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Chihuahua Guide

Here is our Chihuahua Guide to provide some interesting info about our favorite dog:

  • The Chihuahua dog is the smallest breed of dog in the world.
  • According to the American Kennel Club, Chihuahua is the 10th most popular breed in the United States.
  • Chihuahuas are usually born with floppy ears. However, they stand up as the dog gets older.
  • Chiwawa is a very common misspelling of Chihuahua
  • The dog Chihuahua is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
  • Aztec and Toltec tribes of Mexico considered the Chihuahua to be a sacred animal.
  • Chihuahuas are prone to eye problems, heart disease and tooth and gum complaints.
  • Chihuahuas are the oldest dog breed on the American continent.
  • Chihuahuas prefer the company of other Chihuahuas to other dog breeds. It’s true.  They are believed to be able to recognize their type.
  • In comparison to the size of its body, a Chihuahua dog has the largest brain amongst all the breeds of dogs.
  • In Mexico and United States, humans have been found to be buried with the remains of Chihuahuas.
  • The eyes of a Chihuahua are susceptible to dryness and glaucoma.
  • The first Chihuahua was registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904.
  • The largest litter a female Chihuahua has ever given birth to comprised of 10 puppies.
  • Chihuahua puppy litters are usually  no more than 3 to 4 puppies.
  • Though Chihuahua is technically the world’s smallest breed of dog, a Yorkshire Terrier  holds the record for being the smallest living dog.

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