The Chihuahua is a beloved dog breed known for its alert, intelligent, loyal temperament and short, long coat. Classified as a toy breed, the Chihuahua is a small dog with an average weight of 2-6 pounds and a height of 6-9 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-20 year life span and requires low amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Chihuahua has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Chihuahua’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Chihuahua Breed Information
Breed Group: toy
Average Weight (lbs): 2-6
Average Height (in): 6-9
Life Expectancy (years): 12-20
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: short, long
Coat Colors: black, white, fawn, chocolate, cream, blue, gold, silver, brindle, mixed colors
Chihuahua Temperament and Personality
Temperament: alert, intelligent, loyal
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: low
Grooming Needs: low
Common Health Issues: hypoglycemia, dental problems, patellar luxation
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.