USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



14-18 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 32
Origin Mexico
Other Names Chihuahueño, Csivava
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does it cost to purchase a Chihuahua?
The price of a Chihuahua will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $600 to $800 per Chihuahua if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Chihuahua through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg)
Height 6-9 inches (15-23 cm)
Lifespan 14-18 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Toy breed. And FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Chihuahueno section.
Purpose Ceremonial, Companion
Date of Origin 100 AD
Ancestry Techichi Dog

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Chocolate, Cream, Fawn, Red, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Brave, Courageous, Daring, Dedicated, Devoted, Intelligent, Lively, Quick, Speedy, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Collapsed Trachea, Heart Murmurs, Hydrocephalus, Hypoglycemia, Open Fontanel, Patellar Luxation, Pulmonic Stenosis, Shivering
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $20.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chihuahua have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog that has become increasingly popular in recent years. They are known for their loyal and loving nature, as well as their unique appearance. In this article, we will discuss the appearance, lifespan, size, weight, colors, personality, friendliness with other animals and humans, temperament and health of the Chihuahua dog. We will also discuss the adaptability level of the Chihuahua dog and its benefits as a pet.

Appearance: The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog with an apple-shaped head and large eyes. They have short legs and long ears that hang down from their head. Their coat can be either smooth or long-haired depending on the variety of Chihuahua you choose.

Lifespan: The average lifespan for a healthy Chihuahua is between 12 to 20 years old when properly cared for.

Size: The average size for an adult male Chihuahua is 6 to 9 inches tall at the shoulder while females are slightly smaller at 5 to 8 inches tall at the shoulder.

Weight: The average weight for an adult male Chihuahua is 3 to 6 pounds while females are slightly lighter at 2 to 5 pounds.

Colors: The most common colors seen in this breed are black & tan or fawn & white but they can also come in solid black or solid white as well as many other color combinations such as chocolate & tan or blue & cream.

Personality: The personality of a Chihuahua can vary greatly depending on how they were raised but generally speaking they tend to be loyal and loving companions who enjoy spending time with their owners and being part of family activities such as going on walks or playing fetch in the park. They can also be quite independent which makes them great watchdogs since they will alert you if something seems out of place in your home or yard!

Friendliness with Other Dogs/Animals/Children: Generally speaking, most healthy adult chihuahuas get along well with other dogs if properly socialized from puppyhood onwards but it’s important to remember that some may not do so well around larger breeds due to their small size so it’s best to introduce them slowly when possible just in case there’s any aggression present between them both initially (this goes for cats too!). As far as children go – these little guys make great playmates since they love attention! Just make sure that any interactions between children and chis are supervised by an adult so no one gets hurt accidentally during playtime!

Temperament: Most chis have a very sweet temperament which makes them great family pets since they don’t require much maintenance aside from regular grooming sessions (which should include brushing teeth twice daily). They do tend to bark more than some other breeds though so if you live in an apartment complex then this might not be ideal unless you plan on training your pup not too bark excessively when left alone indoors!

Health: Generally speaking these little guys tend to stay quite healthy throughout their lives however there are certain health issues that may arise such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which needs immediate medical attention if noticed by owners; luxating patella (dislocated kneecap) which can cause lameness; eye problems like cataracts; heart murmurs; dental issues like periodontal disease; obesity due to overfeeding; tracheal collapse due to coughing/barking too much etc… It’s important that all potential owners research these conditions before bringing home one of these little guys so they know what signs/symptoms look out for should anything arise later down the line!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets : These little guys adapt very easily into new environments making them perfect pets for those who move around often or travel frequently – just make sure you bring along all necessary items such as food bowls/bedding etc… As far as benefits go – these little guys make wonderful companions since they love cuddles/attention from their owners plus being small means less mess around your house compared with larger breeds! Plus – having one around means extra security since chis will alert you if something seems off inside your home or outside in your yard!


The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog that is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and has a lifespan of around 12-20 years. The breed was almost extinct in the early 1900s but has since become one of the most popular breeds in the world.

The ancestry of the Chihuahua is unclear but it is thought that the breed originated in Mexico. The first recorded mention of the Chihuahua was in 1884, when an American traveler named George Vest saw a Chihuahua in Mexico and described it as "the most intelligent and graceful" dog he had ever seen.

The Chihuahua became popular in America after being featured in several movies and TV shows, such as "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Lassie". Today, there are two types of Chihuahuas: the short-haired variety and the long-haired variety.

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