Chihuahua Info & Chihuahua Breeders

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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
I have been breeding chihuahuas for 12years now and absolutely love this little breed. Over the years I have continued to strive to produce top ... read more
Adawar Chihuahuas & Miniature Pinschers - Deloraine, TAS
I am a registered breeder with dogs Tasmania my dogs are all very friendly and well socialized all my puppies come with a puppy pack, lifelong ... read more
ANKC Registered Breeder - Trulore Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas and Tibetan Spaniels.
ANKC registered breeders of Golden Retrievers since 2003, Chihuahuas for over 10 years, and we recently welcomed our second ever litter of Tibetan ... read more
We are focused on healthy quality and breed standard for our Chihuahuas. We have imported our foundation lines from some of the best Chihuahua ... read more
Barad Kennels - Italian Greyhound, Tibetan Spaniel, Saluki & Chihuahua Breeder - Hobart
Barad Kennels is a partnership between - Barbara Blackman, Monique Blackman, Simone Bingham & Rowena Ransley. We all live in Hobart ... read more
Breeder of German Shepherds, Older Style Straight Toplines.
We are ethical registered breeders. Our dogs are raised in our family home with 3 children and cats. We live on a rural farm were the dogs have large ... read more
Calysta Chihuahua and Dachshund Breeder - Crookwell, NSW
Here at Calysta we breed Chihuahuas and Miniature Smooth Dachshunds for type and temperament along with soundness. Our babies are raised in our house ... read more
Chazaras Chihuahuas - Short and Long Coat
Chazaras Short and Long Coat Chihuahuas occasionally have puppies available for loving forever family homes. Our dogs and puppies have wonderful ... read more
Chilovechi - Chihuahua Breeder - South Australia
Hi love the chihuahua breed, I have for many years. I am a registered breeder and exhibitor of Chihuahuas here in South Australia. Please contact if ... read more
Chinkira - Japanese Chin Breeder, Pekingese breeder  Westbury, TAS
Chinkira-Japanese Chin, I have been showing my Chins for over 6yrs and sometimes have babies available to approved loving homes. Chins are a very ... read more
Incasunrise Chihuahuas -  Breeder of long coat & smooth coat Chihuahuas - South Burnett, QLD
I'm an ANKC/DOGS QLD registered breeder of both long and smooth coat Chihuahuas. Bred and raised ethically in my home. My 'babies' are bred to the ... read more
Jaja Chihuahuas - North Maclean, QLD
Small kennel breeding for soundness, type and Temperament. 50 yrs experience in showing. 50 yrs in breeding, 30+ years judging. All Breeds Judge ... read more
Jendrika Chihuahuas - Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
Jendrika chihuahuas is a small in-house kennel. We breed beautiful short and long coat chihuahuas and raise all of our babies in our home. All ... read more
Lilacbloom Kennels - Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
My name is Gay, I am a small breeder with a love of all Dogs, but have been breeding Chihuahua for about 10 years, I have learned and studied alot ... read more
Nighthaven Kennels - Chihuahua Breeder - Donnybrook, WA
We breed Chihuahuas for Health, temperament & Comformation. We do show our chihuahuas. When raised correctly Chihuahuas are friendly outgoing ... read more
Pacorro Chihuahua's - Longcoat and Smoothcoat Chihuahua Breeder - Queensland
We live on Acreage in Bouldercombe , and we Breed and Show Longcoat and Smoothcoat Chihuahua's. , they are the love of our lives and they are a big ... read more
Pelischa Chihuahuas - Smooth Coat and Long Coat Chihuahuas, WA
PELISCHA is situated in Southern River in WA and we pride ourselves on breeding high quality Chihuahuas for both the show ring and as companions. read more
Primochi Chihuahuas
We are a small South Australian family run kennel of both long and smooth coat Chihuahuas. Our dogs are all part of the family and live inside. Our ... read more
Skybee Chihuahua's and Russian Toys - Chihuahua Breeder - NSW
We are a family of dog lovers and are involved in many canine activities. We spend just about every weekend at a dog show, trial, training or ... read more
Tarquila Chihuahuas - Longcoat & Smoothcoat Chihuahua Breeder and Exhibitor - Queensland
I have been breeding and showing Chihuahuas since 1966. I am also a life member of the Chihuahua Club of Queensland and a Dogs QLD Accredited ... read more
Toyopet - Chihuahua Breeder, Dog lover - Rosewood, QLD
I have been showing dogs since 1977. I have imported several chihuahuas from the Bramvers Kennels in Japan. They have done very well for me in the ... read more
Voncronan Chihuahuas - Smooth & Long Coat Chihuahua Breeder - Adelaide, SA
South Australias most consistent - all breeds and specialty winning Chihuahuas, competing in the conformation ring and showing sweet dogs, with great ... read more
Wachowa Chihuahua's - Smooth and Long Coat Chihuahua Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
BREEDER OF LONG AND SMOOTH COAT CHIHUAHUA'S - Established - 1988 - "Wachowa Chihuahua's promotes responsible pure bred dog ownership"

Wachowa ... read more