A black, white and tan Chihuahua


Everything you need to know about Chihuahuas

Life Expectancy
typically 10+ years
Medium length with moderate shedding

Chihuahuas are typically less active dogs.

They are small and light, and can be long or short-haired. Chihuahuas can have varying coats, from short-haired and smooth to long-haired and tufty. They can also be a variety of colours including black, brown, fawn, cream and white.

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Chihuahuas, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.

Thinking about giving a Chihuahua a forever home? Here are some Chihuahua facts that might help you decide.

Caring for Chihuahuas

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Chihuahua.

How much exercise does a Chihuahua need?

Chihuahuas need regular exercise and stimulation, but they might not manage long or strenuous walks or mountain hikes.

Chihuahuas are brachycephalic which means they have flat faces.

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog