Chihuahua is the smallest
dog in the world and is named
after the state of Chihuahua
in Mexico, where it was
discovered in 1850. Some academics believe the Chihuahua to be
descended from Chinese hairless
dogs—who may have crossed over from Asia to Alaska on a land bridge
before continental separation created the
Bering Strait—and bred with the
ancient Toltec and
dog, creating the modern-day Chihuahua.
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The American Kennel Club registered
its first Chihuahua in 1905. Chihuahuas are very intelligent.
strong-willed, intensely loyal and become very attached to
their owners, even to the point of jealousy.
Puppies are so small they can fit in your hand easily. Most
breeders recommend adopting a Chihuahua puppy between the ages
of 4 - 12 months as they will be more mature and agile and not
so apt for injury.
Weight : Chihuahuas
range from two to six pounds.
Height : 6 - 9
Color : Any color
include fawn, sand, chestnut, silver and steel blue, but any
color is accepted, including black & tan and parti-color.
The Chihuahua coat comes in two varieties,
The Smooth and Long coat. Short haired Chihuahua should be brushed gently or wiped with
a damp cloth. The long haired Chihuahua should be brushed
daily with a soft bristle brush.
The Chihuahua is an excellent companion and a highly devoted
breed. The Chihuahua is by nature
gentle, loving, and sweet-tempered. Reserved when
it comes to strangers, the Chihuahua makes a good watch dog.
The Chihuahua is known as a stay-at-home dog and gets along
well with other household pets.
They are wary of strangers and make
Health : The Chihuahua is susceptible to
patella luxation and eye problems and heart
disease. The Chihuahua does not tolerate cold climates and
must be protected when taken outside.
Life Expectancy :
The expected life span of the Chihuahua is between 15-18 or
Living Environment :
Chihuahuas are adequate for apartment living, though they tend
to be noisy. Chihuahuas need little exercise to remain happy
and a couple of trips outside each day will provide ample
exercise for this playful breed. However, they greatly enjoy going with their owners and
benefit from daily walks.
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