Learn About The Chiwawa

If you have ever had a chiwawa then you know that they are not hard to love at all. These dogs are naturally small, rather than being bred down from a larger breed. There are two types of chiwawas; the long haired and the short haired chiwawa.

The chiwawa is between 3 and 7 pounds when full grown and stands between six to eight inches. The AKC standards of a chiwawa
require that it not exceed 6 pounds. This breed has a well rounded, apple like shaped head with a muzzle that is tiny in contrast to the head. The muzzle is also slightly pointed, and either will have a level or a scissors bite. There are times when puppies have a soft spot or a “molera” on the top of the skull. The bone usually closes as the dog turns into an adult. The trademark ears of chiwawa puppies should be held erect most of the time, but may flare to the sides at a 45 degree angle when relaxed or calm.

Their eyes are full and round, and very expressive. It has been said that you can tell a lot about a chiwawa just by looking into their eyes, which are set well apart and very luminous either in a black or ruby color. There are some chiwawa’s that have light eyes in the case of a blond or white colored coat. The nose of a chiwawa is usually blond or self colored when there is a blond or light colored chiwawa; otherwise they have a black nose which is short and pointed.

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