The Chihuahua is believed to have descended from the Fennec Fox, a small creature with big ears and eyes. However, this isn’t necessarily accurate as his historical records are vague. He’s named after the Mexican city where he was found. He is often used in religious ceremonies and as a pet for the upper class. He’s also known as a “purse dog” as he was used in the movie “Legally Blonde.”
The Chihuahua is sassy and intelligent and, even though he’s small, he shouldn’t be underestimated. His coat can be any colour and can be short or long. He’s ideal as a family pet due to his size. He doesn’t need much exercise and is a great pet for apartments and city living. He can be extra sensitive to cold weather. If he has a short coat, it doesn’t need much grooming. If it’s long, it needs occasional brushing and grooming. He’s 6 – 9 inches tall and weighs less than 6 pounds.