Additional Mind Blowing Chihuahua Facts You Will Love

These Will Definitely Blow You Off! 10 Fun Facts About Chihuahuas You Don't Know

We just posted some interesting facts about chihuahua dogs a few days ago. Here are even more adorable facts you will love about these little dogs.

1. Before they were called Chihuahuas, people named them after the regions in which they were found. As a result, they called them the “Arizona dog”, “Texas dog”, and the “chihuahua dog”.

2. Chihuahuas are the only dog breed to prefer the company of other chihuahuas over other breeds, hence they exhibit a “clannish” nature.

3. Most chihuahuas are born with an opening on the top of their skull which is known as a molera or “soft spot”. This molera tends to close up as they mature, though some live with it throughout their lives.

4. One of the most common health problems chihuahuas face is that they have dental problems. Due to their small mouth, they often suffer from tooth decay, gum disease, and can even experience more serious issues like stroke. This is why it is important to brush their teeth regularly and keep sugar and carbohydrates away from their die. Unfortunately, a study has found that there are no absolute preventive measures, hence it is important to have its teeth checked regularly by the vet.

5. Despite their small size, chihuahuas are known to protect their family members from predators. One chihuahua named Zoey protected her owner’s 1-year-old grandson from a rattlesnake by jumping in front of it. Though she ended up being bitten by the snake, she later recovered after receiving medical treatment.

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6. Interestingly, Chihuahuas and humans have the same number one cause of death, which is cardiovascular disease. With good diet, exercise, and regular visits to the veterinarian , they can live a long healthy life.

7. While most chihuahuas are domesticated and refer to stay in their owner’s laps all day, wild chihuahuas are good at climbing trees. They’ve been known to climb trees and vertical walls in the same manner as a squirrel, in order to stay warm or protect themselves from predators.

8. Of all the coat colours which a chihuahua can have, plain white is the rarest.

9. Chihuahuas make excellent watch dogs. They are so good that if they hear an intruder or other animal around your home, they’ll back loudly to get your attention.

10. Celebrities love chihuahuas. The celebrities who’ve owned them include Adrian Brody, Anne Heche, Ashton Kutcher, Billie Holiday, Cesar Millan, Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Enrico Caruso, George Lopez, Hilary Duff, Jayne Mansfield, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Katharine McPhee, Lupe Velez, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Rourke, Paula Abdul, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson and Sharon Osbourne.

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