Chiweenie Puppies for sale

Chiweenie Dog Breed Information

Nickname: Mexican Hotdog, Chihuahua / Miniature Dachshund Hybrid. The Chiweenie is not a purebred dog.

It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Miniature Dachshund or Standard Dachshund. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.

This hybrid cross is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club. I’ve included information on both the Chihuahua Breed and the Miniature Dachshund Breed below so you can see the type of dog you would be getting.

Chihuahua: The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where it was discovered in 1850.[1] Some academics believe the Chihuahua to be descended from Chinese hairless dogs—who may have crossed over from Asia to Alaska on a land bridge before continental separation created the Bering Strait—and bred with the ancient Toltec and Aztec Techichi dog, creating the modern-day Chihuahua.

The following dog rescues and animal shelters are listed in case you decide to adopt a puppy or dog.
Please contact each rescue and shelter directly to see which dog breeds they have available and the cost involved for adoption.

Tailchaser Rescue
San Jose, CA 95124
adopt@tcrescue.com

Furrever Cat and Kitten Rescue
P.O. Box 153
Los Gatos, CA 95031
(408) 316-8662

Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue
P.O. Box 321232
Campbell, CA 95008
408-414-3204
info@ibokrescue.org

Bay Area Siberian Husky Rescue/Referral
2633 S Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
800-473-BASH
bashrr@com-ctl.com

Heading Home Animal Rescue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
headinghomerescue@gmail.com

St. Francis Animal Protection Society
P.O. Box 506
Campbell, CA 95009
info@stfrancisanimal.org

CARE Companion Animal Rescue Effort
1080 Saratoga Ave., #3
San Jose, CA 95011
(408) 227-2273
care@carepets.org

Cal State Dog Rescue
PO Box 111103
Campbell, CA 95011
408-655-9648
calstatedogrescue@outlook.com

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA 95158
408-629-8293
adoptarescuedog@aol.com

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF)
P.O. Box 26587
San Jose, CA 95159
408-224-NARF (6273)
info@narfrescue.org

One Planet Rescue
San Jose, CA 95154
(408) 431-6954
kfravon@yahoo.com

Jakes Wish Dog Rescue
PO Box 1345
San Martin, CA 95046
San Jose, CA 95155
petfinders@jakeswishrescue.org

Silicon Valley Pet Project
PO Box #6145
San Jose, CA 95150
(408) 641-8745
adoptions@svpetproject.org

City of San José Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey Road
San Jose, CA 95112
408-578-7297

13th St Cats
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 566-3637
info@13thstcats.org

Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 379-5554
Toydogrsq@aol.com

Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation
1555 S. Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128
408-379-5554
schwartzfamilyfo@aol.com

Woofie’s Rescue
San Jose, CA 95128
woofiesrescue@gmail.com

Hope For Animals International
Manteca, CA 95337
hope4animalsintl@yahoo.com

Pets Care
P.O.Box 10241
95157
San Jose, CA 95129

contact@petscare.org

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
3370 Thomas Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-764-0344
staff@svaca.com

Animal Rescue and Care Network Inc.
Santa Clara, CA 95056
(408) 655-9625
mefambrini@yahoo.com

Westie Rescue Northern California
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408 242-0990
bgmordy@comcast.net

Every Pet’s Dream
2010 El Camino Real #143
Santa Clara, CA 95050
everypetsdream@gmail.com

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-420-7233
adoptions@safehavenanimalsanctuary.org

AKarmic Connections Animal Rescue
Cupertino, CA 95014

karmicrescues@gmail.com

Valley SPCA
PO BOX 8275
Stockton, CA 95208
209-430-3004
valleyspcastockton@gmail.com

Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2133
adoptions@hssv.org

People for Pets
1852 W. 11th Street
Box 499
Tracy, CA 95376
209-933-6274
inquiries@peopleforpets.com

East of Eden Canine Rescue
PO Box 236
Tracy, CA
Tracy, CA 95376
925-980-3035
eoerescue@yahoo.com

Animal Rescue of Tracy
793 S. Tracy Blvd. PM#133
Tracy, CA 95376
209-642-4324
contact@animalrescuetracy.org

Amazing Greys Retired Racers
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 835-9780
amazinggreysrr@gmail.com

Guardian’s Light Dog Rescue
Tracy, CA 95376
sfdogrescue@gmail.com

Baxter and Friends
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(818) 602-7481
baxterandfriends@yahoo.com

Guardian Angels International Rescue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

apply@adoptgair.org

Copper’s Dream Rescue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

staff@coppersdream.org

Bay Area Cat Rescue
Mountain View, CA 94040
adoptions@bayareacatrescue.org

Fat Cat Rescue
Mountain View, CA 94041
adoptions@fatcatrescue.org

Calaveras County Animal Services
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
209-754-6509

Russell Rescue (North Carolina)
Use email
Stockton, CA 95206
mcbburton@gmail.com

Stockton Animal Shelter and the Animal Protection League
1575 S. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95206
209-937-7445
animalservices@stocktonca.gov

Delta Humane Society & S.P.C.A.
4590 S. Hwy 99 Frontage Road
P.O. BOX 30908
Stockton, CA 95215
(209) 466-0339
kayla@deltahumanesociety.com

The Perfect Dog
PO Box 361441
MILPITAS 95036, not fremont
Fremont, CA 94538
510-333-4420
theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com

Tri-City Animal Shelter
1950 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 790-6640
animalservices@fremont.gov

Doggie Protective Services
Palo Alto, CA 94306
info@dpsrescue.com

Peninsula CatWorks
P.O. Box 60837
Palo Alto, CA 94306
adoptions@peninsulacatworks.org

East Bay Rabbit Rescue
Livermore, CA 94550

eastbayrabbit@gmail.com

BnB Rescue
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 998-9309
cindy@bnbrescue.org

Feline Friends Network
P.O. Box 18287
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 566-8287
adoptions@felinefriendsnetwork.org

The Kitten Whisperer
P.O. Box 1410
Stanford, CA 94305

thekittenwhisperer1@gmail.com

Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-496-5971
animalservices@cityofpaloalto.org

Calys Cats Feline Rescue
PO Box 20114
Stanford, CA 94309
650-793-4273
sharon@calyscats.org

Community Cat Rescue
Palo Alto, CA 94302
650-308-4228
commcatrescue@gmail.com

Cavy House Guinea PIg Rescue
PO Box 324
La Honda, CA 94020

CavyHouse@gmail.com

WKODIT
P.O. Box 644
La Honda, CA 94020
(650) 747-9650
wkodit@comcast.net

Woof Animal Rescue
P.O.Box 1607
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 985-9924
contact.us@lovewoof.org

The Abandoned Cat Team
Stockton, CA 95204
adoptions@acatteam.org

Pleasanton Valley Humane Society
3670 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 426-8656

Lucky Dog Rescue Inc
PO Box 1257
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 787-5825
olveiry@gmail.com

Forsaken Cats Rescue
PO Box 5163
Pleasanton, CA 94566
alana@forsakencatsrescue.org

Allie’s Pals Cat Rescue
P. O. Box 1835
Pleasanton, CA 94566
9254877279
terrilduncan@yahoo.com

NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
PO Box 933
Menlo Park, CA 94026
408-402-2092
adopt@NorCalGSPrescue.org

Pups Rescue
Stockton, CA 95212
(209) 956-3004
pupsrescue@hotmail.com

Second Chance Kitty
Stockton, CA 95212
2chancekittys@gmail.com

Rescue of Cairn Terrier Club of Northern California
4218 Fairlands Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 846-9337
rescue@ctcnc.net

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
PO Box 11143
Pleasanton, CA 94588
webmaster@tvar.org

Humanimal Connection Inc.
Redwood City, CA 94061
(888) 538-9402
info@humanimalconnection.com

Pound Puppy Rescue
Redwood City, CA 94061
info@poundpuppyrescue.org

Nine Lives Foundation
3016 Rolison Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-368-1365
ninelivesfoundation@gmail.com

Pets In Need
871 Fifth Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 367-1405
adoptions@petsinneed.org

Whis-Purr Rescue, Inc.
Redwood City, CA 94062
877-307-2747 (msg)
info@Whis-Purr.org

Finding A Best Friend Rescue
Stockton, CA 95209
(209) 425-9665
Findingabestfriend@gmail.com

East County Animal Shelter
4595 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
925-803-7040

East Bay SPCA- Dublin Adoption Center
4651 Gleason Street
Dublin, CA 94568
Dublin, CA 94568
925-479-9670
customercare@eastbayspca.org

Dublin Creek Animal Foundation
6570 Donlon way
Dublin, CA 94568
925-828-5355
info@dublincreekkennel.com

Hayward Animal Services Bureau
16 Barnes Court
Hayward, CA 94544
510-293-7200 x 7
animal.services@Hayward-ca.gov

Homeless Cat Network
P.O. Box 6
San Carlos, CA 94070
info@homelesscatnetwork.org

All My Tomorrows Pet Rescue
Lodi, CA 95240

tribolettieleanor@yahoo.com

Poke-A-Dot’s Dalmatian’s and Friends Rescue
Lodi, CA 95240
pokeadotsrescue@gmail.com

Animal Friends Connection Humane Society
933 S. Cherokee Lane
Lodi, CA 95241
(209) 365-0535
office@animalfriendsconnect.org

People Assisting Lodi Shelter (PALS)
1405 West Kettleman Lane
Mailing: 1040 W. Kettleman Lane #379
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 224-0354
pals.lodi@yahoo.com

Lodi Animal Shelter
1345 W. Kettleman Ln
Lodi, CA 95242
209-333-6741

Love & Second Chances
San Ramon, CA 94582
Melody@lovesecondchances.org

Throw Me A Bone Dog Rescue
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 308-6221
throwmeabonerescue@gmail.com

A Better Chance Rescue
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 580-3639
abetterchancerescue@gmail.com

Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.
CASTRO VALLEY, CA 94546
510-886-8925
dustypawsrescue@aol.com

Adopt a Doggie
Castro Valley, CA 94546
4156833535
contact@adoptadoggie.org

Rhodie’s Rescue
Knightsen, CA 94548
(925) 344-9959
Rhodiesrescue@gmail.com

Companions In Waiting
P O Box 213
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650 328 0474
companionsinwaiting@yahoo.com

Pets and Pals
P.O. Box 582
Danville, CA 94526
925-915-9489
lsoucie1@yahoo.com

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue
1 Oakley Area
Oakley, CA 94561

YTNR@YTNR.com

Animal Rescue Recon
P.O. Box 638
Oakley, CA 94561
(925) 392-7654
animalrescuerecon@gmail.com

Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs
Bayfair Mall, 15555 E. 14th Street
Suite #308
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 459-0396
nobodysperfektdogs@comcast.net

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
1450 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-340-7022
adoptinquire@peninsulahumanesociety.org

Shellden Shelter for Cats & Dogs
13525 Montfort Rd
Herald, CA 95638
(916) 207-4807
shelleydunnigan@gmail.com

BAD RAP
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 414-6461
contact@badrap.org

Gentle Spirits Project
Antioch, CA 94509
(707) 567-2560
projectgentlespirits@yahoo.com

Antioch Animal Services
300 L Street
(Corner of 2nd and L Street)
Antioch, CA 94509
925-779-6989
antiochanimalservices@gmail.com

Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue
Antioch, CA 94509
925-522-0692
brooke@contracostarabbitrescue.org

East Bay SPCA- Oakland Adoption Center
8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 569-0702
customercare@eastbayspca.org

Homeless Animals Response Program (H.A.R.P.)
P.O. Box 3167
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 431-8546
harpmail@harp-rescue.org

Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization (H.A.L.O.)
P.O. Box 2011
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 473-4642
starshalodogs@yahoo.com

Tails of Gray
P.O. Box 434
Clayton, CA 94517
info@tailsofgray.org

Oakland Animal Services
1101 29th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
510-535-5602

Island Cat Resources & Adoption
P.O.Box 1093
Alameda, CA 94501
510-869-2584
adoption@icraeastbay.org

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter
1590 Fortmann Way
Alameda, CA 94501
(510)337-8565
info@alamedaanimalshelter.org

West Coast Boxer Rescue
Alameda, CA 94501
510-255-1825
pf@westcoastboxerrescue.org

Match Made in Heaven Animal Rescue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 244-3880
Matchmadeinheavenrescue@gmail.com

NorCal Poodle Rescue
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
norcalpoodlerescueinc@gmail.com

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled)
PO Box 30877
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(800) 471-5822
rescue@norsled.org

TnT Small Animal Rescue
PO Box 5371
South San Francisco, CA 94083
(650)642-4006
Tina@TnTrescue.org

Community Concern for Cats
P.O. Box 3795
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

communityconcernforcats@gmail.com

Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
info@namasteakitarescue.com

Hopalong Animal Rescue
PO Box 27507
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 267-1915
info@hopalong.org

Maine Coon Adoptions (MCA)
Oakland, CA 94602
510-710-9250
mainecoonadoptions@gmail.com

The Power of Chi
Oakland, CA 94602
info@powerofchi.org

Ratbone Rescues – West Region
Isleton, CA 95641
ratposting@yahoo.com

Camp Cocker Rescue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(800) 431-5911
CampCockerInformation@gmail.com

North Star Rescue
1610 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044

adoptions@northstarrescue.org

Umbrella of Hope
4040 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565

beourpet@gmail.com

K9 Paw Print Rescue
Pittsburg, CA 94565

k9pawprintrescue@gmail.com

East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge (EBARR)
5433 Clayton Rd., K125
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 222-7047
animalrescue@ebarr.org

Avian Rescue Corp aka Cockatiel Rescue
1212 Saint Elizabeth Ct
Concord, CA 94518
(925)686-2350
avianrescuecorp@gmail.com

Shake Wiggle N’ Roll Animal Rescue
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 284-8508
loviins@aol.com

Underdog Animal Rescue
Lafayette, CA 94549
adopt@underdogca.com

Performance Rescue
Somerset, CA 95684
(530) 409-9800
PerformanceResQ@att.net

California Pit Bull Rescue
Oakland, CA 94611
510-463-4277
californiapitbullrescue@gmail.com

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The American Kennel Club registered its first Chihuahua in 1905.

Appearance: Chihuahuas are best known for their large eyes large, erect ears and for being the smallest of all dog breeds. The AKC (American Kennel Club) recognizes two varieties of Chihuahua: the long-coat and the smooth-coat.

Hair: In the Chihuahua there are two types of hair , long-haired and short-haired, also referred to as smooth coat. They are genetically the same breed, and are often present in the same litter, though in many kennel clubs, including the AKC, they are judged in separate categories. The term smooth coat does not mean that the hair is necessarily smooth as the hair can range from having a velvet touch to a whiskery feeling.

Long-haired chihuahuas are actually smoother to the touch having a very soft, fine guard hairs and a downy undercoat, which gives them their fluffy appearance. Unlike many ‘long haired’ breeds long-haired chihuahuas require no trimming and minimal grooming. Contrary to popular belief they also typically shed less than their short-haired counterparts. In long-haired chihuahuas it may take up to two or more years before a full long hair coat develops.

Standards: Breed standards for this dog do not generally specify a height, only a weight and a description of their overall proportions. As a result, height varies more than within many other breeds. Generally, the height ranges between 6 and 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) at the withers. However, some dogs grow as tall as 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm). AKC show dogs (American standard) must weigh no more than 6.0 lb (2.7 kg).[3] The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) standard calls for dogs ideally between 1.5 and 3.0 kg (3.3 to 6.6 lb), although smaller ones are acceptable in the show ring.[4]
However, pet-quality Chihuahuas (that is, those bred or purchased as companions rather than show dogs) can, and do, range above these weights, to 10 pounds (4.5 kg), or even more if they have large bone structures or are allowed to become overweight. This does not mean, however, that they are not purebred Chihuahuas, it only means that they do not meet the requirements to enter a conformation show. Oversize Chihuahuas are seen in some of the best, and worst, bloodlines.
Colors: A tricolor Chihuahua The AKC Chihuahua standard] lists under color: “Any color-Solid, marked or splashed”. This allows for all colors from solid blacks to solid whites, spotted, or a variety of other colors and patterns. A few examples are Fawn, Red, Cream, Chocolate, Blue, and Black.

Patterns, all with or without white markings, include: Sable, Irish spotting, Piebald spotting, Extreme white spotting, Brindle
Masks, Merle with Tan points.

Classifying Chihuahua colors can be complicated due to the large number of possibilities. Examples would be a Blue Brindle or a Chocolate and Tan. Colors and patterns can combine and affect each other, resulting in a very high degree of variation. That said, the classic Chihuahua color remains Fawn. No color or pattern is considered more valuable than the others. Although blue is considered rare, it is all just a matter of personal preference.
Sizes: Such terms as “teacup,” “pocket size,” “tiny toy,” “miniature,” and “standard” are often used to describe different-sized Chihuahuas. These are to be used only in describing the expected adult size. There are two types of Chihuahua’s, the short coat or short hair and the long coat or long hair Chihuahua.
Temperament: Chihuahuas and Great Danes. Chihuahuas are prized for their devotion, ferocity and personality. Their curious nature and small size make them easily adaptable to a variety of environments, including the city and small apartments. Chihuahuas are often stereotyped as high-strung, though it has been shown that correct training and socialization can result in an outstanding companion animal.

Chihuahuas are not well-suited as small children’s pets because of their size, temperament and tendency to bite when frightened. It is recommended that children be school aged or older before adding a Chihuahua to one’s home. Also, many Chihuahuas focus their devotion on one person, becoming overly jealous of that person’s human relationships. This can be mitigated through socialization. Chihuahuas also tend to have a “clannish” nature, often preferring the companionship of other Chihuahuas over other dogs.

Chihuahuas seem to have no concept of their own size and may fearlessly confront larger animals, which can result in injury.
Health: Overfeeding a Chihuahua can be a grave danger to the small dog’s health, shortening their life and leading to diabetes. This breed requires expert veterinary attention in areas such as birthing and dental care.

Chihuahuas, and other toy breeds, are also prone to the sometimes painful disease Hydrocephalus. It is often diagnosed by the puppy having an abnormally large head during the first several months of life, but other symptoms are more noticeable (since “a large head” is such a broad description). Chihuahua puppies exhibiting Hydrocephalus usually have patchy skull platelets rather than a solid bone, and typically are lethargic and do not grow at the same pace as their siblings. A true case of Hydrocephalus can be diagnosed by a veterinarian, though the prognosis is grim.

Chihuahuas are also known for their moleras, a soft spot in their skulls. Chihuahuas are the only breed of dog to be born with an incomplete skull. The molera does fill in with age, but great care needs to be taken during the first six months until the skull is fully formed. Many veterinarians are not familiar with Chihuahuas as a breed, and mistakenly confuse a molera with hydrocephalus. The Chihuahua Club of America has issued a statement regarding this often deadly misdiagnosis.

Chihuahuas can also be at risk for hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Left unattended, hypoglycemia can lead to coma. Chihuahuas are also prone to eye infections due to their large, round, protruding eyes and their relatively low ground clearance. Chihuahuas also have a tendency to tremble but this is not a health issue, rather it takes place when the dog is stressed or excited. One reason for this may be because small dogs have a higher metabolism than larger dogs and therefore dissipate heat faster. Although figures often vary, as with any breed, the average lifespan for a Chihuahua is approximately 8 to 18 years of age.

Chihuahuas are sometimes picky eaters, and care must be taken to provide them with adequate nutrition. At the same time, care must be exercised not to overfeed this tiny breed. Overweight Chihuahuas are prone to joint injuries, tracheal collapse, chronic bronchitis, and shortened life span.

Clubs: A long-haired Chihuahua. Because Chihuahuas are such a popular breed, there have been clubs created for them. These clubs talk about the breed, host competitions, etc. Sometimes they have information on adoption for members. A couple of clubs are ones such as the Chihuahua Club of America, (CCA) or the British Chihuahua Club, the latter formed in 1947. Also, online forums have been made about these dogs.
Famous Chihuahuas: Bruiser (real name: Moonie), Elle Woods’ companion in the Legally Blonde movies.

Ducky, who was named the World’s Smallest Living Dog by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007. (Ducky succeeded Danka Kordak of Slovakia, a Chihuahua who measured 5.4 inches tall.)

Coco, the dog featured on the television series Dog Whisperer and owned by Cesar Millan.

Coco, Donna Cabonna´s dog from the Disney Channel Original Series That’s So Raven.

Lou, a chihuahua featured on the television show The Soup.

Madame Shirley the Medium is an old-fortune teller chihuahua featured in a TV Show Cartoon, Courage the Cowardly Dog.
Mimi, Sharon Osbourne’s chihuahua.

Nunu, the “demon chihuahua” who was featured in the Dog Whisperer pilot episode.

Pepito, Xavier Cugat’s chihuahua immortalized in the children’s book Pepito the Little Dancing Dog: The Story of Xavier Cugat’s Chihuahua.
Ren Höek, of Ren and Stimpy fame.

The Spooky Chihuahua from Invader Zim.
The Taco Bell chihuahua.

Tinkerbell Hilton and Bambi, companions of Paris Hilton. Tinkerbell is the “author” of “Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries”.
Tito from Oliver & Company.

Geraldo, Max Shreck’s chihuahua in Batman Returns.

Wheely Willy, a paraplegic chihuahua from Long Beach, California who has become a celebrity as the subject of two bestselling children’s books.
Mammoth Mutt from Krypto the Superdog.

Heart-Kun, a Japanese Chihuahua born with a heart shaped pattern in his fur.

Activity: Chihuahuas can usually get all the exercise they need by running around indoors. If the dog becomes overweight it should be allowed to walk rather than carried from room to room. Chihuahuas may be taken for short walks but are not an outdoorsy breed.

More CHIHUAHUA Information

Country of Origin: The Chihuahua (affectionately called ‘Chi’) may descend either from tiny, hairless Chinese dogs or the South American ‘Techichi’, a favored pet which was buried with the deceased in the hope they would lead the way to the afterlife. Modern Chihuahuas hail from Chihuahua, Mexico. They are the smallest dog breed and the oldest North American breed.

Size: The Chihuahua has a shoulder height of 15-23 cm (7-10 in) and weighs 1-3 kg (2-8 lbs). Chihuahuas have an apple shaped head with a short, pointy muzzle, large erect ears, and tiny feet. The tail may curve over the back or side.

Coat: The Chihuahua can have a long or short coat. A variety of colors are acceptable, including sand, chocolate, silver, chestnut, and blue, blue merle, brindle. A variety of patterns including sable and masks are also possible. My Favorite two color combinations are Blue Merle and Blue Brindle.

Character: Chihuahuas are intelligent, graceful, and very brave. They love to bond with one person but if you make sure that everyone in the house gets to spend time with them they will be happy to sleep and cuddle with anyone in your home.

The Chihuahua is reserved around strangers, and may attempt to defend their owner, usually with little effect, but it’s oh so cute!
Chihuahuas are tenacious, proud, and very energetic but they love to take naps with their owner and generally sleep thru the night even with the occasional daytime nap.

Temperament: Chihuahuas can usually live with other dogs and cats without problem. They get along particularly well with other Chihuahuas. It is important to socialize the Chihuahua as a puppy to prevent aggressiveness. Small children may regard the Chihuahua as a toy, and we suggest close supervision with very young children. I can’t speak for all Chihuahua’s but our Chihuahua’s are generally very good with children. It’s all about socialization and breeding.

Care: Short Hair Chihuahuas don’t require much grooming at all. Long Haired Chihuahuas require regular grooming with a brush and comb for their long coat. The Chihuahua’s claws must be kept trimmed, and its teeth must be checked for tartar buildup.

Chihuahuas get cold easily and should be kept in a warm environment. Most love to sleep under a blanket at night or when they cuddle in your lap.
There is typically a soft spot on the top of the skull; this is normal and is usually closed by adulthood. The Chihuahua has a long life span at 14-18 years.
Training: Chihuahuas are eager to learn, with effort and a little dedication you’ll have your Chihuahua potty trained in no time.

If you can’t find a local breeder in your area don’t worry, many breeders are using the major airlines like American, Delta, Continental and Northwest airlines for shipping their puppies.

At this time the airlines will ship puppies to the following States: Alabama AL – Alaska AK – Arizona AZ – Arkansas AR – California CA – Colorado CO – Connecticut CT – Delaware DE – Florida FL – Georgia GA – Hawaii HI – Idaho ID – Illinois IL – Indiana IN – Iowa IA – Kansas KS – Kentucky KY – Louisiana LA – Maine ME – Maryland MD – Massachusetts MA – Michigan MI – Minnesota MN – Mississippi MS – Missouri MO – Montana MT – Nebraska NE – Nevada NV – New Hampshire NH – New Jersey NJ – New Mexico NM – New York NY – North Carolina NC – North Dakota ND – Ohio OH – Oklahoma OK – Oregon OR – Pennsylvania PA – Rhode Island RI – South Carolina SC – South Dakota SD – Tennessee TN – Texas TX – Utah UT – Vermont VT – Virginia VA – Washington WA – Washington, D.C. – West Virginia WV – Wisconsin WI – Wyoming WY – Hawaii HI.

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