A little dog with a big personality is the chihuahua. These alert and entertaining “purse dogs” are a national symbol of Mexico and one of the continent’s oldest breeds, with a history dating back to pre-Columbian civilizations. Chihuahuas are little, graceful dogs with terrier-like characteristics that weigh no more than 6 pounds. The “apple” head shape is distinctive to the breed. Acute expression is conveyed through the upright ears and full, brilliant eyes. Coats can be long or short and come in a wide variety of hues and designs. The only difference between the types is the coat. Chihuahuas have a big-dog attitude, are loyal, and are charming. Training is necessary for even the smallest dogs, and this cunning scamp will control your home like a miniature Napoleon without it.
Chihuahuas make great city pets since they are little and self-assured. Chihuahuas are adaptable as long as they spend a lot of time in their favorite lap. They are too small to play rough with children, and cold weather requires extra care.