The Chihuahua is indubitably the cutest teeny tiny dog and the most popular! But what do you know exactly about this breed?

The Chihuahua's origins

The Chihuahua is from South America and is actually one of the oldest pet dogs in existence. Excavations showed that Chihuahuas existed in South America centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. Legends say that Chihuahuas used to be the favorites companions of Aztec princes.

The Chihuahua's physical traits

The different varieties of Chihuahuas can be of a lot of different colors. Also, we can distinguish long-coat and short-coat (or smooth coat) Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas have a harmonious body, compact and well balanced. Their heads are shaped like an apple, and the ears are large and spaced. Their eyes are very expressive, but also very fragile. Owners must clean their Chihuahua's eyes everyday.

Chihuahuas are very small (up to 20 centimeters and 3 kilos), but they have strong constitution and can live up to 20 years. This life expectancy is not common in small dogs.

The Chihuahua's temperament

The Chihuahua is a very playful and energetic dog! They are also known to be very intelligent. If you treat your Chihuahua like a stuffed animal and spoil him a lot, they will understand and become a spoiled dog!

Chihuahuas are very brave dogs. Most of the time, they doesn't realize that they're small and so do not hesitate to deal with big boys! Also, they bark a lot! Any disruption will make a Chihuahua bark!

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