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Chihuahua profile

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Lifespan: 14-18 Years

Avg height: 15-22cm

Avg weight: 1.5-3kg

Coat type: Smooth and long, soft, slightly wavy, feathering on legs and ears

Coat colours: Fawn, black and tan, gold, black and white

Originally bred for: Ceremonial

Breed traits: Bold, devoted, protective, vocal


A little about Chihuahuas

The Chihuahua is a breed well known for its immense loyalty to one owner, and because of this has become one of the most common toy breeds. They enjoy exploring and short walks, but can be quite vocal and reserved around strangers and other dogs.




The Chihuahua is a generally healthy breed, although health problems that can occur include patellar luxation, dental issues, hypoglycaemia, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and heart problems.


A day in the life of "Coco"


Woah. WOAH. Big dog approaching! Don’t you come at me with your massive paws and long legs. I fire off a few warning yaps, but he lurches closer. How dare you. 

I unleash a barking tirade at the fiend from the safety of my bag, nestled between the humans’ feet. As they sip the weird bean water, I get a ‘Coco, ssshhhh!’ and the great brute wanders away. YEAH, YOU KEEP WALKING.

I feel a jolt in my stomach as my owner lifts me out from my bag and cuddles me close. I quiver with excitement. I can see so much from up here and my human is so warm! I give a few under their chin and settle in as the human’s chatter. I’m reassured that my owner’s friend means no harm, but I can never be too sure, especially when their laugh is as loud as my bark. 

I scan the surroundings for threats, but everything seems under control. I keep an eye on the friend in case of incoming attacks, but my ferocious growls are heeded. It’s clear who’s in charge. 

My eyes begin to droop, and soon enough I am fast asleep. What could be better than an outdoor adventure with my favourite human? Bliss. 

I awaken to my owner adjusting my new jumper. The friend is finally gone and as I get my bearings, I see a big dog approaching. Woah. WOAH.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.