Long and Smooth Coat 


Chihuahua

Height: 

==> 15–25cm at the shoulder 

Weight: 

==> 1–3kg 
=> Although the Chihuahua is the smallest of all dog breeds, they have no trouble asserting themselves against authority.
=> They need discipline and can be slightly difficult to train. However, this loyal breed adores its owner, and will happily fulfil watch- dog duties. 

Coat and Grooming: 

<=> There are two coat lengths to choose from :
==> The Smooth Coat requires weekly brushing.
==> The Long Coat has a flat or slightly curly coat with fringed ears. 
==> They need groom-ing 2–3 times a week. 
==> The Chihuahua comes in a multitude of colours ranging from white, cream, sable, sand, blue to black. 

Environment and Exercise: 

==> Chihuahuas thrive indoors. 
==> They have little tolerance for the cold. 
==> Even though they require little exercise, they still benefit from going out for short walks. 
==> Compatibility with Kids and other Pets: This breed prefers older people. 
==> They are not that friendly with other pets, particularly other breeds of dog. 

Health: 

==> Their prominent eyes can be susceptible to corneal dry-ness and secondary glaucoma. 
==> Gum problems are also com-mon, as are colds. 
==> However, this hardy little critter usually lives between 14–18 years old.

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