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Facts about Chiquita
- Breed: Chihuahua
- Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
- Age: Young
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 10110604
My name is Chiquita!
Important NoteChiquita is best friends with Juanita. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Chiquita comes to us from a puppy mill in Missouri. She was used for breeding. She was very hand shy when we got her and is still quite hand shy. She loves to play with other dogs of her size and will groom them. Chiquita weighs14.3 pounds and is 2 years old.
Graceful, alert and swift-moving with a saucy expression, Chihuahuas are highly intelligent and should not be underestimated even though small in size. The breed can be any color – solid, marked or splashed and the coat may be long or short. These sassy little dogs are well known as "purse dogs" like the famous Bruiser in the movie Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon.
A Look Back
The Chihuahua’s history is shrouded in mystery, but some believe he originated from the Fennec Fox, a very small animal with big eyes and ears, which could explain the tiny frame, luminous eyes and large ears on the breed today. Chihuahua’s were used in religious ceremonies and were pets to the upper class. The breed derives its name from the Mexican State of Chihuahua, where the earliest specimens of the breed were found.