Monday, August 23, 2010

Chihuahua Facts

  • Chihuahuas are recognized as the smallest breed of dog in the world
  • Chihuahua’s brains are the largest of any breed, when compared to the size of their bodies
  • The Chihuahua was considered sacred to the Aztec and Toltec tribes of Mexico.
  • The remains of Chihuahuas have been found buried with humans in Mexico and the United States
  • According to the AKC the Chihuahua is the 10th most popular breed in the United States with 24,930 purebred Chihuahuas registered in 2003
  • A Chihuahua once adopted and nursed an entire litter of kittens!
  • The “Taco Bell dog” is actually a female. An 8 lb Chi named Gidget
  • There is a state in México named Chihuahua
  • Chihuahuas love to sunbathe.
  • The largest litter a female Chihuahua has ever given birth to is 6, or 7….wait no it’s 10!
  • Most Chihuahuas are born with floppy ears that stand up as they get older
  • Chihuahuas have been mistaken for pit-bulls.
  • The first Chihuahua was registered by the AKC in 1904
  • Chihuahuas were used as hot packs in ancient times for aches and pains
  • Chihuahuas snore!!
  • Chihuahuas come with both long and smooth coats

Debatable "Facts"

  • Chihuahuas can cure asthma – We’re not to sure where this one came from, but if you don’t believe that some actually believe this to be true visit your local search engine and search "Chihuahuas and Asthma"
  • Chihuahuas may have been introduced to Mexico by the Chinese.
  • Chihuahuas were brought to Mexico by the Spaniards
  • The Chihuahua is considered to be the only breed of domesticated dog truly indigenous to the American continent. There is no doubt they have been here the longest of all the domesticated breeds.
  • Chihuahuas are the cutest dogs on the planet!! While we think this should go above as "Fact", we realize not everyone may agree.

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1 comment:

  1. LOVE this post! Fact: chihuahuas sometimes THINK they are as big and scary as pitbulls! At least Coco does! Hah!