What is a Chihuahua?

What is a Chihuahua?

The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with a huge personality. A national symbol of Mexico, these alert and amusing “purse dogs” stand among the oldest breeds of the Americas, with a lineage going back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbian times. The Chihuahua is a balanced, graceful dog of terrier-like demeanor, weighing no more than 6 pounds.

When was the Chihuahua breed recognized by the AKC?

The Chihuahua was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1904. Every year the American Kennel Club releases the list of “most popular breeds”, based on registration statistics for that year.

How to exercise a chihuahua puppy?

Simply trotting around following their people is usually enough exercise for this happy breed. Short, slow walks will keep your dog in good weight and condition. Avoid overexerting the Chihuahua. If your dog is panting and working hard to keep up, it’s time to pick him up and carry him home.

Do dogs yawn more when they see familiar dogs?

In one study, dogs yawned more frequently when encountering familiar dogs as compared to unfamiliar dogs. In another study, shelter dogs that were petted by a handler as they were removed from their cages yawned more, sought more contact with the person, and had more relaxed postures than dogs that received no attention.


What kind of dog is a deer head Chihuahua?

The deer-head chihuahua is seen as a distinct Chihuahua breed due to the fact that it looks like a pony version of a deer. This type of Chihuahua breed has a longer nose, the eyes are further appart and it has a flattened skull.

What is a short haired Chihuahua?

The short-haired Chihuahua is a tiny bit rougher and as mentioned above sheds more hairs than its long-haired counterpart. The short-hair is often correlated to the apple shaped head. However, deer shaped short-hair exists. This type of chihuahua breed is also easily groomed and requires minimal maintenance.