1. AKC Chihuahua standard 1923 to
The natural born Bob Tail or tailless is
permissible, if so born.
These tails are the result of a complex
So even today a Chihuahua can be born with
2. From a old book I have:
"The Dog Owner's manual " printed
They had 2 classes for
Smooth Coat size up to 5 lbs Prefer 2 to 4
Long coat size up to 8 lbs but prefer 3 - 6
In 1950’s they combine the two as one and
compromised on weight 6 pounds and under.
3. In America we breed both types of coats
In England they breed long coat to long coat,
Smooth to Smooth.
They were in England by 1899, and were
exhibited, but they didn't go over very well, The Pioneer of The Chihuahua in England was Mrs. Powell, she started
in 1930. Then WW2 started and her home was bomb and all of her dogs were killed, she was so heart broken she ended
up in a nursing home and died. Her imports were out of Meron and Perrito (foundation studs). It wasn't until after
WW2 They brought back the Chihuahua to England. They literally had to start over.
6.A article published in "Our Dogs" 1904
states that Singer Rosina Casselli that her Chihuahua never got Distemper. This has been recorded in other records,
this is a amazing truth when the disease was common throughout Europe, the Chihuahua owners rarely inoculated their
( the above is history, please vaccinate your
7. They are natural retrievers and will
attempt to carry anything.
8.They seem to be the only breed of dog that
knows there own kind.
9. also if you wondering where the
"SHY" gene comes from. Then read, San Diego newspaper May 27 1907 on
my page; Vintage Chihauhua
Even thou the Chihuahua are a hardy little
dog they lack common sense. They lack judgment and will take a high dive from the sofa or out your arms. And many
times they have NO fear of a larger dog or cat.