Country of Origin:
The history of the Chihuahua is
vague. It is known that both the Toltec and Aztec cultures kept dogs, including
a small breed called the Techichi, but it is uncertain whether these dogs were
the ancestors of the Chihuahua.
Some fanciers believe it is a
descendant of dogs introduced by Chinese or Spanish explorers. It was first seen
by North Americans in the mid-nineteenth century and brought to the U.S. shortly
The Chihuahua is a very small dog
that is slightly longer than it is tall. The skull is large and rounded,
sometimes described as an apple head. The muzzle is short and slightly pointed
and the eyes are large and full. The ears are large and erect with the tips
pointing slightly outward. The tail is natural and moderately long, carried
erect, horizontally, or in a loop over the back. There are two coat types:
longhaired and smooth. The longhaired type is soft, flat or slightly curly,
usually with an undercoat. A large ruff on the neck and feathering on the tail,
feet and legs is highly desirable. The smooth variety has soft, glossy, straight
hair. Any color is permitted; the coat can be solid, marked or splashed. Common
colors are red, sable, fawn, black and tan, tricolor and brindle.
6 to 9 inches
2 to 6 pounds
The Chihuahua is an alert, sensitive
dog. It tends to dislike dogs of other breeds and requires socialization to be
comfortable with strangers and children.
The Chihuahua makes an excellent
apartment dog and companion for an elderly or sedentary adult.
Socialization, supervision with
children and other animals.
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