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Grooming: Short coated Chihuahuas only need occasional grooming with a rubber brush, whereas long coated Chihuahuas should be groomed normally with a brush and comb. Eye drops may need to be administered to prevent tear stains.
Exercise: Due to small size of Chihuahuas they usually get sufficient exercise indoors.
History: This breed originated from state of Chihuahua in Mexico and forebears can be traced back to 9th century. One of these being Techichi a larger stockier dog who, when crossed with a hairless variety from Asia, produced long and short coated varieties. In early Aztec culture, Chihuahuas played an important role in religious ceremonies. They believed that sins of a dead person were transferred to a dog, therefore when master died dog was also killed. The rich cherished this breed, however peasants valued them for a different reason, as these tiny dogs often ended up in cooking pots.
There are two versions of Chihuahua, one of which is smooth-coated and other being long-coated. Apart form their coat they are identicle. Chihuahuas feel cold and a small coat is usually needed during winter or cold weather.
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