21 Things You Did Not Know About Chihuahuas

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Chihuahuas have become one of the most popular breeds today. They’re little, cute and don’t shed too much, which makes them ideal for families with allergy issues. Here are 21 things you didn’t know about Chihuahuas:

1. Long-haired vs. short-haired

Unlike many other breeds, Chihuahuas can be either long-haired or short-haired or even a mix between the both, so you have a wide range to choose from depending on what you prefer. Long-haired and short-haired, or, alternatively, long-coated and short-coated, are two main types of Chihuahuas.

Usually, when you think of Chihuahuas, you think of those little short-haired fellows. In fact, short-haired is just one kind of Chihuahua. These dogs can have beautiful, long hair just like, say, Pomeranians or Japanese Chins. Their coat is usually shiny and smooth and they are a pleasure to pet.

Of course, short-haired Chihuahuas may be more low-maintenance since they need less grooming.  If you want your dog’s coat to look nice, you will have to invest at least some effort in it – wash it and comb it every now and then. Long-haired Chihuahuas come in many different coat colors, from white through beige to tan and brown.

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