The smallest breed of dog in the world. Widely believed to have orignated in Mexico, but some evidence suggests a Mediterranean birthplace.
Appearance of short-haired Chihuahua Puppies/ Dogs.
Large, round eyes
Distinctive apple-shaped head
Fawn coat with lighter underparts
Appearance of long-haired Chihuahua Puppies/ Dogs
Large, triangular bat-like ears
Medium-length tail carried high over back
Smooth, glossy red topcoat
Small dainty feet
Life Span Over 12 years
Height range 6-9 in (15-23cm)
Weight range 4-6lb (2-3Kg)
Colors any color
Character devoted, clannish, keenly intelligent. Spendid miniature guard.
Exercise don't be misled into thinking that Chihuahuas are just for carrying. They can be, but you would be surprised how much they enjoy a good walk.
Grooming brush with a soft brush and rub down with velvet pad or chamois leather to make the coat gleam. Don't neglect tears stains around eyes.
Feeding 1/3-1/2 can (400g size) of a branded meat product, with kibbles added in equal parts by volume.
Temperament tendencies A big dog in a small body. Agile, courageous and quite fiery. Intelligent companions who thrive on love. sometimes shy and suspicious of strangers. Quite enthusiastic mousers. Good with cats and other pets.