The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and was named after the
state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas are graceful, alert, swift-moving little
dog with a saucy expression. Two distinct breed types, one with a long coat of soft texture,
the other with a short coat. Identical otherwise, both can be whelped
in the same litter. Adored for their small size, the Chihuahua is a bright eyed,
dainty dog who is perfect for apartment living.
Most breeders recommend adopting a Chihuahua puppy between the ages of
4 - 12 months as they will be more mature and agile and not so apt for injury.
6 - 9 inches
Weight: 2 - 6 lbs.
Any colour or
Coat: Long: Long, soft to touch, slight waviness is permissible. Short: Short, dense, soft to touch.
Chihuahuas are bold, playful
With Children: Yes, If children are gentle.
With Pets: Yes, lives happily with others.
Special Skills: Family pet.
Guard-dog: Very Low
Care and Training: Short haired Chihuahua should be brushed gently or wiped with a damp cloth.
The long haired Chihuahua should be brushed daily with a soft bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary.
Check ears regularly and keep nails trimmed. Should be socialized early.
exercise is required for both variety of Chihuahuas.
Learning Rate: High
Living Environment: Must live indoors, but enjoys outdoor activity
Health Issues: Eye problems, collapsing trachea and dislocating kneecaps.
Well into teen
Litter Size: 1 - 4
Country of Origin:
History: Discovered in Mexico about 100 years ago.
The true origins of their ancestors is still a mystery.
It is said they were bred from the small dogs know among the Toltecs of Mexico in the ninth century.
Others believed the Chihuahua was the sacred dog of the Aztecs and thirdly there
is a possibility they may have existed in Egypt some 3,000 years ago.
Billy Abbott & Jackie Ramsey
158 Ballynure Road,
02893341013 OR 07973111612