Chihuahua dog (Chihuahueño) Characteristics
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Chihuahua is one of the smallest and most popular dogs in the world with a weight of 0.5-3 kg. Despite the size, the dogs of this breed have a brave and warlike temperament towards strangers and a gentle and kind personality towards the owner. Chihuahua is a cheerful, lively and active dog with strong health and high intelligence.
Chihuahua is one of the oldest breeds in the world and the history of its appearance is more than 3 thousand years. It is believed that the ancestor of Chihuahua was an ancient Techichi dog which lived with nation Toltecs who inhabited the territory of "medieval" Mesoamerica from the 9th century AD.
According to FCI standard, Chihuahua should have a small body, big head and open ears.
Ideally, the height of Chihuahua is 15 and 23 cm (6 and 9 in) however some dogs grow as tall as 30 to 38 cm (12 to 15 in).
The weight of Chihuahua is 1.5 and 3.0 kg (3.3 and 6.6 lbs.)
Lifespan Chihuahua is 15-20 years as the breed have a good health. They rarely get sick when they have an active lifestyle, proper care and a healthy diet.
It is a very unpretentious breed. He eats little, likes a long walks and has strong health. The only peculiarity of this breed is that Chihuahua does not tolerate cold, so you should put warm clothes on your pets in cold weather.
On picture Chihuahua is asleep. Do not allow children to disturb the dog during rest. Chihuahua Puppy needs enough time for sleep and rest that he grew active and healthy.
It is not outdoor dog and he must live only inside home. He is very sensitive to the cold and needs owner love and attention.
It is necessary to make your home dog-friendly towards Chihuahua Puppies. For example you must remove all small things, toys and electric cables from the floor. Indoor plants are placed high and cleaning products are kept in the cupboard.
One of the most important features of the breed is that about 80% - 90% of all Chihuahuas are born with anatomical feature that is called a molera or "soft spot". It is an opening in the top of a dog skull where the parietal and frontal bones have not fused together and is at the top-center of the skull, several inches above the nose.
Chihuahua sheds seasonally, spring-autumn. However, if the indoor air is too warm he will sheds during the year. It depends on living conditions he lives.
On picture long-haired Chihuahua. This breed has two varieties of coat: Smooth-haired and Long-haired.
There is a version that the long-haired Chihuahua has a calmer temperament than their short-haired relatives. Shorthair Chihuahua has an active and more lively temperament.
He is not suitable for families with very young children, because they can injure the pet without understanding all responsibility.
On the picture Chihuahua enjoy the sun. He loves bask in the sun, the more sun he can get the happier he seem to be. Unfortunately, he can get a heat stroke if he will be too long there.
Chihuahua shivers. It is a common feature of Chihuahuas. He usually shivers when he is overly excited, frightened, unsure or cold.