Origins of the Chihuahua is uncertain, but everything indicates that they come from Mexico, where they were domesticated by the Toltecs and later by the Aztecs.
The finding of small sculptures that represented dogs called “Techichi” seems to confirm these theories. The chihuahua was considered sacred in the Aztec culture, and it was believed that it brought prosperity and joy to homes, so it came to have its own cult.
Chihuahua is a small dog with big charisma considered the oldest and smallest dog breed in the world. Its recognized weight is between 90 grams and 2.75 kg. The Guinness Book of Records records sizes of only 10 cm in height, as is the case of a Kentucky dog called Boo Boo.
Interestingly, this tiny dog has taken the name of the largest state in Mexico.
The chihuahua prefers to interact with dogs of the same breed. He usually focuses his affection on one person, being jealous towards anyone who is related to him. Despite its small size, it has a lot of genius, which sometimes leads it to face bigger dogs.
Care should be taken to avoid fights and their subsequent injuries. Although it seems strange, it is a very good surveillance dog, because it is very fierce with strangers.
Due to its small size, it is necessary to watch it very well when taking a walk. It is best to take it tied or not lose sight of it to prevent it from being lost or injured because it fits in any gap. You should keep in mind that their legs are very fragile.
Watch your games with children or with other dogs. His character is very sensitive, so do not skimp caresses. Some are not able to eat until they are in the company of their owners.
This breed requires good veterinary attention, especially at birth and in the care of their eyes and teeth. Chihuahuas have a tendency to genetic anomalies, which can cause neurological problems such as epilepsy or stroke.
The variety of spotted chihuahua has a greater predisposition to diseases, so a veterinary evaluation is recommended in the case of acquiring one.
Chihuahuas seem to be the favorite race of the high society. We can often see a famous one showing off a chihuahua. And because of their size, these pets are very manageable and can fit even in the bag.
Paris Hilton was the first to launch the ” chihuahua fashion ” and many others followed. Lacy Loo, Bit Bit and Lucky are the coquettish little dogs of Britney Spears, and they wear Swarosky diamonds on special occasions.
A lucky race, no doubt!