As one of the world’s smallest dogs, the Chihuahua is prone to luxating patella, where the kneecap slides out of place, compromising the stability of the knee joint and leads to arthritis early in life. Any discomfort, compromised mobility, or need to take pain-relieving prescriptions can be minimized when you’ve benefited your dog’s health early in life.
Here are some fun facts about Chihuahua’s!
- The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world: Standing 4-9 inches tall, and weighing in at an average of 4-7 pounds, these cuties are TINY! But they have big personalities.
- They’re very smart: Relative to their bodies, Chihuahua’s have the biggest brain in the dog world. Easy to train and quick-witted, Chihuahua’s are little geniuses.
- In 2014 the fierceness of Chihuahua’s took over an Arizona town: A group of strays overran a small town in Arizona. Packs of the dogs would run around the town, terrorizing children. They would form large groups and harass the townsfolk. Sometimes they even teamed up with larger dogs! Scary.
- Chihuahuas have one of the longest lifespans: Chihuahuas live between 15-20 years!
- The Chihuahua has never won ‘Best In Show’ at Westminster: Despite their undeniable cuteness, they have yet to claim the prestigious title.