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Chihuahua


Overview

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dogs, and is named after a state in Mexico. They come in a wide variety of head shapes, sizes, colors and even coat lengths. They have a lifespan of 10 to 18 years and weighs between 1.5 and 3kgs. They are devoted, quick, lively ad courageous.

Adult Size

  • Tiny

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • House

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long
  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone
  • Wrong Dog to Leave Alone

Breed Group

  • Toy Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat
  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat
  • Soft Coat

Colors

  • Black
  • Black & Tan
  • Blue & Tan
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate & Tan
  • Cream
  • Fawn
  • Fawn & White
  • Red

Drools

  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Rarely Needs Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 4-9″

Full Grown Weight

  • 01-5lbs
  • 06-10lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Great First Dog!
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather
  • Wrong Dog for Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids

Grooming

  • Doesn’t Require Grooming

Intelligence

  • Genius
  • Smart

Personality

  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate

Playfulness

  • Playful
  • Very Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

  • Congenital Cardiac Database ARCH – ACVIM Registry of Cardiac Health – or – OFA evaluation
  • Eye Examination by ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Patellar Luxation – OFA Evaluation

Social Behavior with Dogs

  • Socializes Sometimes with Other Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • 16 years

Training Tendencies

  • Very Easy to Train

Vocalization Tendencies

  • Barks or Howls Frequently