Chihuahua Long Coat
“Up until its time of development as a pure breed in the United States, the origin of the long-coated version of the Chihuahua Long Coat is identical to that of the short-coated variety. The long, soft coat is thought to have been achieved by crossbreeding the Short Coat with other Toy breeds. The Papillon, Pomeranian, Pekingese and Yorkshire Terrier have been suggested as possible crosses.
Very much a lapdog, the Chihuahua enjoys being pampered. But don’t let the small size fool you into thinking these dogs lack spunk! They are affectionate but they’re also alert and make a fine little watchdog.
A sprightly pet, the Chihuahua is an ideal companion for an apartment dweller or a couch potato who doesn’t care to indulge in long, outdoor walks.
Only a handful, the Chihuahua weighs from 1-6 lb (.5-3 kg) with dogs weighing 2-4 lb (1-2 kg) being preferred.
Soft in texture, the long coat is either flat or slightly curly. The ears are fringed and there’s a ruff on the neck. Feathering is found on the feet and legs and a plumed tail finishes the picture.
Any colour – solid, marked or splashed – is acceptable.
With such a tiny dog, who could possibly complain about a little brushing or combing now and then?