Friday, July 22, 2016

What Is A Teacup Dog

"Teacup" is a term applied to dogs belonging to the toy group which are very tiny in size, even for their own breed. The word is a marketing gimmick and is not officially recognized as a breed description.

Before you decide you want to get a "teacup" Chihuahua or any other toy breed labeled as "teacup", be aware a toy dog that is undersized for its breed very often has health issues which may have an impact on how long it will live. It is also very fragile and prone to accidents, a fall from a bed or sofa, or even getting stepped on can be fatal.

Many breeders of small dogs advertise their litters as teacups because people are willing to pay more for them but no breeder can guarantee how large or small a puppy will grow. Those of you in search of a teacup would do well to keep in mind that even a toy dog that grows larger than it should be is still going to be a very small dog....and more fun to play with because you won't feel like you're walking on egg shells.

teacup chihuahua cartoon

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

dog basket

It's been a while, guess the little weasel is so boring there's not much to write about, ha, ha. But she did get a new doggy bed, and she approves.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chihuahua and Flowers

Chihuahua smelling flowers
That smells nice!
Well there's the little weasel (aka my chihuahua) at the petunias again. Can you guess what she's doing? She's looking for an apple.

Dog Trivia
Hey here's a little fun bit of dog trivia: A dog's nose print is as unique to each dog as finger prints are to people.



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Personalized Dog Placemats


Haven't posted much in quite a while, been busy making designs for pet placemats and other art related stuff. You can personalize the mats online with your pet's name and change background color too. I've only made a few so far,  the others can be seen at www.personalizedbyu.com/pet-placemats.html





Monday, December 01, 2014

Dogs And Squirrels

chihuahua and squirrel photo

Things aren't always as they seem, my dog really isn't friendly with squirrels, she goes nutty at the sight of one, even the word "squirrel" will set her in a frenzy. So how was this photo taken? Let's just say I got a little creative.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Guard Dogs


This flyer came in the mail recently. Not all dogs are guard dogs?  Try telling that to a Chihuahua, ha, ha!

Sunday, February 02, 2014

How Smart Are Dogs?

Well let me tell you, they are very smart. My chihuahua has a stuffed Woodstock, you know, one of the characters from the Peanuts/Charlie Brown comic strip.(see photo below)  Woody as we call it is almost as big as she so when she is holding it in her mouth she can't see what's in front of her. This caused her a bit of trouble getting it down the stairs with it. But being the resourceful little weasel that she is, she found a way. She would drop it onto the step, climb down to that step, pick it up and drop it to the next step, repeat until she got to the bottom. Is that smart or what?


By the way, the Border Collie is considered the smartest breed. Yeah right, tell that to a Chihuahua.

P.S. Anyone know what happened to the Clubchi Chihuahua forum?