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Chihuahua (Long-haired)



Even the tiniest Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.
- Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Dogs: The Wolf Within

Longhaired Chihuahua puppy

Armosos Indigo

Longhaired Chihuahua adult
Armosos Indigo

Although he was named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico where he was 'discovered' 100 years ago, several other countries including China and Egypt have also laid claim to this little dog.

The long-coated Chihuahua was developed by crossing the short-coated Chihuahua with other coated members of the Toy group. 
The Chihuahua was bred to be a pampered lapdog and companion, and he certainly excels in this role! 

The Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world, standing a maximum of 9 inches high at the shoulder. His coat comes in two varieties. The long, soft coat may be slightly wavy and comes in any colour or combination of colours. Required grooming is minimal. Because of his size, the Long-Coated Chihuahua requires protection from cold winter weather and extremes of heat. He loves to sunbathe and may overdo it! 

This is a lively, alert, affectionate breed, who wants to go everywhere with his owner. This has given rise to the nickname, "Velcro pet"! Chihuahuas want to be petted, talked to, and spoiled constantly. Having a strong dash of "terrier attitude", Chihuahuas make good watchdogs. They like to show who's boss and are often quite yappy. The breed standard notes that the Chihuahua has a "saucy" expression, and his bright eyes, dainty lines, and perky appearance endear him to many. He does best if socialized early and is definitely an indoor dog. Small children must be very careful when handling him as his tiny size makes him susceptible to injury during rough play. The Chihuahua has also been known to hurt himself when jumping from the back of a couch to the floor or leaping out of his owner's arms to the floor. Remember his size!

The Chihuahua is very intelligent although he does have a mind of his own and can be stubborn to the point of being obstinate. Training should be mandatory for the development of good manners, and will require patience, persistence and practice on the part of the dog and the owner. Except for his coat, the Short-Coated Chihuahua is identical to the Long-Coated Chihuahua and can be born in the same litter. Prized for their small size, these dogs fit well in environments that are generally not "dog-friendly" such as apartments.


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The Chihuahua Club of Canada
Edna St Hilaire,
2114 Dublin Street,
 New Westminster, BC
V3M 3A9
(604) 521-0922




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CKC Chihuahua (Long Coat) Breed Standard

Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Linda Trachsel, Armoso Reg'd Kennels


British Columbia 


Emilie Flynn
3575 Alcan Road
Kelowna, BC  V1X 7R3
(250) 870-1686

HiLeigh Reg'd

Susanne Haldi
Box 9001, RR#1
Clearwater, BC    V0E 1N0
(250) 674-3782


Roxanne Hamilton
3622 Hazel Drive
Prince George, BC  V2K 1Z2
(250) 962-6265

Classy Kennels

Gail Gates and Art Perkins
2005 Plecas Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9X 1R9
(250) 753-7297

Boulevardier Reg'd

Tammy Hickling
Edwards Road
Baynes Lake, BC  V0B 1J0
(250) 529-7422

South Country Farm

Nicole Simpson and Teri Hyde
#40 LeBarz Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9X 1A7
(250) 754-2661

Crystaljem Reg'd

Joyce Skjeie
1693 Pratt Road
Kamloops, BC  V2C 5V3
(250) 573-0067




Karin Daehn
Edmonton, AB 
(780) 433-8553

Longhaired Chihuahuas
Picasso Reg'd Chihuahuas

Theresa Gilchrist
Pickardville, AB  T0G 1W0
(780) 349-2868

Longhaired Chihuahua
Jones Chihuahuas

Linda Trachsel
55302 Range Road 271 
Sturgeon County, AB
T8R 1W5

(780) 340-1157

Longhaired Chihuahua
Armoso Kennels Reg'd





Gerry and Tammy Desjardins
19167 Gore Road
Summerstown, ON  K0C 2E0
(613) 931-3084


Brian Eckenstein
3666 Scotland Drive
London, ON   N6L 1L2
(519) 666-2983

BuddysRus Reg'd

Lynn Hurd and Jeff Hurd DVM
33 Fifewood Crescent
Whitby, ON  L1R 1M9
(905) 449-8194

Bloomsbury Perm Reg'd

Nancy Joyce
Ottawa, ON  K2B 6J5
(613) 297-8828


Garden River Chihuahuas

Sharon Keen
182 Dyer Drive
Wasaga Beach, ON    L9Z 1L9
(705) 715-8893

Sha Ke Chi Reg Chihuahuas

Lana Niemi
Box 420
Emsdale, ON   P0A 1J0
(705) 783-8829

Niemi`s Kennels





Cathleen Cogan Bird and David Roy
L'Ange Gardien, QC  J8L 0B3 
(819) 743-6640  

Cogie Chihuahuas

Monica Giordano   
(450) 372-5886   

Chihuahua Palace

Carole Panneton
35-93rd Avenue
Montreal, QC   H1A 2E6
(514) 642-7499


Sylvain and Adele
Gatineau/Ottawa area, QC  
(819) 663-1575


Nova Scotia 


Robin and Wanda Hillier
Lower Sackville, NS  B4E 1H5
(902) 864-1809

Cutie Paws Chihuahuas





Chihuahua Rescue
Edna St. Hilaire
c/o 2114 Dublin Street
New Westminster, BC  V3M 3A9
(604) 521-0922

Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport

BC Chihuahua Rescue





Did you know?

There has been
recorded proof of a Chihuahua skeleton 
that was a only
7 inches long.


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