This is an intelligent breed which is good at learning new things.
The Chihuahua doesn’t trust strangers quickly and his fearless attitude makes him a good watchdog.
They are good with kids but should be avoided in homes with very young kids. Due to its small size it can get hurt if not handled properly, and it could even try to defend itself due to some mishandling.
With proper and early socialization the Chihuahuas get along well with other pets. Due to their confident and boisterous attitude, they might try to dominate the other pets, regardless of their size.
They are pretty good at energy level and love to enjoy time with their master.
The Chihuahua is a quick learner and prefers positive reinforcements like love, food treats and play. Harsh training methods are not suggested for a Chihuahua.
The Chihuahuas may be small but require sufficient amount of exercise which could be a walk or short playing session of 20 to 30 minutes on daily basis to keep them healthy.
They are good at agility contests and can be quick movers.
This is a sensitive breed and should be protected from extreme weather conditions. Too much of physical activity on a hot day can often lead to a heat stroke.
The average life span of a Chihuahua is between 12 to 18 years.
They are quiet sensitive to colder conditions and should always be provided with a sweater or coat while going out in cold.
The shedding is fairly low but can increase during the spring and fall.
The Chihuahua can come in a variety of colours like black, white, fawn, chocolate, gray, brindle and silver, as well as combinations of these colours.
There is no specific height standard for the Chihuahua, but the desired height is form 6 to 9 inches. However some may grow up to 12 to 15 inches tall.
Chihuahuas come in two types of coat – short haired (most common) and long haired.
The short haired Chihuahua has short and flat undercoat, while the long aired Chihuahua does not have an undercoat.
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