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Chihuahua (Short-coated)



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


Short-Coated Chihuahua puppy

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Smooth-coated Chihuahua adult
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"Summer"

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 short-coated Chihuahua is believed to have been developed by crossing the Mexican dogs with the black-and-tan toy terrier. 

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 short, smooth coat may be any colour or combination of colours. Required grooming is minimal. Because of his size, the Short-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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Emilie Flynn, HiLeigh Reg'd
British Columbia




British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Emilie Flynn
3575 Alcan Road
Kelowna, BC  V1X 7R3
(250) 870-1686
Email:
ceyeah@hotmail.com

HiLeigh Reg'd


Susanne Haldi
Box 9001, RR#1
Clearwater, BC    V0E 1N0
(250) 674-3782
Email:
haldi@mercuryspeed.com

Bonitos


Gail Gates and Art Perkins
2005 Plecas Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9X 1R9
(250) 753-7297
Email:
boulvar@shaw.ca

Boulevardier Reg'd


Nicole Simpson and Teri Hyde
#40 LeBarz Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9X 1A7
(250) 754-2661
Email:
crystaljems@shaw.ca

Crystaljem Reg'd


Joyce Skjeie
1693 Pratt Road
Kamloops, BC  V2C 5V3
(250) 573-0067
Email:
joskjeie@shaw.ca

M.J.'s



Alberta

Kennel/Website

Karin Daehn
Edmonton, AB 
(780) 433-8553
Email:
PicassoChis@gmail.com

Short Coated Chihuahua
Picasso Reg'd Chihuahuas


Theresa Gilchrist
RR#1
Pickardville, AB  T0G 1W0
(780) 349-2868
Email:
uspecial@mcsnet.ca 

Short Coated Chihuahua
Jones Chihuahuas


Karie Hansen
Box 1991
Rocky Mountain House, AB  T4T 1B5
(403) 846-1628
Email:
kariesweechi@gmail.com

Wee Chi


Linda Trachsel
P.O. Box 159  
Riviere Qui Barre, AB
T0G1Y0
(780) 340-1157
Email:
armoso@xplornet.com

Short Coated Chihuahua
Armoso Kennels Reg'd

 

Ontario

Kennel/Website

Shirley Burgess
RR#2
Brussels, ON N0G 1H0
(519) 887-8006
Email:
chihuahua@hurontel.on.ca

Puppy Haven


Gerry and Tammy Desjardins
19167 Gore Road
Summerstown, ON  K0C 2E0
(613) 931-3084
Email:
tegs.chihuahuas@gmail.com

TEGS


Brian Eckenstein
3666 Scotland Drive
London, ON   N6L 1L2
(519) 666-2983
Email:
buddys_r_us@hotmail.com

BuddysRus Reg'd


Ricki Gies
RR#5
Chatsworth, ON  N0H 1G0
(519) 794-4884
Email:
gies@bmts.com

Gooseberry


Lynn Hurd and Jeff Hurd DVM
33 Fifewood Crescent
Whitby, ON  L1R 1M9
(905) 449-8194
Email:
bloomsbury@rogers.com
Web: www.bloomsburychihuahuas.com

Bloomsbury Perm Reg'd


Nancy Joyce
Ottawa, ON  K2B 6J5
(613) 297-8828
Email:
nancy@nancyjoyce.com

Web: www.gardenriverchihuahuas.com

Garden River Chihuahuas


Sharon Keen
182 Dyer Drive
Wasaga Beach, ON    L9Z 1L9
(705) 715-8893
Email:  
s.c.keen_07@hotmail.com

Sha Ke Chi Reg Chihuahuas


Mario Machado
325 Trottman Road, RR#5
Colborne, ON   K0K 1S0
(905) 355-1697
Email:
mariomachado33@msn.com

Marose


Quebec

Kennel/Website

Cathleen Cogan Bird and David Roy
L'Ange Gardien, QC  J8L 0B3 
(819) 743-6640  
Email:
ccoganbird@yahoo.ca 

Cogie Chihuahuas


Caroline Desmarais
235 Jacques Le Tessier
Boucherville, QC  J4B 1L2
(514) 294-7360
Email:
bcbgchihuahua@yahoo.com

bcbgchihuahua


Monica Giordano   
(450) 372-5886   
Email:
monicagiordano525@gmail.com

Chihuahua Palace


Carole Panneton
35-93rd Avenue
Montreal, QC   H1A 2E6
(514) 642-7499
Email:
Carole_Panneton@hotmail.com

Gamanica


Sylvain and Adele
Gatineau/Ottawa area, QC  
(819) 663-1575
Email:
ilovechihuahuas@mail.com

ILoveChihuahuas.com


Claudette Tremblay
1900 Principale
Abbotsford, QC   J0E 1A0
(450) 379-9708
Email:
chihuahuatiny@hotmail.com

Renière



New Brunswick 

Kennel/Website

Maureen Gladstone
206 Adair Road
Waterford, NB  E4E 4W2
(506) 433-6601
Email:
stationonekennels@gmail.com

Station One Reg'd



Nova Scotia 

Kennel/Website

Robin and Wanda Hillier
Lower Sackville, NS  B4E 1H5
(902) 864-1809
Email:
cutiepawschihuahuas@yahoo.ca

Cutie Paws Chihuahuas



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

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Did you know?


Pictures of dogs
 resembling the modern Chihuahua appear in
ancient paintings
 in Mexico.

 

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