Originally posted on homefamilypet:
A domesticated version of the fenix fox, the chihuahua is an ancient breed of dog. Bred by the Aztecs in South America as temple guardians, the chihuahuas yappy bark was encouraged to alert inhabitants to the presence of potential intruders. The breed’s tiny size is possibly down to their dual purpose as a living and breathing hot water that was worshipped by the Aztec people who used these little dogs to warm their beds. Although chihuahuas are now more commonly seen on the arm of the Hollywood glitterati, they are in fact sturdy, characterful dogs that make great family pets.
The chihuahuas compact size makes them particularly good for apartment living. Chihuahuas come in both short haired and long haired varieties so suit homes with allergy sufferers or where dust and hair is an issue. While some smaller chihuahuas have difficulty jumping down off beds or negotiating stairs, they are…
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