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Chihuahua Info

Chihuahua Breed Information

Learn all about Chihuahuas at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Chihuahua, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Chihuahua breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 15-20 years Height: 6-9" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 1-4 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 3-6 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Chihuahua is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 3 lbs that can reach 6 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Chihuahua breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 20 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Chihuahua should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 4 puppies.

Chihuahua Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Mexico Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Chihuahua Temperament

excellent companion, highly devoted, and gets along well with other household pets

Health Problems

patella luxation and eye problems

Chihuahua Coat

Chihuahua Dog Colors

Any color

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