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The Chihuahua comes from Mexico and keeps the name of the state where it was first discovered. They are renowned for their size, their long straight ears and short fur. Although we know this dog as the Chihuahua in most parts of the world, the official name for this dog is the Chihuahueño, and it is considered the smallest breed of dog in the world.
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.
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Compatibility with Children and Animals
In simple terms, Chihuahuas and small children just do not get on. These dogs are a little like children and cannot tolerate sharing their space with children in general, especially if there is a close tie between the dog and their owner, whereby the dog is likely to get jealous. With this in mind, they could react in an undesirable way.
The Chihuahua can get on well with other pets if they are brought up with them from small, and if the other dog is not very big (a large dog can easily hurt a Chihuahua when playing). Chihuahuas are not usually aware of how small they are and are known to confront much larger breeds.
They do not get on with Terriers in general as they both have similar temperaments.
Keep in mind
If you acquire a Chihuahua do not forget the following:
- Make sure your Chihuahua has a satisfactory social life.
- Be careful with its head. It is very soft and can be seriously injured.
- Do not get one if you have small children at home.
- Do not get one if you already have Terriers or large dogs at home.
- Do not overfeed it or accustom it to eating gourmet food.
- Do not let it get on to high places. Dislocation of the knee is very common in this breed.
The Chihuahua at Home
As this is a small dog, the Chihuahua is appropriate for all kind of homes and environments. They are especially recommended for cities and can happily live in small flats.
However, some outdoor exercise is always recommended.