Chihuahua Facts

Chihuahua Facts

Doggie's Traits

Although here you will find not everything there is to know about the Chihuahua, still you will get an impression what life of a Chi is like.


Here are some Chihuahua facts:

  • The Chihuahua originates from Mexico. In ancient times the Indians kept these dogs for various reasons, including to sacrifice them and to eat them. They were easy to keep and take along, for they were sturdy enough to resist the roughest weather circumstances.
  • Originally the Chihuahua was a short-haired breed, but there are also long-haired Chihuahuas now, both kinds in various colors.
  • It is the smallest breed on earth, the height is about 20 cm (8") and the weight varies from one to three kilograms. In spite of their size, they are very alert and lively; therefore, they are good watch dogs.
  • They possess intelligence and courage to a large extent and even dare to attack large dogs. They grow very attached to their family and can hardly bear strangers.
  • A little warning: if you want to buy a dog that is docile and obedient, than don't always expect your Chihuahua to be this. Sometimes you don't own the Chi, but the Chi owns you; some are as self-willed as a cat (at least Chico is).
  • If you are able to live and let live and you want a tiny dog, then a Chihuahua would make a great dog. You can be certain that he will love you and that you will adore him.
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