Chihuahua

The Chihuahua dog breed‘s charms include their small size, big personality, and variety in coat types and colours. They’re all dog, fully capable of competing in dog sports such as agility and obedience, and are among the top ten watchdogs recommended by experts.

Although these are purebred dogs, you may still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

 

Chihuahuas love nothing more than being with their people — even novice pet parents — and require a minimum of grooming and exercise. They make excellent apartment dogs who’ll get along with the whole family. Just make sure any children who approach know how to play gently with a small dog.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

6 inches to 9 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

3 to 6 pounds

Life Span

10 to 18 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

3/5

All-Around Friendliness

4/5

Health And Grooming Needs

2/5

Trainability

3/5

Physical Activity

3/5