history of the chihuahua breed

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Ever wonder where the smallest dogs in the world came from?

The history of the Chihuahua dates back to ancient Mexico. They were believed to be sacred and they have never forgotten this.

Much of the Chihuahua’s history is speculation and theory, although everyone agrees on some matters. The Chihuahua is named for the Mexican State that borders Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. It is believed that the breed descended from the Techichi, a small canine that dates back to Mayan times (around the 5th century AD).

The Chihuahua’s Heritage, The Toltecs (the people that conquered the Mayans), are believed to be the first to domesticate the Techichi and brought the canine into the home as pets and also used them for religious purposes. After the Aztecs became the ruling class of Mexico, they also used the dog as a companion and in religious ceremonies.

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celebrities discover the amazing chihuahua!

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in her star-making film legally blonde, reese witherspoon famously shared the screen with a pink-clad chihuahua named bruiser.

some say it started with the taco bell dog. a five hundred million dollar ad campaign featured a talking chihuahua which continually repeated the slogan, “yo quiero taco bell,” which is spanish for “i want taco bell.” then came the legally blond films and the unstoppable bruiser. the topping on the cake was when paris hilton appeared on the cover of seventeen magazine and later tried living the simple life on fox tv with tinkerbell, her pet chihuahua.

celebrities have discovered what many pet owners already knew: chihuahuas are the best dogs to own and care for. in the process, they’ve set off a chihuahua craze that is reaching towering proportions.

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