The Chihuahua is the smallest among the AKC registered breeds, weighing around two to six pounds. Despite their size, chihuahuas are full of life and energy. They are alert and swift-moving and extremely protective of their own family. The Chihuahua can live for a long time, often achieving 16 or more years of age.
The Chihuahua Mix is a cross between a Chihuahua and another dog breed. Because a puppy can inherit any combination of traits from their parents, it’s important to ask about the other parent breed in the mix. Should a Chihuahua Mix take after their Chi parent, they will be a small, playful dog that is devoted to their families.