Fascinating Chihuahua Facts – How Many Did You Know?
How many did you know about Fascinating Chihuahua Facts – How Many Did You Know?
1. A chihuahua weighs around 10 pounds (4 kg) and its body length is between 8 inches (20 cm) and 9 inches (22 cm).
Its head measures from 3/8 inch to 1/2 inch (.3 mm to .9 mm).
2. The color of a chihuahua’s coat varies depending on the breed.
Some breeds have lighter coats than others. Most commonly, the black and white coat colors are found among most chihuahuas. However, there are other breeds such as the chocolate and cream colored ones which have light brown or even tan coats. There are also some that have a combination of both colors.
3. The average life span of a chihuahua is about 15 years.
4. The first time a chihuahua was born, it was named after its mother because she gave birth to one at her home.
Later on, when the baby grew up, it had no name either since there were so many babies born in the same year.
5. The chihuahua’s ancestors are thought to be from Mexico.
A lot of people believe, though, that the breed is made up of several mixed breeds. Others think that it might have been one of the oldest breeds in the world.
6. Chihuahuas love to play around and frolic with other chihuahuas although they can also get along well with other dogs and even cats if they are handled properly when they are still young.
They can usually get along well with children although the breed doesn’t really like to be cuddled or held for a long period of time.
7. One of the smallest dog breeds in the world, the chihuahua is also one of the most popular ones.
There are several movies and celebrities who have this breed as their pet.
8. A chihuahua’s ear can measure between 4 inches (10 cm) and 5 inches (12.
9. A chihuahua’s weight can be between 2 pounds (0.
9 kg) and 6 pounds (2.7kg). It is not uncommon for them to have weights that are lesser or greater than this range as well.
10. A chihuahua’s teeth never stop growing. Because of this, it is known to chew and gnaw on different things to keep their teeth from getting too long.
11. A chihuahua’s eyes can either be dark and solid or they can be light and have an almost slanted shape.
12. Some chihuahuas shed a lot while other breeds hardly shed at all. It all depends on the individual dog’s characteristics.
13. A chihuahua’s ears can pick up high pitched sounds that human ears may not be able to hear at all.
14. The smallest breed of dog ever, a chihuahua weighs only 0.1 ounces (3 g) at birth.
15. While they are small in size, chihuahuas have big personalities. They are very alert and aware of their surroundings at all times.
16. Compared to other dogs, chihuahuas do not have many taste buds. This is probably because they were bred to eat food that was easy to digest.
17. The chihuahua is one of the friendliest dog breeds in the world. Almost all chihuahuas get along well with people and other dogs.
18. Chihuahuas are very energetic when they are young but calm down as they grow older.
19. It is a myth that this breed does not shed; they do shed although some shed more than others.
20. Chihuahuas are usually not aggressive towards other people or animals, with some exceptions.
21. The chihuahua is one of the oldest breeds of dogs and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.
22. It is illegal to own just one chihuahua in China.
23. It is very likely that your chihuahua has appeared in film or television at some point in time. The breed is very popular among celebrities.
24. The chihuahua may be small but it is one of the most courageous dog breeds in the world. It has been a valuable member of several police departments around the world for years.
25. Chihuahuas were once believed to be used as candle holders by the ancient Mayans.
26. The chihuahua is the most expensive dog in the world. In 2006, a chihuahua called ‘Vamp’ was bought for a record breaking $455,000!
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