Tracing all the way back to the Toltecs and Aztecs, the Chihuahua has tremendous popularity, in part as a result of being involved in popular television commercials. The Chihuahua today is smaller than his ancestors. It is believed that the original dog was crossed with the Chinese Crested when the Spaniards came across to the New World. There is the theory that the Chihuahua was originally mute and was used by the Aztecs for helping their spirit into the underworld.
Living with your Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is an indoor dog. He is prone to seek heat, and hates the cold. Chihuahuas are known to become attached to one person, and can be hesitant with new people. The Chihuahua tries to be a protective dog, but due to size, his bark is bigger than his bite. Although he is a small dog, the Chihuahua likes to burn energy and enjoys taking short walks. Chihuahuas are sometimes temperamental, and are occasionally known to bark. The Chihuahua's saucy and alert expression and high energy level create a good choice for those who want a toy breed with watchdog capabilities.
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