The breed that a Chihuahua is mixed with is unknown. There are many ideas as to the origin of the breed, but there is no proof that any are true.Continue Reading
Some believe that the breed came from the South and Central American region and was developed through breeding of the Techichi dog. Others believe that the Chihuahua originated in China and was imported to the United States where it was bred with smaller native dogs. Still others believe that the breed was derived from the Fennec fox, native to South Africa.
Even with evidence that Chihuahuas have been around since ancient times, it is said to have originated in Mexico and is named for the state of Chihuahua located in that country.Learn more about Dogs
A Great Dane and Chihuahua mix is not a popularly recognized breed; it is either a hybrid or a mixed breed. Hybrids or designer dogs are created by mating dogs of two different pure breeds. A dog of unknown ancestry with Great Dane and Chihuahua traits is a mixed breed.Full Answer >
A merle Chihuahua is a Chihuahua with a dappled coat. Merle is a coat pattern found in many domestic dog breeds; it consists of darker blotches of color on a lighter background of the same hue.Full Answer >
A micro, mini or teacup Chihuahua is a smaller-than-average Chihuahua. The terms are not official as the American Kennel Club does not recognize any Chihuahua varieties based on size.Full Answer >
An adult Chihuahua that weighs 5 to 8 pounds should eat 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food twice a day. If the food is not consumed within 15 to 30 minutes, remove it until the next scheduled feeding time.Full Answer >