Lifespan: 12 – 20 years
Mass: 3.3 – 6.6 lbs
Temperament: Devoted, Lively, Alert, Quick, Courageous
Did you know: Chihuahua is the fourth-most popular dog breed by registrations (107,114) worldwide
Nature and character
The chihuahua is instinctively picky to whom he gives his affection. Once he has decided, he is firmly attached to his favorite and remains loyal when supplied by several - a true one-man or one-woman dog! If the Chihuahua has contact with many people, he also makes himself lovable to them. If his height matched his loyalty, the unexpectedly robust Chihuahua would be the ideal protector. Lively, alert, courageous and restless, he boldly and boldly faces the biggest dogs.
Chihuahuas, despite their size, need a consistent education like any dog. Especially the young Chihuahua is a true charmer in demanding attention. Too much coddled, he soon gives himself moody and obeys only reluctantly. But if you finally get it, he is very capable of learning and clever.
Things worth knowing about the diet and diseases of Chihuahua
Do you know the nutritional needs of your Chihuahua? This depends on 9 nutritional factors. These include age, weight, height and activity, health status and allergies.
Activities with the Chihuahua
According to the FCI standard according to Class 9 classification, Section 6, the Chihuahua is a companion and companion dog with no working trial - and as such requires undivided affection and warmth. Although the Chihuahua is firmly shaped on a caregiver, he is also quite suitable as a family dog. Surprisingly insensitive and persistent, the handy Chihuahua is anything but a lap dog, but a real dog, who also likes to handle longer distances.
Origin & History
Documentary and archaeological evidence speaks in addition to China, Egypt and Malta predominantly for Mexico as a region of origin: Toltec and Aztecs considered this breed as domestic dogs. According to legend, chihuahuas did not only serve as sacred sacrificial animals, but were adored by Aztec chiefs because of their shining eyes and plump head to even follow him to the grave. According to legend, the Chihuahua showed him the way through the Underworld to paradise if the owner treated him well during his lifetime.
In the US, the Chihuahuas were discovered in the mid-19th century as charming, lively playmates, bred and developed their racial status. Soon the little dogs spread from there all over the world. Rosina V. Casselli attempted a first description of the breed in 1904 in the magazine Our Dogs, a variety artist who trained Chihuahuas for her performances. Since its first registration in the US studbook in the same year and the first standard of 1923, the appearance of the breed has been consolidated. Germany got to know and love Chihuahua comparatively late - the first dogs were registered in 1956.