Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)

KC Pedigree, XX-Small

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

Toltec carvings of a dog remarkably similar to the modern Chihuahua have been found in Mexico. The dogs lived in temples and were prized for their mystical powers and ability to tell the future!

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Wannabe lottery winners. Chis might not really be able to predict the future, but you'll feel like you've hit the jackpot with this fun, spirited dog.

Not the best for ...

The impatient. Housetraining can pose more of a challenge with a Chi, as with many smaller dogs, but with a good routine and oodles of patience, you'll both get there in the end.

Aliases

Chihuahua, Chi

Cross between

None

Origin

Mexico

Size

XX-Small
Really, really tiny - could almost fit in your pocket

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

Yes

HOW IT WORKS

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