Chihuahua Dog Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Chihuahua Dog is that they are bold, saucy, strong willed, loyal, intelligent, and loving.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is not recommended for children due to the dogs tendency towards aggressiveness and jealousy.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 2 to 6 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Chihuahuas include but are not limited to snoring, corneal dryness, glaucoma, slipped stifle, gum problems, colds, stress and arthritis.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of dog can be difficult to housebreak. Shedding is average, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suited for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has time to walk the dog atleast once per day and has lots of love and attention to give. This dog needs an owner to show them that the owner is the Pack Leader.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $450 per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a high tendency towards aggression towards other dogs, towards children, strangers, and the like.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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