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Legend and history are rich in tales of the ancestors of the present Chihuahua. He is described as a popular pet. The techichi, companion of the ancient Toltec’s, is believed to be the progenitor of the Chihuahua. Dogs approximating the Chihuahua are found in materials form the pyramids of Cholula, predating 1530 and in the ruins of Chechen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Chihuahua as we know it today is a much more diminutive dog than its predecessor. It is theorized that the Chinese crested brought form Asia to Alaska across the Bering strait, was responsible for the reduction in size. Modern Chihuahuas are also found in a myriad of colors. The Chihuahua is an older breed by American Kennel Club standards, first registered in 1904.The Chihuahua comes in two varieties: long and smooth coat.Taken from AKC’s official website. www.akc.org
Updated August 12, 2017 at 3:23 PM