Heinz is a one year old, mixed chihuahua breed. He is the epitome of a cuddle bug. The second we met me he was stuck to my leg puppy eyeing me to pick him up and give him a bear hug. He is the definition of unconditional love and affection. It hasn’t even been 24 hours yet since I picked him up and we are attached by the hips. He follows me around everywhere but always patiently waits for me to finish whatever I’m doing..unless you’re sitting down of course because he’ll be on you before you know it and cuddling on your lap getting ready for a snooze. He can be a little too clingy at times so encouraging him to enjoy more alone time will be important. I can say without hesitation that he is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve met. Also, can we talk about how ADORABLE his floppy ears are?!! I could play with them all day-they’re velvety soft. Another plus is that he barely sheds (if that is something that concerns you I’d say you’re good👌🏽)! Most importantly, he is a healthy lil guy! He eats well, sleeps like a baby, loves paw massages and all hoomans. He is great in his crate so far (will give you more updates) and loves to nap in there with his hot water bottle bottle with classical music playing in the background lol.
One thing that he would need help with is his socializing skills with other dogs. He seems a little hesitant of other dogs on walks so I think he would benefit a lot from meeting and socializing with other dogs in a safe setting. As well, he is sometimes bothered by noises above (like foot steps) if we are downstairs so that is something to keep in mind! He also is a little apprehensive of stairs but he’ll get there! Moreover, he is currently working on basic commands and would do best in a home that will provide some structure and consistency. One thing I’m working on right now is the “down” command to stop him from jumping! He hasn’t gotten it yet but it’s a work in progress!