The Chihuahuas in "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" are Chloe and Papi. Drew Barrymore voices Chloe, and a white Chihuahua named Angel stars in the screenplay. George Lopez is responsible for the voice of Papi, and Rusco is the dog audiences see onscreen. The film and its sequels are Disney productions.Know More
Chloe, a pampered, diamond-draped Chihuahua, is the pet of Vivian Ashe, who lives in a luxurious home in Beverly Hills. Papi belongs to Vivian's gardener, Sam, and he has a crush on Chloe. Vivian leaves on a business trip and her niece Rachel agrees to pet-sit Chloe. While her aunt is away, Rachel and her friends go to Mexico, taking Chloe, who is then dog-napped. In the ensuing action, Chloe's rescue acts as a catalyst to her falling in love with Papi while Rachel falls in love with Sam, and Aunt Vivian must accept both relationships.
Critics gave the film mixed reviews. Wikipedia reports the Los Angeles Times review of the movie stating that the movie stereotyped Mexico as a land of posh resorts and street-level poverty, while the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a more positive review due to its themes of empowerment. Commercially, the film was a success, grossing over $29 million in its first weekend in theaters, which lead Disney to produce its two direct-to-video sequels.Learn more about Dogs
"Applehead" Chihuahuas weigh six pounds or less at maturity. The phrase "apple head" refers to the preferred shape of the canine's head. According to the American Kennel Club, the official standard for the breed dictates that the dogs have round, domed apple-shaped heads.Full Answer >
Although there are few statistics kept on mixed breed dogs, the average litter size for both Chihuahuas and Miniature Pincers is two to four puppies. This suggests a Chihuahua and Miniature Pincer pairing is most likely to result in two to four puppies per litter.Full Answer >
Chihuahuas, just like most other dog breeds, shed hair all year round and may shed more in the spring or fall. Because of its small size, the shedding may not be as apparent as that of larger dog breeds.Full Answer >
According to Vetstreet, Chihuahuas live 12 to 20 years. Healthy Chihuahuas have one of the longest life spans of any breed of dogs. They are also the smallest breed and the only natural toy-sized breed.Full Answer >