Dog Breeds - Chihuahua

Breed :        Toy
Weight:       6 lbs
Height:        6-9 inches
Color(s):    any

Chihuahua Breed Information:
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of all the existing ones and is also the oldest breed in America, named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. It is thought that this breed is direct descendants of ancient breed that was big in size and precious to the Aztec royalty. The Chihuahua dogs are quite strong.

Chihuahua Health and Diseases:
This breed of dogs suffers from a number of diseases which include:
  • Slipped stifles
  • Moleras (soft spot)
  • Eye problems
  • Heart diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizure disorders
  • Rheumatism
  • Colds
  • Gum problems
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Risk of hypoglycemia
Even though the Chihuahua are prone to a number of diseases, they still live for about 15 years or more.