Discover the Miniature Chihuahua! Looking for a really small dog? Miniature Chihuahuas are the smallest of small dogs and puppies anywhere in the world!
Why are Miniature Chihuahuas so tiny? They are the breed from the runts of the litters of larger Chihuahuas. They have reached celebrity status with movies made about them and movie stars carrying them around in an open purse. They are small, often around two or three pounds but they have a loud bark and often have no idea how small they really are.
Miniature Chihuahua puppies may grow up to weigh 6 pounds someday! As you can imagine that’s about the smallest pure breed in the world. They are often referred to as teacup, pocket, or miniature Chihuahuas!
Experts say that even though a miniature Chihuahua is very small when its around three months old no one can tell just how large they will really be. No matter what their size they are huge in Mexico, almost royalty status! Chihuahuas originated from Mexico and are believed to be one of the oldest breed of dog.
Chihuahuas can be either long or short haired. Miniature Chihuahuas are sensitive and very smart. They don’t require heavy punishment for doing something wrong because it can cause anxiety and have an opposite effect. They are very capable of learning how to fetch, go potty and learn any trick you want them to learn. Be kind with your training.
The Miniature Chihuahua wants to protect you and be your best and sometimes only friend. Because of their size they make great pets for apartment living and the elderly. They require a lot more attention than they do space!
Chihuahuas love to run and play in the yard so they will insist on a little outdoor exercise everyday. They are very protective of their master and their home and take a while to adjust to strangers. They may snap at someone they don’t know but overall Miniature Chihuahuas are friendly, companionable dogs.
This is a dog that can be trained very quickly by anyone. A Chihuahua requires very little grooming but makes up for it with their demand for attention. Their health needs to be monitored due to their small size and common health problems that Miniature Chihuahuas experience like Tracheal collapse, Hypoglycemia, Bone and joint diseases, Obesity, Heart conditions, and Bladder Stones.
If you live in the north and have cold winters make sure you keep your Chihuahua warm as they don’t adjust well to cold weather. Buy them some warm puppy clothes. Overall, Miniature Chihuahuas usually make really great pets but they’re not for everyone. Do your research and learn all you can before making a Chihuahua your pet.