Miniature Chihuahuas are bread from the runts of the litters of larger Chihuahuas. They often weigh 1 to 2 pounds. The dogs have become popular with female celebrities who carry them around in their purses or bags. Here are some things you should know about miniature Chihuahuas.
First of all, all Chihuahuas are small. At most, they weigh 6 pounds. They are the smallest pure breed in the world. Because these teacup, pocket, or miniature Chihuahuas are the smallest of the small, some people find them rather attractive.
You should know that no one can tell just how large a Chihuahua will be before it is 10 weeks old. So, dont listen to a breeder who insists that he has a 6 week old teacup for sale.
The dog originates from Mexico and is named after the Chihuahua state in that country.
As far as miniature Chihuahuas go, the British standard is that ideal dogs weigh between 2 and 4 pounds. If two dogs have identical scoring in all other factors, the dog with the least weight wins.
There are both long and short haired Chihuahuas, but many people find that hairless or mostly hairless miniature Chihuahuas are ideal.
Miniature Chihuahuas are a...