They can a height of 5 to 8 inches (12.7–20.3 cm) and a weight of 2–6 pounds (0.9–2.7 kg), that are so small but so cute.
Colors and patterns [change]
Dogs can come in different colors. These are black, white, and brown. Patterns include Sable, Irish spotting, Piebald spotting, extreme white spotting and tan points. Colors and patterns can mix during mating, creating much difference.
The Chihuahua's start goes back to Pre-Columbian Mexico as the descendants of the Techichi, a long haired and silent dog. The Techichi was liked by the Toltec people. Toltecs made their most important city in Tula, in the Mesa Central Region. They also built the city of Teotihuacan near today's Mexico City. Chihuahuas are believed to mate with Techichi and Chinese Crested dogs (tiny and hairless) to form today's Chihuahuas. Another reason why this would have happened is that Techichis mated with Spanish terriers, which were well liked at the time and were known for their small body and black and tan colors. Mating with another species of dog increased the Techichi's bark while lowering its size. Chihuahuas were named after the Chihuahua state in Mexico, which is the place where the dog became known for its popularity in the United States. The name Chihuahua has nothing to do with the dog, but the word Chihuahua comes from the Na'huatl word "xicuagua", which means "sandy, dry place".