Dog Breeds - Smooth Coat Chihuahua

The Smooth Coat Chihuahua is a small Toy breed of dog which originates from Mexico. They are generally attention seekers and tend to cling to their owners.

They don't tend to mix well with other breeds and aren't usually well suited to children particularly boisterous ones. The Smooth Coat Chihuahua is known for being very small and compact and can be described as being spirited and intelligent.

  • Group: Toy
  • Size: Small
  • Exercise: Little
  • Grooming: Little
  • Lifespan: 9 - 15 years

Smooth Coat Chihuahua Background

Toltec and Mayan civilizations deep in the heart of Mexico have been found to have carvings of Chihuahuas on their pyramids and suggest that the Chihuahua was used as a ceremonial dog. There is evidence to show that Chihuahuas were also found in Ancient Egypt.

Smooth Coat Chihuahua Temperament

Smooth Coat Chihuahua's don't tend to mix well with other breeds and aren't usually well suited to children particularly boisterous ones. The Smooth Coat Chihuahua is known for being very small and compact and can be described as being spirited and intelligent.

The Smooth Coat Chihuahua, as with the Long Coat Chihuahua, do not tend to mix well with their own kind and benefit greatly from early socialisation. In general they tend to devote themselves to one person

Smooth Coat Chihuahua Appearance

Well known for being the smallest dog in the world the Chihuahua has a very distinctive look. Popularised through celebrities like Paris Hilton and through advertising such as the Taco Bell advert in America, they are a very well recognisable breed of dog.

The American Kennel Club states that their appearance can be: "Any color-Solid, marked or splashed" and Chihuahuas certainly do come in a wide variety of colours.

Smooth Coat Chihuahua Care

The Smooth Coat Chihuahua is very small in size meaning that jumps off furniture which may seem nothing to humans can prove to be a lot of stress for their frail little bodies. Due to their very small size they are also more suited to small meals throughout the day as opposed to a single large meal once a day. With a life expectancy of 15 to 18 yrs, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua is also prone to certain health issues including heart problems, luxating patella, entropion, low blood sugar, trachea problems, dental problems, and open fontanel.

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