Chihuahua

Named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world, weighing in at as little as two pounds. The Chihuahua generally falls into one of two categories—the Smooth Coat (shorthaired) Chihuahua or the Long Coat (longhaired) Chihuahua—and within these categories may have either an apple head shape or a deer head shape. With their huge personalities, Chihuahuas have been favored for centuries as lap dog companions and have a reputation for having big-dog attitudes despite their minuscule size.

Chihuahuas have a withers height between 6”-9” (15-23 cm) and a weight in the range of 3-6 lb (1.4-2.7 kg). The Chihuahua has an overall body length of roughly 9.5”-15” (24-38 cm), standing height of 8.5”-13” (22-33 cm), and a typical lifespan of 14-16 years.

Set of illustrations of the Chihuahua in seated and standing positions viewed from the side profile

Named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world, weighing in at as little as two pounds. The Chihuahua generally falls into one of two categories—the Smooth Coat (shorthaired) Chihuahua or the Long Coat (longhaired) Chihuahua—and within these categories may have either an apple head shape or a deer head shape. With their huge personalities, Chihuahuas have been favored for centuries as lap dog companions and have a reputation for having big-dog attitudes despite their minuscule size.

Collection of elevation drawings of the Chihuahua dog breed in assorted front view postures and lying down

Chihuahuas have a withers height between 6”-9” (15-23 cm) and a weight in the range of 3-6 lb (1.4-2.7 kg). The Chihuahua has an overall body length of roughly 9.5”-15” (24-38 cm), standing height of 8.5”-13” (22-33 cm), and a typical lifespan of 14-16 years.

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Height: 
8.5”-13” | 22-33 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
9.5”-15” | 24-38 cm
Withers Height:
6”-9” | 15-23 cm
:
Weight:
3-6 lb | 1.4-2.7 kg

Coat Color: Any color

Temperament: Alert, confident, self-reliant

Breed Size:
Small
:
Lifespan:
14-16 years

Drawings include:

Chihuahua side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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