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Chihuahua Hunde


Die genaue Herkunft des Chihuahua ist ein Rätsel. Es sind einige Theorien im Umlauf: Er stammt entweder aus China und wurde von Haändlern zunächst in die USA gebracht oder aber die Wurzeln dieser Rasse liegen in Zentral- und Südamerika. Im Jahr 1850 wurden einige Exemplare in Chihuahua, Mexico, von wo aus sie in die USA importiert wurden. Zunächst erfreuten sie sich keiner großen Beliebtheit, da sie sich weder als Arbeits- noch als Nutzhund in irgendeiner Weise eigneten. Doch schon bald erkannten die Menschen, welch hervorragender Gefährte dieses kleine Tier ist. Heute gehört der Chihuahua zu den 20 beliebtesten Hunderassen weltweit.


Oft bezeichnet als Miniatur-Terrier, macht die temperamentvolle Persönlichkeit die Größe des Chihuahua's wett. Es sind muntere und selbstbewusste Hunde, loyal und feurig. Sie bellen viel, wahrscheinlich aufgrund Ihrer Größe personality makes up for it's tiny size. They are feisty and confident dogs, loyal and often temperamental. They bark a lot, probably due to their size as often they are hidden under a blanket or somewhere equally as comfortable so owners often sit of them. The bark lets everyone know where they are. They will cuddle up to you and like being held. The one problem with Chihuahuas is their tendency to bond with one person very closely, usually the main carer. They will often be very protective of their owner and can snap at others who try to get close. They aren't the easiest to train, but it is vital to prevent the dog becoming too fixated on the owner. Chihuahuas do need exercise, but they will be happy running around the garden, house or taken on a short walk. Being so tiny, they are ideal for small houses and flats. Their confidence is massive. They are rarely intimidated by anything, including much larger dogs, so care should be taken when out walking. Again, training and socialising is vital. They are generally okay with children who respect dogs and are usually fine with other pets. Chihuahuas are inquisitive by nature and will bark at the door. They distrust strangers and will be wary towards them. They shiver when excited, frightened or cold and will need a coat in Winter (if you can get them out of the house when it's cold - they aren't big fans of cold weather). As a breed, they rarely suffer any health concerns.

Chihuahuas come in two varieties - Short coated and long coated.


Chihuahuas have a devoted and loving personality. They will often become solely attached to one person and may behave timidly around others.

These are quirky little dogs with lots of personality. They are small in size but you would be forgiven for thinking they more than make up for it. Care should be taken when selecting a puppy and always ensure you meet the parents as temperament can often be passed down and this can be particularly hard to change in Chihuahuas.

Gesundheitliche Probleme

Health problems that may affect Chihuahuas include patella luxation (dislocation of the knee cap), hydrocephalus (build up of fluid around the brain), heart problems and hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).

Einzelheiten zur Rasse

  • Status: Common
  • Lebenserwartung: 12 - 20 years
  • Produktgewicht: 1.8 - 4.5 kg
  • Höhe: 6 - 9"
  • Selten: Nein
  • Fell: Kurz
  • Pflegeanforderungen: Einmal pro Woche
  • Stadt oder Land: Beides
  • Mindestanforderungen an Umgebung: Wohnung
  • Mindestanforderungen an Garten: Kein Garten
  • Rassetyp: Spielhund
  • Version: Größe S
  • Energieniveau: Hoch
  • Benötigte Bewegung: Bis zu 30 Minuten

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