Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)
Chihuahua
Size
Toy
Height
6 to 9 inches at the withers
Weight
6 lbs. or less
Coat
Short or long
Color
Any color or combination or colors
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience

Graceful, alert and highly intelligent, the Chihuahua is an excellent pet for families with gentle, patient children. An ancient breed from Central America, the Chihuahua can be longhaired or shorthaired. Both coat varieties are easy to maintain. An ideal city dog, the Chihuahua requires little exercise but can be sensitive to cold temperatures.

Did you know?

In the hit film “Legally Blonde,” a Chihuahua starred as “Bruiser,” the pampered pet of Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon.

Training Chihuahuas

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.