Size - Small
Height - Not more than 5 inches
Weight - 1.8 - 4.5 Kg
Life Span - 10 - 16 Years
Breed Group - Toy
Origin - Mexico
Colors - gold, Fawn, Cream, Black, Chocolate, White
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Graceful and compact Chihuahuas are one of the cutest creatures on earth. The smallest breed in the dog world makes perfect lap dogs. they have the largest brain in dog kingdom relative to their size. They love to be carried and pampered. They are one person's dog and bond really well with their owners. It is believed that Mexican royalties used Chihuahua as hot water bottles to give warmth to their bodies in past. Some scientists believe that the fennec fox is Chihuahua's original ancestor. They are also known for their radar like dish ears which help them to get off excessive body heat and detect prey with sensitivity. 


The Chihuahua's origin remains uncertain. The Chihuahua's name comes from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico but recent research indicates that the breed is not of Mexico origin but brought to Mexico from Asia. They are also believed to bring good luck to owners. The Chihuahua was first bred in the United States in the 19th century. The breed attained far more popularity in the United States as compared to Mexico. They are Bred to be companion dogs but in spite of their small size, they are clever and reliable performers at obedience shows.

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Courageous, extremely lively, proud, affectionate and intelligent are some of the best words to describe Chihuahua. Independent and proud they are very much attached to their owners, even possessive. They are very good with small children and are sometimes aggressive towards strangers. if given early training they can become a wonderful companion and watchdogs.

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Compared to other dogs they are one of the healthiest breeds. Being low shedding dogs they are easy to groom. They are not good in cold weather but do well in a warm climate. Their eyes need regular cleaning and their teeth should be checked regularly for tartar build up. Owners tend to love them too much and end up making them obese. So being an apartment dog daily walks are required.