Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Chihuahua dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Chihuahua.

Chihuahua Guide and Fact File

Height: 6-9 inches

Weight: 1-3 kg

Size of Dog: Very Small

Breed Type and Dog Group: Toy Group

Country of Origin of the Breed: Mexico

Exercise Needs: The Chihuahua has low exercise requirements

Coat Type: The Chihuahua has short, smooth hair

Shedding hairs: The Chihuahua sheds hair moderately

Grooming needs: The grooming requirements of a Chihuahua are low

Training a Chihuahua (Trainability): Training can be a little difficult


Other Names of Chihuahua: Chi, Chihuahueno

Chihuahua Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 12 - 18 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size is between 1 - 4 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Intelligent, Spirited, Alert and Proud

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Chihuahua puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Chihuahua dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs

Chihuahua puppies and dogs belong to the Toy Group as they are very small dogs which were bred as companions to man. This breed holds its head high, it is proud and has an air of self-importance about it. This is an elegant, charming and dignified breed of puppy and dog that becomes very attached to its owners and shows loyalty and devotion. Appropriate training for this breed is very important and should start as young as possible in order to socialize it well. Many owners treat this particular breed like a baby, probably because it is so small. However, this breed shouldn't be underestimated as it is an independent thinker and really quite confident. Treating the Chihuahua like a baby can actually result in poor behavior. For example, it can lead your puppy to become jealous around other people, children and pets. Therefore, suitable training and firm but gentle handling is a must with this breed of puppy and dog.

Choosing Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Chihuahua puppies grow into small sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Chihuahua puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. There are tips that owners should consider taking onboard when caring for the health of a Chihuahua. This breed shouldn't be overfed or given toxic products like chocolate as it's a small breed and certain foods can poison their bodies. A little exercise will keep them at a healthy weight and it's good for their mental well-being. The Chihuahua doesn't require a lot of grooming, once per fortnight should be enough to keep their coats looking healthy. This is a loving and affectionate breed of dog that makes an excellent companion if it's trained and handled correctly.

Chihuahua Puppies and Dogs

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