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Last Updated:
7/10/2020 9:24 PM
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Chihuahua
Meet the world's smallest dog.
Height: 6 to 9 inches at shoulder
Weight: 3 to 6 pounds
Coat: smooth or long
Life span: 10 to 18 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Chihuahua's charms include his small size, outsize personality, and variety in coat types and colors. He's all dog, fully capable of competing in dog sports such as agility and obedience, and is among the top 10 watchdogs recommended by experts. He loves nothing more than being with his people and requires a minimum of grooming and exercise.
Chihuahua profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners