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      Chihuahua Characteristics

      Size
      Small
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Smooth or long haired; single or double coated.
      Weight
      4-6 lbs
      • Size

        Small

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        4-6 lbs

      • Coat

        Smooth or long haired; single or double coated.

      About Chihuahuas

      Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world, and are one of the oldest as well. They are ideal lap dogs, with loving and sweet personalities. Chihuahuas tend to attach quickly and strongly to their owners, and do best with older children because of their delicate bone structure and small size. These loyal, sassy dogs come in two varieties (smooth coat and long coat), and typically have a medium energy level that is perfect for living in either a home or an apartment.

      Did You Know?

      While the Chihuahua is considered the world's smallest dog, the breed is known for its "big dog personality." Chihuahuas are intelligent and affectionate, but often rule their households with a confident and willful attitude.

      Origin

      This feisty dog is thought to have descended from a Central or South American dog known as the Techichi of the Toltec civilization.