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Favourite Dog Breeds in Toronto Pets Stores

CHIHUAHUA

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In recent years celebrities such as Paris Hilton – who carried their tiny loved ones almost like an accessory – made the Chihuahua breed famous. The now infamous commercial where a tiny Chihuahua says, “Yo quiero Taco Bell,” which translates from Spanish to “I want Taco Bell” seemed to catapult this little darling to stardom in Toronto.

So what is so special about this cutesy breed?

It is the smallest breed of dog and it was named after a state of Chihuahua in Mexico. It’s no wonder it is fluent in Spanish.

The tiny pup breeds come in a variety of colours (solid, marked or splashed) and are split into two major varieties of the Smooth Coat (shorthaired) and the Long Coat (longhaired).  You can expect the longhaired breed to shed less, contrary to popular belief.

This breed tends to be fiercely loyal to one particular person and in some cases may become overprotective of the owner.  The pet breed can be found in many pet stores in Toronto.

The dog breed tends to have ‘clannish’ nature often preferring the company of other Chihuahuas. They are said to be unsuitable for homes with children, especially those who are not patient or calm. Of course, the right socialization and training can fix those issues.

The Chihuahua Pup Often Imitates The Temperament Of Its Owner.

When it comes to hanging out, they love clothing hampers, soft blankets, and burying themselves in pillows. Getting under the covers into a deep dark safe place is something this breed enjoys, as well as spending time soaking up sunrays.

YORKIE

Yorkie Terrier

Yorkie or the Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed developed in the 19th century in Yorkshire England in order to serve as the rat hunter. The dogs are very small with the breed’s maximum of seven pounds, although some may grow up to 15 pounds in rare cases.

This breed of dogs tends to have a long and luxurious coat that is parted down the middle and sometimes adorned with bows and ribbons. This dog breed is considered to be hypoallergenic in comparison to most breeds because these cuties don’t tend to shed, only losing small amounts when bathed or brushed. Generally, it takes three years for a puppy to reach its final coat colouring. These breeds can be found in pet stores in Toronto fairly often.

The little devils tend to have a ‘very uptight’ personality and are sometimes viewed as ‘stuck-up.’ They are very protective of their owner and like to be active and curious. Yorkies also like a lot of attention.

They make ideal companions for older families, where there aren’t any young children. The breed is easy to train because they can be very independent.

Yorkies enjoy long walks, a lot of mental and physical stimulation, and even like indoor games. The breed needs daily interaction with people and they thrive when given oodles of attention and love.  They are also very intelligent and tend to bark often due to their watchful nature.

SHIH TZU

Shih Tzu Puppy

The Shih Tzu is another small or toy dog breed weighing up to 20 pounds. These adorable pups are suspected to have originated in Tibet and first bred in China.

This breed has small, almost beady eyes and soft, long coat. Their ears and tail are long and furry with its fur usually sweeping the floor. Most often you will see these breeds with white coats streaked with grey, however, the coat may be of any colour.

This ‘arrogant’ breed requires daily brushing to keep its fur nice and smooth. It also requires regular maintenance and needs to be kept longer if you plan to show the dog.

The Shih Tzu breed is usually very loyal, affectionate, and outgoing. Because this pup is prone to stubbornness, it should be trained from a very young age.

The dog breed interacts well with others, dog or human, and tends to be generous with its affection.

The Shih Tzu is described as part lion, part rabbit, and a dash of kitty cat. Its name actually comes from Chinese language and means ‘lion.’ In modern Chinese the breed is known as the ‘Xi Shi dog,’ named after Xi Shi who was regarded as one of the most beautiful women in ancient China. According to one myth fish staring up at her from their pond became often became mesmerized.

MINI POODLE

Mini Poodle

Contrary to popular belief mini poodles are not ‘sissies.’ They are actually very athletic and excel in obstacle course competitions. This breed usually has long legs and is very elegant.

They are also one of the smartest and most trainable pups out there. Mini poodles pay attention, learn quickly, and respond well. They absolutely need mental stimulation in order to feel content. Playing games with your loved one and providing it with a lot of toys is important. This is not the sort of breed that can be left on its own, ignored, or pushed to the background.

Poodles are good watchdogs and tend to bark often. They are friendly enough with humans, but can be reserved. When it comes to other pets, the Mini Poodle will accept them for the most part.

These curly companions become unhappy if they are left alone for too long and may bark or chew destructively in that case.

Mini Poodles are dependent dogs and like to follow a routine, so they are not the best travel companions. Many pet stores in Toronto will have the adorable breed.

They are very sweet and sensitive so they won’t like seeing a lot of roughness, conflict or emotional over-activity. They prefer to live in peace and harmony. And cannot live outside of the home. They have to be an integral part of the family.

Some Poodles may seem neurotic, but the strength of that trait will largely depend on socialization and training.

The Poodle can be described as having oval-shaped eyes, a straight muzzle, and ears that hang close to the head. Both front and back legs are in proportion to the size of the dog and the tail is carried up high. The Mini Poodle has little oval shaped feet and small arched toes. They are known for their curled or corded coat that can come in various colours.

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