breed standards for this dog do not generally specify a height that only a weight and a description of their overall proportions. Therefore, varying the height of more than many other breeds. a height which varies between six and ten inches, but some dogs reach a height of 12-15 inches (30-38 cm). Both the breed standard British and American, a Chihuahua should not weigh over six pounds for conformation. But the British standard also states that the weight of 2-4 pounds is preferred and that if two dogs are equally good in type, it is smaller than the favorite. FCI International (FCI) standard calls for dogs ideally between 1.5 and 3.0 kg (3.3 to 6.6 lbs.) Although less is acceptable in the ring.
Pet quality Chihuahuas (that is, those bred or purchased as companions rather than show dogs) often exceeds the weight, even more than ten books, they have big bones or is authorized to take weight. This does not mean they are not bred chihuahua, they do not meet the requirements to enter a show. Oversize Chihuahuas seen in some of the best, and worst, bloodlines. Typically the breed standard for both long-haired chihuahua and short will be identical except for the description of the dress.
Chihuahua breeders often use such terms as Teacup, Pocket, Tiny Toy, Miniature or standard to describe the puppies. These conditions do not recognize the breed standard and is considered the marketing tricks to inflate the value of the puppies. Chihuahuas are commonly known as Apple is the head or heads of deer, the first with a short nose and round the ends of the same as an apple, the latter of which has a longer nose and elongated heads
UK Kennel Club and American Kennel Club in the United States accepted only two varieties of Chihuahua: the long hair and short hair, also called short-haired. They are genetically the same breed. The term smooth-coat does not mean that the hair must be smooth, because the hair can vary from having a velvet touch sensation whiskery. Long-haired Chihuahua is actually smoother to the touch, with soft, fine hair and woolly undercoat, which gives them their fluffy appearance. Unlike many long-haired breeds, long-haired chihuahua require little cutting and cleaning products. Contrary to popular belief, long-haired breed also warehouses typically less than short-haired counterparts. It can take up to two years or more before the long-haired coat develops.
Chihuahuas come in almost any combination of colors, solid marked or splashed, which allows color pure black to pure white, spotted, sabled, or a variety of other colors and patterns. Colors and patterns can combine and interact, resulting in a high degree of variability. The common colors are fawn, red, cream, chocolate, blue and black. No color or pattern is considered more valuable than another.
The Merle coat pattern that looks mottled, is traditionally considered to belong to the breed standard. In May 2007, the Kennel Club has decided not to register the puppies to the coloration is due to health risks associated with the corresponding gene, and in December of that year formally amended the breed standard to reject the blue merle dogs. Federation Internationale Cynologique, which is the main Kennel Club in 1984 in the country, also disqualified Merle. Farming Other Countries' Club, such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, are also disqualified Merle. However, in May 2008, Chihuahua Club of America voted that Merle would not be excluded from the United States, and is fully registered and able to compete with the American Kennel Club (AKC) events. Opponents merle color recognition, the suspect was a modern cross-breeding with other dogs, rather than through natural genetic drift.
Smooth, short hair with the hair gently brushed occasionally or simply wiped with a damp cloth. Long hair should be brushed daily with a soft brush. Rinse about once a month when the treatment does not get water in my ears. Check the ears regularly and keep nails trimmed. This breed is an average shedder.
Susceptible to rheumatism, slipped stifle, colds and gum problems. As the dry cornea and secondary glaucoma, have your eyes bulging. Gains weight easily. Beware of toxic products such as chocolate or fertilizer. It is a very weak race and he will not take much of the poison. Chihuahuas are often born by Caesarean section because the puppies are born with a relatively large head. Susceptible to fractures and other accidents in the puppy. Some Chihuahuas have a weakness, an unclosed section of the skull, which can remain open throughout life. This makes the dog prone to injury. Has a lease of wheezing and hoarse, because of its small short snout. Prone to stress caused by the tendency of owners to treat them like babies. All dogs, even small ones, need to feel that their owners are strong minded people can handle the whole package.
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