Breed Info


Saucy & Devoted

  • Loyal and devoted to their favorite person
  • Above-average intelligence
  • Reserved and can be aggressive with other dogs (training can help)
  • Sassy and temperamental


Dainty & Graceful


  • Round head
  • Perky ears
  • Dainty
  • Expressive eyes
  • Muzzle that comes to a slight point
  • Small front legs with muscular hindquarters
  • Moderately long tail

Coat Type and Color:

  • Smooth or long coat
  • Smooth coat variety is very soft
  • Long coat variety has flat or curly fur with an undercoat
  • Feathering on feet and legs
  • Both varieties can be found in all colors and patterns


Medium Activity

  • Love walking and exploring
  • Can be playful
  • Need adequate exercise for physical and mental wellbeing
  • Should be on a leash when they're outside (and will happily be carried)

We Recommend:

  • 20-30 minutes of activity per day
  • 6 miles of walking per week
  • Ample time outside as it allows them to sun themselvesand time to play
  • Descendant of a native Mesoamerican canine called the Techichi (set back to 300 BC)
  • Hails from Chihuahua, Mexico
  • People believed the dog guided souls to the underworld
  • Americn public took notice of the dog when a Spanish musician brought his Chihuahua on his public appearances
  • Registered with the American Kennel Club in 1904
  • Companion breed to celebrities and LA Residents


  • Below average shedder
  • Low maintenance
  • Brush or wipe coat once a week
  • Susceptible to ear infections
  • Eyes and teeth should be kept clean
  • Trim nails regularly
  • We recommend sweaters for the colder months
  • We suggest using a body harness rather than a collar for safety


  • Intelligent and quick to learn
  • Housebreaking can be difficult, many owners choose to paper tain
  • Can be temperamental but responds well to a gentle and positive training approach