- Full Name
- Alternate Names
- Arizona dog, Texas dog
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- Life Span
- 14 - 16 years
- 4 - 6 pounds
The Chihuahua dog is the smallest dog breed and a pure proof that size doesn't matter, when it comes to confidence and personality. The chihuahua's size does not stop them for being loud, confident and territorial. They quickly become attached to their family, and even jealous! What else can you expect from this small dog which is intelligent, fast at adapting, and so confident to to it off.
These dogs are the national symbol of Mexico and are one of the oldest North American dog breeds. They are known for their round head, erect ears and shining eyes. They are actually good guard dogs because they have a penetrating bark that they often use. Therefore, they are oftentimes preferred by older owners, as their quick bark can immediately bring attention to anyone at the front door or in the yard.
Chihuahuas do not do very well in cold weather, and oftentimes need a sweater if it gets too cold. However, they are great in hot weather, and are one of the longest lived dog breeds.
- Bred For
- Helpinh herd animals such as goats and sheep
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Chihuahua good with children?
Is the Chihuahua friendly with strangers?
Is the Chihuahua friendly with other dogs?
Does the Chihuahua like to cuddle?
Does the Chihuahua like to play?
Does the Chihuahua make a good service dog?
Is the Chihuahua good for first-time owners?
How well can the Chihuahua be trained?
Does the Chihuahua shed a lot?
Is the Chihuahua easy to groom?
Does the Chihuahua need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Chihuahua?
How much does the Chihuahua bark? Does the Chihuahua bark too much?
Is the Chihuahua a good guard dog?
Is the Chihuahua good at staying alone? Is the Chihuahua independent?
Is the Chihuahua a good apartment dog?
How big is the Chihuahua?
How much does the Chihuahua tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Chihuahua?
How much does the Chihuahua tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Chihuahua?
Does the Chihuahua try to run away?
Is the Chihuahua a healthy dog? The health of a Chihuahua should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Chihuahua?
How much does the Chihuahua drool?
Does the Chihuahua have a large prey drive? Does the Chihuahua like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Chihuahua atheltic?
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