Appearance: 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.
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.
Long-Coated Chihuahua Breeders:
Miso Chihuahuas Reg’d
Paula Race. Breeder of Long and Smooth Coats with puppies available occasionally. Our dogs are raised as family members and we are proud of their exceptional temperaments. Visit our website.