This is Castillo's Galante, shorthair Chihuahua.
Photo with thanks to Annarella Hedberg www.kalinsi.webb.se
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History The Chihuahua is the worlds smallest breed of dog. Most commonly seen these days as a lapdog where it thrives on being the center of ttention.
Appearance Large prick ears on a round head with short pointed muzzle. Round medium length neck. Body is elongated with deep chest and well sprung ribs. It has a long tail. Legs are moderate in length and it has small feet. Coat is short and dense,
Colours All known colours.
Weight 15 - 20 cm in height. 1 - 2.7 Kg in weight. Male and females are same weight and height range.
Problems Generally a healthy breed. If anything its likely to suffer from heart problems, dislocating knee caps and a condition known as molera which is an opening at the top of the skull.
Living Conditions Primarily a companiondog will be happy in pretty much any location so long as in the company oif its owners.
Requirements They need very little exercise, but its still important to take them for at least a short daily walk. They will be fine with longer walks also.
Training Requirements Generally not a breed bought by training euthusiatsts. They will do okay at learning the basic obedience commands.
Life Expectancy 13 - 14 years.
Grooming Short haired smooth coats require just basic once a week brushing. The longer haired Chihauhua require just slightly more attention to prevent tangles.
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Photo of Castillo's Galante, with thanks to Annarella Hedberg www.kalinsi.webb.se