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Graceful, alert and highly intelligent, the Chihuahua is an excellent pet for families with gentle, patient children. An ancient breed from Central America, the Chihuahua can be longhaired or shorthaired. Both coat varieties are easy to maintain. An ideal city dog, the Chihuahua requires little exercise but can be sensitive to cold temperatures.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
In the hit film “Legally Blonde,” a Chihuahua starred as “Bruiser,” the pampered pet of Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon.
  • Size Toy
  • Height 15 to 22.5 centimetres
  • Weight 2.5 kilograms or less
  • Coat Short or long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any colour or combination or colours
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor