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6 fun facts about chihuahuas: This small, playful dog is called “saucy” by the American Kennel Club because of their personality.
The chihuahua is a feisty little dog with an air of independence and sauciness that has made it one the most popular small breeds in North America. These 6 facts about chihuahuas will make you want to add one or even multiple chis as members of your family!
They’re little geniuses.
Chihuahuas are the biggest-brained dogs in all of the canine world for their tiny size! These little ones pack an incredible amount of smarts into such a small body. They’re also quick to learn and easy to train, which makes them great for anyone who wants to do something active with their pet (or if you just need a dog that’ll keep up). Chihuahua’s tiny bladders doesn’t really mean they won’t be going to pee on your shoes like other big breeds might – but don’t let this fool you: these pups still have a very willful personality so potty training can take some work…but in return comes loyalty beyond compare!
The smallest dog in the world is a Chihuahua.
I hear that Brandy, the smallest dog in the world, and also a Chihuahua, is just six inches from her nose to tail. The largest living breed of dog was measured at 7 feet long!
They hail from Mexico.
Chihuahuas are well-known for being a diminutive breed of dog, but did you know they’re also descended from ancient pups? The Techichi was first bred in Mexico around the 9th century CE.
A long time ago these little guys served as lap dogs to Toltecs living on their land and were taken everywhere by those who could afford them.
They shrunk over time.
The Chihuahua dog has been around for a long time. They were originally bred in Mexico and crossed with smaller hairless dogs from Asia, perhaps Chinese Crested dogs brought over across the Bering Straight by traders who came across these pups on their journey to North America.
Don’t poke their heads.
A Chihuahua’s “molera” is a soft spot on the head, just like human babies. Some chihuahuas might have them for their whole life and it depends if genetics play into things too or not. Show dogs are not penalized because of this trait; even though to us humans, it makes them even more like fragile little pooches. However, Chihuahuas can be pretty tough! One thing I want to add: get your chilly chihuahua a good sweater for the cold and also a cute hat or blanket for their soft heads as they tend to get chilled easily.
Don’t mess with the Chihuahua.
The Chihuahua is a tiny breed of dog that has been found to be among one of the most aggressive breeds toward humans and other dogs outside their own kind. To combat this, owners should socialize their pup as early on in life as possible and make sure he interacts with other people or dogs at all times so he doesn’t develop into a very tiny temperamental animal.
I hope you enjoyed my list of 6 fun facts about chihuahuas. If you have a Chi, love them or just like dogs in general, I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to connect with me on social media and let us know what dog breeds you prefer and why they are your favorite. What kind of dog is the best breed? Do any other cute pup pictures come to mind when reading this blog post? Let’s chat about it below in the comments section!