by: Emma Salazar

What is a Chihuahua?

Chihuahuas are a breed of dog. They are from a town in Mexico called "Chihuahua." There are two kinds of chihuahuas called "long coat" and "smooth coat." Long coat chihuahuas have long hair. Smooth coat chihuahuas are dogs that have short hair. Chihuahuas like company and attention. They are mostly happy, energetic, and playful. Chihuahuas live at least 20 years. Chihuahuas are tiny when they're born but will grow as they get older.

How to Care for Your Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are small and need a lot of care. They can easily can get hurt or sick because they are small. Chihuahuas should take a bath twice a year. When you take them a bath you can rub petroleum jelly around they're eyes to prevent soap from getting in they're eyes. Smooth coat chihuahuas also need to get there whiskers cut. Chihuahuas are also hard to potty train. That is why you should train them when they are puppies.