Very graceful, well- socialized. they tend to be fairly dog-aggressive with other dogs as well as reserve with strangers. However, it can be friendly .energetic and decisive like terrier.
Breed standards for this dog do not generally specify a height, only a weight .as a result ,height
Ranges between 16-23sm- for male- dog with shorter body is preferably.
The international FCI standard calls for dogs ideally between
Preferences are for 1-2kg
Light ,delicate constitution.
Move swiftly with a firm, sturdy action and confident with good reach in front equal to the drive from the rear. From the rear, the hocks remain parallel to each other, and the foot fall of the rear legs follows directly behind that of the forelegs .The legs ,both front and rear, will tend to converge slightly toward a central line of gravity as speed increases. The side view shows good, strong drive in the rear and plenty of reach in the front, with head carried high.
The topline should remain firm and the backline level as the dog moves.
Tiny dog with a well rounded ‘’apple dome’’ scull. and a short pointed muzzle. Wide and becomes more narrow to the nose. Chihuahua are known for their moleras ,a sport in their skull. The bone usually closes the gap by adulthood.
Lobe of the nose
Black or close to the coloration .Light dogs may have pink lobe of the nose.
Small , level of scissors .Overshot or undershot bite or any distortion of the bite or jaw should be penalized as a serious fault.
It has round, large, very dark eyes, sometimes dark ruby or luminous in color .Dogs with light coloration may have light eyes.
The trademark large ears should be held erect, wide- placed and curved at the end.. Held more upright when alert, but flaring to the sides at a 45 degree, when in repose ,giving breadth between the ears
Moderately long, and slightly arched, gracefully sloping into lean shoulder.
Well-developed, stout, Chest is moderately deep and wide ,ribs-rounded, well sprung .but not to such extent as ‘’ barrel –shaped.’’Withers are expressed .Belly is tightened .Back –tough, straight ,small of the back is salient a little .Croup goes down.
Moderate length. sickle-shaped-curled over the back or to the side .Low bent tail is not typical for this breed..
Forelegs-straight, long enough, hind legs are parallel with well-expressed angle-joints and well-developed muscular system. Paws are small oblong shape, toes are compressed.
Besides the common short-haired variety there is also a long-haired type.
The first ones have thin straight short hair tightly- closed to the body. In the Smooth Coats , coat placed well over body with ruff on neck preferred furry
In Long coats, the coat should be of a soft texture either flat or slightly prefered . Ears -fringed. heavily fringed ears may be tipped slightly .Feathering on feet and legs desired and prefered.
Any color –solid ,marked or splashed. Colors include fawn ,sand, chestnut, silver and steel blue, but any color is accepted, including black and tan and parti- color.