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Short-Coated Chihuahua

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Short-Coated Chihuahua
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
6-9 in (15-23 cm) 1-6 lb (0.5-3 kg) Soft, glossy short coat. Neck ruff. Any colour.
Can.Am Ch. Hilaire’s Mr. Cher Whisper. Chihuahuas of Distinction. Owned by Edna St. Hilaire, Hilaire Perm. Reg’d
History

Origin theories about the Chihuahua abound. Some believe this tiny breed’s predecessors date back to ancient Egypt. The most likely theory is that it developed from a Mexican breed known as the Techichi, and was used in religious ceremonies as far back as the 16th century. Other theories suggest that dogs imported from China were interbred with native breeds, or came with Spanish traders. Whatever their history, Chihuahuas as we know them were discovered in the Chihuahua region of Mexico, gained popularity in Mexico City in the late 19th century, and shortly thereafter were brought to the United States via Texas where they were developed into the modern version of the breed.

Personality

The Smooth-Coated Chihuahua is a tiny dog with a huge personality. He is lively and alert, playful and affectionate. Quick to bond with his human, the Chihuahua hates to be left on his own. Because he is so small, he is nervous of large or quick movements, and tends to be easily startled. Early socialization is essential to make sure he is not overly stressed by strange situations.

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Short-Coated Chihuahua Breeders

HiLaire Perm. Reg’d
British Columbia

Hilaire Perm. Reg’d, Edna St. Hilaire. A respected name. Home of Multi BIS/BISS, Can. Am Int’l Record Winning Champions. Quality for the most discriminating. Founder and President of The Chihuahua Club of Canada. All Breeds Judge – International. New Westminister, BC. (604) 521-0922; hilaire@shaw.ca

 

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Abbylane Kennels
Ontario

Abbylane Kennels, Jane K. For security reason we do not list our address. Please call or text us. Home raised puppies with love, playtime, and a little bit of training. Country Home or Toronto. (647) 200-0048; www.abbylanekennels.com

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Arcreya Reg’d
Ontario

Arcreya Reg’d, Molly Denton. Quality CKC reg’d Chihuahuas for loving pet or show homes, from a devoted breeder with 18+ years experience. Champion bloodlines in both Short-coats & Long-coats. Naturally raised, fully health tested and carefully bred for type, temperament and longevity. 3 year health guarantee, lifetime breeder support. Puppies available occasionally. (705) 521-4084; arcreya@hotmail.com; www.arcreya.weebly.com

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Bloomsbury Chihuahuas Perm. Reg’d
Ontario

Bloomsbury Chihuahuas Perm Reg’d, Lynn & Jeff Hurd, DVM. We are a husband and wife team – Veterinarian and Vet technician who own our own veterinary clinic in Whitby, Ontario and have been involved with dogs for over 30 years. We breed and exhibit both short and long coat purebred CKC registered Chihuahuas. Our goals are excellent health, temperament, and quality. Our Chihuahuas have won top awards in many US specialty shows and are Canadian and American champions. Our puppies are health checked, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. They come with a written health guarantee, 6 weeks of health insurance and our pets are spayed/neutered or sold on a CKC non-breeding contract. We are lifetime members of the Canadian Kennel Club, members of the Chihuahua Club of America and the Ontario County Kennel Club. We occasionally have puppies, young adults or retired adults available for pet or show. 3050 Garden St., Whitby, ON L1R 2G7. (905) 449-8194; bloomsbury@rogers.com (preferred contact); www.bloomsburychihuahuas.com

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