What is a Chihuahua?  According to akc.org a Chihuahua is “a balanced, graceful dog of terrier-like demeanor, weighing no more than 6 pounds.  The rounded ‘apple’ head is a breed hallmark.  The erect ears and full, luminous eyes are acutely expressive.  Coats come in many colors and patterns, and can be long or short.”  A Chihuahua can also have a “deer” head.

Originating in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico where it was first noted in the 19th century. The Chihuahua is thought to be a descendant of the techichi, a small mute dog kept by the Toltec people in Mexico as early as the 9th century.

Those of us who own a Chihuahua know they are silly lapdogs that love their humans.  While they can be a bit yappy, we still love their cute bark and liveliness.  
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