The breed that a Chihuahua is mixed with is unknown. There are many ideas as to the origin of the breed, but there is no proof that any are true.Know More
Some believe that the breed came from the South and Central American region and was developed through breeding of the Techichi dog. Others believe that the Chihuahua originated in China and was imported to the United States where it was bred with smaller native dogs. Still others believe that the breed was derived from the Fennec fox, native to South Africa.
Even with evidence that Chihuahuas have been around since ancient times, it is said to have originated in Mexico and is named for the state of Chihuahua located in that country.Learn more about Dogs
A Chihuahua typically grows to weigh less than 6 pounds as an adult. The breed stands from 6 to 9 inches tall, and there is no notable difference in size between males and females.Full Answer >
The Chihuahua needs to be trained using positive reinforcement and an authoritative attitude on the part of the owner. Regardless of the temperament of the Chihuahua puppy, the same technique must be used and owners must remember that while Chihuahuas are very intelligent, they are also quite stubborn.Full Answer >
An adult Chihuahua that weighs 5 to 8 pounds should eat 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food twice a day. If the food is not consumed within 15 to 30 minutes, remove it until the next scheduled feeding time.Full Answer >
Walking a Chihuahua with a harness instead of a collar protects the trachea from damage, according to PetChiDog.com. Trimming and grooming a Chihuahua's fur is necessary, and the ears must be checked regularly for bacteria and mite infections. Having Karo syrup on hand is crucial for protecting Chihuahua pups against hypoglycemia.Full Answer >