Chihuahua Info & Chihuahua Breeders

The Chihuahua (Spanish: chihuahueño) is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

 

There are two main varieties recognized by kennel clubs, the short-haired and the long-haired. There is a second varietal split as well, having to do with the shape and size of the dog's head. These two descriptive classifications are "apple head" and "deer head", but only the apple head is conformationally correct.

 

The temperament of its human guardian can make a huge difference in the temperament of a Chihuahua pup. Tempered Chihuahuas can be easily provoked to attack, and are therefore generally unsuitable for homes with small children. The breed tends to be fiercely loyal to one particular guardian and in some cases may become over protective of the person, especially around other people or animals.

 

If properly managed by older children, 13 and up, they can adapt to this kind of living with a dedicated guardian. They do not always get along with other breeds, and tend to have a "clannish" nature, often preferring the companionship of other Chihuahuas or Chihuahua mixes over other dogs. These traits generally make them unsuitable for households with children that are not patient and calm. Chihuahuas love their dens and will often burrow themselves in pillows, clothes hampers, and blankets. They are often found under the covers or at the bottom of the bed, deep in the dark and safety of what they believe is their den.

 

Source: Wikipedia

Chihuahua FAQs 

 

1. Why do Chihuahuas shiver?

Chihuahuas have a high metabolism and they can shake a lot when they get nervous or excited. This also makes it hard for them to regulate their temperature, which means your little one can be cold even if you're not. Shaking can also be a sign of a illness, so make sure to look out for any other signs that may indicate a health issue.
 

2. Are Chihuahuas aggressive?

Chihuahua’s can be very aggressive and protective for such a small dog but in reality, no more than any other breed. Owners tend to ignore aggression because of their size and how it can seem ‘cute’. Chihuahuas need the same social rules and training as every other dog as aggressive behaviour, particularly towards bigger dogs, can end badly.
 

3. Do Chihuahuas bark a lot?

If your Chihuahua is barking constantly, it may be because of built-up energy and boredom. Despite their size, chihuahuas still need plenty of exercise and stimulation.
 

4. Do Chihuahuas require a special diet?

No, but because of their small teeth and jaw, it’s important to get food that will suit their needs.  Be sure to get advice from your breeder or vet about the right food for your chihuahua.
 

5. Are Chihuahuas sociable dogs?

Most of the time, no. They can be socialised and learn to like other animals but will mostly prefer their owner or other chihuahuas. This may be because of their small size, and generally feeling more comfortable.
 

6. Where are Chihuahuas from?

Chihuahuas originated in Mexico and are named after the Mexican state ‘Chihuahuas’. There are also theories that the Chihuahua is a descendant of the ancient Techichi dogs of the Toltecs. The Chihuahuas appearance is similar to the Techichi but they are smaller in size.
 
 

Chihuahua Fun Facts

1. In 2013 the Guinness World Record's confirmed that Milly - the Chihuahua from Puerto Rico - was the world's smallest dog, measuring in at only 9.65cm (3.8 in) tall to the shoulder. 
 
2. Chihuahua’s can come in many different colour variations and have the largest colour combinations of any dog breed. 
 
3. Like human babies, Chihuahua’s have a soft spot on their head called Molera. It usually closes up as they grow into adulthood, but not always.   80% to 90% of all Chihuahuas are born with this soft spot and it was once considered an indication of purity in the breed.
 
4. Midget was the first Chihuahua to be registered with the AKC in 1904. Midget’s owner was H. Raynor from El Paso, Texas.
 
5. A feral pack of Chihuahua’s terrorized an Arizona town in 2014. The pack of feral Chihuahua’s and sometimes bigger dogs would go around the town chasing people and defecate everywhere.
 

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Registered Chihuahua Breeders

 Fureverchi- Breeder of Long and Smooth Coated Chihuahua's - Sydney, NSW
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Adawar Chihuahuas & Miniature Pinschers - Deloraine, TAS
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Barad Kennels - Italian Greyhound, Tibetan Spaniel, Saluki & Chihuahua Breeder - Hobart
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BordeauxVali Kennels - Chihuahua (smooth coat) & French Bulldog Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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We are a small family kennel located to the south of Adelaide. We pride our ... read more
Calysta Chihuahua and Dachshund Breeder - Crookwell, NSW
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Here at Calysta we breed Chihuahuas and Miniature Smooth Dachshunds for type ... read more
Chilovechi - Chihuahua Breeder - South Australia
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Hi love the chihuahua breed, I have for many years. I am a registered breeder ... read more
Chinkira - Japanese Chin Breeder, Pekingese breeder  Westbury, TAS
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Chinkira-Japanese Chin, I have been showing my Chins for over 6yrs and ... read more
Dreistleigh Rottweiler and Chihuahua Breeder - Grafton, NSW
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Dreistleigh Kennels breed Rottweilers and Chihuahuas on our new property near ... read more
Incasunrise Chihuahuas -  Breeder of long coat & smooth coat Chihuahuas - South Burnett, QLD
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I'm an ANKC/DOGS QLD registered breeder of both long and smooth coat ... read more
Jendrika Chihuahuas - Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Jendrika chihuahuas is a small in-house kennel. We breed beautiful short and ... read more
Lilacbloom Kennels - Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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My name is Gay, I am a small breeder with a love of all Dogs, but have been ... read more
Mordosa - Pug Breeder & Chihuahua Breeder (Smooth & Long Coat) - Adelaide, SA
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I have been breeding and showing Chihuahua's (smooth and long coat) with ... read more
MYLOYALCHI - Chihuahua and Rottweiler Breeder - Emu Park, QLD
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We are a small kennel that breeds Chihuahua's and Rottweilers est 2020. read more
Nighthaven Kennels - German Shepherd & Chihuahua Breeder - Bunbury, WA
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We are ethical registered breeders of German Shepherds, White Swiss Shepherds ... read more
Nirechi Chihuahua - Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Nirechi Chihuahua is a small breeding kennel located in Brisbane. We specialise ... read more
Nirechi Chihuahuas - Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Small breeding kennel located in Brisbane. read more
PequenoChi - Chihuahua Breeder - Cairns, QLD
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Looking For A Pedigree Chihuahua For You & Your Family? Look no further! ... read more
Tarquila Chihuahuas - Longcoat & Smoothcoat Chihuahua Breeder and Exhibitor - Queensland
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I have been breeding and showing Chihuahuas since 1966. I am also a life ... read more
Voncronan Chihuahuas - Smooth & Long Coat Chihuahua Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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South Australias most consistent - all breeds and specialty winning Chihuahuas, ... read more
Wachowa Chihuahua's - Smooth and Long Coat Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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BREEDER OF LONG AND SMOOTH COAT CHIHUAHUA'S - Established - 1988 - "Wachowa ... read more

 

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