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Life expectancy

The Chihuahua has a life expectancy of between 12 and 16 years




Adult size

Female Between 6 and 8 in
Male Between 6 and 8 in

Adult weight

Female Between 0 and 7 lb
Male Between 0 and 7 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Sand
Type of coat
Short Long
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Chihuahua costs between £520 and £720

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More details about the Chihuahua

Chihuahua: Origins and history

This dog is believed to be an indigenous breed from northern Mexico, specifically from the area in ​​which Chihuahua is the capital. He was the favourite dog of the Aztec princesses. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Chihuahua was "discovered" by the United States where people went crazy for him, before making his way around the world.

FCI classification of the Chihuahua

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 6 : Chihuahueno

Training a Chihuahua

This dog’s training should not be neglected based on the fact that he is small. Regardless of their size, every dog must learn the basics to properly integrate into his home, and more generally into society.

You must therefore begin training your Chihuahua as early as possible to avoid reinforcing bad habits, even unconsciously. 

His training must always respect the principles of positive education, employing a soft but firm and coherent approach.

Chihuahua: Purchase price

The price of a Chihuahua will vary depending on his origins, age, sex but also variety (long or short-haired). You should budget between £520 and £720 for a dog registered with the Kennel Club. 

For your monthly budget, it will be necessary to set aside between £10 and £20 to meet his (relatively limited) needs, with the possibility of increasing this slightly to account for grooming fees, particularly for long-haired Chihuahuas.

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