Chihuahua Information

Chihuahua Pictures and Breed Profile

Bookmark and Share

Chihuahua

Breed Information
Information
back to
Dog Breeds

Chihuahua

Chihuahua Picture
The Chihuahua At a Glance
Recognized By
AKC, CanKC, UKC, CKC, KCUK, FCI, AFDSB 
Country of Origin
Mexico 
Life Expectancy
14 years 
Height Range
6 - 9 in 
Weight Range
1.5 to 6 lbs 
Colors
Virtually any color and markings acceptable including tri-color, blue, and brindle 
Trainability
High 
With Children
Usually good 
With Animals
Can be territorial 
Climate
Warm weather 
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor 
Exercise Reqd
Moderate 
Grooming Reqd
Low; long coat moderate 
User-Contributed Chihuahua Photos
The Chihuahua photos below have been submitted by site visitors. If you have or had a Chihuahua and have Chihuahua pictures you would like to submit, click the link below!
Chihuahua Pictures 0
Chihuahua Pictures 1
Chihuahua Pictures 2
Submit your own
Chihuahua Pictures
coco
Posted by chad from philippines
Chihuahua Pictures 737
 Average Rating
Rate This Photo
Chocolate Spotted on White Pup
Posted by Dee at from Ridgefield WA State
Chihuahua Pictures 762
 Average Rating
Rate This Photo
Tyson 5 and half month old
Posted by Terje Paul from Limerick City,Ireland
Chihuahua Pictures 776
 Average Rating
Rate This Photo
User-Contributed Chihuahua Information
Below are user-submitted comments about Chihuahua behavior, Chihuahua training, Chihuahua health, and more. If you have experience with or just an interest in the breed, you can post your comments by clicking the link below!

Favorite Chihuahua Comments

I have a chihuahua shes 2 and her name is honey! I call her honey bunny because of her large ears! She is amazing I may get mad at her but she always does somthing cute an makes me smile! I love her to death! My life would ****without with her. ♥♥
- Posted by Sovayda Vasquez from fort wayne
Additional Chihuahua Comments
The easiest and chaeepst way would have been to put her on a monthly flea preventative in the first place so she didn't get fleas.Dogs with fleas also have tapeworm. You need to get a quality ALL wormer that does tapeworm from your vet and also get this dog on a monthly flea prevetative. Added to that you need to deworm her regularly. Take the dog to the vet. She obviously has not seen a vet for a long time or a vet would have picked up on the fleas and worms.How is it you didn't know she
- Posted by Lexi from fCmXPSdOgH
I have a chihuahua she is 1 and she is so cute. I am a chihuahua freak.
- Posted by cody ezell
Chihuahua Information
Although it's the world's smallest breed, the Chihuahua is hardly aware of that. They may be small and often fragile, but they are quite spunky and can be quite bold. However, they generally suffer in cold climates and need to be indoors. They can be quite aloof with strangers, and their bark can make them a good warning dog. They may have either a short or long coat.




The Myth of the Teacup

The Chihuahua Is A Chihuahua



Sponsored by The Chihuahua Club of America



The official A.K.C. Breed Standard describes the Chihuahua as a small dog that comes in two varieties or coat types. The difference in coat type (the Long Coat or the Smooth Coat) is the only official description used to identify a difference within this breed. Our Standard does not categorize the Chihuahua by size.



For the purpose of showing and record keeping, the American Kennel Club includes the Chihuahua (along with 16 other breeds) in the Toy Group. Therefore, irrespective of their weight or physical stature, ALL Chihuahuas registered with A.K.C. are considered to be a toy breed of dog.



As with all living things, there will be a size variance between individual dogs within this breed. Within the human family, brothers and sisters will differ in height and in weight, as well as other physical attributes. They are described as humans, male or female, and there is seldom if ever a need to break the description down further. The same holds true in regard to the Chihuahua; they are Chihuahuas-Long Coat/Smooth Coat, Male/Female.



Unfortunately, the additional adjectives used to describe the size difference and physical appearances are many; and have been misused for so long they now seem legitimate. Teacup, Pocket Size, Tiny Toy, Miniature or Standard - are just a few of the many tags and labels that have been attached to this breed over the years. The Chihuahua Club of America is concerned that these terms may be used to entice perspective buyers into thinking that puppies described in this way are of greater monetary value. They are not; and the use of these terms is incorrect and misleading. Occasionally, within a litter, there may be a puppy that is unusually small. That puppy is a small Chihuahua and any other breakdown in description is not correct. To attach any of these additional labels to a particular pup is to misrepresent that animal as something that is rare or exceptional and causes a great deal of confusion among those fanciers who are looking for a Chihuahua.



The Chihuahua Club of America does not endorse or condone the use of any of these terms and would caution the perspective puppy buyer not to be misled by them. We recognize that many Chihuahua fanciers do want the very small puppy. While they are adorable and can be perfectly healthy, the buyer should be cautioned as to the extra care that may be required with regard to their general health and well-being.


Chihuahua Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Chihuahua breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (genetic test)

Chihuahua Health Issues