Being the smallest of all breeds, the Chihuahua also holds the distinction of being the oldest breed in America and is named after the Chihuahua region of Mexico and with a very fine structure to their bones is also quite muscular. The owners of dogs of this breed of unique personality, very full of energy and also grace, having all along their fifteen years life – the longest life-span of any dog breeds – a human-like expression, are often caressing it “Chi”.
A Bold And Fearless Loyal Pet
This breed is known for being a very devoted as well as loyal animal and is very closely attached to their owners and loves a lot of attention being given to it. The Chihuahua is bold and fearless and will guard its master to a high degree of protectiveness even though its nature is gentle as well as loving and it has a good temper but is suspicious of strangers and so, makes good watchdogs. This is not a suitable breed for children and don’t take kindly other dog breeds, though they are very sociable with dogs from their breed.
There are two varieties of Chihuahua, one having a long coat and another with short coat, but the dogs of both varieties have small size, large eyes and large, erect ears. A number of long-coat Chihuahuas do not have thick hair which is really very thin though long-coated Chihuahuas would be having dense and thick coats. This breed has a large variety of heights, though all of them are small dogs, only the weight and overall proportions beeing defined by standards.
The Chihuahua is cherished for its devotion as well as personality which are alert and intelligent and its size allows it to fit into different environments. The character of Chihuahua is difficult, as it seems to be high-strung and, becose it attaches only to one person, to its master who offerd it training and company, it can turn jealous to his children. The Chihuahua is also clannish and likes only its own breed dogs and is brave creatures that are not afraid to accost larger animals even at the expense of sustaining injuries.
The Chihuahua requires veterinary attention for its teeth as well as when giving birth and may also suffer some genetic anomalies, some of which may be neurological like epilepsy as well as seizure disorders. Moreover, they easily luxate their patellas or may suffer of hydrocephalus, and this is also related to its bad genetics, acquired during the very long period of breeding.
Chihuahuas have a clear tendency to overweighting but they only like quality food that they use to pick, even to be choosy.
Chihuahua are appreciated for their small size, they are named mini or pocket sized dogs, tiny toy or teacup, as signs of love from the part of their masters who cherish them. When one does eventually own a Chihuahua one can expect a loyal and devoted pet that is somewhat noisy and aggressive towards other dogs, especially those of other breeds. If you want affection from this good pet you should train and socialize it. There are many sources of information about the history and origin of Chihuahua.