Height: 6 to 9 inches

Weight: 2 to 6 pounds


Length: Smooth or Long
Overall Grooming Needs: Low


They are seen in many colors, either solid or a combination of two colors. Most common colors include black, tan, fawn, cream, white, blue, silver, chocolate, and red.


Affection Level: High

Friendliness: High

Kid-Friendly: Medium

Pet-Friendly: Medium

Exercise Needs: Low

Playfulness: Medium

Energy Level: Medium

Trainability: Medium

Intelligence: High

Tendency to Bark: Medium

Amount of Shedding: Low


The bold and confident Chihuahua is often described as being terrier-like. His alert nature and suspicion of strangers make him an excellent watchdog. He's sensitive and thrives on affection and companionship.

Chihuahuas often bond to a single person, although they're usually willing to make friends with new people if properly introduced. Expect them to be a little reserved at first, though. Chihuahuas can be timid if they're not properly socialized as puppies.

Like every dog, Chihuahuas need early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they're young. Socialization helps ensure that your Chihuahua puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.

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