6-9 in (15-23 cm) 1-6 lb (0.5-3 kg) Soft, silky, flat or slightly wavy. Neck ruff. Any solid colour with or without markings.
Photo courtesy of Bloomsbury Perm. Reg'd Chihuahuas
The history of the Long-coated Chihuahua is the same as the Chihuahua’s (see below) until after the breed reached the United States. There, breeders desired a softer, fluffier dog and decided to cross the short-coated Chihuahuas with established long-haired toy breeds. This included the Papillion, Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier. The result was a dog with the same spunky personality as the short-haired variety, but in a fluffier package. Like his smooth counterpart, the Long-coated Chihuahua is a wonderful companion, making him one of the world’s most popular breeds. Both also rank as the smallest breeds in North America.
A truly tiny dog, the Long-coated Chihuahua loves to be with his person at all times. He’s a great lap dog, and happily trots around the home, following his family. Because of his size, this breed maybe a bit timid with loud and active children, and supervision is a good idea. Good socialization is important for a well-rounded individual.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred contact); www.bloomsburychihuahuas.com
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