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Chihuahua

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.

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