Chihuahua

A very individualistic breed, the Chihuahua is deeply devoted and fiercely loyal.
Chihuahua Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

6-9 Inches

WEIGHT

6 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-20 years

Chihuahua Information

The Chihuahua is the smallest of all breeds and has the distinction of being the oldest breed in America. They were named after the Chihuahua region in Mexico.

The Chihuahua is a very individualistic breed. Deeply devoted and fiercely loyal, the Chihuahua is by nature gentle, loving, and sweet-tempered.

Chihuahuas are excellent companions in the right circumstances and make an excellent apartment or condominium dweller.

Chihuahua Grooming

The Chihuahua coat comes in two varieties: The Smooth and Long coat.

The Smooth coat variety requires an occasional brushing.

The Long coat has a soft, longer coat that can be slightly curly or flat. This variety does have an under-coat. The coat may be solid in color, marked with splashes of color or tri-color.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Any

HAIR LENGTH

Medium

Breed Care

GROOMING

More than once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 30 minutes per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Mitral Valve Disease, Corneal Dystrophy, Legg-Perthes Disease, Portosystemic Shunts, Patellar Luxation, Cryptorchidism

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