no room for the "teacup" size. Teacup is nothing more than a hype work used by Backyard Breeders, it is nothing more than a word used to find morons willing to pay more money for something that is a flat out lie.
As they say, "there is a sucker born every minute" when was yours?