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All the Chihuahua Facts You Need to Know

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One of the most searched for things on this site is chihuahua facts. And we have lots of articles about them.

I decided it might help to have them all in one place. So keep reading to find all the articles with facts about chihuahuas below.

First is our most popular chihuahua facts post which is a fun, interesting read. It’s 55 Facts About Chihuahuas That You May Not Know. Check and see how many of these facts you know.

The second one is also a fun post but it’s about all dogs, not just chihuahuas: 50 Interesting Facts About DogsOf course, chihuahuas are dogs so in a sense, it’s about them too, right?

If you like puppies (and who doesn’t) you will enjoy this post: 12 Facts About Chihuahua Puppies. Love me some puppies!

Opposite from puppies, we have this about senior chis: 7 Facts About Senior Chihuahuas.  It’s something we all need to know about because if we are lucky, our furry friends will eventually become seniors (if they aren’t already are).

3 cute short hair chihuahuas

Next we have a very popular post: 12 Deer Head Chihuahua Facts.  Even if your chi isn’t a deer head, you will enjoy reading the facts about them.

And along with deer head facts we also have one about apple head chis here: 7 Interesting Apple Head Chihuahua FactsWhether you have an apple head or a deer head chihuahua, read this to see the differences.

People are fascinated about the beautiful merle chihuahuas. This post shows you what you need to know about them: 7 Facts You Never Knew About Merle Chihuahuas. And I’d love to know your thoughts on this if you have a merle chi.

Another kind of chihuahua everyone is fascinated with are teacup chihuahuas. Here’s what you should know about them: Teacup Chihuahuas: Fact vs Fiction. Though they are highly sought after, they may not be the best bet when getting a chihuahua.

This post is about what we all deal with when we have dogs: 5 Surprising Facts About Dog Hair.

closeup of face of a red long hair chihuahua

The next article is about something many of us don’t think about until it’s too late: Chihuahua Teeth Facts.This article will give you some interesting teeth facts along with instructions for caring for your chi’s teeth.

Here’s another thing some of us pet parents have to deal with our dogs: Obese Chihuahua Facts. It’s so easy to overfeed our fur babies.

If you have a long haired chihuahua like me, this post may interest you: Long Haired Chihuahua Facts. The care for long hair chis is a little different than for short hair chis.

If you have a child that’s interested in chihuahuas, he or she may like this post: Chihuahua Facts for Kids. You don’t need to be a kid though to enjoy these facts.

See how many of these facts and myths you know: Chihuahua Facts and Myths. I’d love to know how many of these you have heard or even believed yourself.

fawn chihuahua in cardboard box with tongue sticking out

Here’s another post about myths, but it’s geared towards all small dogs, not just chis: 10 Myths about Small Dogs

This is an old post that I need to update but it still has some interesting information: History and Origins of Chihuahuas. If you ever wondered where chihuahuas came from, read this.

I did some research for this and found the top questions people ask online about chihuahuas. See if you agree with my answers: Top Questions (and Answers) Asked About Chihuahuas.

This post is good for a laugh. It’s 9 Silly Questions People Ask About Chihuahuas.  If you need a reason to smile and wonder about the intelligence of some people, read this. And tell me if anyone has ever asked you any of these questions.

This one is a video I got off of YouTube that I found really interesting: Chihuahua Ear Facts

We have another video here that is fun to watch and quite interesting: Chi Facts and Eye Candy

I hope you found some interesting chihuahua facts. Which post is your favorite?

If you have an idea for another fact post about chihuahuas, please leave a comment and let me know! I enjoy writing these type of posts and would lobe to write some more.

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Wendy Williams

Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi Cathy

My Deerhead Chi Chanel is 6 months old.

I am scared for my baby, she is so picky foodwise, she won't eat dog biscuits/kibble. She only eats chicken.

Thank you very much for any help you can offer.

Kind regards

Wendy Williams


Monday 17th of February 2020

It's okay if she eats chicken but she should eat other things too. We have an article on how to make your own dog food if you want to check it out here:


Saturday 18th of January 2020

Amazing Article... Covered all Information in here. Chihuahua are the most cute and amzing Creature in this world. Thank You for Sharing this Amazing Information.


Saturday 18th of January 2020

Thanks Norman.


Sunday 27th of October 2019

First time on this site ...and Love it. Roxie is my 1st small dog, chi and York mix. Always have had great Pyrenees. But I am 68 years old and needed to go smaller so I could take care and love it... of course spoil it rotten !!! Thanks for giving your time to educate us on chi's...


Sunday 27th of October 2019

You are very welcome BeLindia and thanks for joining us! My Lucas is a chi and yorkie mix too. I also have a full-blooded long hair chihuahua and full-blooded yorkie too.

Janet Piner

Friday 6th of September 2019

HI Cathy, we have a 14 year old Chihuahua(Mexican) that is. Well he can get rather nasty sometimes when you make him do something he doesn't to do. He will snap at you or even bite. He does have some health issues, catract, losing his hearing, arthritis and just aches probably. My husband really gets angry with him, because he has bitten him an me about 3 times. We get into arguments about it and he would like to hurt him but I tell him no. Should he be put down or let it go. I am not sure what to do, could you give me some suggestions.


Friday 6th of September 2019

Oh wow, Janet. That's a tough one. Your chi very well could be in pain. And the fact that he has hearing and sight issues is probably confusing him and he may be biting out of fear. I think I would talk to your vet and ask them if your dog's health and quality of life is high enough to keep him alive. And if there is anything you can do to help him feel better. Your vet will probably tell you that it's a decision you have to make. One thing I always ask professionals is "If he were your dog, what would you do?" I actually had to do this when my mother was dying and they wanted to give her a drug that would make her unconscious so she wouldn't be in pain, but it would shorten her life. I didn't know what to do and she wasn't in a mental state to be able to tell me what she wanted. So I asked the doctor what he would do if she were his mother. And he said he would give her the drug. So I did and I think it was what she would have wanted.