chihuahua

DOG BREED DESCRIPTION:

Chihuahua

There are several theories surrounding the origin of the Chihuahua. Some believe it’s ancestors lived in Egypt, while others say it was domesticated in Mexico. The breed is reported to have been discovered late in the 19th century by American tourists in Mexico, who took some of these dogs back to the US with them and developed the breed there. They were named after the Mexican state where they were found.

One of the world’s smallest dogs, Chihuahuas are packed with big, feisty personalities. While spirited, Chihuahuas can also be gentle with well-trained children. Characterized by their dainty size (and often referred to as “purse dogs” because of it), Chihuahuas have large, luminous eyes and fox-like ears. They come in a variety of colours and can be short or long-haired.

Chihuahuas are great for apartment living but need to be bundled up with care in colder temperatures. Chihuahuas are not accessories and need to be well trained and socialized, just like all dog breeds. They are smart and can learn lots of tricks and we even know some that do agility.

 

BREED TRAITS:

Sizes: miniature, small
Personality: alert, determined, lively, quick
Kid Friendly (1-5): 1
Activity Level (1-5): 4
Trainability (1-5): 4

Hair lengths: short, long
Shedding (1-5): 1
Jobs: city living, family pet, watch dog

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