Chihuahua History in a Nut
The Chihuahua begins with the Aztecs they
were bred to be with people. They were traded, used as a food source, and buried with them.
Even in 1902-1907 The Mexican Government only saw them something good to EAT, and of No Value.
Then by the 1920 In Mexico The Groom would put a Chihuahua in a
bouquet of flowers as a gift to his Bride.
If you watch the KERA TV (public) The show on
the American Indian the Comanche’s had the Chihuahua, They show a family photo and their daughter was holding one.
Both my husband and I jumped up and pointed to the TV.... "CHIHUAHUA" This photo was from the
The first Chihuahua was exhibited was entered
as a Chihuahua Terrier in a class for "miscellaneous ~ Foreign Dogs"
newspaper of;'Jan 28 1886
William E Russell (1839-1890) came to Texas in the 1850s, where
he traded along the Chihuahua Trail and had a store at the Horsehead Crossing of the Pecos River.
He settled in Presidio Co. Tx. (south of El Paso on the Rio Grande) was known for his Chihuahuas
Short coats and Long Hairs, and sold them. His wife was from
1890 Four Chihuahuas were first recorded into the
"Midget" AKC FIRST Chihuahua 1904
The first registered with the American kennel
club he was a Red Coated Chi. owned by a Texan from El Paso, that was in 1904
Three other Chihuahuas were also registered.
The Chihuahua club of America was founded in
1923 . In 1952 the Long Coat of America became, until then the Long and Smooth
coats were shown together, but with different standards in weight.
The next well-known Chihuahua is *Caranza He
was a Red "Long" coat. Carnaza was killed at a young age, but he did sire Meron and Perrito, These 2 boys became
the foundation of 2 American Lines. Perrito line died out in the late 1920 but his influence was greatly prized in
future generations to come.
there were 30 Chihuahuas registered in the U.S.
Now the Authorizes of the Chihuahua world
"think" That Caranza was not pure bred because he was a Long coat. "But it doesn't matter today he was a foundation
For a great read on the History and care of a
Chihuahua; I recommend "Chihuahua" A kennel club book by Barbara J Andrews. Pet Smart Carries this
The Chihuahua not only love people they Adore
Dogs in general Love People, having many
different breeds in my life this little dog truly personifies their love of "Their" family or Their Person. They
can be friendly with other people but they are loyal to their family.