ORIGIN: United States
HEIGHT: 15-17 in.
WEIGHT: 15-25 lbs.
COAT: Short & Smooth
COLOR: Brindle with White markings, Black with White markings.
STANDARD: Head: Square with a flat skull. Eyes: Dark, large and round. Ears: Small and fine, carried erect. Muzzle: Short, broad and deep. Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite: Even or undershot. Neck: Medium length and slightly arched. Top-line: Level. Chest: Deep with well sprung ribs. Body: Short back, strong loins and belly slightly drawn up. Legs: Forelegs straight and well muscled. Hind legs are muscular, with stifles and hocks well bent. Feet: Small and round. Tail: Set low, short and tapered to a point. Movement: Smooth flowing gait, with graceful movements. Temperament: Alert, and a good family pet.
HEIGHT: 5-10 in.
WEIGHT: 1-7 lbs.
COAT: Short & Smooth; Long & Soft
COLOR: All colors
STANDARD: Head: Rounded, apple-dome skull, with a short muzzle. Eyes: Set wide apart, full and dark in color. Ears: Large and erect. Neck: Slender and slightly arched. Chest: Deep, but not barrel shaped. Ribs are well-sprung. Body: Back is level, straight and as short as possible. Legs: Forelegs are straight, fine and set well under the body. Hind legs are positioned well under the body, with bent hocks. Feet: Small, with soft pads and toes separated, but not spread. Tail: Medium length, carried upward, low, or curled over back, but never tucked. Movement: Smooth flowing gait, with graceful movements. Temperament: Alert, and a good family pet.
*The Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world & comes in 2 varieties; the Long-coated & the Short-coated. The breed is alert & an excellent house pet.