Originally Posted by Lizmo
To the bolded part: I thought most Chi's did shiver? I always thought it has something to do with staying warm. I could be wrong though, because I don't know much about Chis.
To the none bolded part: Great post!
It's the reason why I don't usually recommend a Border Collie when people are asking 'what kind of dog is right for me'.
Chihuahuas shiver because they're so mighty
Actually, even well bred and well socialized chis can shake/shiver. My girls do when they're cold... they even sleep underneath the covers in bed, whereas Tucker can't stand to be covered up.
I think it just has to do with them being so small, they loose body heat quickly.
And yeah, I don't recommend most breeds to people when they ask what the "right" breed is for them.