Chihuahuas look super cute and cool when they wear clothes, but honestly, every time I see a Chihuahua in clothes, even in pictures, it makes me want to laugh my head off, I find them hilarious, but it’s one thing what they look like and another thing whether Chihuahuas are actually comfortable wearing clothes.
The Chihuahua is generally known as the world’s smallest dog breed. It features a round head with big eyes, which, along with its tiny physique, made it look cute. But this is sometimes its most significant disadvantage: A Chihuahua wants to be taken seriously, just like any other dog.
It’s very likely that you’re doing a Chihuahua a disfavor by dressing him in clothes. However, there is an exception to this, clothes in winter: there are Chihuahuas with short hair and others with long hair.
A Chihuahua is more susceptible to cold because of its size, small dogs move very close to the ground, so the ground is really cold. Small dogs cool down significantly faster than their larger counterparts, especially those that have their origins in cold countries.
If you are a short-haired dog, a winter coat can be very useful. But above all, you should pay attention to their functionality and buy them in specialized stores. A chihuahua doesn’t need shiny stones, nor adornments.
Clothes may seem annoying to the Chihuahua
No matter how cute they look in clothes, we must understand that this is something that is not natural or usual for them and some materials that are very tight or can make noise with any movement of the chihuahua could be very annoying.
In addition, there are materials that can absorb a lot of moisture in a cold climate for example, and keeping so much moisture concentrated in the chihuahua could do more good than harm.
Why Chihuahuas harden when they don't like clothes?
It is said that there are many dogs that are not good at wearing clothes and get hard when they wear them.
Why is this so?
The answer is clear and easy. This is because they simply don’t like to wear clothes.
Looking at the behavior of pet dogs, it’s quite natural for dogs not to like clothes. As soon as you put clothes on, the movement stops and hardens. In some cases, some Chihuahuas grunt or bark and try to bite.
Difficult to move
Chihuahuas, who do not usually wear clothes, feel uncomfortable and stressed because their body movements are restricted by the use of the clothes.
In fact, Chihuahuas have difficulty moving. Even if they try to move as usual, they feel that something is wrong.
For this reason, many Chihuahuas get stuck and hardened when they try to understand the situation calmly.
Some Chihuahuas run desperately like crazy trying to move and take off their clothes, so you should pay special attention to your dog’s body language, while you think it’s nice to see him, he may be feeling very uncomfortable.
This is obviously because the clothing is in close contact with the body due to the pressure on the joints and back.
Even if the clothing is not of a type that covers the joints like the knees, but a type that covers the back, you can feel a lot of resistance if you have never worn clothing.
Even we humans may find it difficult to move if we wear very tight clothing. For a dog that is not in the habit of wearing clothes and has never been tight, it feels very tight, difficult to move and stressed.
Thermoregulation problems when wearing clothes
Dogs control their body temperature with their skin and hair. Of course, it is impossible to wear clothes, and in hot weather, the hair comes off, and the skin and hair covering it adjust the body temperature by raising or lowering it.
However, once the clothes are worn, it becomes difficult to control the body temperature.
Wearing clothes can easily lead to situations like heat buildup. For this reason, dogs refuse to wear clothes and do not like them.
The Chihuahuas have a strong personality with no need for adornments
A Chihuahua can be a small dog, but it is recognized for having a great personality, a Chihuahua is not different from any other large dog, it is considered an equal if feeling inferior.
The Chihuahua is not a fearful dog, but rather a small one that likes to be on the move and wants to be everywhere.
In general, Chihuahuas are easy to care for, but it is important to train them like large dogs. Consistency is very important, otherwise the dogs would have discovered very quickly where they could assert themselves with the owner and make their own rules.
Not everything is bad, wearing clothes in Chihuahua also has its advantages
It’s not all bad, you can also see advantages of a Chihuahua wearing clothes, such as it’s much easier to deal with the dog’s hair loss.
During the hair change period twice a year, every time the dog moves, the hair falls off and the hair becomes lumpy.
That’s why it takes time to clean your dog’s hair many times a day.
However, by putting clothes on your dog, it is possible to prevent hair loss considerably.
This is a great benefit from the cleaning side.
Also if you are outdoors, wearing clothes on a Chihuahua dog can prevent insect bites.
The use of functional clothing for a Chihuahua
Functional dog clothing is heat insulating and can also look stylish. They often contain high quality fleece, softshell or even hybrid coats.
Raincoats are often made from the same outer fabric as our two-legged suits.
They are available in all price ranges, although I would like to point out that the expensive doesn’t have to come first, but it can. I do not recommend cheap coats, which often have little or no insulating or protective effect, and recommend that you seek advice from a well-stocked specialist store or from the dog school you trust.
Or talk to other dog owners about their experiences with their coats.
If your Chihuahua dog’s poppy is not completely covered, it is not as bad as it is with the torso, because this is where the vital organs are, this is where the wind and the cold from the ground rise and cool down.
Many dogs have little hair on their stomachs and therefore have no protection and this is exactly where a coat should help. Therefore, high quality coats are also adapted to the size of the dog’s waist. If you drool here, the fabric can quickly absorb moisture and get even cooler, so it does not help if the dog’s bottom is covered.
In addition, the coat should not rub on any part of the dog’s body, the cuffs are usually too tight and quickly leave chafed skin or pressure in the sensitive neck region – this should be taken into account when buying.