Chihuahuas are an ancient breed with an unsure past. What we do know about the Chihuahua is that it’s the smallest breed of dog with a very large personality. It is a favored toy breed due to its energy, saucy attitude, & intense devotion to its owner. The Chi is a wonderful choice as an alert dog & due to its small size requires little space to get his exercise. He has little love for cold temperatures & can often be found burrowed in his blankets or curled up on a heating pad. Whether smooth coat or long hair, the Chihuahua has minimal grooming needs & no major health concerns. When well cared for, the Chihuahua can live a long life, between 14 & 18 years.