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Chihuahua History

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of AKC-recognized dog. The Chihuahua was historically known as a social and political status symbol. The first recorded reference to the “Chihuahua” dates back to 1641 in the diary of Spanish Franciscan missionary Fray Bernardino de Sahagún. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it may be derived from the Nahuatl word xihualli which means “hairy one”. In 1890, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the Chihuahua. The FCI recognizes the Chihauhau as a distinct breed. The FCI also recognizes the long coat, smooth coat and long haired miniature versions of the Chihuahua. The Chihuahua was officially recognized as a member of the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904. The chihuahua is… published: 09 Aug 2017 How To Train Your Puppy To Sleep In The Night – 3 Secrets To Success + BONUS! In this video I show you three very simple tricks you can use right now to help your puppy sleep through the night. These steps are easy to do, they’ll work fast, and will help you and your pup sleep more peacefully. These three steps alone have helped hundreds of my puppy clients. 1. Don’t Feed Your Puppy After 6:00 PM 2. Create A Quiet Space For Your Pup To Relax In 3. Give Your Puppy A Comfy Bed Subscribe to my channel for more videos on raising

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Chihuahua Physical Characteristics

The Chihuahua is a small, toy-sized dog breed that typically stands between 9 and 11 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 2 and 6 pounds. They have a round body and a compact, muscular build. Their short, smooth, glossy coats can be in any solid color or combination of solid colors and patterns. They have a pointed muzzle, small, triangular ears, and almond-shaped eyes. The Chihuahua is a brave, alert, and devoted companion that is as loving as they are feisty.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 6 – 9 inches

Female Height Range: 6 – 9 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 3 – 6 lbs

Female Weight Range: 3 – 6 lbs

Chihuahua Health

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14-16 yrs

Chihuahua Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Pulmonic Stenosis, Hydrocephalus, Tracheal Collapse, Heart Murmur, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Molera

Chihuahua Temperament and Behaviour

The Chihuahua is a small, but brave and fearless dog. They are loyal to their owners, but are wary of strangers. They are happy, playful and full of energy. They are intelligent and quick to learn new things. The Chihuahua is adaptable and can live in small areas, such as apartments, but they do require regular exercise.

Chihuahua Activity Requirements

Chihuahuas are a small, hardy, and compact breed of dog that is easily adaptable to most any living situation. They are sociable, intelligent, and loyal. They make wonderful companions. While Chihuahuas are not high-energy, they do still require daily walks. They do not have the stamina of some other breeds, but they are easily trained and eager to please. A 20- to 30-minute daily walk is generally sufficient. If you are looking for a small, low-maintenance companion, a Chihuahua may be right for you. While they don’t require much exercise and can adapt to almost any situation, they do enjoy spending time with their owners.

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1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Chihuahua is part of the Toy group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Chihuahua is part of the Toy group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Chihuahua is part of the Toy group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Chihuahua is part of the Toy group.

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