At maturity the Chihuahua may be just 5 inches tall and the standard requires that they’re under six pounds. There have been adult Chihuahuas that weigh only about 1 and half pounds. There are two varieties, the long coat and the smooth coat and except for the difference in the length of the jacket they’re the exact same breed and there’s absolutely not any distinction between the two in their regular. A smooth coat has precisely that, a sleek and glossy close fitting coat with a well furred tail. The long coat has fringes of longer hair around the neck and ears and feathering on the legs, tail and the breech or”pants” on the back legs. The Chihuahua should have a”domed head”, curved skull and massive eyes, very expressive.
The Chihuahua is thought to be of Mexican origin and might have been filmed by the Aztec Indians. They’re named after a Mexican state and gained fame in Mexico.
With a dog this little health can be a significant concern. First of all, though they get along well with most other dogs, they think they’re larger than they really are. If they’re housed with bigger dogs and jealousy happens, the small dog won’t stand a chance so far as protecting itself. Care has to be taken that they aren’t put in conditions where they can’t fend for themselves. Small children will need to be watched, the Chihuahua has delicate bones and especially when they’re puppies these bones can be broken easily. Additionally the Chihuahua has a soft spot in the skull at the middle of the head. If the dog is injured in this tender place it may of course cause grave problems that could lead to its death.
The Chihuahua is a lively and smart dog with excellent affection for its owner. It gets really scrupulous and will usually not allow its master from its sight. They’re a dog that fits nicely into a pocket tote and frequently can go with the owner where the owner goes. Just like a cat, it can be readily trained to a litter box in the home that makes it a lot easier to deal with when traveling. It’s a bossy little strain, not having any idea it isn’t a big dog. One of the issues is that many owners don’t deal with this dog as they would a bigger breed and often it’s not trained to act but instead is coddled and transported around and never learns proper manners when greeting strangers. A well trained Chihuahua is a beautiful dog and a loving companion.