Bragging a rich and long legacy of 100 years, the Chihuahua takes the credit of being one of the oldest breeds in the whole of American subcontinent. Considered as a sacred animal by the Red Indian civilization, it is also the most favored pet of North America. Though commonly considered as a native of Mexico, another theory of origin states that the dog is probably from Egypt. However, it is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.
Chihuahua’s are courageous, bold, lively and saucy. They are the shortest dog breeds ever known to man and have a peculiar petite appearance with an apple shaped head, a short pointed muzzle, attractive dark luminous eyes and a sickle shaped tail. The prominently large erect ears are its trademark. Chihuahua’s dainty structure makes it fit for apartment life.
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It takes a gentle and positive approach to train these dogs. However, due to their excessive aggressiveness, they are not fit to be companions for kids. In spite of their aggressiveness, they are highly affectionate and at times, even obsessive about their owner and demand a strong personal relationship with them.
With an average life span of 15 to 17 years, the Chihuahua breed grows up to an average height of 6-9 inches and weighs 2-6 pounds. It is prone to glaucoma and corneal dryness. To keep them in good health, it is ideal to take them for long walks.
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