Facts about Chihuahuas Edit


The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of colors, and two coat lengths. The Chihuahua's history is convoluted and there are many theories surrounding the origin of the breed. Both folklore and archaeological finds show that the breed originated in Mexico. The most common and most likely theory is that Chihuahuas are descended from the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico. No records of the Techichi are available prior to the 9th century, although dog pots from Colima, Mexico, buried as part of the western Mexico shaft tomb tradition which date back to 300 BC are thought to depict Techichis. It is probable that earlier ancestors were present prior to the Mayas as dogs approximating the Chihuahua are found in materials from the Great Pyramid of Cholula, predating 1530 and in the ruins of Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Coat colors Edit

  • Fawn
  • White
  • Black
  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Gold

Temperament Edit

Alert, Courageous, Devoted, Lively, Quick, Graceful, charming, and sassy.

Popular Culture Edit

  • The 2008 film Beverly Hills Chihuahua is all about Chihuahuas, including a white one named Chloe, a mixed-colored one named Papí, and the many Chihuahua warriors.
  • The series Evil Con Carne shows a chihuahua named Enrique Jr., who was owned by Hector Con Carne. In one segment, he learned Spanish.
  • Taco Bell used a Chihuahua as its advertising figure and mascot from 1997 to 2000.
  • In baseball, a team in the Pacific Coast League based out of El Paso, Texas is called the El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • The Ren and Stimpy TV franchise features a Chihuahua named Ren Hoek.
  • Squirt in Pound Puppies
  • Chiquita in Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico.
  • Tracker in PAW Patrol

Shorthaired varietyEdit

Longhaired varietyEdit

Nicknames Edit

  • Chi
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