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I don’t know about you but I find it adorable and sometimes humorous to see cute little doggy tongues peeking out (and sometimes hanging out) of their mouths.

Do you ever wonder why dogs often have their tongues sticking out? There are various reasons.  Sometimes they are just panting because they are hot. Sometimes they are missing some teeth and so the tongue hangs out where the teeth would normally hold them in. Sometimes it’s due to age, or a birth defect, an overbite or under-bite, certain medications or injury. And sometimes they just are more comfortable with their tongue hanging out a little.

If they do it all the time, check to make sure their tongue is not cracked or swollen. this is called Hanging tongue syndrome and can cause them considerable pain. It’s similar to we humans getting a painful case of chapped lips.

You can read more about the medical issues about dogs’ tongues that stick out here:

The following photos are of adorable Chihuahuas with their tongues out. I hope they bring a smile to your face as they have to me!

Twiggy here belongs to one of our admins in our Facebook group who is Della Cameron Patton. We all love silly little Twiggy!

Chihuahua with tongue sticking out

I don’t know the name of this little cutie but the fur mom is Peggy Meeks.


Dora the Chihuahua

Look at the itty bitty tongue peeking out! This is Dora and she is owned by MJ Kush.


Charlie Ray Logan Sparks the Chihuahua

This is Charlie Ray Logan Sparks and he loves sleeping in the sun. He’s 9 years old and a momma’s boy. His mom is Meghan Banner.


Cheetah the Chihuahua‎

This is Cheetah taking a little snooze. Joshua and Jennifer Hubbard‎ are the pet parents.


Ricky the ChihuahuaRicky is such a cute Chihuahua, isn’t he? Kelly Pflueger Cirrincione is the pet parent.


Ally the Chihuahua

This sweet Chi girl is named Ally. Her mom is Lawanda Vermillion Walker‎.


Thor the Chihuahua and smaller Chihuahua

The big guy is Thor. I don’t know the name of his little friend. Connie Finnegan is their mom.


Baby the Chihuahua

This is Baby and her mom is Marina Waspe.


Sassie the Chihuahua

Say hello to Sassie! Her daddy is Roger Helms.


ChiChi the Chihuahua

ChiChi is showing off her pretty hat! Shanel Pasco is her mom.


Little Lucky the Chihuahua

Little Lucky also belongs to Shanel Pasco.


Monte the Chihuahua

This adorable little guy is Monte. Monte is the ‘shop dog’ at the grooming salon his mom Melodie French‎ works at. Melodie says he loves going to work with her. Monte is also 4 years old and a rescue.


Teelee the ChihuahuaTeelee belongs to Edward Claymore Iomc Zickuhr. Teelee loves ham and his dad Edward says he’s spoiled rotten!


Diamond the Chihuahua puppy

Diamond is 4 days old in this photo. What a sweet little pup! Stacy DeVries‎ is the pet parent.


Taquito the ChihuahuaTaquito looks like he’s blowing raspberries here. Kenzie Treese‎ is the mom.


Mr. Darcy the Chihuahua

Mr. Darcy’s photo wasn’t very clear but he’s such a little cutie, I had to include it. Sally Silis is his mommy.



I don’t know this Chihuahua’s name but he or she belongs to Lisa Cooper.


ChiChi the Chihuahua

We have another Chihuahua named ChiChi. I’m not sure of the gender but this adorable Chihuahua reminds me of a little teddy bear. Tracy Wong is the pet parent.


Jill Elizabeth and Chihuahua

This Chihuahua makes me laugh!  He or she belongs to Jill Elizabeth.



I don’t know who this little darling is but the pet parent is Deana Parks.


Lemur the Chihuahua

This is little Lemur  sticking her tongue out.  Amanda Marie Ponce Saldana‎ is her mom.


Chico the Chihuahua

This is Chico the Chihuahua and his mom is Destiny Ahaus.


Zoe the Chihuahua

Here is Zoe enjoying the beautiful day. Her mom is Kathy Haldeman and she says Zoe has a heart of gold.

Buddy the Chihuahua

Mary Silvia‎ is the mom of little Buddy here.


Beebee the Chihuahua

Beebee the Chihuahua is a whopping 3 and a half pounds. Brooke McDonald‎ is her mom.


That’s it for  our “tongue in Chi” gallery post! I hope you all enjoyed it. And thanks for all the help I received on our Facebook page for suggestions on what to call this post!


Monday 8th of March 2021

Happy Birthday to you. Hope you had a great day! Love all the puppy pictures.


Monday 8th of March 2021

Thank you Sam! I had a wonderful birthday!


Friday 27th of March 2020

This is my precious baby Poppy who just passed away on February 7th. She was a special needs Chi who gave me 3 years of happiness.

Wendy Williams

Friday 27th of March 2020

Go and have lots of fun over the rainbow bridge dear, precious Poppy. ??


Friday 27th of March 2020

She was a pretty girl Ellen. I'm so sorry you lost her.

Susie lara

Saturday 7th of March 2020

This is theo


Saturday 7th of March 2020

The photo didn't come through Susie. It may have been too big.

Dixie Greschuk

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Oh, what sweetness!!! I love the little Diamond girl, wouldn't I love to have her!!!! I have had 5 chi babies and none of them let their tongue hang out. I would have liked it if they would have. Lucy is looking as pretty as ever. She is one of the prettiest chi babies I have ever seen. Thanks, Cathy, for another great send!!!


Saturday 7th of March 2020

Thanks Dixie. I agree about Lucy being so pretty but I may be biased. None of my pups ever had tongues that hung out either.

Bonnie Sykes

Saturday 7th of March 2020

My apple head, Boo, almost always has the tip of her tongue sticking out of her mouth, but my deer head never does. I've come to the conclusion that the apple head's tongue is just to big for those little mouths to keep it contained, lol.


Saturday 7th of March 2020

You may be on to something Bonnie. I can see where their mouths would be too small to hold their tongues in.