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The Chihuahua is a small, alert, lively, playful companion dog. It was originally bred in Chihuahua, Mexico. There are both short-haired (smooth-coated) Chihuahuas and long-haired Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas are sensitive to the cold and will shiver when cold, excited, or nervous.
Anatomy: The Chihuahua is about 6 to 9 inches (15-23 cm) high at the shoulders, and weighs from 2 to 6 pounds (1-3 kg). The short, glossy coat is tan, chestnut, or white.
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