10 Facts About Chihuahua

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Along with being adorable, loyal, playful, moody, and being the smallest dog in the world, Chihuahuas also have a rich and deep history shrouded in mystery. Explore some of these fascinating little tidbits about the Chihuahua breed.


1
For 15 years between 1994 and 2009, the official Taco Bell mascot was a Chihuahua named “Gidget.”

2
The Chihuahua has one of the longest lifespans. It has an average lifespan of 14 - 18 years.

3
The Chihuahua is one of the breeds that can be found in a huge range of colors. Chihuahuas can be solid, two-toned or hold 3 colors in the coat.

4
Chihuahua is the only breed of dog to be born with an incomplete skull.

5
It is not uncommon for a Chihuahua to suffer from phobias, such as being home alone, fear of traffic, and being afraid of unknown dogs.

6
In September 2011, Coco the Chihuahua gave birth to a whopping 10 Chihuahua puppies at once.

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Chihuahuas have often appeared in art throughout history. Their earliest depictions date back to 300 BC.

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When you look at the size of their brains in proportion to their bodies, Chihuahuas dominate all other breeds.

9
Some people claim Chihuahuas can cure asthma, but we have no scientific proof for this.

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While Chihuahuas usually bond well with everybody in the household, their loyalty lies with only one particular person.