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Chihuahua

a very small (1-6 lb) dog originating in Mexico. It has a prominent, domed skull, erect ears and medium-length tail carried over the back. There are long-coated and smooth-coated varieties in many colors. The breed is predisposed to hydrocephalus and the presence of an open fontanelle (molera) is allowed for in the breed standard.
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This week, Mr and Mrs Lingham of Blackpool contacted their local newspaper thinking that their chihuahua puppy, Silverchi Bibity Bobity Boo, or Bibby for short, was quite small and worth talking about.
There are a lot of reasons Chihuahuas became so popular, he said, citing Hollywood stars toting them in purses and the "Beverly Hills Chihuahua'' movies.
STOLEN: Valenchino Chihuahua Xena, named Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2014
Virgin America, a US-based airline company, has announced the postponement of its Chihuahua Airlift in partnership with City of San Francisco Animal Care and Control, and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
After ordering the owner of Ace Smoke Shop in Altadena to hand over cash in a backpack, a Chihuahua viciously attacked one of the men during the raid.
The chihuahua cost pounds 1,000 and mum and daughter have had him since he was just seven weeks old.
Chihuahuas are the most popular breed of dog in Los Angeles, so it is logical that it is also the most abandoned breed, says Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.
But in truth, this good-natured Disney comedy is an engaging romp, as a snobby chihuahua named Chloe (nicely voiced by Drew Barrymore) gets lost when her similarly spoiled Beverly Hills minder (Piper Parebo) heads off on holiday to Baja, Mexico.
Boo Boo, a four-inch-tall longhaired female chihuahua, was named the world's smallest living dog by the Guinness Book of World Records in May 2007.
Los Angeles County animal control officers said they found dead and dying dogs among packs of half-wild Chihuahuas living inside her house.
HERE'S Pamela Anderson with the latest must-have celebrity accessory - a Chihuahua.
Molly, an eight-month-old chihuahua was stolen in a bold raid from the Eastern Leisure Centre, in Llanrumney, Cardiff, on Saturday.