Chihuahua
Toy Breed
4-7 lbs.
Owning
The Chihuahua's small size makes it a wonderful dog for people who live in small city apartments. The breed is very
hardy and adaptable, but it must live inside, the Chihuahua should not live outside. Chihuahuas are good travelers
and can easily go anywhere with their owners.

Characteristics
A graceful, alert little dog with saucy expression, compact, and with terrier-like qualities of temperament.

Did You Know
The Chihuahua comes in two varieties: long and smooth coat. The Chihuahua is graceful, alert, and swift. This
breed is clannish, recognizing and preferring his own kind. As a rule, he does not like dogs of other breeds. Legend
and history are rich in tales of the ancestors of the present Chihuahua. He is described as a popular pet, as well as
a religious necessity, among the ancient Toltec tribes and later among the Aztecs. Archaeologists have discovered
remains of this breed in human graves in Mexico and in parts of the United States. The modern Chihuahua is quite
different from his early ancestors, with his variegated colors ranging from snow white to jet black. Mexico favors the
jet black with tan markings, and the black and white spotted. The United States prefers the solid colors.