Chihuahua Breed Standard

Charlee- Black and Tan Tricolor Chihuahua Neva - Tan and White Chihuahua Puppy

My dogs are the cutest Chihuahuas in the world, but they wouldn’t pass the standard.  Charlee would be disqualified because he has a bobtail (he was born with his tail cropped).  He also has a really bad under-bite which would cost him some serious points.  I’m not quite sure, but I don’t think he weighs less than 6 pounds.  He was about 5 pounds last time he went to the vet and he has been gaining weight.  Neva is said to be a really good-looking Chihuahua, and she is pretty close to the standard.  However, her eyes protrude a little bit and she has a slight over-bite.  I think she has a pretty good gait because she looks amazing when she prances.  She doesn’t show the personality that the judges would like to see.  She is very timid and insecure, and her tail finds its way between her legs a lot.

How are your Chihuahuas measuring up?  I’d like to hear about it in the comments.

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3 comments on “Chihuahua Breed Standard

  1. Lilly says:

    I would like to know why my dog does not drink water and what can I give her she is 18 months old


  2. judi says:

    I enjoyed your story and your dogs are so cute. They are fun little critters, aren’t they! I had never had–or wanted–a Chi before. But last year was awful…I lost my 14 yr old Border Collie, and my best friend and my daughter ( age 49, both died with lung cancer 2 months apart. A neighbor hd a couple of Chi’s and just loved them. Well, she showed up at my door with ababy chihuahua, and said “I think you need this.” I said, Oh, no i don’t.” She said he needed a home badly. His family was splitting up & he wasn’t getting proper care. I have “sucker” imbedded in my forhead when it comes to animals in need. I took him to the vet 3 days later to have a check-up and get annual shots. Well, he weighed 2.2 lb and still had baby teeth. After having 2 Big dogs that lived a long time, this Chi was so tiny. I gave himm everything a puppy could ever want or need, and now about 1 1/2 yrs later, he weighs just under 6 lb and is PERFECT.ha Of course we totally fell in love with him. The neighbor was right. i needed him as much as he needed me.


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