Facts about chihuahuas

  • Archaeological evidence suggests that the Chihuahuas were buried with people in ancient Mexico and in parts of the United States.
  • There is an opinion that these dogs were considered sacred among the ancient Mexican people. The folklore of the inhabitants of that time connected these animals with the worship of deities.
  • Another interesting fact about chihuahua is that most of them are born with drooping ears, which gradually become straight, and continue to grow so much.
  • Despite the fact that they are considered as the smallest breed of dogs, in the Guinness Book of Records, the title of the smallest dog belongs to the Yorkshire Terrier, not the Chihuahua.
  • In comparison with the size of the body, they have very large brains. In other words, among all breeds of dogs, chihuahua have the largest brain, in comparison with body size.
  • They have a short nose that makes the snakes prone to wheezing and snoring. Even the eyes can develop glaucoma and dryness of the cornea.
  • The largest litter of chihuahua was twelve puppies.
  • The popularity of these dogs is growing from year to year. More than 24,930 purebred chihuahuas were recorded in 2003 only in one in the United States.