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Carlos

Chihuahua

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: N/A

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

1/5

Family oriented

3/5

Child safety

1/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

0/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

0/5

Carlos; My Grandpa's Best Friend

By

United States

Posted March 27, 2014

My grandparents brought Carlos home when I was still in elementary school. He was the stereotypical chihuahua who tries to act tough, but is really scared to death of everything. If you let him warm up to you, he was sweet and would let you pet him. Otherwise, he would yap at you and bite your ankles. He was tiny and wasn't very intimidating, but his bites were painful. He wasn't playing around. For a school project, I filmed a video of myself training Carlos with simple things like "shake" and "roll over", giving him a treat at the end. We had mild success. He and my grandpa grew very close over the years, and he would always wait at the door for him to come home. When my grandpa passed away, Carlos clearly missed him very much. He would still wait at the door and look at us sadly and expectantly. Not very long after my grandpa passed, Carlos passed as well. He was getting old and we all felt sure that he was a little bit heartbroken to be apart from my grandpa, too.

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