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Chihuahuas are loving and loyal dogs that make up for their small size with big personalities.

  • Origin:

    Mexico

  • Average size:

    Toy

  • Weight Range:

    1.8 – 2.7 kg

    Height Range:

    15 – 25 cm

  • Lifespan:

    12 - 16 years

    Bred For:

    It is believed that they were used as living heating pads for injury or illness.

  • Characteristics:

    They are delicate, easily frightened and generally protective and loyal to one particular person.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    They are not compatible with impatient or noisy children and they get along well with fellow Chihuahuas or Chihuahua mixes.

  • Health Risks:

    Dental disease, hydrocephalus, hypoglycemia, collapsed trachea.

    Grooming Requirements:

    A good dental care routine and occasional brushing.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    Short, slow walks every day. They can also be exercised in small spaces.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    High-quality protein eriched with nutrients. They usually prefer dry food in small pieces.