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One of the most common dog breeds is the Chihuahua; the majority of people are able to recognize this little, furry dog. There are two types of Chihuahua dogs, smooth short coat and long coat. Chihuahua dogs can range in a variety of colors, and their weight and height fluctuate depending on the life style; such as a show dog, family dog, or a dog used for breeding purposes. Chihuahuas are very small dogs and they are the smallest breed recorded at the AKC.

It is believed that Chihuahuas descended from the Techichi, an ancient dog from Central America. There are other theories that Chihuahuas where brought over from Europe however, Chihuahua dogs obtained their name because they were officially discovered in the late 1800′s in the northern state of Mexico, Chihuahua.

When adopting a purebred Chihuahua they can be insolent yet delicate and need lots of pampering. Due to their sensitive nature and their tiny size, it is recommended that families with young children do not adopt such as small pet like a Chihuahua. Chihuahuas mixes, or mutts, often gain the better traits of the pure breed and also don’t suffer the health consequences of inbreeding. You can find pure breed and mix Chihuahua dogs for adoption in your local shelter or dog rescue organization. Another great way to find adoptable Chihuahuas is by searching through the internet. Chihuahua Rescue and Transport and chihuahua rescue groups are great site to find available local Chihuahua rescues.

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