Make sure a Chihuahua is the right dog for you and your family. Below are some of the standards that come with Chihuahuas. Read them over to see if you're a match.
Average Height: 5 - 8 inches (12.7 - 20.3 cm)
Average Weight: 2 - 6 pounds (.9 - 2.7 Kg)
Colors: Liters come in a variety of colors. Black, white, cream, blue, brown, fawn, chocolate, etc.
Coat: Smooth coat or longhaired
With Children: Chihuahua dogs are very loving around kids. However, it's not recommended leaving the dog alone with a child under the age of six unless they're supervised. Chihuahuas are easily injured do to their unique size.
Special Skills: Fast learner, great family pet
Watch Dog: Very high
Guard Dog: Very low (due to the size), but won't stand down
Care & Training: Easy to train and fast learners.
Living Environment: Great indoor dog; however, nothing wrong to have one outside.
Life Span: Well into the teenage years.
Country of Origin: Mexico
First Registered by AKC: 1904