Long Hair Chihuahuas
The Long-haired Chihuahua is classy spunky and full of personality.
The Long-haired Chihuahua is one of two recognize types of Chihuahuas, the other is the Short-haired Chihuahua or Smooth-coat Chihuahua. The Long-haired Chihuahua has a fluffy sleek appearance due to soft, fine guard hairs padded with a soft undercoat. Scroll down for some tips and care of their longer coats.
Our Long Hair Male Chihuahas
Our Long Hair Female Chihuahas
About the Long Coat
- MOST long haired Chihuahuas have 2 coats of fur and are actually smoother to the touch than shorts. They have soft, fine guard hairs and a downy undercoat, which gives them their fluffy appearance.
Long Coated Chihuahuas can take a little time to get their full coats, sometimes up to 14-24 months of age. The texture of the coat is soft and can be either flat or slightly curly with or without an undercoat (although most do have 2 coats).
Usually, males have a larger ruff around the neck and more hair than the females do. Also occasionally their ears are heavier and have a harder time standing up. Sometimes the heavy the ears will flop over on the tips, but they can hold them up at will, and the heavy ear can be upright all the time.
Others have the paper thin ears and they have no trouble standing up. The ear that is not upright at a 45 degree angle is a disqualification in the show ring only.
The Long-haired Chihuahua requires no trimming of its coat, which can actually take up to two years to fully grow out, and needs very little grooming.
The Long-haired Chihuahua does shed, but it actually sheds less than it’s Short-haired counterpart.
It will be necessary to remove hair from the furniture and vacuum on a regular basis.
Grooming a Long Coat
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