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Chihuahua Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Chihuahua
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Mexico
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
23cm (9in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
2.7kg (6lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
18 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
South

Chihuahua Location

Map of Chihuahua Locations
Map of South America

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are prized for their devotion, ferocity, and personality. Their curious personality 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.

They can also be quite affectionate with their owners. Very quick to learn commands, the clever Chihuahua is easily trained to perform tricks.One unique trait in most chihuahuas is the tendency to burrow into blankets or clothing in order to sleep. This can prove a danger if a person sits on a bed or sofa without checking for sleeping dogs. This behavior is attributed to the belief that pre-domesticated chihuahuas lived in underground burrows.

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 ones home.

Also, many Chihuahuas focus their devotion on one person, becoming overly jealous of that persons 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.

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First Published: 1st December 2008, Last Updated: 8th December 2016 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]

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