Chihuahua - the Mexican famous tiny toy dog
Dog breed : long hair coat tiny toy dog of Mexico, Chihuahua.
This tiny toy breed Chihuahua with it's distinctive globular eyes was believed to be the decendant of Techichi and was kept by Toltec Indians as early as in the 9th century. Comes in two types of hair coat, short smooth hair coat and longer slightly wavy coat. Most favorite coat type is the short hair coat. The long hair coat was the crossed breeds of Yorkshire Terrier and Papillon. It was taken to USA in the 19th century then later to Europe.
Although the size maybe small but they do bark persistently. They are social by natural and best not to leave them alone. They are very sensitive to cold, they will shiver when nervous and excited. Not suitable for children as they maybe fatally injured easily.
White short hair Chihuahua
type : toy dog, also a very good companion dog
country of origin : Mexico
since : 9th century
height : 14 - 22cm ( 6 - 9in )
weight : 1.5 - 3kg ( 2 - 6ib )
coat : short smooth glossy hair and longer slightly wavy hair coat, in white, chestnut, silver, steel blue, fawn and mostly combination
temperament : loyal, social in natural, maybe short tempered, can be playful too
characteristics : globular eyes, domed rounded ears and short pointed muzzle, as for longer coat they have little wavy hair but not curly, ruff on the neck and plum tail
feeding : 1/3 can meat with equal in amount of small biscuits
exercise : although mostly human like to carry them but they do enjoy good walk
grooming : moderate for short hair coat but everyday brushing for longer hair coat is needed
** note : Chihuahua has fragile skull and very vulnerable like a new born baby skull, therefore it can be very fatal. Hence, if you have children do remind them to be careful with its' head. Also, this breed dislikes cold, do make sure to keep them warm in the cold weather.
**other dog breed that looks almost like long coat Chihuahua : Japanese Chin but longer and puffy hair coat.
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