• Chihuahua

    In addition to their small size, Chihuahuas have tall, upright ears and large, rounded eyes, compact bodies, short muzzles, and moderately long tails. Despite their tiny stature, they have muscular bodies.

  • Group: Terrier
    Lifespan: 14–20 yr
    Height: 6–9 in
    Weight: 2–9 lb

  • Care

    Smooth-haired Chihuahuas need only occasional brushing due to their short, tidy coats. Long-haired Chihuahuas should be brushed at least weekly to prevent their coats from becoming tangled or matted. All dogs require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings. Chihuahuas are particularly susceptible to dental issues due to their small mouths and crowded teeth. So, they may require more frequent cleanings beginning at an early age.

    The tail of the Chihuahua is set high and tapers as it reaches the tip. The carriage of the tail is an important trait—it's generally carried high and in a curved or semi-circular shape.

  • Disorders

    Patellar luxation
    Chiari-like malformation ( C M) and syringomyelia ( S M)colour dilution alopecia, Corneal dystrophy, Cryptorchidism, retained testicle, Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( K C S) - "dry eye", Mitral valve dysplasia, Patent ductus arteriosus ( P D A)pattern baldness, Progressive retinal atrophy, Pulmonic stenosis
    Hemophilia Neuroaxonal dystrophy Spina bifida

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.