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15 Fascinating Facts About Chihuahuas

Although most people are aware of what a Chihuahua looks like, there are many other facts about this dog that people do not know and that may surprise you.

#1 The Chihuahua has one of the longest lifespans.

They can live from 15 to 20 years on average!

#2 They are Mexicans!

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The Chihuahua receives its namesake from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico (also known as "The Big State" and "The Great State"). In the late 1800s, American travelers visiting the region encountered merchants selling Chihuahuas, some of which were brought back to the U.S.

#3 The Chihuahua is the World’s Smallest Breed

#4 The word “Chihuahua” means ‘Between Two Waters’ 🙂

#5 The rarest coat color is Solid White!

If you have your pet in his color, you are really lucky! Of all the coat colors in which Chihuahuas are found, solid white - without other markings - is the rarest.

#6 They need to be treated like children!

This isn't a bred for arctic temperatures. If you live in a chilly climate, make sure  your Chi  get some extra layers for sweater weather.