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Chihuahua Information

BREED GROUP:  Companion and Toy Dog Breeds

WEIGHT:  7 lbs. or less, in proportion to height.

HEIGHT:  5-10 in.


COAT:  Short, smooth, close to the body throughout. Texture is soft, glossy, with or without undercoat. If undercoat is present, coat will be slightly longer on neck, tail. No fringe or feather permissible.

OTHER NAME(S):  Chihuahua, Chihuahue

APPEARANCE:  Head: Rounded, "apple-dome" skull, with a short muzzle. Eyes: Set wide apart, full and dark in color. Ears: Large and erect. Neck: Slender and slightly arched. Chest: Deep, but not barrel shaped. Ribs are well-sprung. Body: Back is level, straight and as short as possible. Legs: Forelegs are straight, fine and set well under the body. Hind legs are positioned well under the body, with bent hocks. Feet: Small, with soft pads and toes separated, but not spread. Tail: Medium length, carried upward, low, or curled over back, but never tucked. Movement: Smooth flowing gait, with graceful movements. Temperament: Alert, and a good family pet. *The Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world & comes in two varieties; the Long-coated and the Short-coated. The breed is alert and an excellent house pet.