Meet the world’s smallest dog.

Vital Stats

Height: 6 to 9 inches at shoulder
Weight: 3 to 6 pounds
Coat: smooth or long
Life span: 10 to 18 years

Summary
The Chihuahua’s charms include his small size, outsize personality, and variety in coat types and colors. He’s all dog, fully capable of competing in dog sports such as agility and obedience, and is among the top 10 watchdogs recommended by experts.

He loves nothing more than being with his people and requires a minimum of grooming and exercise. Full Chihuahua profile on DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.7 out of 5 stars (2.7 / 5)