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•Toy and companion group

•Short and Long Fur

  • •Have a small bark

As the smallest breed of dog they are easy to train and very good with children which is why most families come home with more than on Chihuahua. They are sometimes mistaken with Pomeranians and Mixed-breed dogs, such as the Chihuahua itself mixed with a Pomeranian.

APPEARANCE

The Chihuahua is the smallest and most popular breed of dog (see here: http://www.cuteness.com/popular-breeds/dogs). Their ears are up and longhairs have fluffy ears. They don't shed much hair. They come in all colours, fawn, white, cream, chocolate, tan, black, black and tan, chocolate and tan, blue, blue and tan, sable, merle, gold and red. They grow up to 20cm and weigh up to a mass of 2.7kg. Tiny, huh? They are considered the cutest.

HISTORY

The Chihuahua is originated in Mexico. Its ancestors were the Techichi, another small long hair dog. It originated in the 1850's, when several very small dogs were found in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, from which the breed gets its name.

Chihuahuas remained rare until 1904 when they were recognised by the AKC(American Kennel Club). The Chihuahua's popularity then took off, with over 40,000 Chihuahua dogs registered each year.

There is no more history of Chihuahuas for the next 300 years.

RUMOURS It is believed that Chihuahuas are a mix between the Techichi and the Chinese Crested. {Stub}

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