are tiny and only grow to between 6 and 9 inches as adults and
weigh under six pounds - officially the smallest breed.
Chihauhaus were first discovered in Mexico in the
mid-1800s. Chihauhaus are known to be affectionate and
loyal with family members but are somewhat timid with
strangers. However, care must be taken around children
due to their fragile
nature. Chihauhaus originally had a smooth
coat but there is also a long-haired variety. Due to
their small size, Chihauhaus are injury-prone and sensitive to
colder climates and can grow overweight if pampered
excessively. Chihauhaus are also recognized for
their high-pitched bark and are often bold even in the presence
of much larger dogs. Training needs to be commenced at an
early age. The following videos illustrate several
examples of Chihauhau puppies.