chihuahua sizes

what is the ideal weight for a chihuahua?

chihuahua weight

most chihuahuas can weigh anywhere from 3 to 7 pounds.  chihuahuas that are smaller do exist and are arguably referred to as teacup chihuahuas, but they tend to not be as healthy or sturdy as a chihuahua that weighs 3 lbs or more.

chihuahuas can also be oversized, with some reaching up to 12 lbs or more.  chihuahuas this size are good choices for families with children because they are sturdy enough to handle the heavy hand petting and hugs children love to give to their pets and they are more tolerable around the chaos of running and screaming children.

all chihuahuas are equally lovable, but if you want a chihuahua where health risks are minimal, then look for a chihuahua that you know will grow to a healthy 3 lbs or more.  regardless if your chihuahua is small or larger in size, the goal is always to properly care for your chihuahua so they live a long, happy and healthy life.

chihuahua growth and weight chart

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