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Chiwauwa.jpg (7819 bytes) The Chihuahua is a good companion dog. Courageous, extremely lively, proud and enterprising, it gives and demands affection. Bold and saucy, it moves swiftly to avoid being stepped on.
Breed: Chihuahua
Country of Origin: Mexico
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Religious sacrificial vehicle of ancient Toltecs
Life Span: 12-20 years
Appearance: Small, delicate
Color: Solid, marked, or splashed
Coat Type: Long or short
Grooming: Regular nail trimming a must
Height: 6-9 inches
Weight: 3-10 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: May resist
Good With Children: Nippy-depending on dog
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Nervous
Character: Low sociability, nervousness
Home Environment: Apartment O.K.
Best Owner: Quiet life
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Anti-sociable, high-strung, very noisy
Physical: Hemophilia, eye problems, collapsed trachea