Chihuahua Breed Origins and History

The history of the Chihuahua dog breed isn’t quite as clear as it is with some of the more popular dog breeds. There is a lot of theories and speculations of the origins of the breed, but no one is exactly quite sure.

The most likely theory is that Chihuahuas have originated in Mexico and have been used as loyal companion dogs by the Toltec civilization. How long have Chihuahuas accompanied the Toltec isn’t quite clear because of the lack of records.

There is also some art featuring small dogs that resemble Chihuahuas in Europe which dates back to the 15th century which would mean that travelers to the “New World” would have brought back some Chihuahua dogs from their journey.

Modern Day Chihuahuas

Regardless of their origins, Chihuahuas remain one of the most unique and charming breeds to this day.

The Chihuahuas that we know of today are of a much smaller size than the size of the breed originally due to selective breeding, but their physical characteristics still remain loyal to their origins.

Although Chihuahuas have been around for centuries, it wasn’t until 1905 that the American Kennel club registered their first Chihuahua.

They made their ways into family homes and have felt quite an impression with their loyal personality and loving temperament for their owners.

Just like during the times of Toltec people, Chihuahua owners of modern time describe this breed as loyal, playful and adorable bundles of joy.

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