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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein


ChihuahuaChihuahuas are discovered by Americans in Mexico around 1850. The true origins of the Chihuahua's ancestors still remain a mystery but several theories seem to indicate that Spanish traders may have brought a small dog from China to Mexico in their explorations. The Chihuahua first came to be known popularly in Mexico City around 1895, and the breed was named after the city it came from which is Chihuahua, Mexico. Chihuahua was registered by the AKC In 1904 and has since gained popularity in the States. Chihuahua popularity even rise after certain Taco Bell commercials, using this tiny canine as the icon of their company.

Chihuahuas are graceful, alert, swift-moving little dogs with a saucy expression. They have round apple-heads, large protruding eyes and a short, stout muzzle. Their bodies are slightly longer than they are tall, and ears are large and flaring. Although their bodies are fairly evenly-muscled, their bones are prone to injury due to their fragility. Due to their small size Chihuahua has become one of the most adorned dogs and also because it is perfect for apartment living. Chihuahua puppies are so small they can fit in your hand easily. The suitable age to adopt a Chihuahua puppy is between the ages of 4 - 12 months as they will be more mature and agile and not so apt for injury.

You will find Chihuahua in any color or mixture. Their coat can be solid, marked, or splashed in any color combination but the most common colors are red, sable, fawn, black and tan, tricolor, and brindle.

There are two distinct breed types, one with a long coat of soft texture, the other with a short coat. The Long coat ones has a long, soft to touch, slight waviness that have a lot of fringe and often have an undercoat. They have a large fringe on the neck and feathering on the tail, feet and legs. Whereas the Short coat ones has short, glossy, dense, and soft to touch coat.

Chihuahuas are bold or shy, playful and very alert. You will find some that love to alert their owners to whatever is going on around them and some tend to bark. Some breeds are afraid when the wind blows, while others will challenge dogs many times the size of themselves. Chihuahuas tend to be quite devoted to one person and they are sometimes reserved with strangers and a favorite among the elderly. They are graceful, humorous, and a good watchdog. Although playful, Chihuahuas are not to be messed around with because they can be aggressive towards other dogs and wary of strangers. On top of that, they are quite fragile and do not tend to realize it when picking a fight.


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