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 in 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 >
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 >
The primary symptoms of pregnancy in a Chihuahua include a hard and enlarged abdomen, lethargy, nesting and large nipples, according to WebMD. To further determine if a Chihuahua is pregnant, it is important to bring her into a veterinarian's office.Full Answer >
A mix between a miniature pinscher and a Chihuahua is often known as a "chipin" or a "chin pin." The mix results in a small dog, typically weighing between 5 and 12 pounds and measuring between 8 and 12 inches tall. The small size makes this mix suitable for living in an apartment, as long as it is not located in a particularly cold climate.Full Answer >