The Long-Haired Chihuahua

I had to laugh out loud yesterday when a comment to my last blog post, Cowboy Hash, came in — NOT about the hash recipe, or the childhood memories I shared, or the rare and pristine Devils River therein described.

But NO. The commenter was asking me, pure and simple, for current pictures of Frida, my little long-haired Chihuahua.

Frida ... today

Seems she, Kim, has a 4-mo.-old male long-haired Chihuahua who has lost his baby fuzz and she is wanting to see what he might look like when he grows up. Ha!!

What IS it about these little tiny dogs that so captures our hearts? Without a doubt, my blog stats reflect that the majority of my readers come to my site to read about Chihuahuas and Chiweenies (a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund). Not about animal communication, or horses, or life in New Mexico. Just about the wee ones of this variety.

Baby Frida with Chiweenie pal Tucker

I am constantly surprised that the Chihuahua/Chiweenie traffic continues, but am absolutely delighted to accommodate it by posting regularly about these miniature dog breeds that have us wrapped around their little dewclaws.

Not a perfect shot, but this shows off the fluffy tail and expansive ears of the long-haired Chihuahua, in this case Miss Frida.

All of that said,  I have NO idea what the standard for a long-haired Chihuahua might be, having never owned a Chihuahua before, much less a long-haired Chihuahua. I ended up with my tiny tidbit, better known as Frida, against my better judgment because she was so adorable I couldn’t not take her home. And she has, of course, become the apple of our household’s eye — all 4 other dogs, 2 other humans, and 1 cat included.

Frida playing 'King of the Mountain' (in this case 'Queen of the Household')

So. To really see what a long-haired Chihuahua is supposed to look like it might be best to go online and Google for images and breeders and so on. Meanwhile, I personally happen to think that Frida is probably the be-all-end-all in the long-haired Chihuahua category.

Check out the ears here. One would think she could fly!

So to satisfy Kim and possibly others, I’ve posted a few new pictures of Frida throughout this post, taken just before publishing.

This pic shows off Frida's rich caramel coloring.

The only thing I don’t really have, and will add later if I can get it, is a picture of Frida trotting along carrying her glorious tail like a flag waving in the wind. She does this especially well when accompanying me to the barn at horse-feeding time. She really flaunts those tail feathers because they convey the attitude of a REAL long-haired Chihuahua and more than make up for her minus 5 lb. pint size!

If you are lucky enough to have one — a long-haired Chihuahua that is —

Need I say more?

don’t worry about what he or she looks like. Just know you are one of the chosen . . . and glory in it!



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