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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (December 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764552848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764552847
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,159,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"a guide to help you know what to expect from these loveable creatures" (I Want It Now, June 2006)

From the Back Cover

Find out about your Chihuahua's special needs

Get the lowdown on keeping your Chihuahua healthy and content Easily recognized by its diminutive stature and saucy expression, the Chihuahua is an affectionate, long-lived family pet. This fun and friendly book provides insights into this popular dog's temperament, sensible advice on taking care of and training your Chihuahua, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right Chihuahua for you
  • Socialize your new puppy
  • Educate yourself and your dog
  • Maintain good health through proper exercise and diet
  • Handle behavioral problems

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Customer Reviews

I really don't feel like a dummy anymore!
T. Epps
This book has been a great help with everything from understanding the Chihuahua mind to breed-specific training and housebreaking tips.
Rebecca Simmons
I found this book to be very easy and fun to read, plus extremely informative.
TC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

102 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Becky on December 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have bought practically every Chihuahua book on the market and found this one to be the absolute best. The author seems to genuinely love this breed and it shows throughout her book. It was such an enjoyable read without becoming generic in certain chapters as I have seen so many times before with other authors. Mrs. O'Neil gave each hypothetical chihuahua a name which enhanced her comfortable writing style. I have found more information in this one book than all the others combined. All in all, I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Chihuahuas.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Simmons on May 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
I purchased and read Chihuahua's for Dummies just before purchasing my Chihuahua puppy. This book has been a great help with everything from understanding the Chihuahua mind to breed-specific training and housebreaking tips. I highly recommend this book to any first-time Chihuahua owner because it helps to answer the myriad of questions that you will have once you bring your puppy home.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
That's what the title of this book should have been. I have always loved Chihuahuas. I recently bought this book with some of my Christmas money, and it was well worth the $16.00 I spent on it! This book was easy and fun to read! It provided me with all the information I needed to know about my favorite breed, the Chihuahua! I recommend this book to anyone who owns a Chihuahua, is thinking about getting one, or, like me, is planning on getting the best breed on the planet Earth! This book has a great layout, and is humorous as well! There are also a lot of really adorable pictures of Chihuahuas. BUY IT!
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By UberAlice on July 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book shortly after adopting my first Chihuahua from a rescue organization. I had owned several and worked with hundreds of dogs previously (I'm a veterinary student) and found this book to be an excellent jumping-off point for those who have little dog ownership experience. However, the material on potty-training, safety, vet care and many other subjects were just standard non-breed specific information. I found myself flipping through the book idly and found very little information that was new to me.

If you have never owned a dog, or have little experience with dog ownership and are considering a Chihuahua, definitely buy or borrow this book. But if you have a decade of being a doggy mom (or dad) under your belt, pass this book up for good old research with other Chi owners and breeders. It has enough redundant information to make spending the $16 seem silly.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Young on February 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have read a couple of other books about Chihuahuas. This one was the absolute best. It provides a lot of insightful information into the mind of a Chi. There are a lot of questions that I had about my dog's temperament and they were all answered while reading this book. I will keep it and refer back to it for a long time. I have a much better understanding of my dog after reading this book. I realized that my spoiling him because he's a little dog was not the best thing for him.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TC on December 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be very easy and fun to read, plus extremely informative. It's a great book to buy BEFORE you get your Chihuahua because it puts everything into perspective. After I got my two Chihuahua puppies I carefully followed this book's instructions and my puppies immediately learned to be very obedient and it wasn't long before they were potty trained inside and outside the house. I highly recommend it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 5, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is very well written. It gives 215 pages of info on how to select a heathy chihuahua, potty-train it, take it to the doctor, EVERYTHING!!!!!! If you are thinking about getting a chihuahua this is the book to buy!!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H N on August 23, 2005
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I am very pleased with this book.. It is so much fun, having this book on the shelf. As a chihuahua owner I do feel like a dummy at times and this book offers advice on how to handle different situations.
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