Fascinating facts about the history of the Chihuahua

Fascinating facts about the history of the Chihuahua

The history of the Chihuahua is very fascinating and dates back hundreds of years. The Chihuahua got its name from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. According to some, it is the oldest dog breed in the Americas. It may even date back to pre-Columbian Mexico.

Spanish conquistadors probably brought this dog back to Europe from the new world. Spanish conquistadors kept these dogs as a symbol of higher class. When Columbus was in America, he wrote a letter to the King of Spain describing a small dog that appeared to be a Chihuahua.

Chihuahuas are believed to be descended from dogs known as Techichis, named after their Toltec owners. It is believed that the crossbreeding of techichis and miniature Chinese dogs gave us what we know as Chihuahuas today. The Toltecs used these dogs in religious ceremonies.

There is evidence that this breed has existed for thousands of years, and clay Aztec sculptures have been found that resemble Chihuahuas. The Aztecs believed that this dog was the spiritual guide of the dead, and so when the owner died, the dog was also killed to be the guide of the spirit.

Regarding the actual history of the Chihuahua, there is still some debate as to whether the Spanish conquistadors brought this dog to the new world or whether the dog was originally in the new world at the time of their arrival.

Excavated early remains of Chihuahuas found in the Americas show that they were much larger than today’s Chihuahuas. The reason for this opinion of scientists is that today’s Chihuahua was bred with smaller Chinese dogs, most likely the Chinese Hooded Dog.

The American Kennel Club first recognized the Chihuahua breed in 1904. There are two recognized types of Chihuahua, shorthair and longhair. The breed standard is for a weight of 6 pounds and a height of no more than 9 inches.

It is the smallest dog breed in the world, and the current world record holder for the smallest living dog is a chihuahua named Boo Boo. Although its true origins may never be known, the history of the Chihuahua is very fascinating.

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