21 things you need to know about THE CHIHUAHUA

Chihuahuas are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world!

The Chihuahua is a dog with a personality that is far bigger than his small size. Thare are super alert and amusing with a big-dog attitude. A national symbol of Mexico, they are one of the oldest breeds of the Americas, with a lineage going back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbian times. They love a lap as much as they love ruling a household. Their small size makes they great for city living although they do not like cold weather but we see that as an opportunity to buy her some cute clothing.

Fun Facts about Chihuahuas

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The Great Dane towers over his small Chihuahua friend in size but not in personality  

Chihuahuas Stay Small

If you want a dog that stays puppy-size forever than a Chihuaha may be for you. These cuties should not get above 10 lbs and can often be found curled in a donut position on your lap or burrowed under the cover.

Chihuahuas Have Long Lifespans

The Chihuahua dog has a life expectancy of between 14-16 years making them one of longest living breeds.

Chihuahuas are Loyal and Loving

Chi’s love their people. They want to be with you all the time, everywhere. They are happiest curled in your lap or on your pillow next to you. Their small size makes them very portable.

Chihuahuas Have Fun, Playful Personalities

Chihuahuas have much bigger personalities than their size. They are quirky, funny and extremely aware of everything going on around them. Watch out or they will rule the roost!

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Basic traits of the Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are Smart & Easy to Train

Chihuahuas are intelligent and quick learners and eager to please. They also tend to respond to positive reinforcement (aka food) so have plenty of treats on hand nad your Chi should be relatively easy to train.

Chihuahuas are Great Guard Dogs

Chihuahaus are extremely alert and intelligent while also tending to mistrust strangers. These attributes make them great guard dogs. They are small but mighty.

Chihuahuas are Affordable to Feed

Depending on their size the Chihuahua dog needs between 4-10 oz of food a day.

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LEFT: Long Coat Chihuahua, RIGHT: Short Coat Chihuahua

Do Chihuahuas all look the same?

The AKC recognizes 2 types of Chihuahuas – Short Coat and Long Coat. To the undiscerning eye, all Chi’s may look the same when in fact there are 7 noticeably different subsets to the above 2 varieties.

What are the different coats of The Chihuahua?



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