Chihuahua

Chihuahua

One of the smallest breeds recognized by kennel clubs, the Chihuahua is known for it’s supersized personality. Don’t let their tiny frame fool you, these pups have quite the attitude and are full of sass. Chihuahuas are as cute as they are confident, and despite what some may think, they make excellent watchdogs.

Chihuahuas, while feisty, are incredibly loyal to the person that they love. Their enduring quality of attentiveness and protective nature make them excellent companions for the person who is looking for a dog that only has eyes for them.

Weighing as little as, in some cases, two pounds, these pups can easily fit into an active life on the go as they travel well in carriers and purses and pouches. Their tiny stature makes them more susceptible to injuries, and their fragility can make them better suited for less hectic lifestyles. Chihuahuas can also be known to be high strung and, therefore, prone to snipping when threatened or afraid, which can make them better companions for adults or older children who are taught how to handle the pups properly.

With all puppies, proper training is recommended and highly effective in reducing negative behavior and tendencies. Chihuahuas are easily trained and can be taught how to fit into almost any family situation with time and patience. This is especially important for Chihuahuas, like many small dogs, not only for them to be happy in their homes but also to ensure their safety around other dogs and animals.

Chihuahuas come with long and short coat lengths that can range in various colors such as fawn, white, black and mixed. The short-haired pups typically shed more than the long, however, the long coats require more upkeep to maintain. Fortunately, Chihuahuas are very small, so any shedding and grooming are minimal at best.

FAST FACTS

  • Chihuahuas can range from 3 to 6 pounds in weight
  • Lapdogs with a loyal and protective attitude
  • Smart, easily trainable, perfect for small living spaces

CHARACTERISTICS CHART (1 lowest- 5 highest)

Apartment Living                  5

Tolerates Being Alone        3

Child Friendly                       5

Dog Friendly                         3

Grooming Needs                  1

Shedding                              1

Size                                        1

General Health                     4

Trainability                            3

Prey Drive                             1

Barking                                  5

Exercise Needs                    1

Energy Level                         3

Playfulness                           3

Bringing home a happy and healthy Chihuahua puppy is of utmost importance to ensure a positive experience. Central Park Puppies takes pride in providing clients with the highest quality of standards with our in-depth breeder background checks and expert veterinarian evaluations of all of our puppies. We are dedicated to working with clients in finding their perfect puppy match through our transparent services and expert knowledge of breeds.