Chihuahua is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. Their name came from the Mexican state Chihuahua. They are very smart, intelligent and full of energy. They are also known as America’s most ancient dog breeds. Their nickname is “purse dog” as they are small in size.
A Chihuahua is fully grown in nine months. From 10 months to 1 year, they can gain little weight. So if your Chihuahua is older than nine months then it is likely that it has reached its full size.
Chihuahuas come in seven different types of colors which include Black, Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Chocolate, Chocolate & Tan, Cream, Fawn, Fawn & White, and Red.
So How Much Does Chihuahua’s Weigh?
Chihuahua’s size and weight can depend on two different aspects. On average a Chihuahua’s weight can be 2 to 6 pounds or 0.9 to 2.7 kg. In accordance with AKC states, purebred Chihuahua’s weight should not be over 6 pounds or 2.7 kg, although some maintain good health and have a higher weight.
One of the largest Chihuahua found that weigh 28 pounds or 12.7 kg.
Below Is The Common Preferred Weight Of Chihuahua’s:
AKC: Average weight is 6 pounds or 2.72 kg
CKC: Weight around 6 pounds or 2.72 kg or 2 to 4 pounds or 1 to 2 kg.
FCI: Average preferred weight 3.3 to 6.61 pounds or 1.5 to 3 kg.
KC: Preferred weight is 3.96 to 5.95 pounds or 1.8 to 2.7 kg.
How Much Should A chihuahua Eat A Day?
Usually an adult Chihuahua eats 4 to 10 oz a day depending on their body size. This range includes wet food too.
How Often Should Chihuahuas Be Bathed?
A Chihuahua needs regular bathing and brushing. You can bathe it once in a week or at least no longer than 6 weeks depending on lifestyle and activity.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Chihuahua?
A healthy Chihuahua can live 15 to 20 years. One of the oldest Chihuahua was Megabyte who passed away at 20 years of age on 1 January 2014.
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>>Chihuahuas stay small in their whole lifetime. They grow a maximum of 7 to 9 inches in height.
>>The Americans pronounce Chihuahua close to “Chuh-wow-wowa,” whereas true pronunciation is more like “Shee-wa-wa.”