A bear and a lion in a dog suit!
Country of Origin: Mexico
Dog Group: Toy
Origin of Name: These dogs were named Chihuahua from the state where their remains were found. The remains of this breed were found in the state of Chihuahua in 1850 near the old ruins of Casas Grandes.
SheddingA bit Low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very High
Life Span-11 to 12 years
Chihuahua is the world’s smallest breed dog, their antics and compact size can easily pass them as a child’s toy. They are excellent family pets and thrive in human companionship. They are mostly considered to be close to one person and will be possessive about this owner. Their portability and desire to be a lap dog make them a hit with celebrities around the world.
The most unique feature of a Chihuahua is that you will be the proud parent of the world’s smallest breed. Their fragile built and height makes them the best lap dogs of the world. Their size makes the perfect pets for families. It does not have much energy requirements so no need to take them out for everyday walks. This makes them the perfect companions for apartments and condominiums.
Visits to Groomer-Low
Tolerance to heat-Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
Color-Tri-color/White/Black and White
Chihuahua is generally a healthy breed but is prone to a few ailments that are commonly seen in toy breed dogs.
Chihuahuas are a high spirited and intelligent breed that loves to stay with its family. This dog thrives on human companionship. The Chihuahuas though a family dog will not do too well with families who have younger children as they might want to pick them up but are bound to drop them on the floor. This could lead to injuries in your fragile dog.
Training & Intelligence
The Chihuahua contrary to its size is bold and confident, in fact it has terrier like features and an alert nature so they will be the excellent watchdog for the family but do not vouch for him or her to guard you. One of the most important thing you need to remember at all times is that it is integral to start training right from the beginning when he or she is a puppy.
Litter Size-2 to 4 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-Yes
Chihuahuas are not an easy breed when it comes to breeding. They can be a lot of complications involved in their mating. The head of the pups are little too big so most of the times it is difficult to pass through the birth canal. In addition to this remember that the litter size of the breed is small.