The Chihuahua Dog Breed

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The  Chihuahua is a big dog in a little body. This dog breed is bold and spirited, lively, playful and devoted to their owners. He is friendly to others, although naturally wary of boisterous children or dogs much larger than he is. The Chihuahua was originally bred to be a companion.

Chihuahua Characteristics:-
  • Alert, spirited, bold, friendly, affectionate.
  • Size:  15-23cm (6-8in)
  • Weight:  1-3kg (2-6lb)
  • Coat:  Long haired - medium length, soft texture. Smooth Coated - smooth, soft texture.
  • Lifespan:  14-18 years
The Chihuahua is playful and likes human company. His exercise requirements are low however, he is enthusiastic about exercise.

Attitude to:-

  • Owners:  Affectionate and devoted. The perfect owner should be gentle and affectionate who will play with and take care of this tiny dog.
  • Children:  Puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children.
  • Other pets:  Good
  • Strangers:  Friendly
  • Unfamiliar dogs:  Friendly

Chihuahua Health Concerns:-

  • Patellar luxation (the kneecap on the hind leg pops out of position, an inherited condition. All breeding stock should be checked for this).
  • Leg-Calve-Perthes (an inherited disorder of the hip joint).
  • Eye defect
  • Heart conditions
  • hypoglycaemia
  • Tracheal collapse
If you are considering a Chihuahua puppy for sale, make sure to contact a reputable Chihuahua breeder to ensure that the puppies are in excellent condition. You may also consider a Chihuahua rescue dog.

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