Dog Breed Guide: Chihuahua
Posted on March 17, 2014 under Dog Breeds
By Dr. Marc, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Chihuahua
Height (to base of neck): 6-10″
Weight: 4-10 lbs
Color: Many accepted colors, including white, black, and tan.
Coat: Smooth or long haired.
Life Expectancy: 15-20 years
Energy level: Low to moderate
Exercise needs: Minimal
Is a Chihuahua the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Chihuahua can be a very temperamental bred and fiercely loyal, verging on overprotective of its owner. It is typically not well suited to families with children due to its propensity to biting and doesn’t often get along well with other animals. Early socialization can be pivotal in creating a more desirable companion. Exercise and grooming needs are minimal.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Chihuahua
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