The Chihuahua is a great dog if your space is limited. If you want a small dog with a big heart, you can't go wrong with the Chihuahua. There are two types of Chihuahuas. You will have to choose between the long and the smooth coat type.
In spite of its size the Chihuahuas are not usually intimidated by larger dogs. For some reason both types of Chihuahuas shiver as if they are cold. There is conjecture that the Long Haired Chihuahua could have come from crossing the Smooth Coated Chihuahua with other breeds such as the Papillon, Pomeranian or the Yorkshire Terrier. And it is debated whether this breed comes from China or from Mexico. This dog makes a delightful pet.
If you have a child with allergies then a Chihuahua is a great choice because they are single-coated and low-shedding dogs. So I would encourage you to consider this breed for any family with members who are known to be allergic to animals.
Reader Comments - Are You a Chihuahua Lover?
You can't go wrong with either one. Wishing you the best in your search.
I am carefully looking for a small breed dog, it has been over a year since we put our dog to rest, a yorkie, and this breed with the longer hair is one that I am considering.
A Chug - that's a cool breed name! I have a friend with a Beagle Chihuahua mix - would that be a Cheagle?
I can't take your poll. As I have a long haired chihuahua. Plus a short hair Chug, Chihuahua / pug mix. I love them both and do believe the make great pets for homes with small space.