Chihuahua Fact Sheet
Chihuahua is one of the smallest breeds in existence. It is currently considered the smallest dog in the world recorded in the Guinness World Record. But don't think that it intimidates them. Chihuahuas are arrogant and "stare" at even the biggest dogs.
Its origin is worthy of controversy. The most acceptable hypothesis states that the breed comes from Techichi, a dog produced by the Toltecs, a people who proceeded to the Aztecs in Mexico
Central. In 1850 they were sold to American tourists as dogs with old representations, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which became responsible for the breed name.
The Chihuahua personality varies a lot, depending on the family environment that surrounds him. It can be loving, playful and lunatic. However, it is known for being an intelligent, obstinate, sly, smart and very attentive dog. He likes the company of dogs of the same breed.
Chihuahua is a very small dog and has fast movements. His body is compact, thin and muscular. It has big, straight ears. Its tail is long and turned towards the back. There are two varieties of Chihuahuas, those with long, wavy and short hair. All colors and mixtures are allowed in the breed.
Despite its small size and adapting very well to indoor life, the ideal is to have a garden so that it can move around at will. Also know that if you pamper a Chihuahua too much he can become pampered, fragile, crying and hyper nervous.
The Chihuahua is a long-lived dog that can reach 20 years of age, but that does not mean that it is immune. Cleft palate, secondary glaucoma, shoulder dislocation, hemophilia A and various heart problems are some of the diseases that can affect these small canines.