The Chihuahua is a very small dog with a enormous character. A national emblem of Mexico, those attentive and amusing"handbag dogs" are one of the oldest breeds of the Americas, with a lineage going back to the early times.
Chihuahuas (pronounced or ) are the smallest dogs in the world. Chihuahua is a state in Mexico, Chihuahua is also Chihuhuahua in dog breed and Chis for short. Chihuahuas are named after the city Chihuahua, Mexico because they were found there. They can be found in many colors like: white, fawn, black or brindle with various markings such as points and/or masks on their faces; tri-colors of chocolate, tan & white or cream; parti colored; smooth coated reds and blacks etc.
Chihuahuas are very small but these little dogs have big hearts and are fiercely loyal to their owners. Chihuahuas are very affectionate and love to play with children. Chis can get along very well with dogs since they like attention from anybody. Chihuahuas are not yappy dogs because they only bark when someone approaches the house or for other reasons.
Chis have a great sense of direction, allowing them to travel large distances without getting lost. Chihuahuas love people and thrive on human companionship Chis will bond closely with their master but not to a point where they start becoming overly protective, aggressive or jealous toward strangers. Chihuahua puppies require an experienced owner who understands what special needs they have in regards to grooming; training and health care (i.e., regular tooth brushing and vet checkups). Chihuahuas are classed as one of the most intelligent dog breeds, Chihuahua puppies need time to mature around 8 months old before they can start serious obedience training. Chis generally have a life span of 15 to 20 years (smaller Chihuahuas tend to live shorter lives than larger Chis). Chihuahuas will typically not reach more than 6 – 7 pounds. It is believed that the smallest Chihuahua on record weighed 2 lbs.
Chis come in many colors: brindle, chocolate & tan, black & tan or tri-color with points and/or masks on their faces; smooth coated reds and blacks etc... Chis have erect ears and a fine, glossy coat. Chihuahuas are very tiny but have big personalities Chis can be very protective of their owners Chihuahuas love to play with children Chis love people Chihuahua puppies require experienced owners Chis need time to mature around 8 months old before they can start serious obedience training Chis generally have a life span of 15-20 years Chihuahuas will typically not reach more than 6-7 lbs It is believed that the smallest Chihuahua on record weighed 2 lbs
Chihuahuas are part of the toy group. Chihuhuahua is a little dog breed from Mexico, it has an alert expression and lively personality; it may seem quite comical Chihuahuas are loyal Chis love to play Chihuahua's should have an owner who will spend plenty of time with their Chis Chis may not be good for families since Chihuahuas do bark a lot Chihuhuahuas like attention from anybody Chihuhuahuas are very affectionate and love to play with children Chihuahuas get along well with dogs since they like attention from anybody; They generally get along well with other pets Chis can travel large distances without getting lost Chihuahua puppies require experienced owners who understand what special needs they have in regards to grooming, training and health care (i.e., regular tooth brushing and vet checkups).
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