Chihuahuas, a national symbol of Mexico, are one of the oldest breeds in the Americas. Their tiny size, pointy ears, and luminous eyes are the most distinct characteristics of this breed.

Average Height

5-8 inches

Average Weight

6 pounds or less


Chihuahuas may shed year round. Brushing them regularly can help with this.


The Chihuahua‘s coat can be long or short, and each variety has its own grooming needs. The smooth-coated Chihuahua only needs an occasional bath and brush to look great, while the longhaired Chihuahua should have his coat brushed thoroughly at least once per week. Good dental care is also imperative to small breeds along with regular nail trims.

Energy Level

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to keep a Chihuahua properly exercised. Because of their size, they can run around inside, even in a small space. They love to run and play as well as go on nice walks with their owners.