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Hello im amanda i just had a question maybe you could help ,i just bought a puppy today ,they told me he was a chihuahua but i think he could be mixed? He looks like he is mixed with a miniatur pincher because of his coat  im not sure .his ears are floppy and im just trying to figure it out he is 7 weeks old.

Hi Amanda,

He does look chihuahua but we've seen them mixed with so many other dogs. One of the people in a rescue group we are forming specializes in rescuing chihuahua's. So we've sees some mixed with a lot of dogs because they are so popular.

I wouldn't let just the coat make that determination as a quick google search on black chihuahua pups reveals this,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46340616,d.cGE&biw=1600&bih=893&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=RvSQUZKqGMH9igK92YGQAg.

If you really wanted to find out everything that he may be mixed with, there is a DNA test kit you can get at local natural food stores or order online. You take a sample and send it in and they produce a specialized report on any breed he may be mixed with.

My expertise on this forum is in dog nutrition. Should you want an expert opinion on his diet, just respond back and I'll be happy to help.

Just remember, the basis of a long healthy life is in the diet. Do NOT feed commercial brands of dog foods such as Purina, Science Diet, Iamms, Beneful, etc. Feed premium foods and make sure they are puppy foods.

Since this is a small dog, you can feed mostly canned foods as this is far better for him than dry. We don't feed dry to our dogs any more. Dogs need a high moisture diet, this is very important.

Secondly, the number one thing you can do for any dog is supplementing with enzymes and probiotics.

The lack of these in their diets are the reason so many dogs develop degenerative type diseases. Please research it. You can just get a powder supplement and sprinkle on each meal. This is VERY important that most people just don't know about.

Animal essentials makes a good one that contains both enzymes and probiotics in one. Look them up.

Of course the best diet in the world for him or any dog is their natural diet of raw foods. This gives them the "live" nutrients and high moisture for long healthy lives. There are commercially made raw foods for dogs that making feeding this style very easy to do.

You would do very well to research that as well. It will make a difference in his good health and longevity.

We feed exclusively raw foods to our dogs and we still add more enzymes and probiotics as they are that important.

If I can help you with any diet questions, please let me know.



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