Chihuahua

This breed normally suffers from epilepsy

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Breed characteristics

The Chihuahueño is considered the smallest breed in the world; it receives the name of the largest state of the Mexican Republic (Chihuahua), where it is supposed to have lived in the wild and was captured and domesticated by the Indians during the time of the “Toltec” civilization; figures of a pygmy dog called “Techichi”, who lived in Tula, were included in the decoration of their architecture which were very similar to the current Chihuahueño.

HEIGHT

Male: 15.2-22.9 cm, (6-9 in) Female: 15.2-20.3 cm, (6-8 in)

HEIGHT

Male: 15.2-22.9 cm, (6-9 in) Female: 15.2-20.3 cm, (6-8 in)

WEIGHT

Average: 1.5-3 Kg, (3-6.6 lb)

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDREN

Good

APTITUDES

Company, work test

FEEDING

From 50 to 260 g. daily

TEMPERAMENT

This animal is distinguished by its fidelity and its aptitude to learn and to be trained, which makes it a particularly pleasant companion dog.

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER DOGS

Good

ORIGIN

Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, México

LIFE EXPECTANCY

From 12 to 15 years

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COMMON ILLNESSES

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Epilepsy

Tracheal collapse

Heart disease

Legg-Perthes Disease

Patella Dislocation

Breed origins

The Chihuahua’s history is convoluted, and many theories surround the origin of the breed. Both folklore and archaeological finds show that the breed has origins in Mexico. The most common theory is that Chihuahua are descended from the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico. No records of the Techichi are available before the 9th century, although dog pots from Colima, Mexico, buried as part of the western Mexico shaft tomb tradition, which date back to 300 BC, are thought to depict Techichis.The earlier ancestors probably were present before the Mayas as dogs approximating the Chihuahua are found in materials from the Great Pyramid of Cholula, antedating 1530 and in the ruins of Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula. (Wikipedia)
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