10 Interesting Facts about Chihuahua

  Chihuahuas definitely have a face one can never say no to.These small dogs are interesting in many ways.There are certainly many things one should know about them before taking them home.Here are some interesting facts about Chihuahua.
  1. Chihuahua was originated in Northwestern Mexico and were discovered my American Tourists.However the breed has been there centuries ago and are considered to be descended from Techichi an extinct dog breed.Those dogs were used by Mexicans specially in religious ceremonies.
  2. Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed among all existing dog breed.Their size ranges up to 7 inches and a Chihuahua weights below 6 lbs.A Chihuahua weighing more than 6 lbs can not qualify for AKC registration.
  3. Chihuahuas are most largely seen with celebrities in their pockets and handbags like  Britney Spears,Miss Minx,Madona and Jenifer Lopez are often seen with their Chihuahuas.
  4. Chihuahua never considers himself small or you can say he never underestimates himself even are kept with large dog breeds.They have big and unbreakable confidence inside.You will often see small Chihuahuas showing aggression to dogs thrice of their size.
  5. Chihuahuas have long been considered to have healing powers.Actually this myth was more related to Techichi a dog breed Chihuahuas descended from.However with the passage of time believers of this myth are becoming less in number.Chihuahuas are prone to breathing problems may be that is one of the reason they were thought to have powers to take such diseases from human beings they live with.
  6. Chihuahuas have been among the top 10 dog breeds in United States.However last year they are ranked as 18th most registered dog breed in AKC most popular dog breed statistics.
  7. Chihuahuas are one of the best companion dogs.They develop such a strong bonding with their owners that no other breed can. They can understand human emotions.Be ready for a long term companion if you are trying ti get a Chihuahua.
  8. Chihuahuas comes in both long and short-haired coats and also possesses almost all color patterns.
  9. Chihuahuas have a high ratio for C-sections.Their small size becomes the biggest hurdle for them while giving birth.They also face some problems after delivery like low milk production.
  10. You may have always seen a Chihuahua with a Bat like standing ears but new born Chihuahuas have floppy ears.As a Chihuahua becomes older the ears turns into standing position.
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