The History of Chihuahuas

The History of Chihuahuas has many different theories and I have found that the history of the Chihuahua can be very puzzling.

One theory is that Chihuahuas were used for rituals and were considered holy in the pre-Colombian Indian Nations.

In this theory they were most commonly owned by the upper class. Some historians believe that the Chihuahua breed originated from an island named Malta in the Mediterranean.

There is evidence in this speculation in European paintings with a dog that resemble the Chihuahua breed. The most common speculation is that Chihuahuas are a descendant of the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico.

The Techichi only hunted in packs and can only be traced back to the ninth century. There have been discoveries of remains that resemble the Chihuahua but are slightly larger then the average size. The fact is that the Chihuahua name originated from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.

The Chihuahua has always been a popular breed in America, and they were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904. The AKC has some great information on the history of chihuahuas American Kennel Club.

Over the years breeders have produced many Types of Chihuahuas such as:

Over all no one will truly knows the exact history of Chihuahuas.

The following is some information about the Chihuahua.

Their average height ranges from 6 to 10 inches but however, they can grow as big as 12 to 15 inches.

There are two kinds of Chihuahuas, which are short haired and long haired. As the short haired breed can range from having a velvet touch to a whiskery feeling, long haired Chihuahuas are actually smoother to the touch, having soft, fine guard hairs and a downy undercoat, which gives them their fluffy appearance.

The long hair coated breeds need to be trimmed, Chihuahuas need minimal grooming. Short haired Chihuahuas shed more then long haired Chihuahuas, and take 2 to 4 years for the long hair to develop on a long haired Chihuahua breed from birth.

The Chihuahua breed has many varieties of coat colors, some examples are cream, chocolate, blue, black, tricolor, orange, dark brown, brown and black and so many more.

The classic Chihuahua color remains fawn but no color or pattern is considered more valuable than the others, although blue is considered very rare.

How a Chihuahua turns out is determined largely on the temperaments of the parents and grandparents. This will determine how they are social, antisocial, and their training sessions.

A Chihuahua must be raised with care, as the temperament of its owner can make a difference in the temperament of the Chihuahua Puppy.

It is a good idea to consider getting a Chihuahua puppy that will match your personality. Tempered Chihuahuas can be easily provoked to attack, and are generally unsuitable for homes with small children.

The breed tends to be very loyal to one particular owner and in some cases may become very over protective of the person, especially around other people or animals. They do not get along with most dog breeds and in most cases rather seek companionship with a fellow Chihuahua breed.

They must be trained and introduced to children at a very early age to prevent unsafely measures for the child. They they are great companions for a couple or a single individual.

Remember as with any canine you should learn some Dog First Aid

So you have a Pregnant Chihuahua learn some helpful tips.

I hope you found this information about the history of chihuahuas useful.

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