The Chihuahua is the dog of the shortest breed in the world, and belongs to the nineth group “companion dog”. Despite their small size, these dogs are full of life; they are curious, courageous and endowed with a sharp temperament, but also very sensitive. They nonetheless appreciate their garden and/or a good walk, as well as a strict training, which is essential given their strong character.
There are two types of Chihuahuas: short-haired and long-haired, which have a mane and a bushy panache. Their heads are characterized by an apple-shape, big round eyes and showy risen hears. Their body is rather squat, as their height at the withers is slightly lesser than their body length – especially for males that are not meant for bearing.
The origin of this very ancient breed is fuzzy, as the actual breed-crossings from which it results remained unknown. It is assumed that these dogs, which were used to live outside, were captured and domesticated by indigenes under the Toltec era. The Chihuahuas own their name to an eponym state of Central Mexico, from which they were exported at the end of the XIXth century.
Pre columbian pottery