The Chihuahuas ancestry is so controversial. It's impossible to tell fact from fiction. Did the Chi dog come from roots traced back to ancient Toltec, Aztec, Olmec or Mexico civilization?
The Toltec culture existed in the 19th century. A Techichi was believed to been breed with a Perro Chihuahueno, a wild breed. This breed lived in the mountains of Mexico. Techichis would consume any thing edible. The Aztecs were the conquerors of the Toltecs for several centuries.
Aztecs believed the Chi was breed only for the rich. In the passing of the owner their Chi was buried with them. The Aztec people believed these dogs could guide human souls and ward off evil spirits.
The Olmecs trapped small animals like turkeys and dogs. The consumption of eating dogs was not unusual in early American times.
Males and Females 6 pounds.
Rounded apple dome skull.
Large and set somewhat low on the head.
Full, but not protruding, balanced. Bite- Level or scissors.
Short, slightly pointed.
Self-colored in blond or black types.
Small and dainty.
Curved, long and carried high, tip touching the back.
Any color-solid, marked or splashed.
Smooth coat is close to the skin. Long coat is 1 to 1 1/2 inches longer in length with a definite undercoat. Long coat Chihuahuas also have fringe on the legs, ears and a plume on the tail.