A feisty companion who thrives on love and attention

The world’s smallest dogs, Chihuahuas make good companions. They bond strongly with their owners, are quick-witted and easily trained – as long as you start early. They can be prickly around strangers as they like to have all of their owner’s attention for themselves.

Vital Stats

Size: Small
Coat: Either smooth or long-coated, both requiring weekly brushing
Exercise: Up to 30 minutes a day
Life span: Usually 12+ years, although they can live as long as 20.
Breed group: Toy
Temperament: Devoted, lively, alert
Size 15cm
-
22cm
Coat short/
long
coat
Exercise up to30mins Life span 12+years

Chihuahua Temperament & Personality

Chihuahuas are loving and loyal and make good pets for first-time owners.

Chihuahua Training & Exercise

As small as they are Chihuahuas are energetic and need at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.


Chihuahua Grooming

Chihuahuas can be long or short haired, with both types requiring weekly brushing.

Chihuahua Nutrition

Due to their small size, Chihuahua’s weight can creep up easily so a high-quality pet food is recommended.

Chihuahua insurance considerations

Choosing the right insurance for your Chihuahua can help keep them happy and healthy whatever happens. When choosing insurance make sure you check carefully the range of conditions and types of treatment covered. Examine whether the full cost of diagnostics like MRI scans or CT scans is included. Look at any limits on the cost of individual treatments and whether dental illnesses and injuries are covered especially as we see Chihuahuas are prone to mouth and teeth issues. With Petplan’s Covered for Life® dog insurance we have no additional limits for specific conditions or diagnostic tools.

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