Personality and Temperament
This dog is vivacious, impulsive and is usually devoted to its owner. This watchdog barks a lot and will not hesitate in confronting other dogs larger than itself.
Many Chihuahuas give all of their attention to just one person, becoming very jealous if other people or animals get close to their owner. However, this behaviour can be controlled if given time to socialize with other people and animals correctly. Due to their size, they are also sensitive to the cold.
Like any species, the Chihuauha’s life expectancy varies notably depending on its lifestyle, diet and physical state. Some of these factors can be controlled by the owner, but others cannot.
Although there is no exact way of assuring the longevity of these animals, the average Chihuahua lives from 15 to 20 years if it is looked after correctly.
Average Weight and Size
These dogs are renowned for their small size, long straight ears and short fur. Their height is generally between 15cm and 25cm to the withers but some can reach a height of up to 30-38cm.
They range in colour from black to cream, chocolate, blue or tri-coloured.