At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 2 - 6 lbs.

Height: 6" - 9"

Life Span: 14 - 18 years


Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Toy

Origin: Mexico

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Brought to Mexico by Spanish traders in the 14th century, the breed is thought to have come from the Techichi of the Toltec tribe.

Temperament / Behavior
The Chihuahua tends to be devoted to a single person and is an energetic breed.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Patellar luxation; heart problems

Special Needs
Exercise: The Chihuahua requires short walks.

Grooming: Occasional brushing is necessary for your Chihuahua.


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